• Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and is located in west-central Kenya.

 

  • It is the largest city in Kenya and is situated along the Nairobi River.

 

  • With over three million residents, it is a growing cosmopolitan city that serves as a center of commerce for all of East Africa.

 

  • The name “Nairobi” comes from the Maasai phrase, ‘Enkare Nyirobi,’ which translates to ‘The Place of Cool Waters.’ It is also popularly known as the ‘Green City in the Sun’ and the ‘Jewel of Africa.’

 

  • As the city began, it grew rapidly and became the capital of British East Africa.

 

  • When Kenya became independent, Nairobi became the capital for the country.

 

  • Politically and financially, Nairobi has grown to be a leader on the continent of Africa.  With thousands of locally owned businesses and many international businesses, the city is known as a central hub for business and also culture.

 

  • Recently, the city has become a popular tourist destination, for things like big game hunting.