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Nairobi, Kenya

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Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya. The name "Nairobi" comes from the phrase Enkare Nairobi ("cold water"), the Maasai name of the Nairobi river.

One of Nairobi's notable attraction is the Nairobi National Park, which contains many animals including lions, giraffes, and black rhinos, and is home to over 400 species of birds. The Nairobi Safari Walk is a major attraction to the Nairobi National Park as it offers a rare on-foot experience with the animals.

Nairobi's downtown central business district is bordered to the southwest by Uhuru Park and Central Park. The Mombasa to Kampala railway runs to the southeast of the district. Other notable open spaces include Jeevanjee Gardens, City Park, and Nairobi Arboretum.

Out of Africa by Karen Blixen, which is her account of living in Kenya. In 1985, the popularity of the film, Out of Africa prompted the opening of Nairobi's Karen Blixen Museum.

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Nairobi's skyline at dusk

Modern Nairobi

Kenyatta International Conference Center

Moi international Sports Center, Kasarani

A pride of lions at the Nairobi National Park
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