The Heron Portico, Nairobi

Getting there

By Air:
Weekly Air India flights connect Mumbai and Nairobi. Kenya Airways also operates flights between Mumbai and Nairobi. The hotel located at a distance of 3 kilometers from the city centre and about 18 kilometers from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

By Rail:
Railways link Nairobi to Mombasa, Kenya's second largest city, on the Indian Ocean and Kisumu, the third largest city, on the shores of Lake Victoria.

By Road:
Nairobi is connected by paved roads to Kenya's other major urban centers, such as Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Kisii and Kericho. A paved road also links Nairobi to northern Tanzania's major tourist, agricultural, and commercial center, Arusha.

Nairobi Local Information:
Nairobi National Park - On the outskirts of town and easily accessible, this 44-sq-mile/114-sq-km park is fenced on the Nairobi side but open to the migration of game from the Athi plains and the Kitengela and Ngong conservation areas.

Nyayo Monument - Built in 1988 to commemorate 25 years of Independence, this monument is a marble rendering of the lowering of the British colonial flag and the raising of the Kenyan flag.

Karen Blixen Museum - The restored house and grounds, with furniture and photographs of Danish author Karen Blixen, who wrote under the name Isak Dinesen, of Out of Africa fame.

National Museum of Kenya - A museum containing the Leakey family discoveries at Tanzania's Olduvai Gorge and Koobi Fora in northern Kenya.

The Giraffe Centre - This place saved Rothschild giraffes from extinction. Now you can see them up close and even feed them.

The National Archives - Ground floor is a public gallery containing some beautiful drawings and some very amateur art, as well as a collection of ethnography - weapons, musical instruments and domestic artifacts. The first floor houses a collection of photographs of President Moi's early history and some Mau detention camp photos.