Nairobi City Tour

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Daily Tour Nairobi city tour from NBO Airport
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya Kenya Tour Guide: Nairobi City Tour

Nairobi City Tour from NBO Airport on Transit

Explore Nairobi city tour on a layover from NBO JKIA Nairobi airport and see the best of Nairobi city in a drive-by and walking trip excursion. If you have never been to Nairobi, don’t let your knowledge of Nairobi be the dull walls of the airport if you can spare 1, 2, 3 or 4 hours. You can take a city tour and enjoy some of the sites and spots in the CBD of Nairobi and learn its history and how it came to be as it is today. Step out of that boring transit lounge, meet the people and Nairobi.

5 Facts on Nairobi City Tour for the NBO Nairobi Airport

Nairobi city is an intriguing place and steeped in historical significance through its architecture. Join a Nairobi city day walking tour and walk, drive, view and eat in Nairobi in a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 hour Nairobi layover city tour. These are 5 airport layover Nairobi city tours from NBO below:-

  1. Location and Population of Nairobi City
  2. How the Railway Birthed Nairobi City
  3. First Arrivals in Nairobi city
  4. Nairobi City Architectural History
  5. Nairobi City Layover Tour from NBO Itinerary

1.  Location and Population of Nairobi City

Nairobi is a city located at 1700m above sea level. The name Nairobi is a Masai word meaning a place of cool and fresh water. The Masai, who are nomadic cattle keepers, referred Nairobi as such as it was the last place they came to when drought had ravaged the southern rangelands. Nairobi is therefore surrounded by vast expanse of Masai Kapiti plains to the south and central Kenya highlands to the north. Nairobi is a city of 4 million inhabitants and it is a metropolitan of different tribes who migrate to Nairobi after schooling for employment. It is a city full of life, hustle and bustle.

2.   How the Railway Birthed Nairobi City

Nairobi railway station is where the story of Nairobi’s birth starts with the construction of the railway line by the British in 1890. The Mombasa-Uganda railway line was meant to open up the more agriculturally productive Uganda and the mineral rich central Africa for exploitation of minerals and agricultural produce. It was meant to link these resources to the sea so that they could be shipped out to Europe.

3.   First Arrivals in Nairobi city

After going through the vastly semi-arid southern section of Nairobi, the railway builders reached Nairobi, a place of cool weather and waters. Since Nairobi was the mid-point for the Mombasa-Uganda railway line, they decided to make a temporary stop and build warehouses and offices at this point. When the railway construction continued westward into Kampala, Nairobi was already a small trading post. On completion of the railway line at Kampala, the Indian workers were not repatriated back to India but were left to settle in Nairobi and they started small business. Overt time these small Indian businesses led to development of Nairobi as it is and more so when the British also made it their administrative Centre.

4.  Nairobi City Architectural History

As the British colonial masters invested in agriculture in Kenya, their administration was based in Nairobi. The region was under the east African protectorate managed by a governor. In all this time several permanent building were built in Nairobi CBD to replace the Wild West look-alike timber structures or yore. The city was becoming more and more permanent and to date, the more than 200year old building with their magnificent Victorian architecture still stands to date. A drive by tour around Nairobi will point out the old architecture of Nairobi pitted against the new and more robust architecture of post-independence Kenya. Lately, there are more aesthetic glass and mortars buildings that have been constructed in the last quarter century representing the modern day architecture. It is a pictorial historical journey in architectural developments of Nairobi of old to the Nairobi of today.

5.  Nairobi City Layover Tour from NBO Itinerary

0800hrs: Pick up from your terminal at the NBO JKIA Airport and drive to Nairobi city tour from NBO Layover

0830hrs: Drive to the Kenyatta international convention Centre for an aerial view of Nairobi from the helicopter pad. This is a highlight of a Nairobi city tour from NBO.

0930hrs: Drive around Nairobi to view the National Archives, Us Embassy Bomb blast memorial

1000hrs: Drive through the Nairobi Office of the president, the parliament buildings, and the first president mausoleum

1100hrs: Drive to the Nairobi Central Park observation point

1130hrs: Drive through Nairobi University and go to the Nairobi Museum

1330hrs: Lunch at a Nairobi Hotel

1500hrs: Drop off at the JKIA airport for your next flight out after the Nairobi layover city tour.

 

Book a Nairobi city layover tour from NBO airport from Robert via whatsapp +254722661827 or email us now at info@sojournsafaris.co.ke

Nairobi City Layover Tour from NBO Itinerary

Nairobi city centre tour from NBO Airport Layover

0800hrs: Pick up from your terminal at the NBO JKIA Airport and drive to Nairobi city tour from NBO Layover

0830hrs: Drive to the Kenyatta international convention Centre for an aerial view of Nairobi from the helicopter pad. This is a highlight of a Nairobi city tour from NBO.

0930hrs: Drive around Nairobi to view the National Archives, Us Embassy Bomb blast memorial

1000hrs: Drive through the Nairobi Office of the president, the parliament buildings, and the first president mausoleum

1100hrs: Drive to the Nairobi Central Park observation point

1130hrs: Drive through Nairobi University and go to the Nairobi Museum

1330hrs: Lunch at a Nairobi Hotel

1500hrs: Drop off at the JKIA airport for your next flight out after the Nairobi layover city tour.

Contact Robert on whatsaapp + 254 722 661 827 or email us on info@sojournsafaris.co.ke

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