Flight tickets from Polokwane to Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya, and is one of the most vibrant cities on the African continent. Rich in history, culture, and lively energy, Nairobi offers travellers the chance to immerse themselves in a kaleidoscope of experiences. From its indigenous markets and national parks to its diverse neighbourhoods and fascinating street culture, Nairobi is a unique destination that has something to offer both travellers and locals alike. Whether you are visiting the city for the first time or are a seasoned traveller, there is something here for everyone to explore, discover, and enjoy.

Getting to Know Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital of, and largest city in, Kenya. Located in the south-central part of the country, the city of Nairobi has an estimated population of 3.36 million people. As much of Kenya is within the East African Time Zone, Nairobi also follows this time zone, located two hours ahead of UTC. The official languages of Nairobi are English and Kiswahili, although many languages and dialects are also spoken in the city. The official currency is the Kenyan shilling (KES), although US dollars are also accepted in certain establishments in the city.

Climate and Weather

Nairobi has a temperate climate with only two seasons. It has a wet season from March to May and a dry season from June to October. The city also experiences a short and warm dry season from November to February. Average temperatures in Nairobi range from 15°C to 26°C with rainfall averaging approximately 645 mm annually. Rainfall is heaviest during the wet season, with July and August having the highest rainfall averaging around 150 mm each month. Nairobi is sometimes subject to influence from the Indian Ocean, with daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C during the cooler months. The city may experience temperatures up to 39°C during the dry season. Nairobi is relatively dry compared to many other African cities, due to its elevation at 1,795 metres.

Touring Nairobi: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and Wilson Airport (WIL). You can take a taxi, bus or shuttle to get from the main airport to downtown Nairobi. Depending on the route and distance travelled, the cost of transportation may range between 500 to 1,200 shillings ($5 to $12). Yes, you can change money at Nairobi airport, with several currency exchange services available.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Nairobi

  1. Nairobi is a modern city with a rich history, culture and vibrant nightlife. It is known as an art and technology hub of East Africa and home to over 3 million people.
  2. Nairobi has several important cultural attractions and is home to many prominent museums and galleries, including the Nairobi National Museum and the National Gallery of Kenya.
  3. In recent years, the city has seen an influx of international visitors, due to its growing culinary, fashion and nightlife scenes. At the same time, its neighborhoods still retain their distinctively cultural and architectural flavor, from the traditional Maasai village at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage to the late Victorian structures of historic Parklands

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