Flight tickets from Umtata to Nairobi

Nairobi is the colorful capital of Kenya, and it's one of the most vibrant cities in Africa. It is a hub of culture, trade and industry, and is one of the most populous cities in the continent. Nairobi has gorgeous architecture, unique experiences, rich history, delicious food, and bustling markets all within reach for those who are looking for something a little different. In this text, we'll cover all the things Nairobi has to offer - from its history and culture to its modern attractions. So sit back, relax and get ready to explore the vibrant city of Nairobi!

Getting to Know Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya is the capital and largest city in the country with an estimated population of around 4.5 million people. It is located in the Eastern Africa Time Zone, UTC+3. The languages spoken in the city include English, Swahili, and local languages. The official currency is the Kenyan shilling. Nairobi has a prosperous economy and is the most important city in East Africa. It is a major business and financial centre, as well as being a key hub for communications, transport, and manufacturing.

Climate and Weather

Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, has a mild and pleasant climate all year round. The city lies in a temperate zone and is bathed by the Indian Ocean to the South. Nairobi has two distinct seasons, a dry season from June to October and a wet season from November to May. During the dry season, temperatures average around 24 degrees Celsius, with highs of up to 34 degrees Celsius. During the wet season, temperatures are typically between 17 to 24 degrees Celsius, with lows of 10 degrees Celsius. The city receives an average of 1290 mm of rainfall each year, with the wettest months being April, May, October and November. Nairobi has a moderate climate throughout the year, with the average temperature rarely falling below 17 or rising above 37 degrees Celsius. The city is best visited between July and October during the dry season.

Touring Nairobi: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Nairobi and it is called the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). You can get from the airport to downtown Nairobi by taxi, matatu/bus, airport shuttle, or Uber. The fare for a taxi is usually around KES 2,200 (approx. USD 20) for a one-way trip. You can exchange money at Nairobi airport in the currency exchange agencies located near the arrival and departure gates.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Nairobi

  1. Nairobi is known as 'the Green City In The Sun' due to its numerous parks, gardens and open spaces, including Uhuru Park, the Central Park and City Park
  2. Nairobi is one of the most diverse cities in Africa, with over 40 different tribes and cultures existing in the city
  3. Local cuisine in Nairobi reflects its diverse heritage, with dishes composed of traditional African ingredients blended with popular international flavours, creating a unique taste

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