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Nairobi

Nairobi, city, capital of Kenya. It is situated in the south-central part of the country, in the highlands at an elevation of about 5,500 feet (1,680 metres). The city lies 300 miles (480 km) northwest of Mombasa, Kenya’s major port on the Indian Ocean.

The city originated in the late 1890s as a colonial railway settlement, taking its name from a water hole known to the Maasai people as Enkare Nairobi (“Cold Water”). When the railhead arrived there in 1899, the British colonial capital of Ukamba province was transferred from Machakos (now Masaku) to the site, and in 1905 Nairobi became the capital of the British East Africa Protectorate. From about 1900 onward, when a small Indian bazaar was established at Nairobi, the city was also a trading centre.

Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost
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National Museums of Kenya
National Museums of Kenya
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Giraffe Center
Giraffe Center
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Meet & Assist
Meet & Assist
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Wildebeest Eco Camp – Nairobi, Kenya
Wildebeest Eco Camp - Nairobi, Kenya
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Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport
Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport
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DusitD2 Nairobi, Kenya
DusitD2 Nairobi, Kenya
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi
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