The bustling city of Nairobi had its beginnings as a small outpost on a railroad built by the British connecting Mombasa to Ugandan territory in the late 1800s. While the British were still in power, this humble city grew rapidly, becoming the capital city of British East Africa a mere eight years later. In 1963, it would become the capital of the newly independent republic of Kenya after the successful struggles of the Mau Mau Rebellion throughout the fifties. Today, Nairobi is known for its thriving business centers and its status as the best place to stay during a safari vacation. It’s also known for some great hotels and apartments for its visitors. Serviced apartments in Nairobi are a great way to make your stay in the country more comfortable.
The name “Nairobi” literally means “cold water”, but for those who come from cold Northern climates, this name doesn’t exactly ring true in a tropical environment. Better suited to the surroundings are its many nicknames, which, as the staff of the serviced apartments in Nairobi will tell you, include “Safari Capital of the World” and “Green City in the Sun.” These are the terms that Kenyans frequently use to refer to their growing capital city.
Nairobi truly has become the world’s safari capital. With dozens of great national parks in its environs, the city boasts a strong tourist industry. As a traveler to the Kenyan capital, you will have the luxury of being able to take a quick day trip just outside the city’s environs and see all sorts of exotic wildlife, including giraffes, buffalo, lions, elephants, cheetahs, wildebeest, impalas, warthogs and other species that you’ve probably only seen in a zoo prior to this day. Ask the staff at your serviced apartments in Nairobi for information on how to plan a great wildlife-viewing excursion.
If you’re in Nairobi for reasons relating to business, you’ll have plenty of places of note to visit. The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) is one of the busiest exchanges on the African continent and has been around since 1954. If you paid attention to the brief history outline above, you’ll notice that the stock exchange is older than the independent republic of Kenya. In fact, the NSE was founded by the British when the kingdom still had an imperial hold on the area. Now, the NSE is one of the staples of Kenyan business that is helping the country to become a major player in international commerce.
Book your trip to Kenya today and secure a room in one of the highest quality serviced apartments in Nairobi! You can relax in one of the serviced apartments Wasini Hotel in between your excursions to the national parks and thriving business centers.
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