Nairobi Day Tours – Day Trips Starting from Nairobi
Nairobi, which is both the political and administrative capital city of Kenya, has a lot to offer. It is a modern cosmopolitan city. It is one of the largest cities on the African continent. On the travel front, Nairobi can be called the Safari capital of Africa. It is located at an altitude just over 1600 above sea level.
This is how Nairobi was born: When the constructors of the Kenya-Uganda railway reached the current location of Nairobi in 1899, they set up a basic camp and supply deport. At this time they simply labeled the camp site as – Mile 327. The local Maasai tribe called this highland swamp Ewaso Nai’robi – the place of cold water. The camp eventually became a rustic village and then evolved into a shanty town which by 1907 was the capital of all the British East Africa. It was soon an important centre for the colony and a Mecca for adventurers, hunters and travelers from all over the world. As Kenya gained independence from the British rule in 1963, Nairobi was retained as the capital city.