Like every cosmopolitan capital, the city-in-the-sun has its struggles and its triumphs; its challenges and opportunities. That notwithstanding, Nairobi is home to most of Africa’s and world’s most unique sightings; from a national park within the city to exhilarating cultural experiences. The city has also played host to global summits and conferences, witnessed the signing of treaties and life-changing ratifications and now looks forward to hosting The Pontiff. Below we explore some not-to-be-missed experiences for anyone headed to the city.
An intimate tour of the Out of Africa den
image – Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens and Cottages
Karen Blixen, the writer of the memoirs “out of Africa” whose works were later adapted into a movie by the same name bequeathed Kenya a forever-after memento; her pre-colonial style home and farm in Nairobi’s Karen area. A tour of the house, coupled with a relaxing mug of coffee in the lounge will complete this refreshing tour. Her books and art collections remain in their shelves, while the lantern lamp that would signal her lover Denys Hatton that she was in and expecting him dangles above the verandah.