As part of my Kilimanjaro Lemosho trek, I will be visiting Nairobi. These are the best tips for Nairobi according to me.
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Why you’ll love Nairobi
Nairobi’s polarising character ensures that the city is reviled and loved in equal measure, and even those who love it might well admit that it’s the kind of place many rave about only once they’re away from it. For those who call it home, the city’s charms include a vibrant cultural life, fabulous places to eat and exciting nightlife. Its detractors point to its horrendous traffic, poor safety levels (‘Nairobbery’ is a common expat nickname) and its less-than-gorgeous appearance.
However, with a fabulous national park on its doorstep, some wildlife-centric attractions, the excellent National Museum and a series of quirky sights, Nairobi’s reality – like that of so many places with a bad reputation – will often come as a pleasant surprise.
My best omakase experience in Nairobi
The Japanese habit of omakase (お任せ) when you’re ordering at a restaurant pretty much means, “I’ll leave it up to you”, inviting the chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes. I try to do it in every city I visit, and apply the idea behind to everything between how I pick my runs, how I pick my food, how I plan activities with my kids, how I explore cities and how I travel in general. So, I tried this in Amsterdam as well.
The best hotels in Nairobi – according to me
I will stay in the Intercontinental Nairobi, which also has an airport shuttle.
The best bars in Nairobi – according to me.
The best coffee in Nairobi – according to me
The best place to go out for a run in Nairobi – according to me.
So, what are the best tips for Nairobi – according to you?