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Sun setting in Nairobi

Fly to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) to visit the capital of Kenya and the biggest city in East Africa. Stand on the very threshold of a safari business that stretches to every corner of the country, from the reserves of Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo East and West to the beach areas near Mombasa on the coast of the Indian Ocean.

Whether you want to experience colourful local culture, absorb yourself in a rich, historical tapestry or observe native animals in their natural habitats, look no further than Nairobi.

There are a number of UK airports that offer flights to Nairobi including London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), London City (LCY), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX), Edinburgh (EDI), Stansted (STN), Dublin (DUB), Newcastle (NCL), Glasgow (GLA), Bristol (BRS), Aberdeen (ABZ), Belfast International (BFS), Cardiff (CWI) and Leeds/Bradford (LBA).

On landing you can find taxis or hire a car to take you to your destination. Alternatively, catch the shuttle bus, which regularly takes passengers to and from the city centre. Once there, follow Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice on staying and travelling in the city.

Nairobi flights will allow you to get up close with the giraffes at the AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) Giraffe Centre. In addition to their breeding programme, this organisation also strives to educate the youth of Kenya about wildlife conservation.

No trip to this city would be complete without visiting the Nairobi National Park, a unique ecosystem due to its close proximity to a city centre, where you can witness baby rhinos having their shower and more than 400 species of birds.Lion in Nairobi

The Bomas of Kenya celebrates the country's rich, cultural diversity by bringing together traditional music, costumes and dance from different tribes. Alternatively, visit the beautiful Jamia Mosque, a classic example of Arabic Muslim architectural style and one of Kenya's most prominent religious buildings.

Delve into the country's rich history by visiting the Kenya National Archives, a fascinating collection of documents bringing history alive from pre-colonial Kenya (circa 1890) to the present day. From this building observe the stark contrast of wealthy guests patronising the Hilton Hotel to citizens of Nairobi on Tom Mboya Street returning home to the slums.

Another historical treasure not to be missed is the Nairobi Railway Museum, which holds many answers to the early history of rail and the country's development over the years. Alternatively, for literature buffs, why not travel to The Karen Blixen Museum? A farm from 1917   1932, it is now more famous for Blixen's novel, Out of Africa, which was made into a film in 1985 and starred Meryl Streep.

Giraffes, buffalo and hippos can be seen in a stunning, natural habitat at Lake Naivasha. This freshwater lake got its name from the winds and storms that cause the water to rise, thus gaining it the nickname, 'nai'posha', or 'rough water'.

To experience everything there is to see and do in Kenya's capital city, find cheap flights to Nairobi by using TravelSupermarket's price-comparison tool.