24 Hours in Nairobi

My trip to Nairobi was brief. Primarily we needed to connect from the Serengeti back to South Africa and it didn't seem possible to do in one day, so we ended up extending the layover and making a mini-trip out of it.

This aircraft took us from Seronera air strip in the Serengeti to Kilimanjaro Airport where we connected to Nairobi.

Nairobi itself seems like an urban destination which I don't think I would go out of my way to see. It seems like there are many more interesting places in Kenya to visit.


We did a day trip which included seeing the Karen Blixen Museum (Meryl Streep's Out of Africa is based on Karen's life). While it was a nice place, generally I was underwhelmed.

Much more interesting was the Nairobi National Museum. It's a great opportunity to learn about the country's history and see more on what we all know about evolution. One of the most interesting things you can see here is Turkana Boy - the oldest prehistoric complete skeleton ever found, dating back about 1.6 million years.

Gourds at the National Museum in Nairobi


Our accommodations were quite nice at House of Waine, which is a boutique hotel in one of the suburbs. The grounds are quite nicely manicured and the staff is very friendly.