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Nairobi Destination Guide

Explore Nairobi in Kenya

Nairobi in the region of Nairobi Area with its 2,750,547 inhabitants is a town in Kenya and is the capital of this country.

Interactive map of Nairobi

Current time in Nairobi is now 01:31 AM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Nairobi " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Mwanza, Musoma, Moshi, Arusha, and Thimbigua. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Mwanza . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Nairobi ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Hold It Down - Camp Mulla [Official Video]

3:44 min by DJRaidar
Views: 45238 Rating: 4.83

Kenyan hip hop by Camp Mulla. Nice video shot on Mama Ngina Drive at the heart of Nairobi city! ..

Pasua - Kiboko ya Kanjo

2:15 min by leonasoyo
Views: 37697 Rating: 5.00

If you have ever been caught by Nairobi City Council askaris then you probably have not gone through this. Pasua Crew pranked these people sitting on the park and enjoy. ..

Makutano Junction Series 1 Episode 1

24:04 min by africaknowledgezone
Views: 8095 Rating: 4.60

Nancy and Albert have just arrived from the city to visit Nancy's father who has been ailing. They take him to the clinic and are appalled at the cost of treatment besides them getting a priority sinc ..

Makutano Junction Series 1 Episode 2

24:16 min by africaknowledgezone
Views: 3075 Rating: 5.00

Makutano people are happy that Nancy is opening a chemist to compete with Washington's prices, but she's looking for money to start her off, will she get it? Her relationship with Albert is not the be ..

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Interesting facts about this location

1998 United States embassy bombings

The 1998 United States embassy bombings were a series of attacks that occurred on August 7, 1998, in which hundreds of people were killed in simultaneous truck bomb explosions at the United States embassies in the East African capitals of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. The date of the bombings marked the eighth anniversary of the arrival of American forces in Saudi Arabia.

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Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area also forms the Nairobi County. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyrobi, which translates to "cold water". The phrase is also the Maasai name of the Nairobi river, which in turn lent its name to the city. However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun" and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs. Residents of Nairobi are known as Nairobians.

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Tags: Capitals in Africa, Counties of Kenya, Nairobi, Populated places established in 1899, Populated places in Nairobi Province, Provinces of Kenya, Provincial capitals in Kenya

University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi (UON) is the largest university in Kenya. Although its history as an educational institution goes back to 1956, it did not become an independent university until 1970 when the University of East Africa was split into three independent universities: Makerere University in Uganda, the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and the University of Nairobi. In 2011 the University had some 61,912 students, of whom 49,488 were undergraduates and 12,424 postgraduates.

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Tags: Association of Commonwealth Universities, Educational institutions established in 1956, Educational institutions established in 1961, Educational institutions established in 1964, Educational institutions established in 1970, Universities and colleges in Kenya, University of Nairobi

East African School of Media Studies

The East African School of Media Studies (EASMS) is an institution providing high level, technology-based training in media-related courses in the East Africa region. The school, established in 2003 by Donald Giesen and based in Nairobi, Kenya, has the stated goal of providing students with professional training that will enable them to expand and improve the media industry in the East Africa region.

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National Assembly (Kenya)

The National Assembly is the lower house of the Parliament of Kenya following the 2010 referendum. Prior to this it was the unicameral legislature of the country. It has a total of 349 seats; 290 elected from the constituencies, 47 women elected from the counties and 12 nominated representatives. The speaker serves as an ex officio member.

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Tags: National Assembly of Kenya, National lower houses, Politics of Kenya


Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Nairobi