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Kissing Giraffes, Baby Elephants, and a Danish Lady: How to Spend a Day in Nairobi

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During our recent trip to Kenya, we had to decide how to best spend a day in Nairobi since we had only a limited amount of time in the city. It may have started as a small British rail depot, but Nairobi is now Kenya’s capital, the most populous city in eastern Africa, and a major business, political, and financial hub in Africa. Nairobi is one of the largest cities in Africa and a growing one. We were quite surprised by both the amount of construction and industry and the significant presence of major international corporations in the city. At the same time, Nairobi, like many large cities, struggles with issues of crime, poverty, and unemployment. Wealthy suburbs like Karen and Lang’ata stand in marked contrast to the nearby slums of Kibera, demonstrating a large social and economic divide. Most tourists arrive at the NBO airport and then head out the next Read the Rest…