Over the years kenya has proved to be a leading tourist destination.It is amongst the most beautiful countries in africa,Kenya is known for beach and wildlife safaris,business and conference,scenic destinations,sport tourism,adventure tourism,culture and heritage as well as eco-tourism
The tourism industry is seen to be the fastest growing industry in Kenya.It provides employment opportunities and serves as the largest single export earner
Various destination in Kenya are proofing to have great tourism potential.such destinations include
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya,its one of the most prominent cities in Africa.Nairobi derives its potential for tourism from various tourists attractions which includes the nairobi national park “the world’s only wildlife capital”,the nairobi safari walk that has numerous wild animals like the rhinos,numerous bird species,numerous plantations and a board walk,nairobi national orphanage,the giraffe centre,david shedrick elephant orphanage provide a chance to come in to contact with wildlife other attractions includes nairobi museum,the mamba village,karen blixen,the rolf’s place,ostrich farm,the bomas of kenya ,nairobi arboretum,uhuru park,uhuru gardens,central park for recreational activies.In the nairobi central business district (CBD) we have numerous monuments situated in various avenues in the city for example the Dedan Kimathi statue,the nyayo monument and also the Jomo Kenyatta mausoluem,the national archives and the nairobi gallery not forgetting Kenyatta international conference centre which serves a great deal to business tourism
Nairobi has numerous means of transport ranging from public vehicle commonly known as ‘Matatu’,rental cars,vans,shuttles,buses and also chartered planes.Nairobi serves as a regional hub in kenya therefore intrastructure and security are guaranteed,it has numerous accomodation facilities ranging from one to five star hotels,apartments,motels,lodges and also villas which are easy to access,medical facilities and financial institutions are not a problem in the city of Nairobi.
Fun places like night clubs includes the carnivore simba saloon and lounge where by different concerts are always held at and other night clubs that organize music of all genres every night from jazz,afro neo soul,local music and international.
shopping malls are in plenty like the thika road mall,sarit centre,diamond plaza,yaya centre,the junction,lifestyle,galleria,village market and the t~mall.
Souvenir shops can also be found in different malls,various tourists destinations and at the maasai market shopping lovers.
For sport lovers safari rallies are always held like the KCB safari rally,safaricom 7’s,tusker safari 7’s for those who have passion for rugby.
Eat outs for different cuisines are also available for example traditional african food like ugali,french restaurants,chinese and japanese,italian and indian cuisines
Nairobi is a fun place to be for anyone who wants to get away for a vacation,a business trip, a shopping trip even for a honey moon.
The above mentioned shows nairobi has a great potential to promote sustainable tourism development in Kenya.