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As one of Africa’s largest and most interesting cities, Nairobi is best described as a city of differences. This is a place of enormous energy, made up of a tireless and thriving bustle of people of assorted races, tribes and origins. The altitude of the city makes for a moderate climate, and it can be fairly cool in winter, especially at night.
There are several museums and places of interest in the centre, including the National Museum and Snake Park and numerous markets selling traditional crafts, especially the charming Maasai market. Just outside of the centre is the Nairobi National Park and the nearby Bomas of Kenya host performances of traditional dancing and singing. The Langata Giraffe Centre offers visitors the chance to hand-feed the Rothschild giraffes who inhabit the area.
Nairobi has always been a frontier town and although at times it can be perceived as a little rough and ready, the city still has a distinct appeal and plenty of energy.