Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. It is situated in the south-central part of the country, in the highlands at an elevation of about 5,500 feet (1,680 metres) above the sea level. The city lies 300 miles (480 Kilometres) northwest of Mombasa, Kenya’s major port on the Indian Ocean.

The city originated in the late 1890s as a colonial railway settlement, taking its name from a water hole known to the Maasai people as Enkare Nairobi (“Cold Water”). When the railhead arrived there in 1899, the British colonial capital of Ukamba province was transferred from Machakos (then Masaku) to the site, and in 1905 Nairobi became the capital of the British East Africa Protectorate. From about 1900 onward, when a small Indian bazaar was established at Nairobi, the city was also a trading centre.

Nairobi is one of the most developed cities in Africa. It is the air and the capital city of Kenya has become popular with people from all over the world, and it’s no wonder then that many international organizations have set base here, and many people are choosing this city as their home.

Nairobi is the only city in the world that houses a game park. It as well boasts being the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHabitat).

  • The Karen

There are many choices on where to stay, Packers and Movers Kenya Limited will hint to you some of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Nairobi where you can live.

Karen is one of the most popular leafy suburbs in Nairobi. Located on the southwest of central Nairobi (about 17Kilometers from the city centre), it is one of the areas where the ‘who is who’ in Nairobi lives.

Occupied by mainly wealthy families and expats (mostly Europeans), the area is defined by big beautiful, palatial homes, well-trimmed fences, high-end malls, restaurants, and schools.

It is quite a distance from the city centre, so you have to decide if that is a factor that would stop you from moving there.

Key information

Distance from City Centre:            17 Kilometres

  • Galeria Mall Karen
  • The Hub Karen
  • Karen-End Shopping Centre
  • The Waterfront Karen
  • Karen Triange
  • Karen Plains Arcade
  • Karen Office Campus
  • The Well Karen

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