Relocating in Nairobi
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 (UN–Habitat).