Nairobi, Kenya in Africa: kenya is often referred to as Kenia in some Europeans countries
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. It is a technology hub hosting many global corporate institutions such as Google, Oracle, IBM, CISCO systems, HP and many others. Nairobi has a large population of working people both skilled and unskilled. Its is one of the few capital cities in the world with almost all kinds of labor readily available any time of the day. The city is full of welcoming and helpful people ready to assist and support when asked to. Despite romours of insecurity caused by the Somali Islamic militants – Alshabab, Nairobi can be said to be generally safer than many cities around the world when there are no incidents of terrorism. There is however a need to observe general security measures when visiting some places especially at night. The down street areas of the central business division (CBD), areas near informal settlements and sometimes areas near lower income residential areas may not be safe for travel at night for visitors.
The city is divided into regions separating areas where people live and work. People working in the city mostly live in the city suburbs in either formal or informal settlement. The central region is allocated to business and is referred to as Central Business Division (CBD). Other areas developed for offices and business include; westlands, Upper Hill and Mombasa road as you come from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi residential estates can be classified as shown below. The classification is mostly based on the kind of housing available rather than the people living there, each residential area comprises of people from all kind of life.
Nairobi is the center for UN management office UN habitat with a big section of Nairobi (Gigiri) developed for UN offices. You can find absolutely anything you need in Nairobi from learning institutions offering both Kenyan, UK and US curriculum , churches, international institutions and bodies, UN organizations among others.
Residential Area in Nairobi, Kenia
High Income Areas: Muthaiga, Runda, Westlands, Karen, Lavington, Hurlingham, Kilimani, Kileleshwa, Kitisuru among others.
Higher Middle Income Areas: BuruBuru, Langata, Jamhuri, Pangani, Kahawa Sukari South C, South B, Ngumo, Nairobi West, Syokimau, KomaRock among others.
Lower Middle Income Areas: Kasarani, Umoja, Githurai, Kahawa west, Donholm, Embakasi, Utawala among others.
Lower Income Areas: Kawangware, Dandora, Kariobangi North & South, Kangemi, Kayole among others.
Informal Settlements: Mathare, Kibera, Kyangombe, Mukuru kwa Njenga
Malls in Nairobi Kenia
Nairobi has a numer of malls that offers everything under one roof from banks, clinics of major hospitals, movie theaters, supermarkets, jewelry shops, chemists, major clothing and shoes stores, book centers, electronic shops among others.
Some of the major malls in Nairobi include; Village Market, Westgate Mall, Sarit Centre, Yaya Center, The Junction Mall, Thika Road Mall, Garden Estate Mall, Galleria Mall, Lavington Mall among others.
Airports in Nairobi Kenya
Nairobi has one major international airport – The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The city also has an airstrip mostly used by people travelling to areas where only small air-crafts can access. JKIA is in the suburbs of Nairobi as you move towards Mombasa from the city center and is located along Mombasa road. There are readily available taxis for transports to any areas in Nairobi at the airport.
Night Life in Nairobi Kenia
Nairobi is a center full of night life and fun. Kenyans have a habit of going out mostly on Fridays and Saturday with a few Kenyans also going out in the other days of the week. The city has many pubs in CBD and in residential areas. It is advisable to use a taxi for transport to home at night and if possible to maintain one reliable taxi for all your transports within the city.
Meeting Venues in Nairobi Kenya
Nairobi also has many meeting joints for tea, food, coffee, soft drinks and light snacks. Most of these meeting places are found in the malls with some also located in strategic business centers. The main meeting places are Java, Savannah, Artcafe , big square, mambo italia among others. The main joints for fast foods are groups of shops operated by Inscorr and branded as Galitos, Chicken Inn and Creamy-In. The US food giant KFC is also available in many malls and selective business centers in Nairobi.