Nairobi, Kenya’s largest city and national capital, as well as the fourteenth largest city in all of Africa, is popularly known as the “Green City in the Sun.” When you visit it, you’ll know why. Luscious palm trees will be swaying and glistening underneath the bright sun’s rays that shoot out from a cloudless sky. It’s the perfect place to spend your spring vacation. You can relax in one of the excellent serviced apartments in Nairobi during the evenings, and spend your days exploring the city’s beautiful suburbs and the glorious greenery beyond its limits. The city was built along the Nairobi River and has an elevation of around 1800 meters above sea level.
The beginnings of Nairobi date back to 1899 when the British founded it near the newly built railway connecting the city Mombasa to territory in what is now Uganda. At the time, nobody would have guessed that Nairobi would eventually become a capital city. It was nothing more than a tiny rail depot, practically in the middle of nowhere. But within a couple of decades, the city sprang up. In 1907, it was selected to be the capital of what was known as British East Africa, and served for many years as the center of the colonial industries of tea, coffee and sisal (a type of agave plant that is used for its fiber). Serviced apartments in Nairobi continue to offer the high-quality tea and coffee that the British prized so much.
When Kenya gained its independence from the British in 1963, Nairobi became the capital of the Republic of Kenya. As you can see already, it’s a city with a rich history. While you stay at one of the serviced apartments in Nairobi, you’ll have the opportunity to learn a lot about this history from the people working there. You might run into people who remember the time when Kenya gained its independence, and a lot has happened since that day.
Today, Nairobi is a city that features prominently in the political and business world of Africa. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has its headquarters there, as does the UN’s division for Africa and the Middle East. The Nairobi Stock Exchange is an important feature in business on the continent, being the second oldest exchange in Africa and the one of the largest in terms of trading volume. All this trading activity is palpable in a bustling, thriving capital city like Nairobi. If you’re in the city on a business trip, you’ll have access to a number of important business centers.
At Pearl Group of Serviced Apartments, there are plenty of comfortable and cost-effective options for serviced apartments in Nairobi that will give you easy access to the best parts of the city.