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6 Reasons Expats Should Live in Nairobi

Nairobi is one of the most dynamic cities in the continent, the most economic city in East Africa, and the largest city in Kenya, with a population of over 4 million people.
The city is full of culture, it is fun, there are lots of things to do during both day and night and best of all, it is affordable for the most part.
Nairobi also has the country’s main international airport – the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and so many tourists coming to Kenya will most probably land in Nairobi first before proceeding to other parts of the country.
Nairobi started as a railway camp, where the British rested as they built the Mombasa to Uganda railway line. It was previously known as “Ewaso Nai’beri”, but the British had a problem pronouncing the name so instead they coined their own name, “Nairobi”.

Here are 6 advantages of living in Nairobi;

  1. Cultural Diversity
    Nairobi is a melting pot of different cultures and nationalities, providing an enriching experience to its residents. From traditional African cuisine to international flavors, Nairobi offers a wide range of food options that cater to everyone’s taste buds.

(Nyama choma; Kenyan’s favorite dish)

  1. Wildlife and Nature
    Despite being a bustling city, Nairobi offers its residents a chance to experience nature and wildlife up close. The Nairobi National Park is just a stone’s throw away from the city center, where residents can enjoy a safari and see animals such as lions, elephants, and giraffes.

(Nairobi National Park)

3. Business Hub

Nairobi is the economic center of East Africa, making it an ideal location for entrepreneurs and businesspeople. The city is home to many international companies, offering a plethora of job opportunities and making it a great place to start a business.

(United Nations office in Nairobi)

4. Nightlife and Entertainment
Nairobi has a vibrant nightlife scene, with many bars, clubs, and live music venues. The city also hosts several cultural events and festivals throughout the year, providing residents with a chance to experience different cultures and traditions.

(Revelers at The Alchemist Bar, Nairobi)

5. Education

Nairobi is home to many world-renowned universities and colleges, offering quality education to its residents. The city also has a wide range of primary and secondary schools, making it an ideal location for families with children.

(Brookhouse International School, Nairobi)

Final Thoughts
Nairobi offers a unique and exciting experience for its residents, with a mix of culture, wildlife, business opportunities, sports, entertainment, and education.

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