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Nairobi in a Nutshell

Nairobi, being Kenya's leading economic, cultural, and administrative hub, is home to a melting pot of people, their diverse cultures, varied interests, and tourist attractions. With a thriving and vibrant cultural outlook that stays true to its native roots, a vivid music scene that seamlessly blends the homegrown genre of Benga with Electronic Dance Music, and wildlife centers at the periphery of the well-known National Park - Nairobi certainly has more to it than meets the eye. 

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Be it expertise in artistry and an affinity for creating unique artifacts, providing a platform for native art in multiple art galleries and art centers, or blending universally abstract street graffiti with locally relevant art - Nairobi's culture thrives by combining the international with the local. Another interesting fact about Nairobi is its lesser-known nickname - "The Green City in the Sun" owing to its warm climate and foliage.

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Wildlife Centers

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Centre are two unmissable spots for nature lovers exploring Nairobi's wildlife. The former houses abandoned elephants and rhinos while the latter gives shelter to the endangered Rothschild's Giraffes. Both these places allow visitors to feed and pet the animals while they frolic around the area in their habitat, hence proving to be a popular spot for every animal lover!

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Nairobi's music scene has a lot to contribute to its thriving cultural landscape. Much like everything else, the diversity, the sound, and the unbridled enthusiasm with which local artists blend a homegrown genre like Benga with relatively more popular forms like hip-hop and Electronic Dance Music give a fairly conclusive insight into what Nairobi is. If you're visiting Nairobi and trying to explore its essence, delving into their music is certainly a great place to start!

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Nairobi is home to a variety of restaurants and cuisines, but it is most well-known for Nyama Choma, which is unofficially deemed Kenya's national dish. The term is Swahili for "barbecued meat", and is served everywhere - right from roadside shacks to fine-dining restaurants. It is best paired with Tusker beer - a Nairobi brew and is equally popular with both locals and foreign tourists. For those who don't feel up to experimenting with local delicacies, fast food chains like McDonald's, Domino's, or Pizza Hut can be found in droves.

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