Navy9, Nairobi is such a beautiful place like the rest of Kenya. Things you should remember:
Avoid the Eastleigh market, it is like suqa Bakaaraha unless youÃ¢Â€Â™re really homesick and want more contact with Somalis.
Make sure you bargain with everyone, even the taxi drivers otherwise youÃ¢Â€Â™ll pay more than you should.
Avoid matatus (busses), unless youÃ¢Â€Â™re indifferent to shiir and overcrowding. The ones to Eastleigh are abit better and have good music, but perverted conductors.
Almost all Kenyans speak good English, so no need to speak like youÃ¢Â€Â™re speaking to a dumb person.
You can find almost everything in Nairobi, it depends on what youÃ¢Â€Â™re into.
Visit the nearby very magnificent wildlife parks, lakes etc.
Go to watch boxing matches and live concerts
Go shopping in the town.
Go to a restaurant Ã¢Â€Â“ eat nyama choma (barbequed beef) not bad!
Go to amusement parks, cultural shows and trade fairs.
Again, it really all depends on how much money youÃ¢Â€Â™re planning to spend and what youÃ¢Â€Â™re into. There have been recent riots and civil unrest due to the manifesto but am sure there will be no major problems. Unlike Somalis, Kenyans are very patriotic, nationalistic and have no clan system although they are a very heterogeneous community, with diverse cultures, languages and colours.
Although I havenÃ¢Â€Â™t been there for ages, Nairobi is where itÃ¢Â€Â™s at, youÃ¢Â€Â™ll love it. Oh, and donÃ¢Â€Â™t be too shocked to see many very poor people, the gap between the rich and poor is very wide like most African countries. Enjoy youÃ¢Â€Â™re visit and donÃ¢Â€Â™t forget to get vaccinated before you hit the plane.