Nairobi ranked third top ‘Destination On The Rise’ for 2018 by TripAdvisor

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust offers visitors the chance to get up close and personal with the baby elephants and entrance fees support their important conservation work. Photo © Andrew Watt

Kenyan capital Nairobi has been ranked third in TripAdvisor’s ‘Destinations on the Rise’ list for 2018, based on positive traveller feedback and increased booking interest.

Following Ishigaki in Japan and Kapaa in Hawaii, the Kenyan city is described as “an energetic, modern city that serves as a fascinating introduction to both wildlife and nightlife. Music clubs pulse with life, shops and markets bustle, and a mélange of restaurants will tempt your palate in this former Maasai watering hole.”

It goes on to say that “the compact city centre is safe to walk in and taxis make other areas accessible.”

The travel site lists the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and the black rhinos of Nairobi National Park as top attractions in and around the city.

Karen Blixen's House
Out of Africa fans can visit Karen Blixen’s house. Photo © Andrew Watt

Completing the top ten are Halifax in Nova Scotia, Gdansk in Poland, San Jose in Costa Rica, Riga in Latvia, Rovinj in Croatia, Nerja in Spain and Casablanca in Morocco.