Nairobi: 10 Things to Do

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Nairobi, Kenya, Nigel Pavitt / JAI / Corbis
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A few years ago, when muggings, carjackings and kidnappings emptied out the city center, residents began referring to Nairobi as "Nairobbery." That's a little unfair. You shouldn't walk around at night and Kenya's dysfunctional government does little to improve crime — or traffic or corruption or one of the world's biggest slums. But Nairobi today remains what it has long been: by day, the hectic, cosmopolitan hub of East Africa; by night, a malaria-free city of cool evenings and quiet tropical gardens, best enjoyed with a cool Tusker beer. Here are the 10 best ways to spend time in Nairobi.

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