Located in East Africa, the nation of Kenya boasts a wide array of landscapes that include mountains, valleys, beaches, lakes, and large tracts of savanna grasslands. From its caves and calderas to its villages and cities, the country beckons travelers from all over the world. While you might associate Kenya as one of the best places in the world for safari, and it is, it has so much more to offer to every type of traveler.

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A view of downtown Nairobi. millerpd / Getty Images

Nairobi is Kenya’s capital and most populous city. As such, it’s filled with cultural sites, including museums like the Nairobi National Museum and Kenya’s Railway Museum. Nairobi National Park, located just outside the city center, is home to a sanctuary for black rhino and other wildlife. A bustling and dynamic city, Nairobi also features a wide selection of hotels and restaurants. Other must-see Nairobi attractions include the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Center, Bomas of Kenya, African Heritage House, and the nearby Ngong Hills.