Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city has risen in a single century from a brackish uninhabited swampland to a thriving modern capital. When railway construction workers reached this area in 1899, they set up a basic camp and supply depot, simply called ‘Mile 327’. The local Masai called this highland swamp Ewaso Nai’beri – the place of cold water.
Kenya's Major Cities and Towns
Mombasa is a place steeped in history, yet at the same time fascinating commercial and cosmopolitan port town. Mombasa is an island connected to the mainland by the Nyali Bridge, to the North by The Likoni Ferry to the South and the Makupa Causeway to the West. Mombasa City over looks a wide harbor, where commercial shipping mingles with traditional sailing dhows.
The small town of Malindi is at the centre of a strip of idyllic tropical beaches offering the visitor a range of world class resorts and quiet relaxing hideaways. Further south, the sleepy village of Watamu is fronted by wide white beaches.
Diani Beach is a vibrant, intimate little paradise on the quiet shores of the Indian Ocean just 1 hour's drive South of Mombasa Kenya. Diani Beach is about 10 kilometres long and incorporates Tiwi Beach, Galu Beach, Chale Island, Funzi Island, Msambweni and Kinondo.