Nairobi is one of the top 10 world destinations for 2018, according to travel site TripAdvisor.
The capital came third after Ishigaki in Japan and Kapaa in Hawaii. Then came Halifax (Canada), Gdansk (Poland), San Jose (Costa Rica), Riga (Latvia), Rovinj (Croatia), Nerja (Spain) and Casablanca (Morocco).
“The winners were decided using an algorithm that measures the year-on-year increase in positive TripAdvisor ratings for restaurants, hotels and attractions, plus the number of destination bookings compared to previous years,” the company said on its website on Thursday.
TripAdvisor describes Nairobi as an interesting place to visit for urban explorers due to the many holiday spots for globe-trotters seeking something different.
Nairobi is known as the safari capital of Africa or the city in the sun, the main reasons being its weather conditions, wildlife and nightlife.
“[Nairobi is] an energetic, modern city that serves as a fascinating introduction to both wildlife and nightlife,” the website states.
“Music clubs pulse with life, shops and markets bustle, and a mélange of restaurants will tempt your palate in this former Maasai watering hole.”