In Summary
  • The US travel website described Nairobi as a destination where “music clubs pulse with life.
  • Macharia said Nairobi has, in recent years, gained popularity after successfully hosting global conferences.

Nairobi has been rated the third best destination on the rise in the world this year.

According to the latest TripAdvisor’s top 10 award winners for 2018, Ishigaki Island in Japan was voted the top destination on the rise globally, while Kapaa in Hawaii was ranked second.

Nairobi was placed third, Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, was fourth, Poland’s Gdansk was fifth while San Jose in Costa Rica took the sixth position.

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Latvia’s capital city Riga was ranked seventh, Rovinj in Croatia was in the eighth position, Spain’s Nerja was ninth while Casablanca in Morocco completed the top 10 list.

Nairobi was voted third best destination on the rise by millions of travellers for being the safari capital of Africa, and as an energetic modern city that serves as a fascinating introduction to both wildlife and nightlife.

The US travel website described Nairobi as a destination where “music clubs pulse with life, shops and markets bustle, and a mélange of restaurants will tempt your palate in this former Maasai watering hole”.

According to TripAdvisor, top sights in Nairobi include the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and the black rhinos at Nairobi National Park.

TripAdvisor recommends holidaymakers to visit Nairobi, saying the city centre is safe to walk in and taxis make other areas accessible.

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