By Allan Olingo
From the wildlife to the nightlife, Nairobi is a city unlike any other. With fantastic scenery, excellent international hotels and an endless and colourful array of tourism facilities, there is plenty on offer for the visitor.
The Mamba Village is widely known as the best place to see some of Kenya’s largest crocodiles, but deep within it, is an awesome little secret that very few know about it.
The Mokoyeti Resort, hidden within the same compound as Mamba Village, is one of the unique accommodations in the city. Picture this, walking along a path lined with passion fruit plants, shielding real apple trees on either side leading to the resort. It’s green all around, sort of like the perfect garden.
It is an amazing resort with tented camps; you might actually feel like you’re in the Mara. The setup is quite simple, ten such tents, all en-suite with hot showers; set on one of the most beautifully landscaped gardens you will ever see. At the centre is a pool... you know, for when the sun gets too friendly.
The Mamba Village is well known as a really great venue for amazing concerts; Mokoyeti Resort acts like a balance to this. This place is tranquil, serene and perfect. So if you want to relax or if you cherish your peace and quiet, but also love sight seeing, then you’ll love the Mokoyeti Resort.
Nairobi Snake Park
Nairobi Snake Park is one of the National Museums of Kenya’s key attractions located adjacent to Nairobi National Museum. On display are cobras, puff adders, mambas and the large African-Rock python (non-poisonous) found only in Kenya.
Several species of crocodile found in Africa, the American alligator, fresh water terrapins and tortoises are also on display. There are also aquariums holding coral fish from the East African lakes and rivers. The Snake Park provides refuge and home for abandoned and unwanted reptiles.
From its southern border, just by the Mbagathi River, this ten room luxury lodge offers the most impressive view of the Nairobi National Park. Surrounded by large majestic trees on the side of a very scenic valley, the lodge is truly hidden away from all reminders of the city chaos.
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