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Some images of Nairobi's very modern skyline. Many visitors from the west are surprised that such a skyline exists in Africa.


Street in central Nairobi


Skyline from Uhuru Park


Central Nairobi


Mosque


Hilton Hotel Nairobi


Jomo Kenyatta Conference Centre


City Square


Tallest Building in East Africa(Times Tower)


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Parliament


South West from Central Nairobi
 

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i've been to nairobi years ago ,and i find the city really cool and modern, especially in the downtown area ,looks closely to RSA cities, however in the suburbs you see the real face of eastern africa and overally african countries, te districts full of sheds and slums. anyway kenya is one of the most beautiful places i've ever been to and it's definetly worth seeing. does someone here have pics of mombasa-the second biggest city in kenya?
 

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heres some pics of mombasa:


Mombasa


Mombasa2


Mombasa3


Fort Jesus, Mombasa (over 400 years old)


mombasa4
 

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I'm impressed! Nairobi looks huge and so beautiful! Definetly worth a visit. Could someone tell me more about tourist attractions in Kenya? :)
 

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it has a surprising skyline, I agree.
 

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Cool pics. I've always had a good image of Kenya. It should be mentioned that Kenya and much of East Africa have a long history as a part of Civilization, with written language centuries before European arrival. They wrote Swahili in Arabic script.
 

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You are to blame said:
^ well their are plenty of african cities with similar skylines so it's not suprising to me
stop being so sensitive. most people around the world do not view africa and africans as being equal (though few will admit or realize it except for obvious racists). that is why they are surprised every time they discover any man-made thing of value, ie. skycrapers and modern architecture, indigenous writing or textiles, etc.
 

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Nightsky said:
As a forum member, I already knew about this skyline of course. It is probably the best in Africa outside South Africa.
I would say Abidjan, Ivory Coast has a better skyline, and Port louis is right on the heels of Nairobi
 

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arzaranh said:
stop being so sensitive. most people around the world do not view africa and africans as being equal (though few will admit or realize it except for obvious racists). that is why they are surprised every time they discover any man-made thing of value, ie. skycrapers and modern architecture, indigenous writing or textiles, etc.
I agree with you, it just gets annoying everytime an african city is shown most of the comments are about how suprising people are, like africa is nothing but mud huts to them.
 

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I agree with you, it just gets annoying everytime an african city is shown most of the comments are about how suprising people are, like africa is nothing but mud huts to them.
i just try to ignore that and educate them. also keep in mind your own predudices when it comes to africa - in my own afrocentric research i am occassionally surprised, although not as much as i used to be or others still are.
 
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