Nairobi was established in 1896 due to the construction of the Mombasa – Lake Victoria railway line. It was on this plateau, at an altitude of 1600m, that the Masai grazed their cattle along the small river called the ‘Enairobi’, which means in Masai, ‘cool’ or ‘cold’.

Nairobi is now a modern city with a healthy climate and a population of almost three million. It is difficult to imagine that early last century we could have come face to face with a lion or rhinoceros whilst walking down Moi Avenue.