Founded at the turn of the 19th Century, Nairobi has grown from a small railway outpost to a major cosmopolitan centre. It is the capital of Kenya and the largest industrial and commercial centre in East Africa with a population close to 4 million. Nairobi has a temperate climate all year round with warm days and cool nights. A guided City tour includes a visit to the famous Nairobi National Museum, the adjacent Snake Park and the Aviary. At the viewpoint across Uhuru Park, one gets a splendid view of the City of Nairobi.