The airport, originally called Nairobi Embakasi Airport
but later renamed after Kenya's first prime minister and
president, Jomo Kenyatta, was due to be opened by Queen
Elizabeth II, however she was delayed in Australia at the time and
the ceremony went ahead in her absence being opened in May 1958 by
the last Governor of Kenya, Evelyn Baring.
In this video take a virtual flight and make a landing at
Nairobi airport described by passengers as "long, low, confusingly
laid out (arriving passengers are released right into the
departure lounges), and stuffy.
The air is stale and there doesn't seem to be any sort of
ventilation system." However the Kenyan authorities have pledged
to improve facilities at the airport.
As you come into land at Nairobi Airport you can also see Mount
Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, standing at 19,341
feet above sea level.