For a tourist this is probably the best way to travel in Nairobi. Though taxis are expensive and unmetered, and involve rates to be pre fixed with a good head for bargaining, they still provide a safer way to travel. Taxis are a must at night when the city is reputed to be unsafe, for that matter even during the day it is better to get into one. These are black, fairly large and with a yellow line. New and better taxi companies now provide for telephone booking of taxis. All hotels will help hail a cab. KSH 200 is the normal amount around town. Airport trips can go upto KSH 1000/-

One can also use the shared taxis which are quite reliable. Some agencies through which these cabs can be booked are Cross Road Travelers, (+25420245377); DPS (Dubois Road, +25420210866).