According toTripAdvisor, Nairobi has been rated the third best destination on the rise in the world as Ishigaki Island in Japan steals the show followed by Kapaa in Hawaii.

Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, was fourth, Poland’s Gdansk was fifth while San Jose in Costa Rica took the sixth position. Latvia’s capital city Riga was ranked seventh, Rovinj in Croatia was in the eighth position, Spain’s Nerja was ninth while Casablanca in Morocco completed the top 10 list.

The travellers website described Nairobi as the safari capital of Africa with an energetic city where “music clubs pulse with life, shops and markets bustle, and a mélange of restaurants will tempt your palate in this former Maasai watering hole”

According to TripAdvisor, top sights in Nairobi include the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and the black rhinos at Nairobi National Park.

TripAdvisor recommends holidaymakers to visit Nairobi, saying the city centre is safe to walk in and taxis make other areas accessible.

The top 10 list of destinations on the rise in 2018 was chosen by millions of travellers from across the world.