Am currently planning my first trip to East Africa. Am a pretty streetwise guy, having spent large parts of the last 10 years in West Africa, Senegal etc. In both Accra and Dakar, its still pretty safe, as long as you keep your wits about you and dont behave like an idiot, to head out alone at night, bar hopping, different clubs etc. Apart from the occasional guy who thinks hes a smartass, and you can spot them a mile off, those cities are pretty safe for Mr White.
Windhoek (Namibia) and Joburg, on the other hand, you virtually need 100% local protection with you at all times, eg, contracted taxi driver to take you everywhere and wait for you.
So how does Nairobi compare with those two contradictions? I hope the former, because I just love playing the field on my own. Would be really interested to have advice from peoples experience. Also, if anyone would recommend safe downtown girl friendly not too expensive hotels that would be appreciated too.
Thanks a lot.