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On August 7th 1998, a group of terrorists used a car bomb to blow up the then United States Embassy located at the corner of Moi and Haile Selassie Avenues, causing the deaths of 218 innocent people and injuring thousands of others. So powerful was...more
I was at the Embassy for the 20th anniversary of the bombing as my children work there. They have a small museum which is worth seeing as we can't forget these acts of terrorism. It doesn't take long to go thru the museum but I...More
We visited this memorial garden shortly before departing Nairobi. I'm glad we went so that we could be reminded of Nairobi's history and to pay respect to the lives of those that were lost. It was interesting that you had to pay an entrance fee...More
This isn't a must-see, but our group appreciated the mid-city garden with its fountain and memorial wall. They have a small museum with photos and a memorial video of the events. Friends said they felt their office building sway blocks away from the blast. The...More
Hidden on a corner of central Nairobi, this surprisingly small memorial garden and visitors centre provides a very moving experience. Children and adults are engaged in a reflective moment and there is a very moving short film on the tragic bombing of the embassy.
We booked a 1 hour walk to Nairobi city tour with Ben the Tsavo cats safaris operation manager. We were satisfied with the services.We started with visit to Nairobi city Market, The Parliament Building, The street of Nairobi and finally the American Embassy. We shall...More
I visited early in the morning of 9th March and after paying the entrance fee was told that the room where the video is shown was being painted and so no video. They said it would reopen again in about 2 weeks time. You may...More
The garden is a small oasis of green at a busy hub in the center of the city. The admission is inexpensive (about 1.50 USD pp) and the garden contains a wall with all the names of the victims. In the back of the garden...More
Sad to see such a memorable place converted into a mini market instead of a place of solace. However, decided to construct kiosks on the entrance to the memorial garden put commerce ahead of the memory of those who lost their lives. The place should...More