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American Embassy Memorial Garden

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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Retiredrn365
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kayla D
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Provides a nice quiet place to sit and appreciate the hustle and bustle of the city. When yo need to do a quick meeting, the place offers facilities for small meetings and medium size conferences.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Osande
Reviewed 24 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank culturevulture94
Reviewed 25 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank spbrooks01
Reviewed 24 July 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank michaelmO1515HB
Reviewed 19 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 28 December 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Total time was less than 30 minutes. There is a wall with names of those who died along with a little history. If in the area it's worth stopping but not a destination.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Robert Z
Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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