Nairobi Attractions

Top Things to Do in Nairobi, Kenya

Things to Do in Nairobi

Top Attractions in Nairobi


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  • Sally Z
    4 contributions
    Wonderful up close baby elephant experience. Get a spot up by the ropes and pet a wild baby elephant!
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • fiamma11
    Vienna, VA4,116 contributions
    My son and I stayed at Ololo Safari Lodge and had a game drive in Nairobi National Park on our first evening in Kenya. We were wowed! For a relatively small park (no elephants), we saw an amazing number of wildlife including rhinos and a lion pride. We ran into quite a few people toward the end of our trip in the Mara, that had not seen rhinos. Nairobi National Park has been one of the most successful rhino sanctuaries in Kenya, as is Ol Pejeeta. It is surreal to see the wildlife with the Nairobi skyline as a backdrop. Also a train runs through it, the park that is. At this time, the wildlife seem not to mind. If you are only visiting Nairobi and feel you won't be able to experience safari, think again.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Samer A
    5 contributions
    Nice center with a lot of giraffes to feed. There is a hotel next to it where you can explore the giraffes but too expensive
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • nabeab
    Hollywood, FL5,325 contributions
    Nice walk, saw monkeys and many trees. We had a nice walk but they can not charge for entrance for what it is.
    Anyways I loved the walking
    Written 1 September 2022
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  • Suzanne K
    45 contributions
    Having read the book and watched the film twice, it was compelling to see Karen Blixen's house. It was enchanting to be in her house and see how large the land area was where she once had a coffee plantation. Her writing helped to bring the magic of the Kenyan people and their country to the world. It is beautiful to experience. I think that is her legacy. A guide takes you around and gives some history.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Patrick H
    Madison, WI111 contributions
    My wife and I went to this museum on our last day in Nairobi, we made a mistake accepting a tour guide, who basically just stood there next to us and expected a tip afterwards for doing nothing.

    The content in the museum is good, and well written out, but you should go on your own to explore and learn.

    The human exhibit, birds, and currency were my favorite 3.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Dan Brown Chauffeurs
    Nairobi, Kenya3 contributions
    The place is so nice for hill climbing, camping,picnic and also sight seeing,
    The view of Nairobi from the top of the hills is breath taking and also the view of sunset from up there is un imaginable
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • nabeab
    Hollywood, FL5,325 contributions
    Happy to find Ocean Sole factory in here. They do the coolest recycling products from flip flops.
    Also many studios with artist working and selling their art.
    Written 2 September 2022
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  • CossyWombat
    Diani Beach, Kenya399 contributions
    The new wing of the Village Market makes this one of my favourite shopping centres in Nairobi. You can find almost everything you need. It is clean, well laid out and accesable.
    Written 12 November 2021
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  • CarolD
    Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
    Pleasant shopping, few stores, but great options for restaurants, I really recommend checking out The Carnivore, despite the name the restaurant has great vegan/vegetarian options!
    There’s a garden that opens on selected days only but it’s great for pictures or just a romantic walk .
    don’t be intimidated by the security ;)
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Granules2013
    Darwin, Australia2,019 contributions
    Visited the slums in Kibera while doing a driving day tour around Nairobi. Pretty eye opening experience to see how people live here. Worth coming for a few hours and wandering around. A few good markets and shops you can visit too.
    Written 17 March 2020
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  • Patrick H
    Madison, WI111 contributions
    This was a fun spot to see in Nairobi, you need an ID (we used a driver's license). You pay a small fee and get to go the helicopter pad to look out on the city.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Claudio G
    Sicily, Italy20 contributions
    This place is a little gem. For me it was totally unexpected to find such a lovely park.
    In it you can find many monkey and different trees.
    It is a beautiful place to spend time with kids, have pic nic, relax or do jogging.
    I wonder if they shoot video clips or movies in this place.
    Written 3 October 2021
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  • Alex N
    Nairobi, Kenya68 contributions
    I have visited most of the malls in Kenya and I can attest to the fact that Two Rivers is among the best due to to the variety offered. When it comes to shops, including internationally known brands, this is the place to find them. The variety in eateries is also great , while there is also a large variety of fun activities to pick from. If looking for a place to spend time with family, try Two Rivers.
    The security is top notch.
    Written 15 January 2021
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India4,174 contributions
    Getting to this museum is a little convoluted—the approach to it is down a curving dirt road, past the outdoor sections of the museum (which are separated from the road by heavy wire mesh). To get on to the dirt road itself, you have to first go through a gate manned by a security guard, who will get you sign in, in a register. The actual tickets to the museum have to be bought at the museum building, at the end of the dirt road. The entry fee is $10 per adult (or KSH 600) and $2 per child (or KSH 100)—which doesn’t work out the same if you know the exchange rate, which the staff here don’t seem to. Since we didn’t have shillings , only dollars, we ended up paying $22 for my husband, me, and our daughter; if we’d paid in shillings, it would have been much cheaper. Make sure you bring along sufficient shillings.

    The museum spreads out across four rooms and the large yard outside. The first room is the largest, and the most interesting. Before we started, a museum staffer conducted us to a relief map of Kenya and gave us an introduction to the history of the Kenyan railways: how the system was designed by the British primarily to allow them access to the Nile in Uganda; how Indians were brought in to work as supervisors while local Kenyans provided most of the labour; the progress made; and important landmarks and incidents related to the railways, such as the infamous Tsavo maneaters.

    After this interesting little talk, we were free to go about the museum , looking at the exhibits for ourselves. The first room has a vast range of exhibits, ranging from photographs, survey maps, station masters’ chairs, a track inspector’s bicycle (and a similarly used trolley), plus other memorabilia from the late 1800s and early 1900s, all relating to the laying down of the railways in Kenya. There are also other interesting objects here, including the porcelain set used on board train by Princess Elizabeth when she visited Kenya in 1960 along with her husband Prince Phillip (as many would know, by the time she left Kenya, she was Queen Elizabeth II)—sofas on which she sat while in Kenya are also in the museum.

    Another highlight of this room are three claws of one of the Tsavo man-eaters that disrupted work on the ‘Lunatic Line’, as the Mombasa-Nairobi line was known. The claws are kept safely in a little plastic box, at the staff’s office: we asked to see these, and were shown them readily enough.

    The second room is much smaller, and contains signalling equipment and other communications equipment used by the railways, from bells and lamps and early typewriters, to telephones of various vintages. In the third room are items related to ships and water transport: models of ships associated with Kenya, and a good bit about a German cruiser named Konigsberg, which was sunk off the coast during World War I. This room contains a fine sideboard and the captain’s table salvaged from the Konigsberg.

    The last room is about modern railways in Kenya, most of which are being developed with Chinese collaboration.

    After these four rooms, we went off to the large, gravelled yard outside, where are stationed several engines, coaches and related railway equipment. Several of these are open, and you are allowed to climb in to look around. For me, the most interesting piece of history here was stationed inside the pale blue shed near the gate: here stands Coach #12, a first class coach inside which a British police officer, Superintendent Charles Henry George Ryall, had decided to sit up, armed with a gun, to try and kill one of the Tsavo man-eaters. Unfortunately for Ryall, he fell asleep—and was killed by the lion, which entered the coach.

    A little outside the shed and close to the gate of the yard is a locomotive which was used in the filming of the movie ‘Out of Africa’.

    A fascinating museum.
    Written 31 January 2020
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