Nairobi is a fun-packed hub that offers a lot of opportunities for fun-filled activities, from stylish restaurants, scenic campsites, nature trails, entertainment joints, wildlife parks to beautiful picnic sites and many more. It is literally the world’s wildlife capital with a national park right within the city. There are a lot of memorable activities you can do in Nairobi as a tourist.
Here are things to do in Nairobi as a tourist.
1. Nairobi National Park Tour
A visit to Nairobi without touring the Nairobi National Park is not worth a visit. The park is located right within the city, about 8 kilometres from the CBD. The park has a lot of attractions, from the big five animals, beautiful chirping birds, an animal orphanage, campsites, walking trails and many more. It is the perfect place in Nairobi for safari walks, game drives and picnics.
2. Visit The Giraffe Centre
Giraffe Centre is situated in a beautiful environment in Karen. It is a serene place for nature walks and fun-filled adventures including feeding the giraffes located there. It is actually home to the rare species of the Rothschild giraffes.
3. Bomas Of Kenya Cultural Tour
A cultural tour of the Bomas of Kenya will be an unforgettable experience. It is a wonderful place where you can visit to learn more about the beautiful Kenyan culture and history. It contains a collection of exhibits and displays that preserve and promote the rich heritage of ethnic groups in Kenya.
4. Visit Karen Blixen Museum
The museum is located about three kilometres from the CBD, in the suburbs of Karen. It is open daily from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. You can visit the place to have a view of beautiful artefacts and a collection of other historical materials.
5. Explore Karura Forest
Karura Forest is a perfect destination for forest walks, drives, cycling, bird watching and picnicking. It is one of the largest urban gazetted forests in the world with beautiful caves, spectacular indigenous trees and amazing picnic sites.
6. Visit The Nairobi National Museum
The museum is located at Museum Hill, a 10-minute drive from the city centre. It is the best place to sample Kenya’s rich heritage for leisure and educational purposes. It features collections of Kenya’s rich history, culture and contemporary art. The museum is open daily, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
7. GP Karting
GP Karting offers everything you yearn for as a lover of adrenaline rush fun activities. It is located off Lang’ata Road. It is the perfect place to chill with your friends and family and engage in a go-kart and private racing, paintball tournaments and racing series.
8. Enjoy Boat Rides At Uhuru Park
Uhuru Park is the cheapest place to visit in Nairobi. It is located in the heart of the city. It offers a range of fun-filled activities such as boat rides, horse riding, quad biking, face painting and photography.
9. Oloolua Nature Trail Visit
Oloolua Nature Trail is located in Karen. It is an oasis of tranquillity that features beautiful sceneries of indigenous trees, beautiful chirping birds, magical caves, nature trails and magical caves. It is a one-stop destination for hiking, camping, nature walks and jogging.
10. Maasai Markets Shopping Experience
Masai Markets are open-air markets located in different places within the city. The markets are selling points for affordable souvenirs, beautiful paintings, curios, jewellery and Masai artefacts.
11. KICC Experience
KICC is one of the tallest buildings in Nairobi with a helipad. You can take a lift to the top of the building and enjoy panoramic views of Nairobi and its environs. You will pay a small fee to access the top of the building.