Things to do & places to visit in Nairobi, Kenya

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Known as the safari capital of Africa, Nairobi is an energetic, modern city that serves as a fascinating introduction to both wildlife and nightlife. Music clubs pulse with life, shops and markets bustle, and a mélange of restaurants will tempt your palate in this former Maasai watering hole. Top sights include the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and the black rhinos of Nairobi National Park. The compact city center is safe to walk in and taxis make other areas accessible.

Nairobi #2 destination in Kenya 2023. The average rating score is 4.36 based on 25.5k traveler reviews, of 73 attractions. Timezone: Africa/Nairobi, current date and time: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 10:26.

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General weather summary in April

80°F - 59°F
Temperature Highs - Lows
Mildly cool with a gentle breeze
Feels like
Chance of rain
307.0 millimeters
12.4 mph
Wind speed
Daylight length
6:30 AM
6:35 PM
Cloud cover
T-shirt, rain coat and rain boots
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Top things to do (48)

Upcoming events in Nairobi 2

Date Event Location Price Category
Wed Apr 24 2024 at 09:00 am to Fri Apr 26 2024 at 04:00 pm East Africa Clean Expo 2024 Nairobi Free Sports
Thu Jun 27 2024 at 09:00 am to Sat Jun 29 2024 at 05:00 pm (GMT+03:00) 2024: East Africa Bakery & Pastry Expo and The Bakers Summit Nairobi Free Art

Top places to visit (30 attractions) view more »

  1. 5.0 Samburu National Reserve (149 reviews)
    - A unique special place
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    The Samburu is a very special place. Although it is very dry at the moment the wildlife is unique to the area, It is a park that is a must for anyone wishing to see wildlife up close. The Reticulated Giraffe and the Grevy Zebra are truly special as is the Oryx and Gerenuk. Fabulous place. See more..
  2. 5.0 Peter robin Leweika (55 reviews)
    - Good tour before sunset
    Private Tours
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    Peter gave us a good tour and even got us close with some animals like giraffes and buffalos . We saw a lion but it was sleeping , which is common when it comes to the king of the jungle . I definitely recommend to use Peter for touring around Nairobi National Park and will keep in touch with him the next time I go . We went alone without a tour previously and hardly saw any animals . See more..
  3. 5.0 Seremara Safaris (26 reviews)
    - Bird watching
    Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Multi-day Tours • Eco Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Day Trips
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    We went on a 5 day birdwatching trip in dec 2020. Every detail was expertly handled by Benson and the team, accomodation, meals, itinerary, including our PCR tests. Our guide, Wachira was very professional, had expert knowledge about the wild life and also a positive and fun person to hang out with. We had an amazing time and will definitely want to go again. See more..
  4. 5.0 AFRIC MZIZI SAFARIS (23 reviews)
    - Amazing Safari
    Multi-day Tours • Canyoning & Rappelling Tours • Adrenaline & Extreme Tours • Taxis & Shuttles • Boat Tours • Boat Rentals • Private Tours • Self-Guided Tours & Rentals • Day Trips
    I and my friends we did 5 days safari in Kenya, including Masai Mara and Amboseli All were arranged well by Afric Mzazi safaris Thanks for your organizations, l real recommend you to all See more..
  5. 5.0 Antonio Safaris (20 reviews)
    - Amboseli National Park
    City Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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    Anthony took me and my girlfriend on a week long trip to amboseli. What I admired the most about his services was punctuality - Anthony was there right when he said he'd be there. But he was also flexible when we wanted to stay a little longer in the Park or sleep in on some mornings. His knowledge of the ecosystem in the Park was unrivaled. His attention to detail made us feel very comfortable. As a testament, his 4x4 land cruiser is very well maintained. Above all, he is overall a nice guy, easy to talk too, and fun to be around. I'm planning to use him for all future trips. Highly recommend. See more..
  6. 5.0 KOBE TOUGH Beads and Leather (13 reviews)
    - Beautiful handicrafts. Extraordinary mission
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Walking Tours • Day Trips
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    This is an extraordinary market where the beads are all handmade on site. And a wonderful way to support the women who work there who have all come from difficult circumstances and have found safety and security with this organization. I was very impressed by the mission as well as the beautiful handicrafts. See more..
  7. 5.0 Heritawi safaris (11 reviews)
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Multi-day Tours • 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Safaris • Taxis & Shuttles • Walking Tours • Hiking & Camping Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Rail Tours • Bus Tours • Day Trips
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    Heritawi safaris organized for us a very successful team building event at elementaita. They exceeded our expectations. Staff friendliness, bus cleanliness, time management in all aspects. I can highly recommend heritawi safaris to anyone who would be looking forward to have a successful tour. See more..
  8. 5.0 The Safari Company Ltd (9 reviews)
    - Excellent 3 days safari from Diani beach
    City Tours • Multi-day Tours • Cultural Tours • 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Adrenaline & Extreme Tours • Cooking Classes • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Horseback Riding Tours
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    Having already done some safaris by the past, we were looking at something a bit different than doing only safari drive games. The Safari Company proposed us to discover Taita Hills via a hike. It was really great with such a difference of vegetation and landscape at just one hour driving from the savanna. And the view from the top was worth it. We also enjoyed our bush walk with an unexpected English breakfast in the middle of savanna. Thanks to Henrietta to have listen to our wish to walk a bit more than usual! See more..
  9. 5.0 To Mount Kenya Safaris (4 reviews)
    - Amazing experience!
    Hiking & Camping Tours
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    I hiked Mount Kenya starting June 12th 2021 with Ibrahim as my guide on a 4-day trip from nairobi. I did a last minute booking with limited to no gear and was given anything and everything I needed to make the trip comfortable and successful. I would recommend this company and this crew to anybody interested in hiking mount kenya. I had a very enjoyable time with everything taken care of and very little to worry about other than taking beautiful pictures and enjoying the scenery. A very special experience in Kenya please make the time to do this trip! See more..
  10. 5.0 Mikono The Refugee Crafts Shop (2 reviews)
    - Not a Tourist Trap!
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Speciality & Gift Shops
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    Mikono Refugee Craft Shop is part of the livelihoods services provided by Jesuit Refugee Service. For the last 25 years has provided refugees a location to sell their handcrafts and generate some income Amidst a challenging employment environment after long periods of displacement. Mikono isn’t just a secure and gated location, it offers quality and unique products. See more..
  11. 5.0 Join African Savanah (2 reviews)
    - Wonderful experience
    Multi-day Tours • Hiking & Camping Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Day Trips
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    One of my favorite moments this year will be with #joinafricansavanh; I had a wonderful time in coast and for the wild experience.....kudos Mr.James See more..
  12. 5.0 4 Days Hemingway Safari (1 review)
    - great Adventure
    Multi-day Tours • Safaris • Hiking & Camping Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Day Trips
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    I am in love with Africa nature and want to go back very soon. A friend of mine recommended Pita Safaris and it worked out perfectly for me. As a solo traveler, I was able to book a joining Safari and also meet others during my trip. The safari was with just 3 other people so it was a perfect size small group to experience the jungle peacefully and take lots of pictures from my camera. I am ready to move to Kenya to live here for some time - the nature here is divine and not worth missing. Far better experience than any other city tour you will find in expensive European cities and blow up your money on alcohol - book a good safari! See more..
  13. 5.0 Dojo Wellness Club (1 review)
    - A truly unique gym!
    Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM Spent 1-2 hours Health Clubs
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    Dojo is a dynamic environment where people are inspired to find their way to wellness. Our multifunctional equipped space combined with professional instructors helps you improve strength, endurance, balance and mobility. Our in-house physiotherapists and masseuse are available to help you heal, restore and keep your body functioning at optimum levels. Our Revive Bar, steam, sauna & relaxation rooms provide an area you can cool down, rejuvenate and socialise. See more..
  14. 5.0 Nothing Like It Spa (1 review)
    - My tremendous visit
    Spent More than 3 hours Spas
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    At Nothing Like It spas , we dare to do what we believe rather than conforming to the main stream. Every guest we serve and the services we offer are a thoughtful balance of well being and style. Our teams mission is to pamper you and our tradition is to exceed your expectations. See more..
  15. 5.0 Laserland (1 review)
    - Great New Place!
    Tuesday: Game & Entertainment Centers
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    Laserland is the first and only Glow in the dark Lasertag facility. We offer lasertag played in a 300square meter Glow in the dark arena and VR games See more..
  16. 5.0 Ecobeast Travel & Safaris Ltd (1 review)
    - Ak
    Multi-day Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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  17. 4.5 Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (6.657 reviews)
    - A worthy cause to support orphaned elephants
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi National Park provides a safe haven to orphaned baby elephants rescued by the DSWT. The Nursery provides the first stage in the hand-rearing and development of milk dependent baby elephants. Once they graduate from the Nursery, aged 2-3 years, the elephants move to one of the DSWT's Reintegration Centres in Tsavo East National Park, from where they will ultimately return to the wild. See more..
  18. 4.5 Giraffe Centre (5.334 reviews)
    - so lovely so neat
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    It is a place that seeks to secure our environment. Our main work is to carry out environment conserving initiatives. The care for giraffes that are endangered is one of the conservation activities that we do. See more..
  19. 4.5 Nairobi National Park (3.470 reviews)
    - Wonderful experience
    Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Noble black rhinos are the highlight of this amazing park, Kenya’s first national park and a local treasure. See more..
  20. 4.5 Karura Forest (1.062 reviews)
    - Wonderful
    Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails • Forests
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    The Karura Forest Reserve is an urban upland forest on the outskirts of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This remarkable geographical location and natural resource is one of the largest gazetted forests in the world fully within a city limits. It covers an area of about 1,000 ha (2,500 ac) and today is a shining example of how country-based corporate social responsibility and individual philanthropy can serve to secure and protect a country's natural resources. The forest offers eco-friendly opportunities for Kenyans and visitors to enjoy a leafy green respite from the hustle and bustle of the city to walk, to jog, or simply to sit quietly and experience the serenity of nature in all its diversity. See more..
  21. 4.5 Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages (588 reviews)
    - Out of Africa Experience
    Historic Sites
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    Best food, best service, serene environment and it takes you down memory lane. This is an exquisite place ideal for business meeting and fine dining. The staff are relaxed and professional. You get the feel of being upcountry though you are in a bustling city See more..
  22. 4.5 Ngong Hills (329 reviews)
    - An Ideal Hiking Destination!
    Hiking Trails
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    Take in the fantastic views of the Great Rift Valley and Nairobi at a distance from the top of these lush green hills. A short drive from the city, the hills are home to a wide variety of wildlife. Activities include birdwatching, picnicking, hiking, and ziplining, and you’ll also find restaurants and accommodations. You can camp out on the hills, but be sure to pack appropriately to shield yourself from the area’s strong winds. Hire a private guide to make the most of your adventure. Note that the rainy months are usually April, May, and November. – Tripadvisor See more..
  23. 4.5 The Hub Karen (189 reviews)
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Shopping Malls
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    The Hub Karen Mall is a premier shopping mall located in the beautiful leafy suburbs of Karen Nairobi catering to unique experiences and aims to trigger three of our five senses – Taste, Color and Sound all while placing importance on Real Estate in The Service of the Community. The HUB Karen is all about experience – The Hub is an environment where you can spend the whole day with all your needs being under one roof; from fashion, to entertainment, to fine dining and beyond. The Hub hosts both local and international retailers all while supporting small businesses. The Hub Karen has been developed over two phases, the first phase being a 35,000sqm gross area (excluding parking), featuring a retail, offices, medical, wellness centre which opened on February 4th 2016; phase 2 will include more parking and a hotel/conference centre. A skilled and experienced management company, Broll Property Group Kenya Ltd has been appointed to manage the complex with the mandate to achieve international standards. See more..
  24. 4.5 Brown's Cheese Factory & Farm (150 reviews)
    - Absolutely delicious lunch, great wine and incredibly friendly and knowledgable staff!
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    If you love cheese, Brown's Cheese Tasting Room is for you. We offer a unique foodie experience, just west of Nairobi. Brown's has been making cheese in Kenya for over 30 years, and we now invite guests to come to our facility to see how cheese is made, sample several varieties, and enjoy a delicious lunch sourced entirely from our organic garden. A typical visit to Brown's starts with a welcome drink and snack, followed by a cheesemaking demonstration by your host. This is followed by a tour of our production facility, with the highlight visiting one of our cheese caves, and seeing thousands of cheese maturing using traditional methods. After the tour, we sit down for our cheese tasting. We know that traditionally the cheese course is served after the meal, but we're cheese people and believe it is best enjoyed with a blank palette and an empty stomach! We taste 8-10 of our handcrafted cheeses, along with homemade crackers, breads, chutneys, plus our carefully selected house wines. We finish with a seasonal light lunch, typically consisting of soups, salads, and flatbreads, followed by dessert and coffee. Kids will love exploring the garden and animals, and even milking a cow. Our tasting room is open Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays, but reservations are strictly required. Plan ahead, as Saturdays can be booked many weeks in advance. We look forward to introducing you to the wide variety of delicious cheeses crafted by Brown's. See more..
  25. 4.5 Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA) (132 reviews)
    - Hotel at Wilson airport
    Tuesday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Speciality Museums
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    Situated on Wilson Airport, Nairobi, the heart of all private and commercial light aircraft activities in the country, the Aero Club offers a friendly atmosphere where pilots, engineers and enthusiasts can get together, exchange ideas and relax in comfortable surroundings. See more..
  26. 4.5 The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (125 reviews)
    - Baby elephants will steal your heart
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    This is outstanding and not to be missed. Limited opening means you have to pre book make sure you do in plenty of advance. Take your tissues as it will bring a tear to your eye. We adopted one but they are not pushy at all. The guy talking about the welfare of the animals was amazing clear, easy to understand and welcome for questions. And following this we spotted them rescuing a elephant front the wild that had lost its mum. All round fantastic place. See more..
  27. 4.5 African Heritage House (107 reviews)
    - Tour of the World’s most photographed house
    Architectural Buildings
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    The African Heritage House overlooking the Nairobi National Park is described by the Architectural Digest as "an architecture arising from the sere Kenyan plain like an outcropping of earth, a vision of usefulness informed by the African genius for decoration" .Inside one journeys through a spectrum of African textiles, masks, art, artifacts, crafts, books and photographs. Designed by American Alan Donovan, co-founder of the African Heritage, Africa's first Pan African Gallery, the house is a combination of the mud architecture from across Africa. Tours cost a minimum of K. Sh. 3000.00 (about $40) for up to 5 persons and thereafter K. Sh. 500 for each additional person. See more..
  28. 4.5 Nairobi Gallery (82 reviews)
    - Murumbi gallery is really cool
    Art Galleries
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    Spent 4 hours at the gallery checking out the artefacts in the Murumbi gallery. The museum guide was quite helpful and informative. There are several rooms in this house that detail Murumbi's life. They have not put the stamps on show but there are many other artefacts that are original. The cloths from around Africa are really beautiful, the model of his living room and his collections are quite interesting. There is a collection of old original books, coins, beads and even tribal weapons. Very interesting gallery. See more..
  29. 4.5 Fairview Coffee Estate (49 reviews)
    - Pleasant few hours
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Farms
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    Great to get out of the busy city for some peace. Really lovely gardens and interesting to see the coffee trees. Our group was quite big and meant it was hard to hear all the info the guide was sharing. The coffee they prepare on-site to drink is not of the standard third-wave coffee drinkers would appreciate. See more..
  30. 4.5 Elephant Hill (38 reviews)
    - Elephant Hill. Abardare ranges HIKE 1ST EDITION
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    I was there in June 14 2021. This was the most challenging hike of my life. The mountain is for people who have positive mentality and can endure tough terrains. Most of colleagues made it to the summit although others were overwhelmed at despair point and the tail. Remember to wear gloves and warm cloths like hood as weather changes rapid and gets too cold while nearing the summit. Currently, we are having a second edition as a pre-hike for mt Kenya on 7th August 2021. Jaza tour buss twende aberdare. Kindly, join our team. we are only charging 1650 inclusive of tour guide, water, snacks, team building and park entrance fee. call 0703952195. See more..
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