15+ Places to Visit in Nairobi

Are you looking for fun ideas? This article will reveal the best places to visit in Nairobi. Well, Nairobi is known for a lot of things, and it’s always a fantastic city to visit.

These are the best places to visit in Nairobi

  1. Nairobi Safari Walk
  2. Paradise Lost
  3. Village Market
  4. Splash Water World
  5. Panari Sky Centre
  6. Gp Karting
  7. Bomas of Kenya
  8. Nairobi National Park
  9. The Hub Karen
  10. Two Rivers Mall

See also: Picnic sites in Nairobi

So let’s talk about the things you can do in these places:

1. Go for Nairobi Safari Walk

Nairobi Safari Walk

Taking a walking adventure in Nairobi Safari Walk is an exciting activity. It’s a great way to experience African wildlife and nature on foot.

It allows you to establish a relationship with nature and wildlife and even share their paths and space.

2. Get lost in Paradise at Paradise Lost 🙂

If you love life, the best fun place to visit is Paradise Lost. It is a beautiful retreat located close to Kiambu Town, which is about 10 km from Nairobi. The paradise is a maze of caves, and it features a stunning waterfall.

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If you keep a watchful eye, you will see lots of beautiful birds, ostriches and indulge yourself in several entertaining activities such as horse-riding, boating, camping and many more.

3. Shop at the Village market

Village market

Village Market is a regular fixture for everyone. The market is an extensive shopping centre and leisure facility, and it captures the impressive western lifestyle mixed with African conventions.

The market boasts more than 150 shops which include restaurants and bars, cafes, a 12-lane bowling alley, nine hi-tide waterslides, Nu-Metro Cinema hall, Maasai Market, and other entertainment facilities.

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It is a great place to relax and have fun with families and friends. The village market is located in Gigiri along Limuru road.

4. Experience Splash Water World

Splash Water World

Splash Water World is Nairobi’s wettest water park with water slides and swimming pools. Splash Water World is the number one stop for fun in Nairobi, and it is a children’s paradise.

If you ever get tired of the splashing, you can try the camel and horse rides, beach volleyball and other entertainment options.

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There are a restaurant and bar where you can relax and chill while you get something to eat. This adventurous facility is located next to carnivore off Langata road.

5. Go Ice skating at Panari Sky Center

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Located along Mombasa road, Panari Sky Centre is a fun place to be, and it is a gleaming shopping centre and hotel that houses the only skating rink in Nairobi.

Related: The Nairobi National Museum 2019 Tour Guide.

There are several stores and entertainment facilities at the centre.

It is a fantastic place to spend time with your friends and family. You could go shopping or skating here.

6. Lover of Speed? Try Gp Karting


If you are a lover of F1 sports, then you will love Gp Karting. There is nothing as fun as Motorsports. It’s entertaining.

There are a wide variety of thrill-seeking activities to indulge in at the venue. There’s also a restaurant and bar where you can wine and dine after racing.

Take your friends and family and visit one of the most exciting entertainment places in Nairobi.

7. Is Nairobi African? Visit Bomas of Kenya

Bomas of Kenya is a cultural hotspot, where you get to see the fascinating range of cultures in Kenya. Located about 10km from the city centre, Bomas of Kenya showcases diverse parts of Kenyan cultures in music, dances and acrobatic shows.

Visit the Bomas of Kenya and enjoy a memorable day out with your friends and family.

8. Join the Wild at Nairobi National Park

Thinking of cool places to visit in Nairobi, this should be the first. You don’t need to leave Nairobi for a safari adventure.

The city has it all. Nairobi National Park offers wildlife experience to both locals and visitors. It is home to many animal species such as Elephants, Lion, Rhinos and many others.

A park is a place where you can get an opportunity to see animals in their natural African surroundings. Nairobi is the only capital city in the world that has a National Park in it… How cool is that!!!

Other Places to Visit in Nairobi

Still, need more? Here are the other places you can visit in Nairobi.

9. Animal Orphanage

It will cost you only 250 shillings to walk around the orphanage located in Lang’ata – some 10 kilometres from the City Centre. The orphanage is open daily from 8 am to 6 pm.

10. The National Museum

The museum offers discounted joint tickets that include admission to the Snake Park going at 300 shillings for adults and 150 shillings for children. The museum also has a night tour package.

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11. Karura Forest

It has a track stretching 12 kilometres. Ideal place for running, hiring or renting a bike for a ride. Entrance fee 100 shillings per adult and 50 shillings per child. Bike hire goes for only 500 shillings.

12. Nairobi Arboretum

The entrance fee to this adventurous place is 50 shillings only. It is as a right place for a picnics, outdoor events like photography. It occupies 30.4 hectares and is situated 3 kilometres from the city centre.


13. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

This trust is an orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation programme located along Magadi Road. One will only need 500 shillings to gain admission and entry for children is free.

Dame Daphne established the Trust in honour of her late husband David Sheldrick, the founding warden of the Tsavo National Parks, and a pioneer conservationist in Kenya.

14. Mamba Village

It is located about 13 kilometres from the city centre.

The breeding pens are home to an expected number of 70 Nile crocodiles and four Maasai Ostriches. Ticket price goes for 200 shillings only.


15. Rolfs Place

It is a 25-minute drive from the city centre on the eastern side of the Nairobi National Park.

It gives a view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya and the Ngong Hills all from one point

16. Maasai Ostrich Farm

Activities here include swimming, ostrich riding and farm tours.

Ostrich rides are 500 shillings per person. For meat lovers, they can as well get a kilogram of Ostrich meat at 5000, and an egg at 3500 shillings.

17. Blue Sky Tours in Diamond Plaza – indoor rock climbing

You don’t have to go out into the wild to enjoy some rock climb thanks to Blue Sky’s indoor rock climbing facility located in the Diamond Plaza.

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Brian is a founding writer at Urban Kenyans. His work is focused on how to improve the digital literacy of Kenyans online. He has been able to do so with his mastery of Kenya and the English Language.

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