Top 10+ Things to do in Nairobi (2019 Update)

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There are several Things to do in Nairobi Kenya, You just need to know where to look and be at the right place at the right time. There is a lot to see and experience but not many of us would consider the city as worth exploring.

Keep reading to learn about the best places to visit in Nairobi. Nairobi is one of the unique destinations in the world.

Many people have traveled from far to come and experience the beauty of the city and its remarkable history.

If you are keen on wandering in Nairobi, here is a list of things to do and places to visit within or in the outskirts of the city.

Top 10 Things to do in Nairobi

1. Animal Orphanage

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

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2. 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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3. Karura Forest

It has a track stretching 12 kilometers. 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.

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4. Nairobi Arboretum

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

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5. 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.

 

6. Things to do in Nairobi – A visit to Mamba Village

It is located about 13 kilometers from the city center.

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

 

7. Rolfs Place

It is a 25-minute drive from the city center 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

8. Paradise Lost

The most popular attraction at Paradise Lost Kiambu Road is a labyrinth of caves eroded by the waters of the nearby Gichi River, with their entrance screened by a spectacular waterfall.

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It is located close to Kiambu Town, which is about 10 kilometers from Nairobi.

Entry tickets are 300 shillings per person and 250 shillings per child. Campers are charged 600 shillings per person per day with a tent provided by the establishment.

 

9. Things to do in Nairobi – 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.

10. Bomas of Kenya

This is a cultural hot-spot, where you get to see the range of cultures in Kenya.

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Bomas of Kenya is located about 10 kilometers from the City Centre. Ticket prices are adults are 1000 shillings and children 500 shillings.

11. 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.

12. Panari sky center – ice skating

You’ve seen it in movies and probably want to try it out. Panari Sky Center offers you the opportunity to turn your dreams of ice skating into reality.

An hour in the Ice Rink will cost about 500 for kids and 700 Kenya shillings for adults respectively and boots are provided on arrival.

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13. Things to do in Nairobi – Village market

The Village Market is located in the Gigiri and is one of Kenya’s largest shopping, recreation, and entertainment complex housing over 150 stores outlets.

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There are several outlets that specialize in African artifacts and other Kenyan crafts.

Moreover, every Friday, the shopping center hosts the Maasai Market a cultural bazaar that brings together around 400 artisans and craftsmen who specialize in an array of ethnic relics.

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