Things to do in Kenya
Nairobi National Park
The city of Nairobi boasts it’s very own national game park where lion, giraffe, buffalo, etc roam free! It is located just moments away from the city centre and is one of the best Nairobi attractions. Don’t miss a safari at Nairobi National Park!
Nairobi Safari Walk
Nairobi Safari Walk, funded by the Kenya Wildlife Service is a great way to learn about the animals of Kenya and to view the various natural environments Kenya has to offer. It is located at the headquarters of Nairobi National Park.
Nairobi Animal Orphanage
The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is a shelter of abandoned or injured wild animals. The Nairobi animal orphanage offers visitor a chance to see wildlife up close and personal and even pet a cheetah!
Visit an Elephant at Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Orphaned baby elephants and rhinos are cared for and offered a chance to survive at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. The rolypoly baby elephants are fed with monster baby bottles and run around the compound gingerly.
Open: 11am-12pm daily, 500 KES donation or more
Stand as Tall as a Giraffe at Nairobi Giraffe Centre
Nairobi Giraffe Centre, you can see these magically cumbersome animals up close and personal. Feed lanky giraffes from a platform and even touch a giraffe tongue! A popular activity in Nairobi, Kenya! Langata Rd Nairobi 00509, Kenya, Tel: +254 20 891658
Nairobi Butterfly Centre
The Nairobi Butterfly Centre is a sanctuary for beautiful butterflies from around Africa. Seeing thousands of butterflies is a great Nairobi attraction! Note: At the time of writing this, the butterfly centre is closed for renovation, check to see if it is open!
Nairobi Snake Park
Not only can you see black mambas and puff adders at Nairobi Snake Park, there are also lizards, birds, crocodiles, turtles and fish! The Nairobi snake park was recently renovated and if you enjoy snakes or reptiles, this Nairobi attraction can’t be missed! Located at the Nairobi National Museum compound, Museum Hill, Nairobi, Kenya.
Nairobi Mamba Village
Nairobi Mamba Village is a giant resort park, including activities, a hotel, restaurants, opportunities for relaxing in gardens and a crocodile farm! It’s a great place to escape the city and enjoy Nairobi’s beautiful green scenery and fresh air! The Nairobi Mamba Village Lang’ata North Road.
Ride an Ostrich and Eat It at the Masai Ostrich Farm
Masai Ostrich Resort is located on the outskirts of Nairobi in a town called Kitengela. For 200 KSH, adults can ride around on an awkward ostrich with spotters.
Water Park Splash
Splash is Nairobi’s largest water theme park, full of entertaining water slides and shallow pools. On those hot days in Nairobi, Splash is a great place to cool off for the entire family! It is located out by the Carnivore restaurant.
Nairobi Mountain Biking
You can either rent a bike of go on a specific Nairobi bike tour, but either way, Nairobi has great weather for outdoor activities!
McMillan Memorial Library
Built in 1931, McMillan Memorial Library is the oldest library in Nairobi and houses a great selection of books and classic literature.
Banda Street (Next to Jamia Mosque)
Railway Museum – Home of the Lunatic Express
At Nairobi’s railway museum, learn about the history of the East African Railways. Located next to the Nairobi Railway Station in downtown Nairobi.
Nairobi National Museum
The Nairobi National Museum is a great museum exhibiting displays from tribal Kenya, early human findings, and the flora and fauna from all over Kenya. Located at Museum Hill, P.O. BOX 40658 Nairobi Kenya 00100. Open: 9:30am am to 6:00 pm, Monday – Sunday (including Public Holidays), Adults-800/-, Below 16 years- 400/
Kenya National Archives
The Kenya National Archives is a museum in downtown Nairobi displaying traditional culture, antique artifacts, and Kenyan historical information. Within the museum is the former throne of Jomo Kenyatta and an interesting collection of African weapons. Located on Moi Ave. in downtown Nairobi, close to Ambassador Hotel
Karen Blixen Museum
Located on the outskirts of Nairobi in a suburb known as Karen, the Karen Blixen house became famous because of the owner who authored the book “Out of Africa” under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen. The book was subsequently made into a movie. The Karen Blixen House is now a Kenya National Museum site.
The original Kenya parliament building is characterized by its clock steeple in downtown Nairobi. An interesting attraction to visit in Nairobi. It is located in the City Centre of Nairobi on Parliament Rd.
The mausoleum of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president is adjacent to the Kenya Parliament building.
August Memorial Park
In remembrance of the US Embassy bombing that took place on the 7th of August, 1998, the August Memorial Park in downtown Nairobi was built. It is a small, quiet park in the midst of the downtown Nairobi hustle and bustle. Located at the corner of Moi Ave. and Haile Selassie Ave.
Bomas of Kenya
The Bomas of Kenya is village exhibition showing cultures and traditional tribal practices of the tribes that make up Kenya. The aim of the centre is to preserve, maintain, and educate people about Kenya’s diverse range of tribes.
Located in Langata area of Nairobi, check the latest rates on their website or give them a call Tel: 891391, 891801/2, 890793/5/8
Riuki Cultural Centre
The Riuki Culture Centre offers an opportunity to learn more about Kenya’s largest Kikuyu and other people of Kenya through the demonstration of traditions, customs and a homestead.
Kiambethu Tea Farm
Kiambethu Tea Farm is located just outside of Nairobi in the town of Limuru. A tour of the Kiambethu Tea Farm provides an opportunity to see the process of growing tea as well as a delicious meal in the tea garden!
Windsor Golf and Country Club
Even if you aren’t into playing golf, the prestigious British Windsor Golf and Country club offers beautiful views of lush lawns and a wonderful place to relax and drink afternoon tea!
Volunteer with Orphaned Children
New Life Home is an orphanage home for kids who have been abandoned or have nowhere to go. It is an encouraging place to be yourself, hang out with kids who are in need, and offer a little love to the kids.
Hilton Hotel Nairobi
The Nairobi Hilton Hotel is a giant complex in central downtown Nairobi, Kenya. The hotel itself offers sort of a central meeting grounds and a great place to start walking around downtown Nairobi.
Dedan Kimathi was a Mau Kenyan leader who fought against the rule of the colonial power of Britain. A statue in remembrance of Kimathi stands in Nairobi, Kenya, adjacent to the Nairobi Hilton hotel.
Stanley Hotel Nairobi
The Stanley Hotel Nairobi is a 5 star hotel with a lot of history in downtown Nairobi. Built in 1902, the Stanley has hosted Ewart Grogan, Ernest Hemingway and Edward Prince of Wales.
Dandora Football Club
In one of poorest and most dangerous neighbourhoods in Nairobi, youth find hope through the sport of football. Dandora Youth Football Club offers a soccer academy and a safe and healthy environment. Dandora is dangerous, but improvements are being made.
Tourist Attraction web addresses:
Kenya Wildlife Service (All National Parks and Reserves)
Nairobi National Park
Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Nairobi National Museum
Bomas of Kenya