Whether you are living in this city or just visiting, Nairobi remains to be one of the most interesting cities in Africa. The city is filled with so many fun places that you can enjoy visiting.
These places include museums, art centers, forests, hills, animal orphanages, amazing restaurants and many more.
Below is a list of 10 Fun Places to Visit in Nairobi
- Nairobi national park
Nairobi National Park is a unique ecosystem by being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city. The park is located only 7 km from Nairobi city center. Major wildlife attractions are the Black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. It’s an awesome place to spend your weekends and also houses other attractions include the Ivory burning site Monument, Nairobi Safari Walk, the Orphanage and the walking trails at hippo pools.
- Ice Skating at Panari sky center
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.
- National Museum
The Nairobi National Museum was founded in 1920 and established at its present location in 1929. Want to learn about the country’s history, it’s people, culture and art then this is a place you can start with. The Museum aims to interpret Kenya’s rich heritage and offers a one-stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure. It is open on all 356 days throughout the year from 0830hrs -17300hrs.
- Karura Forest
Karura Forest is an urban forest in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The forest was gazetted in 1932 and is managed by the Kenya Forest Service in conjunction with the Friends of Karura Forest. Features in the forest include a waterfall, bamboo forest, marshland, Mau Mau caves and an old church. The first trail, which is four kilometers long and connects Limuru Road with Old Kiambu Road was opened in May 2009.
- 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. Whether you’re a pro or an amateur out to try something new there’s something for everyone.
- Ngong Hills
The Ngong Hills is about 22km southwest of the city, makes it a very popular weekend destination for visitors. The hike up Ngong Hills starts from Ngong town at the northern foot of the hills 1961m above sea level and traverses the whole range to the southern end at Kona Baridi. This takes about 4 to 5 hours to complete, depending on fitness levels.
- Gp Karting
If you love speed and racing then step away from the console and get yourself to GP karting in Langata. The venue is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 9 am and 6 pm.
- David Sheldrick Trust Elephant Orphan Centre
Dame Daphne established the Trust in honor of her late husband David Sheldrick, the founding warden of the Tsavo National Parks, and a pioneer conservationist in Kenya. The orphanage caters to the welfare of orphaned Elephants and Rhinos who are raised in the sanctuary and eventually released back to the wild.
- Mamba Village
Nairobi Mamba Village is a sanctuary for crocodiles located 12 km south of Nairobi City. The farm also houses Ostrich and is a popular destination for tourists and students. The best time to visit is during crocodiles feeding time. You will be thrilled at how high giant crocs can jump to grab thrown pieces of meat oblivious of the other gaping giant crocodiles.
- Maasai Ostrich Farm
The Maasai Ostrich Farm is located about 45 km south of Nairobi. You will not only enjoy a taste of Ostrich meat but you will also get a chance to ride on Ostrich.
- Giraffe Center
The Giraffe Centre was started by Jock Leslie-Melville, the Kenyan grandson of a Scottish Earl, when he and his wife Betty captured a baby giraffe to start a program of breeding giraffe in captivity at their home in Langata – home of the present center. Since then the program has had huge success, resulting in the introduction of several breeding pairs of Rothschild Giraffe into Kenyan national parks. It is located at Karen, approximately 5 kilometers from the center of Nairobi.