15 Unique Things to Do in Nairobi
It’s pretty tough deciding what to do during your visit to Nairobi, below is a few suggestions of 15 Unique Things to Do in Nairobi.
Visit the Nairobi National Park: Nairobi National Park is one of the best and most accessible National Park in Kenya. It is located approximately 7 kilometers south of the center of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. It has an electric fence that separates the park’s wildlife from the metropolis.
2. Maasai Market
Visit the Maasai Market: The Maasai Market is an open-air market where you can find curios, paintings, and other hand made Kenyan souvenirs. This is one of the best places for tourists to visit during their stay in Kenya.
3. Nairobi National Museum
Visit the Nairobi National Museum: This is where you will have an opportunity to sample Kenya’s rich heritage. You will also be treated to a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as botanical gardens that offer a serene environment.
4. Nairobi Mamba Village
Visit the Mamba Village: Nairobi Mamba village is located about 13 kilometers from the busy Nairobi Central Business district. Nairobi Mamba Village is located in the leafy Karen Suburbs. It is famous for its Crocodile Farm with an estimate of 70 Nile crocodiles.
5. Elephant Orphanage
Visit the Sheldrick Wildlife Elephant Orphanage: The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which operates the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world.
6. Panari sky center – Ice Skating
Ice Skating at Panari sky center: The Solar Ice Rink at Panari is the only one of its kind in East and Central Africa. The rink can accommodate 200 skaters at any time and is open seven days a week from 11.00 am until 10.00pm.
7. Nairobi Safari Walk
Visit the Nairobi Safari Walk: Nairobi Safari Walk raised a wooden boardwalk that allows visitors to experience uninterrupted views of the animals. Nairobi Safari Walk is a show case for Kenya’s Parks and Reserves where visitors can see a sample of the country’s rich animal life. It is also home to some 150 species of local trees.
8. Giraffe Center
Visit the Giraffe Center: Have an opportunity to feed the Giraffes at the Giraffe Center which is located approximately 20 kilometers from Nairobi Central Business District. Giraffe Center was established in order to protect the endangered giraffe, which is found only in the grasslands of East Africa.
9. K.I.C.C Helipad
Visit the K.I.C.C Helipad: This is the best place for you to have the panoramic views of Nairobi and watch the beautiful sunsets with the city skyline. This is also one of the best spots to take some beautiful pictures of the Nairobi skyline from above.
10. Bomas of Kenya
Visit the Bomas of Kenya: Bomas of Kenya is a tourist village in Nairobi which displays traditional villages belonging to the several Kenyan tribes. It is also home to one of the largest auditoriums in Africa.
11. Ngong Hills
Visit the Ngong Hills: The Ngong Hills is series of peaks in the ridges along the Great Rift Valley, located southwest near Nairobi. The Ngong hills area is popular for Hiking, Picnics, Camping, Team building, and even Weddings.
12. Karura Forest
Visit the Karura Forest: Karura Forest is an urban forest in Nairobi, Kenya. This forest is home to some 200 species of bird as well as Harvey’s Duiker, bushbucks, bush pigs, genets, civets, honey badgers, bush babies, porcupines, Syke’s monkeys, bush squirrels, hares, fruit bats, and various reptiles and butterflies. Karura Forest has over 50 km of trails for visitors to walk, run or ride a bike.
13. Nairobi Snake Park
Visit the Nairobi Snake Park: Nairobi Snake Park is one of the Major attractions located adjacent to the Nairobi National Museum and is extremely popular with visitors. It offers rescue and rehabilitation services for reptiles and disseminates information on aquarium fishes and reptiles.
14. Nairobi Animal Orphanage
Visit the Nairobi Animal Orphanage: The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located in the Nairobi National Park and serves as a treatment and rehabilitation center for wild animals. The Orphanage hosts a number of wild animals and various birds which include parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes, and ostriches.
15. Karen Blixen Museum
Visit the Karen Blixen Museum: The Karen Blixen Museum, located 10 km outside of Nairobi, Kenya, “at the foot of the Ngong Hills”. It is the former African home of Danish author Karen Blixen.
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