The must 28 places to visit in Nairobi

If you love traveling or are an adventure junkie then Nairobi is truly a dream destination you would love to explore.

Popularly known as the city in the sun Nairobi and it’s outskirts has some of the best places to visit in Kenya.

As long you have saved a little and are ready to have fun you will never miss to make memorable life time memories in Nairobi. looks at the best places to visit in Nairobi, Kenya and no matter your budget you will live to tell a story.

a) Malls

Nairobi and it’s outskirts is currently the home to some to the biggest malls in East and Central Africa that you would definitely love to visit.

1. Two Rivers Mall

The Two rivers mall is #Twogoodtobetrue as it offers both shopping, multiple food joints and entertainment outlets to choose from.

One interesting entertainment places for you and your loved ones or the family at large is Magic Planet.

You can also go to the Amusement Park by Funscapes East Africa at the Riverfront where there is the Ferris Wheel where a ride costs only Ksh500 and so many more games to choose from.

There is also the Aqua Park where you can enjoy a flume ride.

The mall also hold events such as Mr and Miss World Kenya, Colour Festival such as Colour Mania and the cars motor show known as Nairobi Sunset GT and so much more which ate attended by thousands.

2. The Hub Karen

The Hub Karen at the heart if Karen boasts of multiple food joints to choose from, a beauty nature park and an amusement park full of games to choose from.

The mall also hold various events and motor shows with brand new cars for sale from various brands in the country.

3. Garden City Mall

Garden City prides itself for being near Thika Road super highway and it’s wide range of food outlets,shopping outlets such as Shoprite Kenya ,IMAX theatre experience and a water park.

The Garden City is home to Century Cinemax the largest and best IMAX Cinema in Kenya.
Kids can also enjoy themselves at the malls water park.
The mall holds events such as the Churchill Show.

4.Thika Road Mall

The mall boasts of shopping outlets, recreational facilities such as 7D Movie theatre and fun escapades.

5. Waterfront Karen

The waterfront Karen is the latest mall entrant in Kenya.

The waterfront is beautiful and has ample free parking space for its visitors.
The Waterfront has a one of its kind Aqua water park on a man-made lake in a mall where people can play water games.
The mall has restaurants, kids games and shopping outlets to choose from.

6. Sarit Centre and Westgate Mall

The two malls are located both in Westlands and metres close by.

The malls boast of multiple food joints and shopping outlets.

The Sarit Centre will soon be a home to Century Cinemax. The Westgate Mall also has the Westgate Cinema where you can watch your latest favourite movies.
The Westgate also holds motor auto shows for those who love cars.

7. Other popular Malls one can visit in the city are the Village Market on Limuru Road, the Junction on Ngong Road, Next Gen on Mombasa Road, ABC Place Westlands, Galleria Shopping Mall and Capital Centre on Mombasa Road among others.

The village Market has the Village Bowl where you can get to enjoy bowling with your friends from 500bob.

The malls have multiple food joints to choose from, movie theatres and recreational facilities.

b) Parks and recreational facilities.

8. Nairobi National Park, Nairobi Safari Walk and the Nairobi Animal Orphanage.

Nairobi prides itself in being one of the few cities in the world with a national park right in the city, the Nairobi National Park.

Nairobi Safari Walk is one of the most popular places to visit in Nairobi where you get to walk as you see wild animals in enclosed cages and you are free to take photos as well. Entrance is about 250 Bob per person.
Located along Langata to Karen road, the Safari Walk is an ideal place to visit during the weekends if you looking to let loose and enjoy nature’s finest.
If you can after visiting, you can adopt an animal at the Nairobi Orphanage.

9. David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Located along Magadi Road on your way to Ongata Rongai, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is on your left just before before the Multimedia University main gate. Feeding is done between 11 am to 12 pm with an entry charge of 500 Bob.

10. Giraffe Centre Nairobi

View this post on Instagram

Today, Eddie and Kelly turned up PG18 style.

A post shared by Giraffe Centre (@giraffecentre_) on

The Giraffe Centre is located at the heart of Karen just after the Karen School of Law route before getting to Cooperative University.
At the centre you get to feed giraffes and take photos with them at affordable rates from about Ksh250 to Ksh400 bob per person.

11.Mamba Village Nairobi

Enjoy watching crocodiles being fed and tearing flesh and get to carry a baby if you are confident enough.
Mamba village Nairobi is located at Karen. You can also enjoy boat riding and horse riding at Mamba village and they also sell crocodile meat for anyone willing to taste and eat crocodile meat.

12. Maasai Ostrich Farm, Kitengela.

Get to feed ostriches ,take a ride on one and if you can afford enjoy ostrich meat at the Kitengela Maasai Ostrich Farm.
Riding an ostrich prices range from about Ksh800.

13. Bomas of Kenya

View this post on Instagram

Bomas of Kenya

A post shared by Nikki Manon – Canadian Girl! (@nikkiinnairobi) on

If you want to celebrate and learn about the history ,ethnic and cultural heritage of Kenyan tribes and communities the Bomas of Kenya along Langata to Karen road is the place to be.
View this post on Instagram

Bomas of Kenya

A post shared by Sharize Odongo (@sharize_odongo) on

You can also get to enjoy watching traditional dances at the Bomas of Kenya.

14. The Forest, Kereita Kiambu

If you love outdoor adventure look no further “The Forest” at Kereita Kiambu has twin zip lining day and night for as long as you want with prices from offers of 900 to 2000 per person, mountain cycling, archery, paint balling , foot golf, horse riding, hiking, camping, tree planting and you can get to eat at their restaurant.

There is so much to choose from at “The Forest”. The choice lies on you on your visit there.

15. Rolfs Place, Kitengela Glass Art and Maasai Lodge in Ongata Rongai

Rolf’s place is famous for this bridge which it takes guts to cross over for those afraid of heights.
For those looking for a weekend get away Rolf’s Place has food ,accommodation, swimming pool and you can now get to play paint ball with your friends.
Kitengela Glass Art is a wonderland of art,animals and nature.

16. Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen holds the history of Karen.

17. Nairobi National Museum and Snake Park Nairobi

The Nairobi National Museum located on Museum Hill on your way to Wetlands was built in 1929 and houses collections of Kenya’s history, nature, culture and art.
Located at the Nairobi National Museum is Nairobi Snake Park with various species of snakes.

18. Nairobi Railway Museum

Located near the CBD the Railway Museum started in 1971 near Railways Station in Nairobi is the only Railway museum in East and Central Africa. It is ideal for photo shoot and video shoots.

19. Kompass Ngong Hills

Located at Ngong Hills, Kompass offers Zip Lining, archery, cycling, paintball and an open bar and restaurant as you enjoy the views of Nairobi.
Enjoy the affordable rates at Kompass Ngong Hills.

20. Karura Forest

Enjoy fresh breaths of air at Karura Forest along Kiambu road and you can get to play games, run, walk or cycle at the forest by hiring bikes.
Bikes are hired at Ksh500 for two hours and adult park entry is about Ksh150 for adults.
View this post on Instagram

The Green City In The Sun

A post shared by Mucheru (@eugenemucheru) on

21. Nairobi Aboretum

Arboretum located along State House road is an ideal place to take nature photos for the photogenic folk, jog, team building and so much more at affordable rates.

22. Paradise Lost

Enjoy the serenity you appreciate mother nature at its finest , visit the Mbai caves the old stone age caves, waterfall and the island. Feel free to play archery, hold parties ,fish and camp at Paradise Lost located on Kiambu Road.

23. Stedmak Gardens, Karen

Kenya’s one of its kind floating restaurant with tented camps which offers unique dining, heated pool, animal park,amusement park and accommodation.
Enjoy swimming at the heated swimming pool.
Kids can enjoy themselves at the Kids amusement park.
View this post on Instagram

Big Five family @stedmakanimalpark

A post shared by Stedmak Hotel (@stedmakgardenshotel) on

Watch the big five including snakes at the Snake Park and Animal Park at Stedmak gardens.

24. Oloolua Nature Trail

The Oloolua Nature Trail is located at Karen Road Nairobi. It has a cave, picnic site, campsite and a waterfall.
Get to make amazing photos of the waterfall like this one at Oloolua Nature Trail. Adult charges are Ksh200 to enter.

25. Luna Park Shark Palace.

This is an amusement park with lots of fun games and activities to choose from.
Located opposite Karura Forest gate C just after DCI Luna Park offers kids and adult fun games from bumper car rides,big wheel ride,bungy trampoline and lots of food. Unlimited rides go for Ksh2000

26. Gp Karting at Carnivore, Langata.

View this post on Instagram

Zooming into the weekend ??

A post shared by gpkarting (@gpkartingke) on

Located off Langata Road GP Karting offers karting, and paintball. Open all days except Mondays from 9am to 6pm GP Karting rates start are 5 – 8 Years Ksh900, 9 – 12 Years Ksh1000,13 – 16 Years Ksh1100, 17years -Adults Ksh1300.
View this post on Instagram

It isn't too cold on the track…

A post shared by gpkarting (@gpkartingke) on

27. Ice skating at Panari

Enjoy one of its kind in Kenya ice skating at the Panari Hotel Nairobi. The rates are Ksh800 bob for person’s over 15 years and 600 bob for kids below 15 years.
You can also enjoy watching movies at Anga Sky Cinema 2nd floor Panari that is just opposite to the Ice Skating.

28. Rock climbing at Diamond Plaza, Parklands, Nairobi

If you love challenging tasks this is the place to go and test yourself if you can get to the top.
Day pass to climb is Ksh1000 without shoes and KSh1400 with rental shoes.

Which place in Nairobi are you planning to visit next?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *