9 Things to Do in Nairobi for that Exotic Holiday

Taking a vacation once in a while, especially in today’s hectic life, not only great for your physical health but also for your mental health.

Nairobi makes one amazing destination to visit if you’re looking for a break. It is also known as the “Green City in the Sun” owing to the city’s warm climate and foliage.

Here are 9 Things to do in Nairobi to make sure you get the best out of your Kenyan visit:

 

  1. Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park was the first national park in Kenya and is the best place for trekking, setting up a picnic and going on a jungle safari. You can spot four out of Big Five African animals including buffalos, lions, black rhinos and leopards.

 

  1. Masai Market

Kenya is famous for its handcraft jewellery made from ceramic beads, hand-painted pots and other crafts. You can buy all souvenirs from here. The unique feature about this market is that it moves from place to place in the city on different days of the week.

 

  1. Museums

Next on the list is to explore the glorious culture and history of Kenya at the Nairobi National Museum. It is located on Kipande Rd, and opens at 8:30 am. So, enjoy the morning tea at the cafe while listening to birds chirping and surround yourself with the beautiful art and rich culture of Kenya.

 

  1. Matatus

Matatus are privately owned minibuses decorated in mind blowing colors with portraits of famous people or sayings. Exploring the city in this travelling art piece is a great way to add joy to your trip.

 

  1. Karura Forest

If you are an early bird, you can visit Karura Forest. It opens at 6 am. The stunning waterfalls, scared caves, and the lush green forest will surely make your day.  The forest is home to 200 species of birds, and other animals. It has 50 km of nature trails for walking or riding a bike.

 

  1. Langata Giraffe Centre

In 1983 Langata Giraffe Center was established to protect the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. It is mainly opened to teach kids about the endangered species. Have fun with your kids here while they enjoy feeding the giraffes.

 

  1. Head over to the Nairobi Elephant Orphanage

Spot cute and adorable baby elephants at this well-maintained orphanage that serves as a rehabilitation for injured and abandoned baby elephants.

 

  1. Jambo Kenya Deluxe

After all the adventure, you can enjoy a trip in the luxurious and stylish train of Kenya. The scenic views with delicious food and grand hospitality will make your day.

 

  1. Nairobi Java House

No matter where you go, eating delicious local food is a must. After a long, tiring and adventurous trip, re-energize your body with delicious local food. The coffee here will relieve all your fatigue and the tempting snacks will give you a sugar boost.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Nairobi and have fun exploring the beautiful city! Don’t forget to check out these 8 Things to Know Before you Visit Masai Mara while you’re in Kenya!