Things to Do in Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya’s capital and largest city is historically robust, complemented by the vibrancy of her cultural charm. The name “Nairobi” comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyirobi, which translates to “the place of cool waters”.
Discover the City Under The Sun & Safari Capital of the World!
Named as one of Africa’s top 10 travel destinations, Kenya is your ideal holiday destination. Whether you’re looking for a serene ambience to recharge your mind, or looking to fulfil the urge to be spontaneous and explore, first time and returning travelers visiting Nairobi can enjoy true East African hospitality among creative and adventurous Nairobi holiday sights and scenes.
Deemed as a city that never seems to sleep, Nairobi has become one of Africa’s most interesting cosmopolitan cities to visit, with boundless energy that lures the most adventurous of travelers to its bustling heart. Nairobi boasts a one-of-a-kind feature being the only city in the world with a National Wildlife Conservancy bordering the capital.
Karen Blixen Museum
At the foot of the Ngong Hills only 10km out of the city, the Karen Blixen Museum is one of Nairobi’s top tourist attractions. Here stands the farmhouse of the renowned Danish author Karen Blixen, of the famed memoir Out of Africa. Today, you can tour the well-preserved colonial farmhouse that was located on a coffee plantation which Mrs. Blixen ran from 1917 to 1931.
Karura Forest Reserve
Karura Forest Reserve is an urban upscale forest located about 5km on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi. A household name to many city dwellers, the Karura Forest is ideal location to lay your hassles of the week, reboot your mind and recharge your spirit.
Attractions within this conservancy include cycling, running, picnicking, forest walks, forest drives, bird watching and butterfly watching. The Karura Forest Reserve offers a secure, safe and scenic environment for you and your family.
Voted as one of the greatest experiences for safari-goers in Kenya is the Maasai Market, a globally recognized rich collection of African Artefacts. The open-air markets are a great place to go shopping for truly memorable Kenyan trinkets.
The Maasai Market gives visitors the opportunity to purchase authentic African art such as, paintings, beaded jewellery, baskets, sculptures and clothing that can be used as souvenirs, gifts or even for decorating personal spaces. There is usually no specific location for this market however, the busy and popular Maasai Markets move around the city according to the day of the week.