Nairobi is an exciting jungle of towering high rises, green inner-city parks and a wild cluster of bars and clubs. You’ll find classic African safari experiences in Kenya’s capital city, along with museums, mosques and notable buildings pertaining to the country’s rich history and culture.
Things to do in Nairobi
Nairobi National Park is one of the best and most-accessible places in Africa to embark on an enthralling safari. Take a guided journey through one of the world’s only city-based national parks to witness black rhinos, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, zebras and other unique African wildlife. Get up close to the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe at Giraffe Centre, where you can hand-feed these fascinating creatures.
If you prefer to hang around the city, get your game on at Ace Palms Casino, Cameo Casino or Sky City Casino, all of which have dining and drinking venues, along with table games and slot machines. You’ll find authentic dining experiences around town, from Ethiopian cuisine at Mesob to an array of ethnic and international fare at Village Market’s food court.
Need a break from the city? You don’t need to go far to find a tranquil reprieve in Uhuru Park, which features an abundance of grassy areas surrounding a central lake. You can also admire national monuments, watch skateboarders on weekends and stroll along the scenic walking paths.
Are you a nature lover? Nairobi is an excellent holiday destination with its Nairobi Animal Orphanage, where you can interact with saved native animals. If you like to stay active, traverse the five-kilometre Oloolua Nature Trail and keep your eyes peeled for the cave and waterfall.
Getting around Nairobi
Walking is usually your best option for travelling around Nairobi’s city centre, which is quite compact. If you need to travel further, catch one of the local buses, called “matatu”, organise a tour from your hotel or hire a car.