LEARN ABOUT BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN NAIROBI KENYA, EAST AFRICA
Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Nairobi is also often used as a jumping-off point for safari trips elsewhere in Kenya.
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
“The World’s only Wildlife Capital”
A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the Nairobi National Park. Wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded.
Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.
- Animals include buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, baboon, zebra, wildebeest and cheetah—100 mammal species.
- 400 migratory and endemic bird species.
For corporate events, bush dinners, weddings, picnics, team building sessions, video and film production
What to take with you
- Drinking water, picnic items.
- Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a guidebook
The Giraffe Centre is located in Lang’ata, approximately 20 kilometres from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in order to protect the endangered giraffe, that is found only in the grasslands of East Africa. Wikipedia
The Giraffe Centre is the creation of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya), a Kenyan non-profit organisation. Our main purpose is to educate Kenyan school children and youth on their country’s wildlife and environment, as well as give local and international visitors an opportunity to come into close contact with the world’s tallest species, the giraffe.
KAREN BRIXEN MUSEUM
Karen Blixen Museum was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. Located 10km from the city centre, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title.
The Museum is open to the Public every day (9.30 am to 6pm) including weekends and public holidays. Visitors are encouraged to be at the Museum by 5.30. Guided tours are offered continuously. A museum shop offers handicrafts, posters and postcards, the Movie ‘Out of Africa’, books and other Kenyan souvenirs. The grounds may be rented for wedding receptions, corporate functions and other events.
THE MASAI MARKET
‘The Masai Market gives you the opportunity to buy authentic African art, hand- crafted beaded jewelry and clothing as souvenirs, gifts and even decorating material you could use for your home. At very affordable prices, you can purchase as many products as possible and at the same time promote local handicraft businesses. note due to COVID19 the market only opens on Sat and Sun. Monday: no market day; Tuesday: Kijabe Street near globe roundabout; Wednesday: Capital Centre on Mombasa Road near the airport; Thursday: Nakumatt Junction Shopping Mall on Ngong Road; Friday: Village Market in Gigiri; (the upper car park) Saturday and Sunday: The High Court parking lot in the city center; (behind the Hilton) Sunday: Yaya Centre in Hurlingham’.
NAIROBI SAFARI WALK
“The Closest you can get to the Wild”
With its raised wooden boardwalk that allows for uninterrupted views of the animals, the Nairobi Safari Walk is a show case for Kenya’s Parks and Reserves, allowing visitors to discover what they can expect to see across the country. Visitors can see a sample of the country’s rich animal life including the rare bongo, white rhino and albino zebra as well as big cats, antelopes and primates. It is also home to some 150 species of local trees.
- Three major ecosystems (wetlands, savannah and forestry);
- Variety of mammals, reptiles, insects and birds;
- The boardwalk;
- Children’s Museum.
Wildlife – Cheetah, Lion, Leopard, Pygmy hippo, Zebra, Columbus monkey, Bongo rhino.
- Wide variety of birds and insects.
THE ELEPHANT & RHINO SANTUARY
Founded in 1977 by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE, in memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust claims a rich and deeply rooted family history in wildlife and conservation.
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife and habitats.
Working across Kenya, our projects include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.
BOMAS OF KENYA
Bomas of Kenya was started by the Government of Kenya in 1971 as wholly owned subsidiary of the Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC) the Company was established to Preserve, Maintain and Promote the Rich Diverse cultural values of various ethnic groups of Kenya and to act as a tourist attraction centre thus Bomas of Kenya is expected to preserve the authenticity of the Kenya’s Cultural values and to portray them in the pure form.
With the current growing interest in cultural heritage, growth in cultural tourism has increased a positive worldview of the importance of cultural resources as a tool for creating economic development while preserving cultural resources. As the premier institution in cultural resources preservation and management, Bomas of Kenya is bound to play a bigger role in the development and promotion of cultural tourism in Kenya.
Experience the rich diversity of Kenyan traditional music and dance in our daily cultural performances. Our repertoire consists of over 50 dances from different ethnic communities. With live percussion, string and wind instruments, and diverse, authentic and energetic dancing, Bomas Harambee Dancers will take you on a journey through Kenya’s past and present.
Since 1971, when we first opened our doors to the public, Bomas of Kenya has proudly welcomed over 10 million visitors. Located in the south of Nairobi, Bomas of Kenya has an enviable MICE facility in a quiet and serene setting.
From finance professionals, construction experts, All African Games, international live music concerts to wedding parties, our halls have hosted a wide array of events and shows. And we are not stopping any time soon. Thank you for being our guests and for all the cherished memories.
The Utamaduni Restaurant of Bomas of Kenya is the first of its kind in Kenya! Come enjoy sumptuous meals that are as diverse as the traditional cultures of Kenya. Meals from rich culture of Kenya are offered here. Meals ranging from nyama choma, mukimo, muthokoi among other Kenya’s regions are all at your disposal at pocket friendly prices.
KENYA MUSEUM SOCIETY
The Museum aims to interpret Kenya’s rich heritage and offers a one stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure. In addition to the museum, visitors are treated to a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as botanical gardens that offer a serene environment.
The museum is open on all 356 days throughout the year from 0830hrs -17300hrs.Nairobi National Museum is located at the Museum Hill, approximately 10 minutes drive from the Nairobi city centre accessible both by public and private means. Built in 1929, this is the flagship museum for the National Museums of Kenya, housing celebrated collections of Kenya’s History, Nature, Culture and Contemporary Art.
In addition to offering visitor’s with Kenya’s rich heritage, the museum is also well known as a unique events venue, for the appreciation of Kenya’s heritage amidst workshops, cocktails, conferences and other functions. For more information visit.
- Art Gallery
- Temporary Exhibitions
- Botanical Gardens and Nature Trail
- Shopping and dining facilities