Things to do in Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Things To Do

Kenya has been the most visited country in East Africa as of 2023, followed by Uganda. If you are a tourist or someone looking for new places to relax and unwind, Nairobi is a must-visit destination whether you are a safari enthusiast or just looking for something different. With its diverse tourist destinations and attractions, there are several prominent sites that you should not miss seeing in Kenya as they offer insight into the ancient, recent, and current events of the country and what it may look like in the future. While on a Kenya Wildlife Safari, These are the top things not to miss in Nairobi City

Nairobi National Park

One of the top attractions is Nairobi National Park, which is located just outside the city center. This unique wildlife reserve allows visitors to see a wide range of animals against the backdrop of Nairobi’s skyline. You can spot lions, giraffes, rhinos, and more, making it an ideal destination for those with limited time in Kenya who still want to enjoy an adventurous wildlife tour without venturing deep into larger national parks.

Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, where, lions, rhinos and other animals roam just miles from downtown
Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya.

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

A must-see attraction is David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which serves as an orphanage for baby elephants and rhinos rescued from the wild. Visitors have the opportunity to get up close with these adorable creatures while learning about conservation efforts. The trust offers a life-saving site for elephants and rhinos that have been orphaned due to various incidents in the wild.

The Giraffe Centre is a popular conservation center dedicated to Rothschild giraffes on the endangered species list. It offers visitors a chance to feed and interact with these majestic animals while also preparing them for a trip to other national parks in Kenya.

Karen Blixen Museum

If you’re interested in history and literature, then Karen Blixen Museum should be on your list of places to visit. The former home of Danish author Karen Blixen (best known for her book “Out of Africa”) has now been turned into a museum showcasing her life and works.

Bomas of Kenya

This is a cultural center that offers traditional music performances and insights into various Kenyan tribes’ rich cultural heritage. It’s also home to Africa’s largest auditorium showcasing replications of traditional homesteads from 24 ethnic groups across Kenya.

Bomas of Kenya

The Nairobi Railway Museum

For railway enthusiasts, Nairobi Railway Museum displays an impressive collection of vintage locomotives and railway artifacts offering a glimpse into Kenya’s railway history. It’s one-of-a-kind in East and Central Africa showcasing all types of locomotives used back in the days from hand push trains to steam and diesel engines.

Maasai Market

This is another popular attraction where visitors can buy Kenyan handicrafts directly from local artisans ranging from jewelry to souvenirs at reasonable prices while experiencing African culture firsthand.

The Nairobi National Museum

The Museum exhibits Kenya’s diverse cultural heritage including art, fossils, archaeological artifacts representing contemporary art &nature themes besides history &culture.

The Village Market

 The Village Market in Gigiri where You can literally buy anything you need from designer clothes to Kenyan souvenirs and there are tons of restaurants and cafes for when you get tired of shopping.

The Karura Forest

The Karura Forest offers walking trails amidst beautiful scenery including picnic spots &waterfalls providing peace away from city hustle-bustle while spotting over 250 bird species alongside bush pigs &porcupines amongst others besides reptiles &butterflies.

In conclusion, Nairobi offers tourists numerous attractions unique compared to other cities worldwide; hence if time-restricted or looking forward towards experiencing something different within your budget limits – visit Nairobi!