Nairobi is one of the most interesting cities in Africa and has some awesome places you can enjoy visiting whether you are a visitor or a resident. Here’s a list of some of the best places to visit.
1. National Museum
The Nairobi National Museum was founded in 1920, and established at its present location in 1929. Want to learn about the country’s history, it’s people, culture and art then this is aplace you can start with. 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.
2. Railway Museum
The Nairobi Railway Museum was established in 1971 to preserve and display the relics and records of the railways of East Africa and is located adjacent to Nairobi railway station.The museum’s collection of locomotives is increasing with the addition of some early diesel locomotives and, examples of passenger coaches
3. Karen Blixen
The Karen Blixen Museum, located 10 km outside of Nairobi, is the former African home of Danish author Karen Blixen, famous for her book Out of Africa which chronicles life at the estate.
4. Giraffe Center
The Giraffe Centre was started by Jock Leslie-Melville, the Kenyan grandson of a Scottish Earl, when he and his wife Betty captured a baby giraffe to start a programme of breeding giraffe in captivity at their home in Langata – home of the present centre. Since then the programme has had huge success, resulting in the introduction of several breeding pairs of Rothschild Giraffe into Kenyan national parks. It is located at Karen, approximately 5 kilometres from the centre of Nairobi.
5. Karura Forest
Karura Forest is an urban forest in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The forest was gazetted in 1932 and is managed by the Kenya Forest Service in conjunction with the Friends of Karura Forest. Features in the forest include a waterfall, bamboo forest, marshland, Mau Mau caves and an old church. The first trail, which is four kilometres long and connects Limuru Road with Old Kiambu Road was opened in May 2009.
6. Funcity Gardens
Located Along Eastern Bypass, Utawala, Funcity knows the importance of a family. They strive to create a perfect environment where families can have maximum fun together. From the rocking chairs and kiddie rides for toddlers to complex video game machines to thrill rides for older kids, teens and adults as well as a huge swimming pool for maximum workout.
7. David Sheldrick Trust Elephant Orphan Centre
Dame Daphne established the Trust in honour of her late husband David Sheldrick, the founding warden of the Tsavo National Parks, and a pioneer conservationist in Kenya. The orphanage caters for the welfare of orphaned Elephants and Rhinos who are raised in the sanctuary and eventually released back to the wild.
8. Blue Sky Tours in Diamond Plaza – indoor rock climbing
You don’t have to go out into the wild to enjoy some rock climb thanks to Blue Sky’s indoor rock climbing facility located in the Diamond plaza. Whether you’re a pro or an amatuer out to try something new there’s something for everyone.
9. Panari sky centre ice skating
You’ve seen it in movies and probably want to try it out. Panari sky centre offers you the opportunity to turn your dreams of ice skating into reality. An hour in the Ice Rink will cost about 500 for kids and 700 Kenya shillings for adults respectively and boots are provided on arrival.
10. Nairobi Arboretum
Nairobi Arboretum was established in 1907 by Mr. Batiscombe, then Deputy Conservator of Forests, to try out introduced forestry trees for Kenya.It is located along state house road in Kilimani. The Arboretum occupies 30 hectares and holds over 350 tree