Best Things To Do in Nairobi Kenya

#1 in Best Places to Visit in Kenya – Things to do in Nairobi is dominated by a range of wildlife activities in the National Parks in and around the city. Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya know to be among the most vibrant cosmopolitan cities in East Africa. As someone planning a trip to Nairobi you should also know of the many attractions surrounding the city. For this reason travellers from around the world find they have to take a flight to go to the Masai Mara reserve or the many beaches in and around. There are some of the most exquisite attractions in the capital city of Kenya. Being nicknamed the African Safari capital of the world, Nairobi offers plenty of things to do. The city provides you with ample opportunities to get close with nature.

Best Things to do in Nairobi - Nairobi National Park

Wildlife and National Parks in Nairobi

Nairobi National Park – Kenya’s first national park

Rhino Nairobi National Park - Kenya’s first national park

Rhino Nairobi National Park – Kenya’s first national park


Nairobi Park is an exciting place to visit, which boasts of a varied range of wildlife. It covers around 28,900 acres. You dont have to go far into the wild reserves of Masai Mara (though it does have the charm of the real wild experience) to see wild and aggressive in the forest – lions, wild buffaloes  rhinos, leopards, wild dogs, the African elephant are all residents of Nairobi National Park. Filled with Acacia bushes, the park offers a pleasant environment. It is home to various shrub and tree species, including Olea Africana, Calodendrum, Cypress and Themeda. Tickets are not cheap. Its $50 for just an entry fee, additional costs for safari rides and camping overnight in the wild. If you are on a tight schedule picnic is an good alternative. The animal orphanage at the Park offers an opportunity to get close with a variety of animals.

Wildlife Camping site in Kenya

Our campsites are found in: Mwea National Park, Hell’s Gate National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Mt. Elgon National Park, Mt. Kenya National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Amboseli National Park, Aberdare National Park, Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, Sibiloi National Park, Kora National Park, Shimba Hills National Reserve, Chyulu Hills National Park, Meru National Park and Ruma National Park amongst others.

Nairobi Tourist Attractions

Nairobi National Museum

Best Things to do in Nairobi - Visit Bomas of kenya

Best Things to do in Nairobi – Visit Bomas of kenya

Located just 10 minutes drive away from Nairobi city, the national museum gives a glimpse of Kenya’s history, art, culture and nature. It boasts of art gallery, botanical gardens, exhibitions, nature trail and dining facilities. The museum houses some of the most celebrated collections relating to the history, art and culture of Kenya and East Africa. It is also a home to a massive statue of a dinosaur. You can also shop for handmade local jewellery and African artifacts in shops inside the museum.  The recently refurbished Snake Park in the premises is another major attraction. The museum is open throughout the year.

Bomas of Kenya

Bomas of Kenya is one of the main attractions. It is a tourist village that showcases traditional villages of various Kenyan tribes. It is the melting pot of Kenya’s rich culture. You can see the traditional songs and dances performed by talented local artists here. Visit Bomas of Kenya for more information.

Other Things to do in Nairobi

Apart from the above mentioned, Nairobi offers tourists a chance to enjoy its myriad other tourist attractions that include Langata Giraffe Center, Railway Museum, Twin Peaks, Nairobi crafts and markets and much more. 

Do not miss out the delicious African and other cuisine here. If you enjoy non-vegetarian food, do not miss eating out at Kenya’s best nyoma choma restaurant called Carnivore.

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