20 Fun Places To Visit In Nairobi

by | Dec 6, 2021

After a busy week, the ideal plan is always to unwind during the weekend. You could choose to stay indoors and have a slow day, but going out to have fun is a much better alternative. Not only is it relaxing, you also get to meet new people and enjoy your hobbies or some great food. Nairobi has many fun places to visit and fun activities to do. You can choose between group activities, couple ones, or hangouts for people looking to spend some time alone. They vary from games, indoor sports, restaurants, performances, galleries, and wildlife activities.

Jamia Mosque

This Nairobi landmark is an attraction site thanks to the intricate architectural designs of the mosque. It also contains a library and is a peaceful and tranquil place to be in.

Location: 32, Nairobi

Contacts: 020 2243500

Working hours: 24 hours

Google Rating: 4.7 stars, (3,201 reviews)

Hemingways Nairobi

Hemingways offers stunning views, with its plantation-style hotel. Guests can enjoy food at the restaurant or a swim in the pool.

Location: Hemingways Nairobi

Contacts: 0711 032000

Google Rating: 4.7 stars, (2,291  reviews)

The Wine Shop Wine Bar and Cafe

If you are a wine lover, The Wine Shop Wine Bar is just the place for you. With remarkable cheese platters and a variety of wines, you are sure to have a great experience.

Location: The Wine Shop Wine Bar & Café

Contacts: 0718 003302

Working Hours: 11 am to 9 pm daily

Google Rating: 4.6 stars, (213 reviews)

The Emakoko

Break out of your comfort zone by choosing a hotel in the wild, and enjoy a view of the Nairobi National Park from your balcony.

Location: The Emakoko

Contacts: 0724 156044

Google Rating: 4.6 stars, (109 reviews)

Malo Stables Horse Riding Tours and Competitive Breeding

One unique way to spend your weekend would be at the stables. At Malo, you can ride horses for fun, or as part of competition training.

Location: Mudodo Lane, Nairobi

Contacts: 0704 494464

Working Hours: 7:30 am to 5pm daily

Google Rating: 4.6 stars, (103 reviews)

Giraffe Manor

At the Giraffe Manor, you can enjoy great meals and beautiful views of giraffes in their natural habitat. The place is perfect for a weekend with loved ones.

Location: Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi

Contacts: 0725 675830

Google Rating: 4.5 stars, (796 reviews)

Nairobi Safari Walk

The Safari Walk is a boardwalk that is elevated over a safari park. Guests can view the Big Five.

Location: Karen, Langata

Contacts: 020 2379407

Working Hours: 8am to 5pm daily

Google Rating: 4.4 stars, (4,633 reviews)

Ngong Racecourse

At Ngong Racecourse, you can enjoy a host of outdoor activities, including concerts, events, and games like volleyball.

Location: Nairobi

Contacts: 0722 414598

Google Rating: 4.4 stars, (2,870 reviews)

Karen Blixen

Karen Blixen was a 1920’s farmhouse that has now been turned into a museum. Visitors can take in the beautiful landscape and the original furnishings.

Location: Karen Road, Nairobi

Contacts: 020 8002139

Working hours: 8:30 pm to 5 pm daily

Google Rating: 4.4 stars, (1,934 reviews)

Snake Park

The zoo features different snake species, crocodiles, and tortoises. It is a great place for children to visit and learn.

Location: Museum Hill Centre, Parklands/Highridge, Muthithi Rd, Nairobi

Contacts: 020 8164134

Working Hours: 8am to 8pm daily. Closes at noon on Saturday. Closed on Sundays

Google Rating: 4.4 stars, (929 reviews)

Kenya Railway Museum

At the Railway Museum, you can expect to view railway coaches, locomotives, and a railroad.

Location: Station Road, Nairobi

Contacts: 0709 907411

Working Hours: 8am to 8pm daily. Closes at noon on Saturday. Closed on Sundays

Google Rating: 4.4 stars, (801 reviews)

Nairobi Gallery

If you are an art lover within Nairobi, the gallery on Kenyatta Avenue should be on your list of places to visit. It showcases a beautiful collection from different artists.

Location: Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi

Contacts: 020 3742131

Working Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm daily.

Google Rating: 4.4 stars, (415 reviews)

Paintball Fury – Kenya

Paintballing is the perfect team building activity, encouraging friendly competition as well as sportsmanship. Carry along your group of friends and have a great weekend out.

Location: The Waterfront, Nairobi

Contacts: 0745 655250

Working Hours: 9am to 6pm daily. Closed on Sundays

Google Rating: 4.4 stars, (293 reviews)

The Grove Restaurant

The Grove Restaurant is popular for its rooftop location that allows guests to enjoy scenic views. The food is great, and they serve drinks as well.

Location: Corner of Riverside Drive & Riverside Grove

Contacts: 020 4071000

Google Rating: 4.4 stars, (244 reviews)

The Maasai Market

Visit the Maasai Market in Nairobi whenever you want to check out something hand-made. The market features beaded items, wooden house items, and paintings from Kenya.

Location: Slip Road, Nairobi

Contacts: 0787 542465

Working Hours: 8 am to 6 pm on weekends

Google Rating: 4.3 stars, (3,283 reviews)

Bomas of Kenya

The Bomas of Kenya is one of the country’s most important cultural centers. It houses a theatre for traditional performances, as well as tribal villages.

Location: Nairobi

Contacts: 020 2022426

Working Hours: 8am to 5pm daily. Closed on Sundays

Google Rating: 4.3 stars, (3,242 reviews)

Nairobi Animal Orphanage

If you love wildlife, spend a day at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage that houses and takes care of different wild animals.

Location: National Park, Karen, Langata Rd, Nairobi

Contacts: 020 2379407

Working Hours: 8 am to 5 pm daily

Google Rating: 4.3 stars, (2,723 reviews)

Milan

Milan is a great place to have drinks with friends after work, or even brunch on weekends. They have amazing music as well.

Location: Mirage Towers, Chiromo Road

Contacts: 0717 223344

Working Hours: 24 hours

Google Rating: 4.3 stars, (2,204  reviews)

GP Karting Limited

Driving on the GP Karting race track is an adventurous way to compete with your friends. It is also fun, and bound to give you an adrenaline rush.

Location: Carnivore road off Langata Road, Nairobi

Contacts: 0733 666333

Working Hours: 9 am to 6 pm daily. Closed on Mondays

Google Rating: 4.3 stars, (2,174 reviews)

K1 Klub House

Popular for its Sunday Flea Market, K1 is the ideal weekend spot. You can shop, eat, and dance all while enjoying the unique designs and decor of the place.

Location: Westlands, Nairobi

Contacts: 0717 969500

Google Rating: 4.3 stars, (1,996 reviews)

Summary

As illustrated above, the choices are endless. Whatever your budget or amount of participants, this list will have something for you to do. Pay attention to any existing age limits to a place or activity before you plan your trip. It would also be wise to know the costs in advance so that you prepare accordingly. Lastly, remember to try out new things every time you go out. For instance, if you are used to outdoor activities like hiking, try indoor games such as bowling. It will give you a new perspective as well as a refreshing experience.