Things to do

Giraffe Centre, Langata

Giraffe Centre, Langata

How wonderful! You have a few days to spare in Nairobi? There are plenty of things out there to see! So, take a look at our suggestions for day trips in and around Nairobi.

From historical or cultural tours around the city, game drives in the Nairobi National Park, feed giraffe by hand, souvenir shopping at a local market or playing at the water park. The multitude of activities available are sure to make you feel glad that you have seen a little more of Nairobi than just a cold “Tusker” beer in a hotel bar.

Nairobi is such a great city, we’re sure you’re going to love it. There are so many things to do in and around the city it’s hard to know where to begin. If you’re staying on the Karen side of town, there are several animal related activities.Try petting a baby elephant (you can even adopt one). Perhaps you’d like to feed a giraffe or see crocodiles being fed instead. Art buffs will love a trip to the Kitegela Hot Glass Centre, the Museum or one of the art galleries around the city. Alternatively there are plenty of retail therapy outlets, paintballing, go-karting or lazing by an outdoor pool in the sunshine.

Langata & Karen
  • David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage
  • Nairobi National Park
  • KWS Safari Walk
  • Karen Country and Golf Club
  • Giraffe Centre
  • Kazuri Bead shop
  • Afternoon Tea at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden
  • Karen Riding School
  • KWS Animal Orphanage
  • Dog Training Classes
  • Karen Blixen Museum
  • Ngong Racecourse – Jockey Club of Kenya
  • The Swedo House
  • Kazuri Beads and Pottery Centre
  • Heshima Childrens’ Center – Dignity Designs
  • Golf at Ngong Racecourse
  • Paintballing
  • Nairobi Polo Club
  • Studio Jaqi
  • Kitengela Hot Glass Studios and Show Room
  • The Elephant Orphanage
  • The Leo Collection (Art Gallery)
  • KSPCA (Pat-a-Pet)
  • Mamba Village
  • KWS Animal Orphanage
  • GP Karting
  • Dhahabu Wedding Planners
  • Horseback Safari

  • Paradise Lost
  • Brown’s Cheese Factory
  • Limuru Country Club
  • Sigona Golf Club

City Centre

  • Nairobi Gallery
  • Alliance Française (The French Cultural Institute)
  • Nairobi National Museum
  • The National Theatre
  • Nairobi Railway Museum
  • Train Journey (Nairobi to Mombasa)
  • Kenyan Museum Society
  • Sarakasi – Performance Arts Centre
  • Nairobi City Tours
  • The GoDown Arts Centre
  • Nairobi Arboretum
Mombasa Road and Lukenya
  • Lukenya Getaway
  • Ice-skating
  • Lukenya Motorcross & Quadbikes
Lavington & Kilimani
  • Kuona Trust – Centre for Visual Arts
  • Laser Tag Kenya
  • Kenya Horticultural Society
  • Arty Party at Nairobi Art Centre
  • Nairobi Music Society
  • Beezy Bees – Kids Art and Craft Centre
Gigiri, Village Market and Muthaiga
  • Karura Forest
  • Thika Sports Club
  • The Village Market
  • The Loft Art Gallery
Parklands and Westlands
  • Parkland’s Club
  • Thigiri Riding School
  • Kenya Buzz Kids
  • Phoenix Trading
  • Savanis Book Shop
  • The Centre Of Creativity