Nairobi Attractions And Sights

These top Nairobi attractions and sights consist of animal attractions, museums, cultural centers, and art galleries among others.

This makes Nairobi the Safari capital of the world  giving you a lot to do and see while on your visit.

Top Animal Attractions In Nairobi

The Nairobi National Park is one of the main attractions. It is the only national park in the world teeming with wildlife and birds and located within a city.

The Giraffe Centre Nairobi is a sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild Giraffe.

This tourist attraction gives you an opportunity to meet, feed, and interact with this beautiful animal.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust brings you face to face with baby African elephants and Rhino orphans.

This happens at the Daphne Sheldrick elephant sanctuary.

This is where they are hand reared until they are big and strong enough to be relocated to Tsavo East National Park and eventually rehabilitated into the wild.

Nairobi Safari Walk and Animal Orphanage introduce you to Kenya’s wildlife and safari.

The Safari Walk is a boardwalk winding through savannah forest and wetland areas, providing an overhead view of the many holding pens, designed in such a way that animals appear to be in the wild.

This educational facility is located at the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) headquarters.

Museums, Cultural Centers, And More

The Nairobi National Museum is the ultimate centre for Kenya’s rich heritage. Situated within the same grounds is the Snake Park. Together they make for a thrilling visit.

Karen Blixen Museum is where ‘Out Of Africa’ comes alive. This was home to the Danish author Karen Blixen whose acclaimed book Out of Africa was made into a film starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford and bears the same title.

The Bomas of Kenya is a cultural center showcasing Kenya and Africa culture throughout the year.

Boma is a Swahili word denoting homestead, hence bomas since they are many creating a village representing various Kenya tribes and their cultures.

Here, you interact with different tribes and their way of life, artifacts, food, and cultural dances.

Nairobi Railway Museum takes you back in time. It gets you inside Kenya's development history as it unfolds. 

This begins over 100 years ago as the lunatic line is constructed. A visit to the Museum is a journey through time.

Nairobi City Market and the Maasai Market are great for African artifacts.

Other Nairobi Attractions Include

  • Kenya National Archives
  • The African Heritage House
  • Mamba Village
  • Alliance Francaise de Nairobi
  • Shift Eye Art Gallery
  • Kazuri Beads Factory
  • Uhuru Gardens
  • The Nairobi Gallery
  • One Off Arts Gallery
  • Kuona Trust Art Centre
  • The GoDown Arts Centre
  • Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).
  • Kitengela Glass Foundry

Kenyan And African Cuisines In Nairobi

Look out for the tasty Kenyan cuisine while sightseeing in Nairobi.

There are several top restaurants to choose from.

Carnivore Restaurant is one of them and it prides itself as the beast of the feast.

It serves traditional Kenyan cuisine, mainly barbecued meat, with plenty of vegetarian dishes available.

You can also treat yourself to fabulous African and international cuisines in one of the world class restaurants and coffee houses located in the city.

Kenya coffee at the Nairobi JavahouseCappucino and black forest at the Nairobi Javahouse along Kimathi Street

Nairobi Nightlife

Another aspect of the Nairobi attractions is the nightlife. Make sure to spare some time to explore the lively Nairobi nightlife as part of your stay here. From delicious dinners to interesting live music and discos, Nairobi promises to entertain you to the fullest.

A Nairobi City Tour can include many of the sights and things to do, even when you have a few hours or days to spare in the city. Consult your travel agent or tour guide to enjoy the top Nairobi attractions.

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