It’s Festive Season!!!! Are you in Nairobi or around? You got a travel plan this December? If no, then worry not. I got you.
For those of us who stay around Nairobi, I’m gonna give you a list of places you can visit during this season, especially if you working on a tight purse string.
Nairobi is not all about the hype of an expensive lifestyle, there are amazing places you can spend time, have fun and reconnect with nature at a low budget.
Now, I’m gonna do this as a two episodes sequel. First episode is of places entirely within Nairobi and the second edition will include some that are not in Nairobi but still easily accessible and equally (or more) attractive.
Nairobi National Park.
You’ve all heard about the only national park within the CBD in the world. Well, it’s just here, and what a site! Now, I’m guessing you worried about the idea of an expensive game drive, getting ‘lost’ in there (haha) and all other stuff you have at the back of your mind. Worry not! All that is just nothing.
You have walking alternatives here. You can opt for the Safari Walk or take the Animal Orphanage. Both will give you an equally great time. And guess what? You can combine both the Animal Orphanage at less than 500 bob (well, that is if you Kenyan. Residents and non-residents rates will differ).
Within the National Park you also have an option of visiting the David Shedrick Wildlife Trust, which is simply an orphanage for elephants. The entry rate here is Kshs 500 and it’s open from 11am-12pm when it’s ‘break time’ for the ellies.
Here you’ll get to enjoy the rich wildlife and the exquisite nature!
Nairobi National Museum.
Apparently, not so many people know about the museum(s) in Nairobi, even the born and bred. Talk to most Nairobians and you’ll hear stories of how they went to the museum when they were toddlers on a school trip (they are about 40 years old now, haha). Take a visit to the musem and reconnect with your history and also get to understand the rich diversity the country can offer from culture, wildlife, history, archaeology, art e.t.c.
If you fancy a moment with the best animals on the planet you will definitely buy a combined ticket and get into the Nairobi Snake Park. This will only cost you Kshs 300 and I can bet you’ll definitely have a fantastic time.
You ever thought of kissing a giraffe? I know we say “don’t kiss and tell” but I’m gonna let you in on this one. It’s the best GIGANTIC kiss you’ll ever get. Trust me on this. It,s just a few minutes drive from the CBD and accessible by public transport. And guess what? You’ll pay Kshs 250 ONLY. Where else will you get such a good deal? Nowhere, even on BLACK FRIDAY!!
Bomas of Kenya.
Another super amazing place to visit if you wanna get to experience cultural dances. You’ll be awestruck by how good traditional dances can get and if you wanna get down on the stage and shake what you been blessed with then this is your place.
Just Kshs 200 and you in for a dance. Just off Lang’ata road on the Galleria Shopping Mall round about.
The Croc Land in Nairobi. This is also on Lang’ata road. It’s an amazing place where you can get to watch crocodiles being fed, visit the ostriches, take a horse ride and even go on a boat ride ‘around Africa.’ If you also looking for an event venue, you will be sorted here. The meals here are also amazing. You just need to have about 5 bucks and you sorted.
If you wanna take a good fulfilling nature walk then this is the place to be. This is a fantastic forest with a waterfall and caves to compliment your walk. The Nobel Prize winner the late Martha Karua fought a good fight to keep the forest from destruction and her efforts ensures we can enjoy a good sighting. The bird songs will make you forget about your phone.
KICC and Memorial Park.
We’ve taken walks around the CBD and Nairobi in general during our normal daily hustles. How many have seen the view of the whole of the CBD from an aerial angle? That is one view that will leave you breathless.
It just costs 200 to get to the helipad where you’ll be free to utilize yor phone’s camera and storage by taking amazing photos.
While still in the CBD, you can also take time to visit the Memorial Park which is just opposite the Railways bust station. Here you’ll get to watch a short film on how the 1998 Bomb Blast went down at the former US Embassy building. This will only cost you less than 200 bob for the film and entry into the park.
Nairobi Railway Museum.
Now this is the final place in this episode. Get to understand how the railway system in Nairobi came to b. This is just next to the Railways Bus Station. The old locomotives are all here and you have a room that details all the history in writing.
The lead up to the entrance is well decorated by very amazing art work and you can get first hand view on the paintings as the youth do their work on site. You are also welcome to purchase if you love amazing art.
Only 200 bob and you in.
Do you still have a reason not to travel around Nairobi? If you need help in planning and getting there and any other logistical details feel free to hit me up on 0752 295 775.
See you on the next episode!!!!