Top Places to Visit In Nairobi Kenya
1. Nairobi National park
Nairobi is one of the cities that can boast a fully fledged animal park that is home to the Big 5 of the African wildlife. The park is also home to the biggest black rhino population.
Tourists or locals visiting the area can take advantage of the unique natural picnic spots around the Nairobi national park.
2. Nairobi national museum
The Nairobi National Museum boasts a collection of cultural artifacts dated back to the earliest prehistoric era. Here you can find a pre historic discovery such as skeletal of Homo habilis found by the renowned archaeologist’s the Leakey’s. The Nairobi museum also houses an extensive collection of native bird that would amuse any bird lover.
The museum is located only 10minutes from the capital, Nairobi making it an ideal place to visit while in Nairobi.
Also to note when visiting the Nairobi National Museum is the snake park, which features a wide range of snakes, tortoise and crocodiles in glass, and open-air enclosures.
3. Giraffe centre
Located 40 minutes from the city centre, The Giraffe centre is home to over 300 giraffes that were saved and relocated to this park and enable them to continue their generation.
The park was founded in 1979 by the late the family of Jock Leslie-Melville, a Kenyan citizen of British descent.
The Giraffe centre is a world recognized Nature education centre, educating locals and tourists every year.
4. Karura forest
The Karura forest is an urban forest in Nairobi. If you are looking to go for a hike, walk, run or bike the Karura has over 50km of trail for visitors to use for these activities.
For bird watcher, the Karura forest has over200 species and other animals including genets, civets, honey badgers, bush babies, porcupines, Syke’s monkeys, hares, fruit bats, various reptiles and butterflies among many others.
5. Bomas of Kenya
To learn about the culture of Kenya, Bomas is the place to be.
The Bomas of Kenya was established in 1971 to preserve, promote and maintain the rich and diverse cultural values of various tribal groups of Kenya.
6. African Heritage House Exhibition
The African heritage house is a design by Alan Donovan.
Here you will find art, books, jewellery and fabric that tell the story of Africa.
7. Karen Blixen Museum
The Karen Blixen museum is an eye opening that tells the story of the colonial era in Kenya.
The museum is in fact the house in which Karen Blixen; a Danish author lived in between 1917-1931.
A notable public figure who has visited this museum is the Prince of Wales.