Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city.
Kibera is a division of Nairobi Area, Kenya, and neighbourhood of the city of Nairobi, 6.6 kilometres from the city centre. Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi, and the largest urban slum in Africa.Learn more
Uhuru Park is a 12.9 hectare recreational park adjacent to the central business district of Nairobi, Kenya. It was opened to the general public by the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta on 23 May 1969.View on Google Maps Book this experience
This is a full day comprehensive tour of the most important sites around Nairobi. You will start with the giraffe center, then head to the elephant orphanage before heading to the Nairobi National Park. This is a PRIVATE tour in a customized safari car with a pop up roof for easier game viewing and photography. The guide are very experienced and will also tell you more about Nairobi and Kenya in General. Nairobi National Park is home to the endangered rhino species while giraffe center we see the endangered Rothchild ( white socks) Girrafes and the conservation efforts.Book this experience
Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city.Learn more
9 km away
Korogocho is one of the largest slum neighbourhoods of Nairobi, Kenya. Home to 150,000 to 200,000 people pressed into 1.5 square kilometres, northeast of the city centre, Korogocho was founded as a shanty town on the then outskirts of the city.Learn more
This full-day tour is an excellent way to begin or end your East Africa safari. It is also a perfect way of spending a day off work in case you are in a business trip or just visiting and have free time would like to get the highlights of the city attractions in a day. Search out wildlife at Nairobi National Park, The ONE and only national park within a city in the world , See the fascinating city skyline from the National park while enjoying your early morning game drive . Located a few kilometers in the outskirts of Nairobi. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant of your choice or do some shopping in the nearby curio shops and visit the Giraffe Center for a close up look at the endangered Rothschild giraffe.then conclude the tour by Stopping at the Karen Blixen Museum for Historical moment.Book this experience
11 km away
Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya that was established in 1946 about 7 km south of Nairobi. It is fenced on three sides, whereas the open southern boundary open allows migrating wildlife to move between the park and the adjacent Kitengela plains.Learn more Book this experience
13 km away
The Giraffe Centre is located in Lang'ata, approximately 20 kilometres from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in order to protect the vulnerable giraffe, that is found only in the grasslands of East Africa.View on Google Maps Book this experience
Just a short drive from the heart of Nairobi, this 6 hour private tour takes you to Kiambethu Farm at Limuru, which provides a tranquil insight into life on a settler farm. Situated at 7,200 ft, Kiambethu was bought and farmed by AB McDonell in 1910. He was the first person to grow, make and sell tea commercially in Kenya - now one of Kenya’s biggest exports, which now you will have a chance to taste. Five generations have lived on the farm and it is currently run by his granddaughter Fiona Vernon.Book this experience
13 km away
The Giraffe Centre is located in Lang'ata, approximately 20 kilometres from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in order to protect the endangered giraffe, that is found only in the grasslands of East Africa.Learn more Book this experience
24 km away
The Ngong Hills are peaks in a ridge along the Great Rift Valley, located southwest near Nairobi, in southern Kenya. The word "Ngong" is an Anglicization of a Maasai phrase "enkong'u emuny" meaning rhinoceros spring, and this name derives from a spring located near Ngong Town.Learn more Book this experience
Ride a bike and hike through Hell’s Gate National Park on a full-day, private tour from Nairobi to the wildlife reserve and Lake Naivasha that includes entrance fees, bikes, and round trip-transport from Nairobi. This customizable tour offers the rare chance to see wildlife outside of a safari vehicle while exploring a scenic part of the Great Rift Valley.Book this experience
29 km away
30 km away
36 km away
Ngong is a town near the Ngong Hills along the Great Rift Valley within Kajiado County, located in the southwest of Nairobi, in southern Kenya.Learn more
Discover the best tours and activities around Nairobi, Kenya and book your travel experience today with our booking partners
16 pictures of Nairobi from Sam Power, Peter Usher, Zac Wolff and other travelers
Travel to Nairobi if you like:🐾 Wildlife 🏖️ Surfing 🌲 Forest 🗼 Landmark 🛣️ Off-roading
The legacy of the many colonizations is abundantly felt in the local food. Kenyans use many different spices.
There is of course a wide variety of seafood and many dishes in sauce such as Kuku wakupaka, chicken cooked in coconut milk.
Kenyans often accompany their dishes with ugali, a kind of crushed corn porridge. Unfortunately, this dish does not have any particular flavor.
There is also very good Indian cuisine. Food lovers will be delighted to try the mandaazis (fritters) or the sambusas. It is quite rare to leave the table still hungry!
Kenyan handicrafts are very varied. There are an incredible number of figurines carved in wood.
They represent all the animals of the savannah. There are also beautiful Masai masks.
Discover the best hotels around Nairobi, Kenya and book your stay today with our booking partner booking.com
Click on the pictures to learn more about the places and to get directions
Discover more travel spots to explore around Nairobi🐾 Wildlife spots 🏰 Temple spots 🌲 Plain spots 🗼 Landmark spots 🌲 Forest spots Beam bridge spots 🏞️ Reservoir spots 🛣️ Off-roading spots 🏄 Surfing spots 🌊 Ocean spots 🌆 Skyline spots
Explore popular touristic places around Nairobi