A 48 hour Nairobi Travel Itinerary
Did you know Nairobi is the only city in the world with a park inside. The Nairobi National Park. A view of the wildlife with a back drop of the Nairobi skyline is unmatched.
Fascinating facts about Nairobi.
Before we give you ideas on touring here are a few interesting facts. During the 1990’s, the crime was so bad in the city that it was actually nicknamed ‘Nairobbery’. A friendlier nickname the city has received is the ‘Green City in the Sun’ due to the stretches of dense forest and warm climate. Finally, Nairobi matatus are a sight to behold, outlandish art on their body show the artistic prowess possesed by the Kenyan youth. Tourist really love it. Have you come across ‘ Rugged Edge’ the color changing matatu? That’s a story for another day!
Good Morning Nairobi
The best way to start your Nairobi tour is by visiting the Nairobi National Park. Imagine having Breakfast in the wild, bird watching over 400 species and an opportunity to spot at least four of the five Big Five. Spectacular! The Emakoko is a boutique lodge uniquely positioned on the edge of the Nairobi National Park. It is located a short 45 minute drive from either of Nairobi’s airports (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport). The drive through the park itself, with its beautiful scenery and abundance of plains game is a spectacular way to start any safari.
Lunch at Tamambo Karen Blixen.
It is right about lunch time or slightly into the afternoon and we need a shift in venue right? How about lunch at the Tamambo Karen Blixen. It is located in a beautiful peaceful setting on Karen Road near the Karen Blixen Museum. Immediately after lunch you can go enjoy some Danish Culture dont forget to take pictures of the priceless historical artifacts.
Mid Day Treat
Visit the Kazuri beads where you will find beads for every occasion at a very affordable price.
Wine and dine at Ngong House. It is a luxury wildlife lodge located in the Karen suburbs 15 minutes from Wilson airport.the house consist of tree houses,log cabins and private homes. Dining at Ngong House is a delight. From fresh succulent Molo lamb to lake fish to seafood from the Indian Ocean, their meals are prepared and served accompanied by large varieties of fresh local vegetables. Their Kenyan chefs have been specially trained by several visiting chefs from Belgium.
We hope you enjoyed your 24 hour tour of the cities up town. Buckle up, we are heading downtown. Nairobi is known for its matatu culture. The graffiti on the vehicles are a sight to behold. As you head to the Railway Museum we suggest you ride on a matatu. The music, the art, we assure you it feels like a festival. However you need to be careful not to miss your stop.
Kibera Slum Tour
Kibera is Africa’s second largest slum in the world. It has been dubbed the friendliest slum in the world by a Kenyan – Dutch organization.
Meet a guide at your hotel in Nairobi for the trip to Kibera; the exact departure time varies, and will be determined after booking.
Upon arrival in Kibera, you’ll have 2 to 3 hours to walk around, as the guide shares stories about life in the sprawling slum, and about the challenges facing Kibera residents. Stop into an orphanage and school that was built by Mama Tunza, a beloved local activist.
Continue to a bead factory to see how residents re-use bones from the butcher shop to create unique beads, and enter a typical Kibera house to learn about daily life in the slum. Make a final stop at Kibera’s BioGas center for views across the area, then finish the tour with return transfer to your hotel
A Historical Vibe
In less that 3KM from the Railway Museum, You will be treated to a wealth of knowledge of the countries history. At the Kenya National Archives, documentation of the Countries rich history is found. You can not miss this monumental building. Everybody who is a first timer to Nairobi or a native, prefers meeting here for reasons that are still left unknown.
200 meters across from the Kenya National Archives, is one of the 5-star hotels located right at the heart of the CBD (Central Business District). Whether you are seeking an indoor or outdoor dining experience, the three restaurants, two distinct bars, and charming Hollywood-themed café offer innovative cuisine and friendly service.
Discover a serene outdoor restaurant within the city center at our pool garden restaurant, offering grilled specialties, a selection of alcoholic, soft, and hot drinks, and a relaxing ambiance poolside.
Guests keen on quick bites and takeaway service can grab oven-baked muffins with Kenyan coffee/tea or freshly squeezed juices at the Café American.
Before our last activity, relax in well-equipped modern spa and health club with amenities to soothe the mind, body and soul and maintain fitness. The spa features therapies that pamper and rejuvenate. From body scrubs to reflexology, treatments include aromatherapy, exfoliation, massage and hot stones to leave you free of tension, yet invigorated.
Nothing compares to the Nairobi nightlife. Nairobians love to party and neither should you be left out. Depending on your budget, you can enjoy this experience. If you prefer an up beat posh nightlife, Kiza Lounge is for you, nonetheless you have an option of Skylux Lounge, B-Club, Tribeka, you are spoilt for choices. Photos of Nairobi at Night, are breath taking.
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