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Best things to do in Nairobi

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“ This is great for a day trip, start early (be in the park by 7am) and you might see 4 of Big 5!”
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“This is the closest mall. It has a supermarket, grocery store, coffee shops, bookstores, coffee shops, clothing stores, shoe stores, a uniform store, and lots of eating spots. Yaya Centre also has a swimming pool.”
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Sculpture Garden
“It has massive permanent collection that combines history, culture, and artwork. Nairobi National Museum is a must for travelers interested in Kenya’s rich heritage.”
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“go after David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage (leave there 10 mins early to beat the rush) and kiss a giraffe! ”
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“This is the only indigenious Forest in the city. Nature at your doorstep for quiet walks, morning jogs, bike riding or just coffee at their new restaurant!”
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“Welcome to Kenya’s most accessible yet incongruous safari experience. Set on the city’s southern outskirts, Nairobi National Park (at 117 sq km, one of Africa’s smallest) has abundant wildlife that can, in places, be viewed against a backdrop of city skyscrapers and planes - this is 15 minutes away from Robin Heights Bed and Breakfast. ”
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African Restaurant
“Love it or hate it, Carnivore serves up Kenya's most famous nyama choma (barbecued meat) – it's been an icon for tourists, expats and wealthier locals for over 25 years. At the entrance is a huge barbecue pit laden with real swords of beef, pork, lamb, chicken and farmed game meats such as crocodile and ostrich. It's a memorable night out.”
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Shopping Centre
“Try out the Art Cafe, KFC, Java, Meditarrano and Subway for all your food needs. Carrefour and Mr. Price home for your shopping needs and all . Right next to the mall is a Chicken Inn drive through too. Enjoy.”
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“Best out of the best new clubs in Westlands Nairobi is this quintessential gateway from the buzzing about of the city with a wonderful mixed cuisine and refreshment menu meant to excite all your five senses. Offering remarkable open air and indoor seating alternatives, a huge games bar where you can make up for lost time with all the most recent brandishing occasions, a restrictive VIP segment, charging mark mixed drinks, and exciting theme evenings, this club is definitely unparalleled.”
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“ Guests can feast on delectable bites and sip specialty crafted premium brews and cocktails”
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Shopping Centre
“Being a mix of local and global retailers, you will find everything you are looking for here; from restaurants, supermarkets, banks, and decathlon.”
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Shopping Centre
“Two Rivers Mall is especially the mall to visit because it has a Theme Park ”
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Shopping Centre
“This is one of Kenyas oldest malls and you can shop and eat and have meet-ups with friends and even buy souvenirs to take back home. They have supermarkets,movie theatres,restaurants,food court,Book stores, Jewellry shops etc”
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Beer Garden
“This joint is also located in Westlands, situated right next to Unga House. Albeit not having been in existence for a long time, The Alchemist is growing to become a favourite entertainment joint for a huge number of Nairobi residents attracting lots of revellers with every passing weekend. What makes this popular club tick is generally the atmosphere.”
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“Fun local bar, popular expat hang out, weekly live music and karaoke night. Great wood fired pizza!”
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Shopping Centre
“Very near, just across the road from Syo place. Various restaurants like Java, Urban Gourmet Burger..etc”
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