I had a free day in Nairobi during a work trip, so I joined a tour to see some of the local highlights.
- Nairobi National Park: the most popular attraction of Nairobi, this huge park is located just outside the city, but you can spot lions, giraffes, rhinos, buffaloes and much more. It’s a great place to visit if you don’t have time to go on a safari (tickets for $43).
- David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: An orphanage for rhinos and elephants, where you can see them being fed (tickets for 500Ksh).
- Giraffe Park: A small but fun place where you can feed giraffes and see them up close (tickets for 1,000Ksh).
- Bonas of Kenya: A cultural centre with a show of local dance and music (tickets for 1,000Ksh).
I booked a group tour with this company. It was a good way of seeing most of the main sights in one day. The National Park is the definite highlight!
For dinner I went to Nyama Mama, a cool and popular restaurant serving modern Kenyan food. There are plenty of veggie options and the food is very delicious. Dinner for two including drinks and tip for 3,000Ksh.