The #NairobaeIGtour 2.0 happened this past Saturday. Turnup.Travel the brains behind the IG tours never disappointed! It was amazing how every #NairobaeIGtour, offers a unique perspective of the city in the sun;Nairobi which is significantly different from the previous one.
Here is another list, totally different from the one I did last year of the top things to do in Nairobi.
If you have a group of friends get in touch with Turn.Up Travel…They will curate something for you. Trust me, you will never see Nairobi with the same eyes.
1. Go for an early Morning game drive at the Nairobi National Park.
This is the only National Park within a city in the world. We were in luck to see a lion really up close. Other animals spotted were giraffes,impalas, zebra,buffalos, and different bird species. I can not even begin to say how majestic the sunrise was!
Given the nature of game drives, we struck gold with this one! Within an hour, we had seen almost everything there was to see.
2. Breakfast at Point Zero Coffee situated next to The Nairobi Gallery.
I had never been to both! I’ve made many plans to visit in the past but none of it has ever materialized.
Point zero coffee serves coffee from Kenyan farmers and serves freshly baked and tasty pastries. Apart from that it has space for small functions,meetings,and a work space for digital nomads.
The Nairobi Gallery is a historic building with art collections of the 2nd Vice President of Kenya;Joseph Murumbi and other collectors. It will cost you Ksh 150 to enter the gallery. Perfect place to get understand Kenya’s history.
Photos of the Nairobi Gallery.
3. Shop and buy in stores within the CBD that are not in malls.
It is only during the IG tours that one discover unique shops in town especially those that are not an obvious bet in the Nairobi CBD .It was such a pleasant surprise to discover how accessible these places were and how affordable there stuff was as well… Still eyeing the iPhone X though… ???.
4. Lunch at The Concord Hotel and Suites.
We were wowed by a warm Maasai Moran reception, who is seen every so often performing the Maasai jump to the amusement of the never ending arriving guests.
The cosy furniture,polished surfaces, sophisticated interior and large wall to wall windows was what the hotel was made of and more.
The hotel’s buffet menu had a variety of meats,veggies and carbs to choose from. Still impressed by the chicken soup;so rich and appealing to the taste buds.
The icing on the cake was the dessert corner. The pastry Chef; Sunil Nishad was my absolute favorite. When art meets passion and expertise,world class desserts happen! If you haven’t been The Concord Hotel,start heading there.
5. GP Karting in Langata, on Carnivore Road.
For lovers of speed and fans of F1, this is a perfect spot to get Adrenalin packed action. It will cost adults Ksh 1300 for a 10 min circuit and between ksh 900-1100 for kids. Perfect way to enjoy some free time. The however don’t open on Mondays.
6: Head to Four Points Sheraton situated at the JKIA.
Enjoy their craft beer,whisky,cocktails or any other drink and food of your choice as you enjoy the magical Sunset by the pool or inside the restaurant overlooking the airport as you get lost in the soothing music in the background. What stood out the most is the vibrant staff whose main agenda was to ensure we were having a great time!
As the sunset ushers in the evening, Nairobi comes to life. Revelers and party animals crawl from the hidings and flock night clubs to the brim! The Nairobi Nightlife is effervescent and can be a good way to pass time with friends.Some of the clubs visited during the Pub Crawl were to 1824 in Langata and The Alchemist in Westlands.
Well, now you know the top places to visit in Nairobi and who to contact.
Me I love Nairobi.