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Things to do in Nairobi

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Here you are guaranteed to enjoy viewing wildlife in the only national park within a city in the world.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Indoor mall with stores for clothing, cosmetics & electronics, plus a supermarket & a food court.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Nairobi National Museum, is the ideal place to learn more about Kenya’s history and culture. It has a good range of cultural, geological and natural exhibits. It also hosts an excellent Gallery of contemporary East African Art. Open daily from 8:00am to 5:30pm. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Zoo
“Feed the girrafes. Get to experience the girrafe's tongue on your palm as you feed it. You can also just stand/sit back and watch the magestic animals.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“it is a great place to hang out and there are much fun activities and over 45 restaurants found inside the mall it also has a park where kids have different types of activities and games to play .”
  • 55 locals recommend
Park
“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!”
  • 75 locals recommend
Park
“Located about 5 miles away from the City. Here one can see wildlife such as Lions, Cheetahs, Rhinos, all within sight of the city skyline. The Park is unique by being the only protected area in the world with wildlife in the City. Open daily from 6:00am to 6:00pm”
  • 62 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“There are varieties of international shops in the mall, several restaurants, coffee joints, movie theater, Pharmacies and supermarket”
  • 49 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“Is an awesome joint to experience a variety of nyama choma...'roasted meat'.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Brewery
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“For beer lovers, they have the best craft beers . The atmosphere is relaxed and they even have a build your own burger initiative. They also have plenty of good wine ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Brew Bistro offers a nice selection of delicious beer from Big Five Brewery. They also have a variety of delicious food available and good deals every day of the week. We recommend going during happy hour to take advantage of the two for one pitcher deals. The rooftop location offers beautiful views of the city and an interesting venue when the place becomes a club later in the night. The club is a popular destination for both expats and locals. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Great shopping, with a flea market on Fridays. Lots of restaurants, bars and great for people watching.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Several Restaurants to include Indian, Italian, Seafood and a Steak House. Most have a take away option.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The mall has everything you need, from Carrefour supermarket to eatery like news café. A one stop shop”
  • 30 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“The Alchemist provides the canvas on which Nairobi's leading event organizers paint their creative visions.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“For home shopping, fast food eateries including KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway, JAVA, Artcaffe,”
  • 35 locals recommend

Top restaurants

African Restaurant
“Is an awesome joint to experience a variety of nyama choma...'roasted meat'.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Brewery
“For beer lovers, they have the best craft beers . The atmosphere is relaxed and they even have a build your own burger initiative. They also have plenty of good wine ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Brewery
“Brew Bistro offers a nice selection of delicious beer from Big Five Brewery. They also have a variety of delicious food available and good deals every day of the week. We recommend going during happy hour to take advantage of the two for one pitcher deals. The rooftop location offers beautiful views of the city and an interesting venue when the place becomes a club later in the night. The club is a popular destination for both expats and locals. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy a great choice of international and local music as you delve into the vast and well crafted food menu and ambience at this preferred spot in Nairobi. They have two branches, one in Karen area which is on a roof top and one in westlands area”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the nicest/best restaurant in Nairobi, but a bit far in Karen. Expect to take 45 min by Uber. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Ethiopian Restaurant
“other Ethiopian restaurant, has a bit of a better (though more crowded) vibe than Abyssinia. Coffee, popcorn, shiro, and veggie platters are yum. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“if you need to do your shopping and eat at the various restaurants in the property this place is recommended ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Artcaffe for coffee and pastries, Pizza Hut for fresh , delicious pizzas, shoprite supermarket for some essential shopping,gametronics store for any electronic shopping and movies on the 3rd floor. There's several clothing stores too.”
  • 11 locals recommend

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