20 Must-See Places to take your Kids in Nairobi
Nairobi is one of the most interesting cities in Africa and has some awesome places you can enjoy visiting whether you are a visitor or a resident. Here are some suggestions of the best places to visit with your kids,
Location: Bogan Gate, Magadi Road
Services: This place is a safe harbour for orphaned baby elephants and rhinos. It is open to visitors between 11am-12pm daily, and you can watch them feed the baby animals at this time.
Location: Duma Road, Karen
Services: This is a popular place in Nairobi where you can feed giraffes from a platform and even touch a giraffe tongue!
Location: Gigiri, Nairobi
Services: This is the home 150 shopping stores, a glorious food court, Friday Maasai Market, mini golf and a movie theater. It is a popular neighbourhood destination for families.
Location: Mombasa Road
Services: East Africa’s first ice skating rink. Don’t worry if you are not too confident of a skater, there are plenty of first timers!
Location: Arboretum drive, Kileleshwa.
Services: A popular recreational park for residents who want to hold a picnic, take long walks or simply meditate. Large groups visit for team building activities while lovebirds enjoy the tranquility in the serene environment.
Location: Kipande Rd, Nairobi
Services: A one-stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure purposes. In addition, visitors are treated to a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as botanical gardens that offer a serene environment for family picnics.
Location: Limuru Road, Nairobi
Services: Karura Forest offers visitors 50 km of well-maintained secure trails for visitors to walk, jog and cycle. It also has beautiful scenery for photography and family picnics.
8. Ngong Hills
Location: Ngong Police Station, (22km Southwest of Narobi City)
Services: A popular weekend destination for visitors who love hiking, having picnics. The hills have massive windmills and offer a great view of Nairobi. It is also an amazing place to catch the sunrise and sunrise.
9. GP Karting
Location: Carnivore road off Langata Road. Racing Circuit, Nairobi
Services: Looking for a thrill? This place offers a race track and dining facilities for Family fun days.
Location: Kajiado Road, Kitengela.
Services: Get up, close and personal with ostriches! A great tourist attraction for bird watching, ride an ostrich and dining facilities at the resort.
Location: Langata Road, Nairobi
Services: Take a game drive or a Safari walk in the national game park where lions and buffalos roam free! There are a few picnic spots in the wild and a restaurant at the entrance to dine with family/friends.
12. Blue Sky Tours in Diamond Plaza – indoor rock climbing
Location: 6th Floor Old Tower, Diamond Plaza. Masari Road, Parklands. Nairobi
Services: You don’t have to go outdoors to enjoy rock climbing. This is a great place to enjoy indoor rock climbing for family, friends and team building activities.
Location: Bogani Road, Karen
Services: This beautiful forested area offers grounds for hiking, a picnic site and a self-catering camping site for those who enjoy spending more than a day outdoors. Be sure to visit the waterfall area and catch a few spectacular photos.
14. Stedmark gardens
Location: Mokoyeti Road, Ongata Rongai
Services: A one of a kind floating restaurant, opportunities for children to run around in the lush gardens and a snake park! It’s a great place to escape the city and enjoy Nairobi’s beautiful green scenery and fresh air at their distinct tented camps for your holiday getaway!
Location: Purdy Arms Karen; Langata-Gp Karting; The Forest-Mbagathi Ridge
Services: It offers fun paint-balling activities for groups.
16. Karen Hub Mall
Location: Dagoretti Road, Karen
Services: The home of family friendly restaurants, shopping stores, picnic areas and amazing children’s games arcade. Perfect destination for all things family friendly.
Location: Racing circuit, next to Carnivore, Langata.
Services: They offer a wide variety of family friendly services such baby slides, swimming pools, trampolines, merry-go-round and restaurants. They also specialise in hosting corporate and kids events
18. Uhuru Park
Location: Adjacent to Nairobi CBD
Services: It is a great place for Sight seeing and boat rides
Location: Nairobi National Museum compound, Museum Hill, Muthithi Road.
Services: A National attraction filled primarily with snakes and various reptiles.
Location: Nairobi National Park, Langata Road.
Services: This is a shelter for abandoned or injured wild animals and you are bound to see a lot of wild animals up-close. If you are lucky you will get a chance to pet a cheetah!
Have you visited any of these places? Which one is your favourite?
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