The most well-known features of Kenya are its breathtaking beaches along its coast and exhilarating safari excursions. Nairobi, Kenya’s vibrant and multifaceted capital, is nestled deep into the urban jungle. It has several historical sites and cultural landmarks where tourists may learn more about Kenya’s colonial past, its independence, and contemporary life in Nairobi.
Nairobi National Park, located just outside of the city, is one of the coolest things to do in Nairobi and one of the greatest sites in Kenya to see the critically endangered black rhinoceros (shown above), in addition to a tone of other species like lions and giraffes.
This is a great option to go on safari without having to go too far if you’re in Nairobi for a short period (for work, for example). Additionally, Nairobi serves as your backdrop. You only require one day! Even animals can occasionally be seen as you leave Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Karen Blixen Museum
Baroness Karen Blixen and her husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke, previously owned the farmhouse that is now the Karen Blixen Museum, which was constructed in 1912. The museum gained notoriety thanks to the Hollywood film “Out of Africa,” which was adapted from Karen Blixen’s autobiography of the same name. Following Kenya’s independence from Britain, the Danish government donated the former farmhouse to that country.
To honor Karen Blixen, it was converted into a museum in 1985, and in 1986 it welcomed visitors. Look through the museum to get a glimpse of Karen Blixen’s life and the history of colonial Kenya. Original belongings of the exceptional woman and cinematic memorabilia can be found inside the cottage.
See Baby Elephant at The David Sheldrick Trust
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, formerly the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, is a rehabilitation facility for abandoned or orphaned baby elephants (and other animals, occasionally rhinos), who are too young to survive in the wild on their own. If you love elephants, especially young ones, you’re going to love it.
Every day at 11 a.m., visitors are permitted in to see the elephants and hear a talk from one of the keepers for about an hour. For as little as £35 a year, you may adopt a newborn elephant, giving you access to visit after hours.
One of the most well-liked day trip locations in Nairobi for families with young children is the Giraffe Center. The center was established by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W. Kenya) in 1979 to conserve Rothschild’s giraffe and educate Kenyan youth and the general public about wildlife and the environment. Visitors can wander along the Nature Trail, watch the giraffes while sipping refreshments at the Tea House, or get up close and personal with them from the Feeding Platform.
The Jeevanjee Gardens
One of the first immigrants in Nairobi, Alibhai Jeevanjee, gave Jeevanjee Gardens, which can be found in the heart of the city, in 1906 as a place to rest. A large number of protesters prevented it from becoming a shopping center in the 1990s. Jeevanjee Gardens now have paved walks, numerous bougainvillea and jacaranda trees, and statues, including one of Queen Victoria and Alibhai Jeevanjee.
Explore Nairobi’s natural splendor and vibrant culture from the exquisite The Clarion Hotel, Nairobi, which is only a short distance from the renowned Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi Safari Walk. Our hotel’s location is along Moi Avenue puts visitors right in the middle of the action, adjacent to well-known cultural landmarks like the Maasai market and significant office complexes.