Dubbed the “green city of the sun”. Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya is one of the best cities in Africa to visit.
Nairobi is an alluring African destination for a city break! From its manic markets, charming boutiques, cafes, to its beautiful national parks and wonderful sights. There is plenty to take you beyond just a short break.
Explore the city’s fascinating sights.
- Haggle in Nairobi’s prime shopping strip
There are plenty of mainstream stores on Moi Avenue. This street is lined up with many shops including Mr Price. From clothing, jewellery, spices or artwork. You will find everything you looking for in Moi Avenue. It is a great place to shop.
There other establishments worth exploring in Moi Avenue like restaurants and cafes.
The markets are jam-packed with vegetable stalls and street vendors. You will find an exciting selection of items on sale and have a pick.
- See Nairobi National Museum
It is a good idea to pay homage to the heritage of any destination you visit as a traveller. Just one of those things you must do! For full insight and truly immersive experience, you have to learn about the city’s rich history.
Like any other museum, Nairobi National Museum houses numerous artefacts of historical significance.
One of the most impressive exhibits is The Turkana Boy skeleton which was discovered near the Lake Turkana 1.6 million years ago.
- Find unique treasures
Something old, something shiny, something colourful? Something worth taking home. Something you will not find anywhere else.
If you are serious about finding something unique, whether as a gift for a friend, for your home, office or to just ‘have it’.
Check out the Langata Link on Langata South road of Nairobi for some unique African design pieces. You will find a variety of homemade goods including beaded sandals, wall hangings and many others.
The House of Treasures Emporium is also a wonderful place to visit for something to take home. Their antiques are a delight for the eye.
- Have lunch at the Soko restaurant
Nairobi offers a variety of diverse cuisines; African, Asian and European.
It is important to go to a restaurant that not only has exceptional food and drinks but has a lively atmosphere. I also love restaurants that have good interior designs, something to feast my eyes on and admire. And Soko restaurant is exactly that and more.
The décor, the ambience, the calm and tranquil setting is exquisite! The Soko offers authentic tastes that will your mouth watering and your palate begging for more.
Soko has the perfect balance of great food, class and style.
- A drink of Kenyan coffee
Kenya is popular for both its coffee and tea plantation so having a cup is recommended. What could be better than going through your mail with steaming hot cup of coffee next to you, grown locally?
Gibson’s Coffee House serves fantastic coffee, tea and good food. Try them out.
Visit other coffee houses in Nairobi for the best coffee tasting experience.
- Dance the night away
When the sun goes down, there are plenty of places to drink and dance the night away. You will find several cool venues too including the Billionaires Club, Whisky bar, Brew Bistro, Mercury lounge.
Go paint Nairobi red!
There is a lot to explore and discover in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. The city is buzzing with culture, art and development. There are a lot of things to do both during the day and night. Explore Nairobi!