Simba Saloon

Club in Nairobi

Next door to Carnivore on the road to Karen, this large, open-air bar-club pulls in a huge crowd. There are video screens, several bars, a bonfire, and a mix of Western and contemporary African music on the dance floor, although you might get the occasional African superstar playing live – Manu Dibango, Salif Keita and Ismaël Lô have all played here.

It’s usually crammed with wealthy Kenyans, expat teenagers, travellers and NGO staff, plus a fair sprinkling of sex workers.

To get here, take matatu 126 from the town centre in daylight hours and walk from the main road. At all other times, take a taxi.


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