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Top Choice National Park in Nairobi

Nairobi National Park

Welcome to Kenya’s most accessible yet incongruous safari experience. Set on the city’s southern outskirts, Nairobi National Park (at 117 sq km, it’s one of Africa’s smallest) has abundant wildlife which can, in pla…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Nairobi

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Occupying a plot within Nairobi National Park, this non-profit trust was established in 1977, shortly after the death of David Sheldrick, who served as the anti-poaching warden of Tsavo National Park. Together with …
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Nairobi

Giraffe Centre

This centre, which protects the highly endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, combines serious conservation with enjoyable activities. You can observe, hand-feed or even kiss one of the giraffes from a raised wooden struc…
Top Choice Museum in Nairobi

National Museum

Kenya’s wonderful National Museum, housed in an imposing building amid lush, leafy grounds just outside the centre, has a good range of cultural and natural-history exhibits. Aside from the exhibits, check out the l…
Top Choice Historic Building in Nairobi

Karen Blixen's House & Museum

If you loved Out of Africa, you'll love this museum in the farmhouse where author Karen Blixen lived between 1914 and 1931. She left after a series of personal tragedies, but the lovely colonial house has been prese…
Top Choice International in Nairobi

Tin Roof Cafe

This place has all the necessary ingredients to be a Nairobi favourite – a quiet garden setting in Karen, great coffee, amazing juices, an Ottolenghi salad bar and a commitment to healthy eating. Despite having a ca…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Nairobi

Utamaduni

Utamaduni is a large crafts emporium and easily one of the best places to souvenir shop in Nairobi, with more than a dozen separate shops selling all kinds of excellent African artworks and souvenirs. Prices start r…
Top Choice International in Nairobi

Talisman

This classy cafe-bar-restaurant remains fashionable with the Karen in-crowd, and rivals any of Kenya’s top eateries for imaginative international food. The comfortable lounge-like rooms mix modern African and Europe…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Nairobi

Souk

Some of Kenya's more creative artists, photographers, leatherworkers and other high-quality artisans and artists have come together under one roof – the result is one of Kenya's most discerning shopping experiences.…
Top Choice Arts Centre in Nairobi

Go-Down Arts Centre

The Go-Down Arts Centre, a converted warehouse in the Industrial Area, contains 10 separate art studios and is rapidly becoming a hub for Nairobi's burgeoning arts scene, bringing together visual and performing arts…