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Do you want to tour impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

    • Elephant Orphanage

      Entertaining pachyderms
      Daphne Sheldrick founded this elephant sanctuary in 1977 in memory of her late husband, who was famous for his commitment to elephant protection. The orphanage is in Langate, a suburb of Nairobi. Orphaned baby elephants are brought here from the surrounding area and bottle-fed. The milk is a special combination of various ingredients, and it is essential to the young animals to help them survive in the long term. Visitors will experience an entertaining and moving insight into the daily lives of these cute residents.
      P.O. Box 15555
      00503 Nairobi
      +254 202 301396
    • Giraffe Centre

      Feeding the long-necks
      The centre is in the suburb of Langate, which is about 5 km from the city centre. It was originally intended to protect the Rothschild giraffe, which is only found in the steppes of East Africa. There are platforms in the centre from where you can feed the giraffes at lofty heights. It’s not often in life that we are able to get this close to these long-necked, benign creatures. Lots of warthogs move freely around the compound.
      Duma Road
      P.O.Box 15124
      00509 Nairobi
      +254 208 07 08 04
    • Uhuru Park

      Green oasis
      The park is in the middle of Nairobi, right next to the shopping area. It was opened to the public in 1969, and has an artificial lake and various memorials. It’s a lovely place to relax away from the noise and bustle of city life. The park is regularly used as a meeting place for various interest groups, and has also been the setting for various historical events.
      Kenyatta Avenue
      00100 Nairobi
    • Snake Park

      Nairobi Snake Park is next to the National Museum and was opened to the public in 1961. It is one of the most popular visitor destinations in Nairobi. It started out as a research institute that specialised in snakes, but later on became a sanctuary for amphibians and reptiles. The main attractions include the octopus exhibition, the shows with harmless reptiles, and feeding the crocodiles with live fish.
      Museum Hill
      Ngara West
      00100 Nairobi
    • Maasai Market

      Souvenirs from rotating market venues
      This market runs daily from different places, although the weekly sequence remains the same. From early in the morning until the evening, you’ll find the perfect souvenirs and gifts here. The offer includes various works of art, clothing, jewellery and locally produced wood carvings. Haggling is essential.
      High Court Parking (Saturdays)
      Upper Hill Road
      00100 Nairobi
    • Utamaduni Craft Centre

      Traditional crafts
      This souvenir centre boasts 18 different shops. It has been in existence for around two decades, and is a 25-minute drive from the city centre. There are also wonderful views of the Ngong Mountains from here. The various shops offer a wealth of handmade souvenirs from all over Kenya, and some of the proceeds are donated to various charities to protect Kenya’s biodiversity.
      P.O. Box 24291
      00502 Nairobi
      +254 722 20 50 28
    • Sarit Centre

      Everything under one roof
      The Sarit Centre opened in 1983, and was Kenya’s first shopping centre. The mall is in the popular suburb of Westlands. It really does have everything under one roof, as is evident from the number of shops and supermarkets. The Sarit Centre also has a cinema, a food court, a vast exhibition hall and various medical surgeries. It’s certainly worth a visit, and easy to get to by car.
      Lower Kabete Road
      P O Box 14474
      00800 Nairobi
      +254 203 74 74 08
    • Spinners Web Kenya

      Local designers
      This store contains a wide range of crafts, pottery, jewellery and accessories, as well as a selection of furniture, furnishings and decorative items. The products are all made by Kenyan designers, and all Kenya’s well-known brands can be found under one roof here.
      Getathuru Gardens
      Peponi Road
      Spring Valley
      00800 Nairobi
      +254 202 07 26 29
    • National Museum

      Kenya’s heritage
      Built in 1929 in honour of former Governor Robert Coryndon, and around 10 minutes from the city centre. Learn all about the country’s history and culture. The museum also includes the Nairobi Snake Park, where the public can learn more about Kenya’s reptiles. The National Museum also has branches in a number of the country’s bigger towns.
      Museum Hill
      Ngara West
      00100 Nairobi
      +254 203 742131
    • Nairobi Gallery

      East African art
      The gallery is in the middle of the city, between two very busy roads, and belongs to the National Museum. The former commissioner’s building dates back to 1913, and is a very well-known monument. The historic location is the perfect setting for various exhibitions, and there are five exhibitions rooms and a large hall for special events.
      Central Business District
      Junction Kenyatta Avenue and Uhuru Highway
      00100 Nairobi
      +254 202 216566
    • Karen Blixen Museum

      Famous writer
      The Danish writer Karen Blixen lived on a coffee plantation in Nairobi from 1914 to 1931. The farm is still there today, and is now a museum. It is in the Nairobi suburb of Karen, and is easy to get to by public transport. Karen’s biography was made famous all over the world by the film «Out of Africa», in which she was played by Meryl Streep. The house contains some of her personal belongings and original film props.
      Karen Road
      00100 Nairobi
      +254 736 919321


    You can discover Kenya’s exotic plant world on a learning trail in this botanical garden. It is north-west of the city centre, and is one of the city’s green lungs. It’s very popular with the locals, who appreciate it as the perfect place to find peace and quiet. There are also lots of joggers and picnickers.

    Kileleshwa Estate