10 Affordable and Exciting Things to Do in Kenya, Nairobi

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Are you planning on visiting Kenya, Nairobi? You’ve made a great choice visiting this bustling city and its uniqueness. 

Also called the “Green City in the Sun,” Nairobi is known and appreciated for its abundant wildlife, breathtaking safaris, cultural heritage, and exoticism. Apart from that, the vibrant capital is home to luxury hotels, resorts, lodges, and simply magnificent nightlife to keep you comfy and relaxed during your stay there, making it a top destination for visitors and tourists alike.

Looking for things to do in Kenya, Nairobi on a budget? This article highlights ten (10) affordable and exciting activities to add to your itinerary.

Get ready for the thrilling adventurous and wildlife experience, taking great morning and evening bush walks, and more!

These 10 Things to Do in Kenya, Nairobi Would Be Worth Your Time and Effort

  1. Take a Safari tour
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Nairobi National Park Tour” by teakwood is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Ever wondered why it’s called the Safari Capital of the World? The wildlife is fantastic! You can get to the Nairobi National park and experience nature at its best! Explore the vast open grasslands and the Acacia Bush, which is home to a variety of wildlife, including black rhinos, cheetahs, buffaloes, and rare bird species.

Entry fees are as low as 300 KSH and 430 KSH for Kenyan adults and children, respectively, 1200 KSH and 600 KSH for resident adults and children, and $43 and $25 for non-resident adults and children, respectively.

  1. Go Hiking at the mount Longonot
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Climbing Mount Longonot” by J0NESY is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Do you love adventures? Then you would want to climb Kenya’s most beautiful and frequently climbed mountain. Experience the beauty of the wildlife and nature at the top of Mount Longonot. You sure would love to use your hiking energy on this one. Get your hiking boots ready!

  1. Visit the Nairobi National Museum
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the Nairobi National Museum” by meaduva is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

A visit to Kenya’s museum is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the country’s history. Get to their most splendid attraction points, like the origins of people, African mammals, remarkable collections of ancient human skulls, and exquisite details on them.

Entry fees for adult citizens, residents, and non-residents are 200, 600, and 1200 KSH, respectively.

  1. Visit the Giraffe center
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Giraffe Center, Nairobi” by mariahagglof is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

A visit to the Giraffe Center directly supports the critically endangered Rothschild giraffes. You can view Africa’s tallest mammal up close and also hand-feed them.

The entry fee for resident adults is 400 KSH, and for tourists, 1500 KSH ($13).

  1. Check out the Nairobi Arboretum 

A visit to one of Nairobi’s green spaces would be well worth your time. It has pathways, picnic areas, and jogging routes. The Nairobi Arboretum maintains a collection of plants–grasses, shrubs, and trees from the tropics for several uses, including scientific and research needs.

Enjoy all for just 50 KSH for adults and 20 KSH for kids.

  1. Maasai market 

The Maasai market is an open-air market where you may purchase items to take home, including paintings, clothing, fabrics with east African motifs, and more. You can buy gifts and souvenirs with careful bargaining. The Maasai market people give off the feeling of being closest to the culture.  

  1. Lover of art? Nairobi gallery should be your next place to visit 
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Nairobi Gallery rotunda” by Regina Hart is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

You could stroll into the Nairobi gallery and see different collections of African heritage art exhibitions. Experience art with your heart, as the gallery hosts numerous local and foreign artists. 

Kenyans pay only 150 KSH to enter, while non-residents and tourists pay 600 and 1200 KSH, respectively.

  1. Check out Uhuru park, Nairobi
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Uhuru Park, Nairobi” by ollipitkanen is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

The park is a nice place for recreation, and most people go there on the weekends with their loved ones. Get ready to have some, and meet other tourists and locals at Uhuru Park.

  1. You won’t regret a Nairobi Historical Walking City Tour 
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Y1A0811 Nairobi, Kenya” by Ninara is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

A Nairobi walking tour is worthwhile if you’re looking for things to do in Kenya, Nairobi but have a limited time. For just $34, you can take a guided tour of the captivating city and not only see its main tourist attractions but also learn about its people and history.

  1. Shop at The Hub Karen 
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Source: tripadvisor.com

A good shopping spree is necessary to wrap up your exploration. The Hub Karen gives you space to shop and get all you want in one place. The mall is a fantastic location and a must-see for any tourist wishing to experience more of the city. 

There are lots and lots of things to do in Kenya, Nairobi! These ten items listed are only the tip of the iceberg–they should be your starting point. However, with these, you would have great fun. Don’t forget to take pictures and keep the memories evergreen.

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Adesua Okoeguale
Adesua Okoeguale
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