UK travel firm Rough Guides recently ranked Nairobi as the third best city to visit in 2017, behind Paris (France) and Isfahan (Iran).
But what are some to the things you can do while in Nairobi?
Nomad has sampled some of the things you can do in and around Nairobi.
Nairobi National Park
The Park stands on a 117km2 piece of land at the heart of Kenya’s capital Nairobi.The park is home to a variety of wildlife including lions, leopards, black rhinos, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and a variety of bird species.
It also has picnic sites, three campsites for those who would like to spend the night there, and walking trails for hikers.
If you’re a fun of motorsports, spend your afternoon Go Karting with family or friends.
Located on Carnivore Road, Langata, the Go Karting track offers a whole new level of fun leaving you thrilled and entertained.
For a fixed charge per 10 minutes, you can compete as groups or individuals, or just enjoy a slow ride.
In between and after your racing, enjoy great food and drink at our Sports Bar and Restaurant.
Maasai Ostrich Farm
Located 45 kilometres from Nairobi on the Athi River/Kitengela plains, the farm is a beautiful garden of mixed wild and exotic plants and green manicured lawns surrounded by American style ranch houses.
The ranch is a popular spot for business meetings and makes for an ideal spot for family outings.Enjoy ostrich riding on the giant-sized birds, learn about Ostriches, enjoy swimming and dining experiences by the barbecue Mbuni choma ranch, a spacious dining room or under tree shades by the poolside.
Located along Ngong Road, Ngong Racecourse is where big horse races take place.
The racecourse, owned by Jockey Club of Kenya, is used both for racing and non-racing events.Ngong racecourse is a right hand turf track of about 2,400 metres and includes a six furlong straight and two chutes of 2060 metres and 1800 metres.
The facility also has sand and dirt training tracks inside the turf track.
The Solar Ice Rink at Panari is the only one of its kind in East and Central Africa. It measures 32 × 12 meters with an ice skating surface area of 15,000 square feet.It is totally enclosed with ice temperature at -25°C and the air temperature inside the hall is 12°C. The rink can accommodate 200 skaters at any time and is open seven days a week from 11.00 am until 10.00pm.
If you love nature, you will love Paradise Lost, a beautiful retreat located close to Kiambu town – just 10 minutes from Nairobi.The paradise is a maze of caves and features stunning waterfall and a variety of bird species. While here, you can take part in horse-riding, boating, and camping among other activities.
Uhuru Park is a recreation park located at the heart of Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
It offers a wide range of fun and exciting activities such as boat riding on the lake, camel riding, and picnic with friends and family.
The park has a play area for children, artificial lake and national monuments making it an idea spot for family picnics.