Most Affordable Places to Visit in Nairobi

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If you’re travelling to Nairobi, there are places which are affordable that you can visit and have a memorable moment. The places are good for local and foreign tourists. They include:

1. NAIROBI NATIONAL MUSEUM.

Nairobi National Museum is the flagship museum for the National Museums of Kenya. Built in 1929, it houses celebrated collections of Kenya’s history, culture, nature and contemporary art. The museum aims to interpret Kenya’s rich heritage and offers a one stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure. In addition to the museum, visitors are treated to a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as botanical gardens that offer a serene environment.

The Nairobi Snake Park and the National Gallery are part of the Nairobi National Museum.

LOCATION.

The Nairobi National Museum is located at the Museum Hill, approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the Nairobi city Center. It is accessible both by private and public means.

The park is open every day from 9.00am to 5.30pm.

CHARGES.

Citizen Adults – Ksh 200/=

Resident Adults – Ksh 600/=

Non –resident adults – Ksh 1200/=

Citizens below 16 years old – Ksh 100/=

Residents below 16 years old – Ksh 400/=

Non-residents below 16 years old – Ksh 600/=

2. GIRAFFE CENTER.

Giraffe center is a safe place that seeks to secure our environment especially taking care of giraffes that are endangered. Founded in 1979, it is the home to the Rothschild’s giraffes that are only found in the grasslands of East Africa. The place is run by the Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) and has worked hard to increase the number of Rothschild’s giraffes from 80 to over 600. Apart from feeding the friendly giraffes, one can enjoy a wide range of other activities like nature walks, Bird walks, tree identification walks and nature interactive learning.

LOCATION.

The Giraffe Centre is located in Langata approximately 20 kilometers from the city Centre of Nairobi, Kenya.

The place is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm every day.

CHARGES.

Citizen Adults – Ksh 400/=

Resident adults – Ksh 400/=

Non-resident adults – Ksh 1500/=

Citizens below 12 years – Ksh 200/=

Residents below 12 years – Ksh 200/=

Non-residents below 12 years – Ksh 750/=

For any enquiries call 020 8070804

3. KARURA FOREST.

Karura Forest is an urban forest found in the northern part of Nairobi city. The forest was officially gazetted in 1932 and is managed by the Kenya Forest Service in conjunction with the Friends of Karura Forest Community Forest Association. It is approximately 1,041 hectares of land consisting of three parts separated by Limuru and Kiambu roads. It is a wonderful place to go for a walk for all who love and appreciate nature. You’ll get to enjoy bird watching, learn about Wangari Mathai and the amazing Karura waterfalls.

LOCATION.

Karura forest is located along Kiambu and Limuru roads, Nairobi Kenya.

It is open from 9.00am to 5.30pm every day.

CHARGES.

Citizen adults – Ksh 100/=

Resident adults – Ksh 200/=

Non-resident adults – Ksh 600/=

Citizen children – Ksh 50/=

 Resident children- Ksh 100/=

Non-resident children – Ksh 300/=

4. NGONG HILLS FOREST.

The spectacular Ngong hills are peaks in a ridge along the Great Rift-valley. The forest covers an area of 3077.6 hectares of land and is managed by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS). The place is accessible both by private and public means and is open every day from 6.00am to 6.00pm. You can enjoy a wide range of activities such as hiking, picnics, camping or team building.

LOCATION.

Ngong hills is located in the northern tip of Kajiado County and it’s about 25 km from the city Center of Nairobi, Kenya.

CHARGES.

Citizen adults – Ksh 200/=

Resident Adults – Ksh 400/=

Non-resident adults – Ksh 600/=

NOTE: Security at Ngong hills is a major concern, with some incidents of muggers attacking small groups of visitors reported over the years. There’s no need for armed escort if you are a group of more than 5 people.

5. PARADISE LOST.

Paradise Lost Park is a magnificent tourist attraction in Kenya that is basically an oasis in the middle of a coffee farm. The place was discovered in 1996 by coffee farmers in Kenya. At Paradise Lost you can enjoy exploring the stone-age caves, a breath-taking waterfall, picnics, boat riding, fishing, bird watching, nature walks, horse and camel riding.

LOCATION.

Paradise Lost is located in Kiambu on Kiambu road just off the junction of Nairobi – Kiambu road. It is 14 km and a 10 minutes’ drive from Nairobi city Centre.

It is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm every day.

CHARGES.

Citizen adults – Ksh 400/=

Resident adults – Ksh 400/=

Non-resident adults – Ksh 1000/=

Citizen children – Ksh 300/=

Resident children – Ksh 300/=

For any inquiries call 0110 022222

6. OLOOLUA NATURE TRAIL.

Oloolua nature trail is a 2.2 mile loop trail located near Kajiado, Rift Valley. The place offers a fascinating sight of wildlife and a serene environment for bird watching, hiking and taking a relaxing nature walk. The 250 hectares of the indigenous tropical dry