Visitors to the Kenyan National Archives will find its name only somewhat accurate. Sure, it houses an expansive collection of documents on almost any area of government. But it’s also home to two huge galleries, which showcase pre-colonial artifacts and the largest collection of Africana from across the continent. Travelers can choose to page through volumes of Kenya’s history and public records, or they can stroll through hallways and explore the artwork, crafts and weaponry that makes this nation’s past so rich.
The National Archives are located at the edge of Nairobi’s central business district near Moi Avenue, next to the Ambassador Hotel.