3 Days in Nairobi: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2014

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Nairobi is a city alive with energy. From the bustling streets of city center, where well-dressed Kenyans rush through alleys on their way to work and vehicles vie for space on crowded streets, to the heavily populated outskirts, where the pace of life is just a little slower. Nairobi offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience two Africas simultaneously: the developed urban center and the quiet natural wonder. Three days in this buzzing capital offers enough time to fully enjoy both these worlds.  

Day 1: Culture in Nairobi
Begin the day with morning prayer at the Jamia Mosque in city center. Enjoy a steaming cup of masala tea before hopping a matatu to Nairobi National Museum. Explore Kenya’s cultural diversity and eclectic past before venturing to the Karen Bixen Museum. On this vast plantation history becomes even more real. Wander the grounds where Out of Africa was filmed and explore the home where this iconic author penned her famous book. Finish the day walking the streets of Kibera, the largest slum in Africa. 

Day 2: Nairobi’s Natural Wonders
Grab breakfast at one of the city’s numerous cafes and head to Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park, where the grassy hillside provides perfect views of Nairobi waking up. Then drive to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for an hour-long presentation on the rehabilitation of elephant orphans. After experiencing these young ones in captivity, head to Nairobi National Park, where the Big Five wander just 20 minutes outside the city center, and enjoy a safari within view of skyscrapers. 

Day 3: Day Trips from Nairobi
Rise early to catch sunrise at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint on the way to the gates of Masai Mara. Spend several hours touring the park, where two million wildebeests migrate between July and October. Stop by a Masai Village to taste local food and learn about the culture and traditions of East Africa’s most recognized tribe before returning to the lit up skyline of Kenya’s capital city. 

Tours & Tickets

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Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum and Langata Giraffe Center Tour from Nairobi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Leave the urban metropolis of Nairobi and spend a day admiring Kenyan wildlife on this exciting full-day tour! Start with a game drive around Nairobi National ...  Read more

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $204.00

Nairobi Nightlife Experience with Dinner

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Trade Kenya’s wildlife for its nightlife on this 3-hour Nairobi by night tour. Discover a different side to Nairobi on this evening tour, and discover some of ...  Read more

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.00

Hell’s Gate National Park Walking Tour with Elsamere Conservation Park Visit from Nairobi

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Visit Hell’s Gate National Park on a day trip from Nairobi! One of the few Kenyan nature reserves where walking is safe, the park is home to Africa’s more ...  Read more

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00

Nairobi City Walking Tour with Traditional Kenyan Lunch

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Explore Nairobi on a 5-hour sightseeing tour with a traditional Kenyan lunch included. Bold and brash yet beautiful, the Kenyan capital can be overwhelming to ...  Read more

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.00

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