Begin with pickup at your Nairobi central business district hotel, then follow a guide through Uhuru Park, where an artificial lake and walking paths are a favorite gathering place for Nairobi locals. Continue past the imposing Parliament Buildings, then see where Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president, was buried in 1978.
Visit August 7th Memorial Park, which remembers the bombing of the US Embassy with gardens, a peace centre, and a memorial that lists the names of the victims. See the Kenya National Archives: sometimes called the ‘memory of the nation,’ they contain everything from tribal artifacts to contemporary Kenyan art. Make the final stop of the day at a local restaurant—this is the perfect place to get a feel for daily life in the Kenyan capital, chat with locals, and take in the pace of downtown Nairobi over a typical lunch. This tour concludes with drop-off at your Nairobi hotel.