Most Important Places You Must Not Miss on your Trip to Nairobi

The capital city of Kenya, Nairobi is a destination in itself! It has nicknames “The Green City in the Sun” & “Safari Capital of the World”. The actual name though has an interesting derivative as “the place of cool waters” which indicates the Nairobi River flowing across the city. Kenya is famous for the most incredible Maasai Mara Safaris & its splendid beaches, and Nairobi is the largest city of the country where one gets to witness an amazing advanced cityscape amidst the thriving cultural capital.  



Nairobi National Museum

This grand museum has an enticing history of its own, having opened its doors in 1910, making it a century old! Another interesting fact is that the museum has both temporary and permanent galleries. Some of the significant among them are The Cradle of Human Kind Gallery, The Story of Mammals, The History of Kenya, Cycles of Life Gallery, The Numismatic Exhibition, & The Asian African Heritage Exhibition Gallery. The museum is open all 7 days of the week and 365 days of the year! Although the timings are 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, they would also be willing to open the museum gates in the night (6 pm to 10 pm), through advance booking for night tours. For anyone who is curious about the human civilization, this place should be a must on their bucket list.

Nairobi National Park:

Nairobi National Park is probably the only national park that is located at close proximity (7 KM) from the nation’s capital city. This means, tourists get to see a large variety of amazing wildlife in the background of a huge city filled with sky-scrapers. A plethora of animals can be witnessed at the Nairobi National Park including and not limited to lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, giraffes, baboon, zebra, wildebeest, alongside 100 other mammals with one of the highlights being the endangered species of black rhinos. The park also showcases surplus bird species with more than 400 different varieties documented. In this huge spacious 117 Sq. KM park, travelers can enjoy planned picnics, camping, and game viewing and organize large corporate / special events. Travel Agent Tip: If your clients are looking forward to hosting a team building activity for their office colleagues or wish to plan a destination wedding, then you can get in touch with our T3 agent. They will help you organize everything from accommodation, travel, food and some unforgettable experiences for your guests. 



Giraffe Centre:

This place gives an authentic feel, being up-close to forest dwellers (wildlife) and humans. Originally founded in 1979 to protect 2 defenseless giraffes, this place now happens to be home to more than 500 of them! Located about 20 km from the Nairobi City Centre, this green destination is also a heaven for bird lovers amidst a sanctuary of indigenous trees. The main highlight of the Giraffe Centre is The Raised Observation Deck from where visitors can feed the giraffes with their own hands, offering once in a lifetime experience.

Apart from the above 3 places, Nairobi also has a lot more to offer to the tourists. Based on the preference of your guests, you can suggest them to visit the Bomas of Kenya, the Oloolua Nature Trail, Kenya Railway Museum, Elephant Nursery, The Hub Karen (famous shopping centre), The Nairobi Arboretum, Karen Blixen Museum and the Uhuru Park. Travel Agent Tip: It is important to suggest the right tourist spots to your guests, based on their purpose of travel, preferences and their age groups. This will ensure you get the ultimate feedback of being an excellent travel curator.