Nairobi Center Walking Tour, Nairobi

Nairobi is Kenya’s capital, the largest of the country and the fastest developing city on the continent. The life of Nairobi is mostly concentrated in the Central Business District. Here are situated the highest skyscrapers of the country with hundreds of offices. This is a busy place; nonetheless you can find many spots where you can unwind and relax. Here are some very beautiful parks. Check out the most popular attractions in Nairobi’s Center.
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Nairobi Center Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Nairobi Center Walking Tour
Guide Location: Kenya » Nairobi (See other walking tours in Nairobi)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Author: ellen
Times Tower

1) Times Tower

The landmark Times Tower is the highest building in Eastern Africa with a 38 storey office space, seven storey banking space and and 11 storey car park, stretching up to 140 meters above the ground. The tower was completed in 1997 and took over, as the tallest building, from the Kenyatta Conference center. It is also known as the New Central Bank Tower. The building is mainly used by the Kenya Revenue Authority for tax remissions and administration. Although there is strict security, if you show...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Railway Museum

2) Railway Museum (must see)

The Railway Museum is just next to the Nairobi Rail Station and showcases the golden age of rail travel from the now defunct East African Railways. There are plenty of displays of steam and diesel locomotives that all date from the late 19th century to before World War II. The various passenger cars, trucks and rolling stock make for fascinating viewing as they take you back into the past, when travel was a true adventure. At the museum you can also learn about the laying of the railway, as...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

3) Parliament (must see)

Parliament is a very attractive building both for local people and for tourists. There is a clock tower adjoining it. It was built in the 1940s, when Kenya was still a British colony. Here you can learn about Kenya’s political life. You can take a tour of its archives and look through the official documents, agreements and orders. If you want to see how Parliament works, you can be present during one of its open sessions and watch from the visitors' gallery. But bear in mind that applause...   view more
Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum

4) Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum (must see)

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was the first president of Kenya. He died in August 22, 1978, of a heart attack and the Mausoleum is the place where his body lies. The mausoleum is situated near the Parliament building. It is guarded night and day and photography is...   view more
Khoja Mosque

5) Khoja Mosque

This amazing building is situated near the main city market. This area is very busy, but that does not prevent you from admiring its grandeur. The beautifully decorated minarets contrast with the Mosque’s interior which is rather plain without any bright decorations or luxurious...   view more
Jevanjee Gardens

6) Jevanjee Gardens

This small charming park was named after its founder. A.M. Jevanjee, a member of the Indian Community in Kenya and a successful businessman. Today it is very popular among preachers who preach there during lunchtime. The park has many trees and is a favorite rendezvous point for clerks who work in the offices surrounding the...   view more
National Theater

7) National Theater

The National Theater in Nairobi forms part of the Kenya Cultural center and was established to showcase local and international productions, as well as to provide rehearsal space to encourage cultural endeavors. It is run as a semi-autonomous government agency under the Ministry of State for National Heritage and Culture in Kenya. From post-modern plays to traditional dance and even the odd beauty pageant, there is always plenty happening at the theater. The national Conservatorium of Music is...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
All Saints Cathedral

8) All Saints Cathedral

All Saints Cathedral is one of the largest and oldest churches in Nairobi and is listed for its historical significance by the Ministry of National Heritage. It was founded in 1917 by the Anglican Church and was formerly consecrated as a cathedral in 1952. The cathedral was designed in the British Gothic style and was built from Kenyan stone, which has resulted in a seamless blending of the two cultures. The interior of the church features ribbed ceilings and impressive arches. Behind the altar...   view more
Uhuru Park

9) Uhuru Park

Uhuru Park, also known as the Freedom Park, is one of the city’s chief meeting places for locals to relax, filled with well-tended gardens and shady trees forming a green lung within a walking distance of the city center. There is an artificial lake in the park where many visitors like to take boat rides or walk over the foot bridges to the island. Wandering through the park you are likely to see many people enjoying picnics, outdoor sports and even dance groups rehearsing.

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Central Park

10) Central Park

Central Park is a very large space were you can walk and relax if you are tired of the daily routine. It is well-groomed and has been renovated to be more attractive and impressive than ever. There is the famous Nyayo Monument which is a pyramidal monument that was built in honor of Kenya’s second president, Daniel Toroitich arap Moi. Nyayo means...   view more

Walking Tours in Nairobi, Kenya

Create Your Own Walk in Nairobi

Create Your Own Walk in Nairobi

Creating your own self-guided walk in Nairobi is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Other than safari and wildlife – staple attractions of today's Kenya – Nairobi, the country's capital, is also home to a number of historic sites and other places of interest. The Nairobi National Museum, largest in the city, showcases Kenya's rich through historic, natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. Another prominent museum is the Nairobi Railway Museum. For a more detailed encounter with some of Nairobi's top attractions and landmarks, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Nairobi Skyscrapers and Modern Buildings

Nairobi Skyscrapers and Modern Buildings

Nairobi is quite a new and developing city and it has a lot of places of interest. One thing that is worth seeing is the Nairobi skyline with its skyscrapers. These high glass glittering buildings are really fascinating. Most of them are located in the Central Business District of the city which is where you can find the highest buildings in eastern and central Africa. Check out the highest buildings of Kenya in the next tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Souvenir Shopping Walk

Souvenir Shopping Walk

It would be a pity to leave Nairobi without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Nairobi, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km

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