IG TOUR: The Ultimate Nairobi City Tour

Article by Whitney Nasanga
Posted: February 01, 2018  

Quick Summary

  • Game drive at the Nairobi National Park
  • Breakfast at one of Kenya’s finest café’s, Artcaffe
  • A trip to the Nairobi Art Gallery
  • Lunch at Concord Hotel and Suites
  • Ice-skating at Panari
  • Sundowners at Four Points by Sheraton at JKIA
  • Night out at 1824 and the Alchemist

It’s often we hear trips where you cover 7 countries in just two weeks, how about experiencing Nairobi’s finest attractions in just a day? It’s a brilliant idea and one that should be in any Nairobians bucket list as well as tourists who would like to fully experience Nairobi particularly with the ridiculously low price of Ksh. 5,500. Here’s a look into the experience you’re missing out on:

It was rise and shine for all aboard the tour bus as the meet up time was at 5.00 a.m at International life house. The day kick-started with viewing a magical sunrise at the Nairobi National Park and proceeded for a game drive, there’s nothing more refreshing than the morning breeze in the wild observing nature in it’s rawest form- the king of the jungle was quite a site to see, as well as our endangered rhinos, our majestic giraffes and the list goes on. Local tourism is something that is continuously being taken for granted, but a simple glance at our natural endowment will leave you with a sense of pride

After a fulfilling game drive, enjoying breakfast at one of Kenya’s top Caffe’s, Artcaffe sets the mood just right for the next stop. The Artcaffe at the Hub hosted the adventurers with a delicious hefty meal where they could choose from an option of three meals- an English style breakfast, a vegetarian selection and croissants as appetizers.

The Nairobi Art Gallery was the next destination where there was a stunning exhibition of authentic African -themed pieces. It was a feast for the eyes for all the art-lovers, with a variety of paintings and carvings from different parts of Africa such as the traditional pestle and mortar as well as the traditional mill grinders which was primarily used by ladies in Mombasa. A fun fact that unveiled itself was the traditional wigs men would wear back in the day.

The day progressed, and the next stop was Kimathi Street to Salute iWorld, an authorised reseller of Apple products. The crew was challenged with some questions about the new IPhone X and the winner had the pleasure of walking away with a Ksh. 5,000 voucher. Time had flown by fast and It was lunchtime, to which the crew indulged in the delicious buffet at Concord Hotel in Parklands.

After the food went down, ice-skating at Panari hotel was the next destination for the usual one hour. Not to worry, if you’re a first-timer there are a couple of assistive gear that you can use to cruise your way through. As if this wasn’t’’t enough, we then headed for an adrenaline rush for Go-Karting at the GP Karting LTD.

Finally, we then headed to the all-new luxurious Four Points hotel at JKIA to watch the sunset, as some of the crew swam and enjoyed cocktails at Tazama Rooftop bar. There were lots of bitings and a celebratory cake cutting session. What’s a good experience of the city without a night out? The crew then headed to 1824 in Langata and later on to the Alchemist for a fiery night session.


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