Spending Christmas Alone in Nairobi? Don’t Fret! 5 Things to Do

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: December 20, 2021  

The past year has been quite unusual with many people unable to interact with family and friends like they used to. We hope you will be able to travel and enjoy this holiday season with your family, but if you have to spend Christmas in Nairobi alone, here are 5 things you can do to make it less excruciating.


Be in community with others this Christmas by volunteering at a local charitable organization near you. Children’s homes are always looking for extra hands over the holidays to help with the cooking and entertaining. Visit an elderly home and help with handing out plates or visit a youth center near you. Check out ways to give back here for a start.(READ MORE)

Go on a solo Christmas outing on a 1000 bob budget

If you have change to spare, go on a solo christmas outing on a 1k budget. Check out the Nairobi skyline at the top of KICC rooftop or go bowling. You’re guaranteed to find other people who are also out on their own and that’s how you strike a conversation about the weather or price of fuel. Here’s where you can go have some fun on a budget (READ MORE)

Watch African Movies 

Forget Home Alone and cliché Hallmark Christmas movies that will only make your FOMO worse. Have you tried watching some top-tier African films to clear your holiday blues? MyMoviesAfrica™ has an amazing catalog of films made in Kenya and across the continent and you can watch as many as you like for less than 1000 bob. 

Cook up a storm!

Cooking for one doesn’t have to be boring. With a modest budget, award winning cooking YouTube Channel Pika Chakula has great festive recipes you could easily pull off. They understand the Kenyan palate so no cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie. Try Chapo kimma and Nazi dondo for one! Post results on Insta.

Solo Staycation

If you have money to spare, you can go on a Christmas staycation. What’s a staycation you ask? It’s a mini vacation that won’t break the bank and is usually spent in your locality. A day away from the confines of your home could do you some good. Check out options here.

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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