Kenya - Nairobi

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1. Posted by rifarrel (Budding Member 34 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I just have a few questions on Kenya. We will arrive in Nairobi before heading to Western Kenya near the Ugandan border.
-Is there anywhere in Nairobi to buy anti - malarial tablets?
-Any suggestions on how to spend a few days in Nairobi-excursions maybe?
-any advice on accomodation in Nairobi?


2. Posted by muturicj (First Time Poster 1 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hi Rich,

In Nairobi, places to visit include:

- Nairobi Safari Walk (Animal orphanage).
- Bomas of Kenya
- Museum of Kenya
- Giraffee Centre
- Crocodile (Mamba village)
- Maasai market
- Nairobi National Park

Regarding accommodation, why don't you try homestay accommodation with a local family? It is cheaper and you learn about the family's culture.

3. Posted by foxxy (Budding Member 26 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

There arethousands of chemists located in Nairobi. Just ask for directions.

For excursions, please see below

This day excursion starts either at 0800 hours or at 1400 hours. The Nairobi National park is located just about 10 kms away from the bustling city centre. Except for the elephant, this park is home to four members of the big five

Nairobi City Tour - 3 hours, US$ 35/person
The Nairobi city tour begins at 0800 hours. The tour will include the city centre, city market, parliament buildings, the railway station and old Nairobi PC's office of the 1902.

Karen Blixen & the Giraffe Centre - 3 hours, US$ 40/person.
This trip can be done either in the morning of in the afternoon. From the town centre, drive towards Ngong Hills passing through the Ngong village to the Karen Blixen Museum, for many years her home

Bomas of Kenya - 3 hours, US$ 40/person
This tour begins after lunch. At 1400 hours, you are picked up you're your hotel and drive along the Langata road. Bomas of Kenya is just about 12 kilometres from the city centre and has numerous homesteads reflecting Kenya's variety of cultures

The Carnivore Experience - 2 hours, US$ 35/person
Depending on whether it is for lunch or dinner, this tour departs at either 1200 hours and 1800 hours. The Carnivore Restaurant is famous for the succulent stew and barbecue dishes of game meat.

Lake Nakuru National Park - 8 hours, US$ 160/person
An early morning drive out of Nairobi and down the escarpment into the Great Rift Valley. The 2- hour drive passes through highland farms of the Kikuyu people, before descending into the dramatic landscape of the Rift Valley.

All the best!

4. Posted by gislason (Budding Member 4 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Anti malarial tables are best bought from licenced pharmacies. We have a couple of them within the city centre.
Get a car for the day with a driver and enjoy excursions throughout the city. If you have some more time, you can also visit some of our suburbs which are quite an attraction.
Nairobi has got a whole range of accoomodation ranging from usd $ 15-80 per person sharing per night. Anything under usd $ 15.00, I would not know wht to say really

Good-luck and safe travels

5. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 318 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

With regard to excursions from Nairobi, you may want to visit Limuru for spectacular views of the Great Rift Valley.