While on a tour to Kenya, a Nairobi Tour is a must on your itinerary. Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. Located on the tropics, Nairobi has lots of places to visit right from the airport. Nairobi is the only city in the world that boasts of a National Park with it.
Travel like a local –Nairobi Tour
In order to experience a Nairobi tour, we advice that you travel like a local and your experience will be memorable. The city’s mode of transport is by matatus (mini vans) that ply several routes within the city. The matatu is the most famous mode of transport for the locals. Matatus (mini vans) have various routes that ply within the city. They are numbered to denote the various routes. Fares are relatively low depending on your destination and they come in various sizes. There are bus companies that also provide transport within the city a majority of whom belong to specific bus companies. The main feature of a matatu is the yellow strip in the middle of the body, denoting the routes that the particular matatu ply. This is the best way to see Nairobi like a local.
Cuisines from Nairobi –Nairobi Tour
The strong aroma and great taste distinguishes Kenyan coffee from other coffees in the world. Coffee is grown in the rich volcanic soils in the highlands of Kenya. There are several coffee shops within the city that include Java and Dorman’s coffee bars/ restaurants all situated along Mama Ngina street.
A visit to local restaurants that offer local Kenya dishes is a must. The Carnivore along the Langata road is one such restaurant. It is considered Africa’s greatest, eating experience. There is a variety of meats that also include selected game meats that are roasted over charcoal and cut at your table. The delicious meat is then downed with a classic cocktail popularly known as dawa that means medicine. The taste bugs will agree with you on the dawa part (medicine) as it a true treat as you down the nicely roasted meat.
Shopping for Souvenir -Nairobi Tour
Shopping is another great experience while in Nairobi. Ensure that you buy yourself and your loved ones souvenirs from this great city. Visitors are spoilt for choice. From the leafy suburban of Karen, Village market, Yaya Centre and Sarit center located in Westlands, to the city market located at the heart of the city along Mundi Mbingu Street. Most markets will have hand made products that include jewelry, painting, handmade sandals and many more.
Over the weekends there is the Masaai Market an open air market where local vendors come to the city to sell their locally made wares. While shopping at the Maasai market located at the High Court parking, ensure you have got your negation skill at their best as everything is negotiable here. The market is endowed with all kinds of artifacts from Kenya that include carvings, paintings, baskets, beaded jewelry for women, clothes and much more. You can also visit the Kitengela glass where glass is molded to various items. This is a trip worth taking.
Within the city is the Kenya Railway museum that showcases the history of construction of the Kenya Uganda railway. A visit to the railway give one an opportunity to experience the early 1900’s locomotives as well as passage trains that ply Nairobi –Mombasa way.
Sampling Nairobi’s Nightlife
Night life is no exceptional, along Koinange street is Dolce club, you’ve got to be here sample Kenya’s nightlife. Within the same street if Florida 2000 popularly known as F1. Most clubs in Nairobi play contemporary music that include afro jazz, local music like the Luo’s Ohangla as well as blend of international music. Most clubs are normally parked to capacity hence it is advisable to book a seat early enough.
Whatever you do while on a Nairobi Tour, ensure you enjoy yourself to the fullest.