Explore some of the fascinating tourist destinations in Nairobi
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park is a 117 km² national park at the southern edge of Nairobi. It’s home to an abundance of free-roaming wildlife including lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, hippos, hyenas, antelopes etc. Allowing you to do game drives on your own, this is the most popular tourist destination in Nairobi, and it is just a 15-minute drive from the Boma hotels in Nairobi.
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a must-do for animal lovers. This renowned rehabilitation programme rescues orphaned elephants and rhinos, and at 11 a.m. everyday visitors are able to see the baby elephants up close when they get a bottle of milk and a mud bath. You can also support the cause by adopting an animal. From the hotels, it is a 27-minute drive.
Nairobi National Museum
Nairobi National Museum celebrates the native ethnicity and cultural significance of Kenya. This museum - with its diverse historical exhibition and geological gallery - is definitely worth a visit. It takes about 9 minutes to reach by car from the hotels.
Bomas of Kenya
Bomas of Kenya is a live museum that commemorates Kenya's colourful tribes, the land's culture, lifestyle, art, music, and crafts. Traditional music and dance performances come alive every afternoon. From the hotels, it is a 20-minute drive.
The Giraffe Centre is a conservation sanctuary for breeding and releasing the endangered Rothschild giraffes back into the wild. This popular tourist attraction allows you to feed the giraffes from a raised platform. Located in Langata, the centre is a 29-minute drive from the hotels.
Take a walk in Karura Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the world. Covering an area of about 2,500 acres, it is home to different species of monkeys, bush pig, dik dik, duiker, porcupine, East African epauletted fruit bat and genet. This leafy green respite from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi takes only 33 minutes to reach.
Karen is a popular residential suburb of Nairobi that is home to the famous Ngong Racecourse. The suburb has a lush green environment with many of Nairobi’s best restaurants and cafés tucked away in secret gardens. It is just 33 minutes from the hotels.
Westlands is an affluent commercial and residential area, northwest of the Central Business District. Westlands is home to several shopping malls and restaurants and will take about 16 minutes to reach by car from the hotels.
Upper Hill is an area of central Nairobi with an ever-growing skyline of skyscrapers. It is a busy commercial and financial district with office towers, shopping centres, restaurants, a casino and the offices of the World Health Organisation, Kenya. It takes about 11 minutes to reach from the hotels.
Hurlingham is one of the main commercial and shopping districts of Nairobi, just west off the city centre. The suburb has a plethora of places to eat and drink, shopping centres and galleries such as the Kuona Trust Centre for the Visual Arts. It is a 15-minute drive from the hotels.