Nairobi Walking City Tour: explore the city of Nairobi with an experienced local guide. Walk along the streets of Nairobi and see all the famous, historical buildings and monuments, museums, traditional markets, government buildings, and local restaurants. Learn about the culture and traditions of the Kenyan people and eat local food. Our Nairobi Walking City tour includes places of visit such as August 7th Memorial Park, City Market, Jeevanjee gardens, Kenyatta International Convention Center, Kipande House, McMillan Library, Kenyatta Mausoleum, Parliament Building, War Memorial Pillar, Old Mutual Building, National Archives, and the Maasai Market, etc.
Nairobi Walking City Tour; Explore Nairobi on a walking sightseeing tour at your own pace with a professional safari local guide where you have ample time for close photography.
See Nairobi’s downtown on a guided walking tour and visit a series of landmarks (historic buildings and modern landmarks). This includes the August 7th Memorial Park, City Market, Dedan Kimathi Statue, Tom Mboya Statue, Jeevanjee gardens, Kenyatta International Convention Center, Kenya Railway Museum, Kipande House, and McMillan Library.
Other places of interest include Kenyatta Mausoleum, Parliament Building, Standard Chartered Building, War Memorial Pillar, Old Mutual Building, National Archives, and the Maasai Market. Shop local crafts at City Market or Maasai Market and let your guide help you bargain.
Get insights about the tribes of Kenya from your guide. Learn about the city’s culture and history. During the tour, we will stop for lunch at one of the Nairobi city restaurants that serve local food (Ugali, Nyama Choma, kachumbari, local vegetables, and any other choice of local food). The tour can be customized according to your interests and schedule.
Nairobi Walking City Tour Highlights
* Traveling by public transport
* Take a walking tour and experience the unique atmosphere of Nairobi
* Visit a series of landmarks (historic buildings and modern landmarks)
* Explore Nairobi with a friendly local guide on a 4-hour to 6 hours sightseeing Nairobi walking city tour with an optional traditional Kenyan lunch
Nairobi Walking City Tour Itinerary
0900 Hours: Our guide will meet you at your hotel residence, then take you to the streets of Nairobi to explore and see the sights. The first stop depending on your hotel location will be Uhuru Park, a lovely oasis of green space wedged next to the city’s bustling business district.
Shelter from the city heat with a walk in the shade as your guide tells you about Nairobi’s complex history and culture. Then, head out to discover the city’s urban delights by both foot and public transport.
You will visit a local city market where you can bargain and shop for arts and crafts. A tour to the top of Kenyatta International Conference (Government Building with 28 stories) to look at the Nairobi skyline can be arranged.
Nairobi Walking City Tour also includes a visit to Parliament buildings, Kenya National archives, Gallery Watatu, Collectors Den, the Snake Park, and National Museum. The Nairobi National Museum is well known for excellent exhibits and displays of early man, tribal regalia, and the flora and fauna of Kenya.
An opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch of local cuisine is also available on this tour. Walking through the city streets and traveling by public transport provides plenty of opportunities to mingle with the locals as they go about their daily lives.
Nairobi Walking City Tour Prices
Nairobi Walking Tour Price Includes:
A walk through Uhuru Park + Traveling by public transport + Professional English speaking guides + A visit to Watatu art gallery/ Collectors Den + A visit to Kenyatta International Conference + Traditional lunch (optional at an extra cost payable directly) & A visit to Snake Park and National Museum (Entrance fees payable directly)
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The tour will start and end at your hotel or at the agreed location within Nairobi. We can also arrange for airport pick up and drop off.
This will be a walking tour but you will have a short ride in a Matatu (An artistic local public service bus). If necessary, a vehicle will be arranged to pick up and drop you at your hotel or airport.
What will be included?
The tour will include services of an experienced guide, drinking water, and transportation in a Matatu or Taxi transfer.
Tour Dates and Duration
You can book the tour for any day throughout the year. The tour takes between 4 to 6 hours.
You can request for a custom tour and we will do our best to match your expectations.
Nairobi Walking Tour Price Excludes:
* Items of a personal nature
* Tips or gratuities for your local guide
* Sample local cuisine with lunch at a restaurant
* Transfers from/ to the starting point hotel within Nairobi
History of Nairobi
Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area also form the Nairobi Province. The name “Nairobi” comes from the Masai phrase Enkare Nyirobi, which translates to “the place of cool waters”. However, it is popularly known as the “Green City in the Sun”.
During Kenya’s colonial period, the city became a center for the colony’s coffee, tea, and sisal industry. Nairobi is also the capital of the Nairobi Province and of the Nairobi District. The city lies on the Nairobi River, in the south of the nation, and has an elevation of 1795 meters above sea level.
Nairobi is the most populous city in East Africa, with a current estimated population of about 3.5 million. Nairobi is currently the 13th largest city in Africa. Nairobi is now one of the most prominent cities in Africa politically and financially.
Home to many companies and organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme and the UN Office in Africa, Nairobi is established as a hub for business and culture. The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) is one of the largest in Africa, ranked fourth in terms of trading volume, and capable of making 10 million trades a day.
Between 1896 and 1898, the Uganda Railway Company paid for by the British laid railway tracks from Mombasa to Nairobi. Built under tremendous human hardship, 600 miles long, and six years to build, “The Lunatic Line” transformed East Africa, and by 1907, Nairobi had become the new capital.
Situated 100 miles south of the Equator, and 300 miles west of the Indian Ocean at an elevation of 5,500 feet, Nairobi’s pleasant climate has been an important factor in its booming success. The nights are cool, the days are warm, the temperature rarely exceeds 75 degrees and the humidity is low
The beauty of Nairobi greets the visitor already from the air sighting the colorful Bougainvillea lining avenues, highways, and the beautiful Jacaranda Trees blossoming everywhere. An oasis of modern conveniences, Nairobi offers the visitor an array of high-caliber hotels and excellent restaurants and an abundance of African culture and art.
It is a virtual Spice for shopping which often start with a visit to a local Safari Outfitter for a custom-fit Safari Suit. In addition to many smart boutiques and art galleries, the shopping experience will include traditional colorful outdoor African markets, and while on Safari, the warm and friendly tribal roadside vendors welcome negotiating their prices with you.
Among the many Kenyan artifacts offered are Masai tribal ornaments and spears, Meerschaum pipes, hand-woven sisal baskets, and bags, as well as a dazzling array of batiks, multi-colored fabrics, and pottery and ebony carvings.
Elegant jewelry, gems, and corals are plentiful and inexpensive and Kenya offers unexpected items such as colonial furniture and antique Arabian doors.