Places to visit in Nairobi

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Places to Visit in Nairobi

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  • wandaJohannesburg
    Greater Johannesburg, South Africa89 contributions
    After following their instagram page, I was very excited to be in Nairobi to see what amazing work they do. Do book in advance and make sure you read the fine print, you can only pay in cash at the gate, also bring a hat its hot in the sun!
    It was wonderful watching the the baby orphans being fed and very interesting hearing how they got there. However our party all felt a little short changed, we didn’t get to see where they stayed during the day, what happened at night time….we were quickly whisked off after the hour of milk feeding was done, and asked to donate money on our way out.
    I understand that they are ultimately trying to re habituate these orphans into the wild so as little human contact is a good thing, but feel one should be able to view from afar.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Thomas Travel Guru
    Dublin, Ireland256 contributions
    It was one of the best attractions that I have seen ever. It was really exciting. We have seen many animals live for the first time. The safari was very good organised. It was
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Zhong S
    3 contributions
    We know Giraffe Hotel but no availability, so we visited Giraffe Centr. It was okay and we took nice pcitures, and tocuhed the animals
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Ibrahim Alansari
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia200 contributions
    It's nice area near Nairobi for who don't have time to go safari, a nature forest, waterfall, caves, biking, walking in fresh air, there's a restaurant too to stopover, it's cost 600 Ken chilling currency, they accept by card only, its better for who want visit waterfall to enter from Fate A,its suitable for families, children and solo.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Irene Y
    South Africa4 contributions
    It's a nice museum to visit if you wish to know the history of Kenya, what happens 100 years ago, Out of africa!
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • Kimberly L.
    Wellington, FL22 contributions
    Great museum. It is open air and has many interactive parts. I loved all of the exhibits. I gave it a 4 star review instead of 5 because they have absolutely NOTHING about Wangari Maathai in this museum. That was disappointing as she was Kenyan and the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

    The restaurant outside was nice and the gift shop was reasonably priced.
    Written 25 March 2022
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  • Muthoni Owino
    Nairobi, Kenya4 contributions
    A thrilling adventure to the Ngong hills. We had such a splendid time with my friends, a day full of activities and beautiful scenery over the hills and windmills. Don’t forget your sweater though... the weather here is cold
    Written 11 April 2022
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  • Philip Alex K
    Ongata Rongai, Kenya1 contribution
    Gorgeous and awesome cool palace.there a lively opportunity and Embraced mixed culture ,there much to do to ensure a real village ground .i love the idea
    Written 20 April 2020
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  • CossyWombat
    Diani Beach, Kenya393 contributions
    The new wing of the Village Market makes this one of my favourite shopping centres in Nairobi. You can find almost everything you need. It is clean, well laid out and accesable.
    Written 12 November 2021
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  • CarolD
    Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
    Pleasant shopping, few stores, but great options for restaurants, I really recommend checking out The Carnivore, despite the name the restaurant has great vegan/vegetarian options!
    There’s a garden that opens on selected days only but it’s great for pictures or just a romantic walk .
    don’t be intimidated by the security ;)
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Granules2013
    Darwin, Australia2,013 contributions
    Visited the slums in Kibera while doing a driving day tour around Nairobi. Pretty eye opening experience to see how people live here. Worth coming for a few hours and wandering around. A few good markets and shops you can visit too.
    Written 17 March 2020
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  • Felix Meyer
    Spain2 contributions
    we visited KICC, view point. There was so much traffic and hot, but we enjoyed. The city is very different from what I thought.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • Claudio G
    Sicily, Italy20 contributions
    This place is a little gem. For me it was totally unexpected to find such a lovely park.
    In it you can find many monkey and different trees.
    It is a beautiful place to spend time with kids, have pic nic, relax or do jogging.
    I wonder if they shoot video clips or movies in this place.
    Written 3 October 2021
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  • Alex N
    Nairobi, Kenya68 contributions
    I have visited most of the malls in Kenya and I can attest to the fact that Two Rivers is among the best due to to the variety offered. When it comes to shops, including internationally known brands, this is the place to find them. The variety in eateries is also great , while there is also a large variety of fun activities to pick from. If looking for a place to spend time with family, try Two Rivers.
    The security is top notch.
    Written 15 January 2021
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India3,583 contributions
    Getting to this museum is a little convoluted—the approach to it is down a curving dirt road, past the outdoor sections of the museum (which are separated from the road by heavy wire mesh). To get on to the dirt road itself, you have to first go through a gate manned by a security guard, who will get you sign in, in a register. The actual tickets to the museum have to be bought at the museum building, at the end of the dirt road. The entry fee is $10 per adult (or KSH 600) and $2 per child (or KSH 100)—which doesn’t work out the same if you know the exchange rate, which the staff here don’t seem to. Since we didn’t have shillings , only dollars, we ended up paying $22 for my husband, me, and our daughter; if we’d paid in shillings, it would have been much cheaper. Make sure you bring along sufficient shillings.

    The museum spreads out across four rooms and the large yard outside. The first room is the largest, and the most interesting. Before we started, a museum staffer conducted us to a relief map of Kenya and gave us an introduction to the history of the Kenyan railways: how the system was designed by the British primarily to allow them access to the Nile in Uganda; how Indians were brought in to work as supervisors while local Kenyans provided most of the labour; the progress made; and important landmarks and incidents related to the railways, such as the infamous Tsavo maneaters.

    After this interesting little talk, we were free to go about the museum , looking at the exhibits for ourselves. The first room has a vast range of exhibits, ranging from photographs, survey maps, station masters’ chairs, a track inspector’s bicycle (and a similarly used trolley), plus other memorabilia from the late 1800s and early 1900s, all relating to the laying down of the railways in Kenya. There are also other interesting objects here, including the porcelain set used on board train by Princess Elizabeth when she visited Kenya in 1960 along with her husband Prince Phillip (as many would know, by the time she left Kenya, she was Queen Elizabeth II)—sofas on which she sat while in Kenya are also in the museum.

    Another highlight of this room are three claws of one of the Tsavo man-eaters that disrupted work on the ‘Lunatic Line’, as the Mombasa-Nairobi line was known. The claws are kept safely in a little plastic box, at the staff’s office: we asked to see these, and were shown them readily enough.

    The second room is much smaller, and contains signalling equipment and other communications equipment used by the railways, from bells and lamps and early typewriters, to telephones of various vintages. In the third room are items related to ships and water transport: models of ships associated with Kenya, and a good bit about a German cruiser named Konigsberg, which was sunk off the coast during World War I. This room contains a fine sideboard and the captain’s table salvaged from the Konigsberg.

    The last room is about modern railways in Kenya, most of which are being developed with Chinese collaboration.

    After these four rooms, we went off to the large, gravelled yard outside, where are stationed several engines, coaches and related railway equipment. Several of these are open, and you are allowed to climb in to look around. For me, the most interesting piece of history here was stationed inside the pale blue shed near the gate: here stands Coach #12, a first class coach inside which a British police officer, Superintendent Charles Henry George Ryall, had decided to sit up, armed with a gun, to try and kill one of the Tsavo man-eaters. Unfortunately for Ryall, he fell asleep—and was killed by the lion, which entered the coach.

    A little outside the shed and close to the gate of the yard is a locomotive which was used in the filming of the movie ‘Out of Africa’.

    A fascinating museum.
    Written 31 January 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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