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Things to do in Nairobi, Kenya

Finally I’m sharing my diary from Nairobi, Kenya. As many of you know I spent almost a month exploring Kenya in November last year. But during that month I almost never stayed in the city since I was always in other regions of the country on safari. In March of this year I had the opportunity to return to this wonderful country and spend a few days in the capital of Nariobi with my incredible family of Starwood Hotels for the inauguration of their new hotel: Four Points by Sheraton, Nairobi Hurlingham.

The hotel is very modern, with an excellent location in the city. The breakfasts are incredibly delicious – especially their elephant pancakes. It also has a coffee shop where we spent most of the time when we were at the hotel. It has an incredible gym where you can burn off those yummy breakfasts. The best views of the city can be seen from the rooftop where the pool is located, as well as another restaurant called Mezze on the Deck and access to the sky bar called Level 8. 

Many people think that in Nairobi there is not much to do and they only go to the city to reach the rest of the country. So I would love to be able to share a quick guide to the things you should do if you ever get to visit Kenya and at least make sure you spend a few days in the city:

  1. Visit the Giraffe Center: You won’t want to leave here since the giraffes are super friendly. You will have the opportunity to feed them and take pictures with them. Salma is one of the friendliest giraffes!
  2. Visiting the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage: a super cute experience that has been well received worldwide through its successful elephant rescue and rehabilitation program. The project offers hope for the future of Kenya’s elephant population where they give them a home, care for them and feed them.
  3. Visit the Jamia Mosque: Really one of the most prominent and important religious structures of the country with a very beautiful architecture. If they are going to visit this mosque you have to take into account to dress appropriately.
  4. Kitengela Glass House: for lovers of art and nature certainly something that will fascinate you with incredible artwork made of glass that you can buy or even hang out in a their cute little cafe (make sure to watch out for the monkeys since they can steal your food). Definitely the best views are from the rooftop of the main glass house and you cannot miss the suspension bridge.
  5. African Heritage House: the most photographed house in Africa and certainly a very beautiful experience. Not only did we have the opportunity to meet the owner who gave us a tour, but the design and architecture is truly amazing including every single artwork piece in the house. Mr. Allan is one of the few persons I have had the pleasure to meet that have such a fascinating life. If yo visit this house I would recommend you grab the package where they provide dinner at the house.

6. KICC Rooftop: If you are looking for stunning views from the city this is the place where you can get those pictures. This is is a 28-story building located in the City Square of Nairobi. It is an internationally renowned venue for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and special events within walking distance of several five star hotels.

7. Take a helicopter ride to Mt Kenya: the views of the city are amazing and you can fly out over the countryside too. Have lunch at Fairmont Mt Kenya which has a super delicious lunch and after that you cannot miss visiting the animal orphanage too. 

So there you have it, if you are visiting Kenya you cannot miss visiting the city of Nairobi and if you are looking for a good hotel definitely Four Points by Sheraton Hurlingham is one of the best options. In fact, by the end of Oct-Nov, they will be opening a new hotel at the airport too!




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  1. Paula Trias says on September 19, 2017

    Que belleza de lugar. Me encantaría visitar Kenya. La verdad, adoro las jirafas, así que me quede viendo esas foticos jejeje. Besos, gracias por compartir todos estos datos!!

    Paula Trias

  2. Luisanna from My Outfit RD says on September 19, 2017

    Ya me dio deseos de ir a Kenya yo siempre te lo digo: me encanta la forma en que presentan los lugares que visitas.

  3. Esther Palanca says on September 19, 2017

    Increíble como Siempre!!! Que verdadera pasada, me encantó como diste de comer a la jirafa y te lo cogia de la boca JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA que linda!
    Impresionantes paisajes, vistas, los animales. Toooodo. ????

  4. Mayra A. says on September 19, 2017

    Wow Marcy!!! Que increíble viaje y experiencia ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Se ve increible todo, las fotografías lo capturaron perfectamente muchas gracias por compartirlo xoxo

  5. Pinnahana says on September 19, 2017

    Woooow! No hace mucho nos padres estuvieron allí y cuentan ese viaje como uno de los mejores de su vida. Las fotos otra vez son más que increíbles y tú ❤️❤️

  6. Yoleidy Sánchez says on September 19, 2017

    Pero que experiencia tan maravillosa has tenido! Que hotel tan lujoso, me encantó el pancake en forma de elefante y el area de piscina.
    Un beso
    Yoleidy Sánchez

  7. El Rincón de Rachel says on September 19, 2017

    Qué maravilla de hotel y las fotos son espectaculares como siempre. Las que tienes con la jirafa son una pasada. Me alegra que hayas podido disfrutar de esta experiencia y tomo nota de todo. ¡Besitos!

  8. Que lugar más maravilloso, esas fotos fantásticas ame totalmente el lugar, el paraíso

  9. Nunca me imaginé que se pudiera hacer tanto en un Ciudad africana, la verdad ni por la mente imaginaba ir por allá pero con buena reseña es una opción más para un viaje próximo con mi familia, locaciones muy espectaculares

  10. Christine Kong says on September 12, 2017

    What a fabulous trip again to Nairobi! The hotel looks amazing and I love the adorable elephant waffles! I can’t believe how up close and personal you can get to the giraffes at the Giraffe Center and how gorgeous is the Heritage House and the decor?! I would love to visit Kenya one of these days! xoxo, Christine

    • Marcy Yu says on September 22, 2017

      Thank you Christine!!! As soon I saw the elephant waffles I knew will make a great pic lol
      You will love Kenya if you visit for sure with your family!


  11. Your photos from this trip are so cute! I really hope to visit Kenya one day. It looks beautiful. I definitely want to visit all of these places you’ve mentioned. The hotel looks lovely. Love those elephant shaped waffles 🙂

    xo, Jo

  12. Mariann Yip says on September 11, 2017

    Kenya is definitely a place for open minded travelers and I’m so glad you visited! The glass house and heritage house seems amazing and definitely highlights that I would add to my list if I ever do visit!