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7 Places to Visit in Nairobi as a Family This Easter

Best places to visit in Nairobi as a family
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Written by Abraham Odhiambo

Which are the best places to visit in Nairobi as a family? Easter holiday is here with us and if you’re searching for family-friendly places to explore then look no more because you just came to the right place.

Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, isn’t exactly overburdened by kid friendly places and parks. However, you can find some fantastic destinations that will leave your kids amused if you dig deeper. To save you the energy, we’ve done the digging and found seven must-see places to take your kids. Here are our suggestions for the best places to visit in Nairobi as a family this Easter holiday.

1. Nairobi National Museum

Nairobi National Museum

The Nairobi National Museum. Photo/

A very popular destination in the capital, Nairobi National Museum is one of the best places to visit in Nairobi as a family. The museum is only 20 minutes from the Central Business District and there are plenty of things to see and learn here. Kids will particularly be interested in the story of mammals such as the elephants and bats. Also, the museum has botanical gardens that offer a serene environment to relax with your loved ones.

2. Nairobi National Park 

A short drive out of the CBD is the famous Nairobi National Park that hosts a variety of wildlife, including lions, buffaloes, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes and over 400 species of birds. There are also a few picnic spots here with a serene environment for family picnics. Treat your family this Easter by taking them to this tourist hotspot along Langata road.

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Nairobi National Park entrance. Photo/CAmpo EA Safaris

3. Stedmark Gardens

Located in Karen, Stedmark Gardens is one of the best places to visit in Nairobi as a family. This floating restaurant is one of its kind and an opportunity to visit it should not be wasted at all. It has an Amusement park where kids can spend the day engaging in fun activities such as boat riding, rock climbing, trampoline and train riding.

If your kids love to swim then they’re in for a treat as there’s an indoor heated swimming pool and a non-heated swimming pool. Stedmark Gardens is located along Mokoyeti Road in Ongata Rongai.

4. The Hub Karen

The Hub Karen is an ideal location to visit during the holidays as it is home to picnic areas, family-friendly restaurants and an amazing children’s games arcade where your kids can spend almost the whole day playing with other kids. It was opened in 2016 and has since become the jewel of Nairobi.

5. Nairobi Mamba Village

Mamba Village Nairobi

Mamba Village Nairobi. Photo/ Africa Adventure Vacations.

Nairobi Mamba Village is a well-liked Kenya safari attraction where you can interact closely with crocodiles and learn more about them. You’re also offered the opportunity to feed them in the evening before the park is closed.

Nearby is another ideal place to take your family, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which is known for protecting orphaned baby elephants and rhinos. Here, you’ll get the chance to see these gentle beasts being fed by their caregivers.

6. Giraffe Centre 

Whether you’re looking for a romantic place to take your partner or a fantastic destination to bring your kids, Giraffe Centre got your back. Located long Duma Road, Karen, Giraffe Centre is allows you to feed, interact with and learn about giraffes.

7. Nairobi Arboretum

No list of the best places to visit in Nairobi as a family would be complete without at least one hiking place. For the Easter holiday we recommend a visit to Nairobi Arboretum. This popular recreational park is the ideal destination to take those long walks and forget about the hustle and bustle of the city.

Nairobi Arboretum

Nairobi Arboretum. Photo/ Living in Nairobi.

What Is the Best Part of Nairobi? 

  • Karen
  • Lavington
  • Kilimani
  • Westlands
  • Kileleshwa
  • Runda
  • Muthaiga
  • Gigiri

Is Nairobi a Good Tourist Destination? 

Yes, Nairobi is a great place to visit all year round. The weather is friendly and there are dozens of places to explore, including Nairobi National Park.

How Many Days Do You Need in Nairobi? 

Three days in Nairobi are enough to sample the urban lifestyle and also encounter traditional cultures of the different communities living in the capital. You’ll also be left with enough time to go on a trip to the famous Nairobi national park. 

Where Can I Take My Kids for Christmas in Nairobi?

  • Nairobi National Park
  • Giraffe Centre
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Bomas of Kenya.
  • Hell’s Gate National Park.
  • Nairobi National Museum.
  • Karen Blixen Museum.
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Abraham Odhiambo

Abraham Odhiambo is a writer with interests in nature, travel, African safari and sports. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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