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6 Best Places to Propose in Nairobi this Easter Weekend

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Written by Abraham Odhiambo

When it comes to the perfect place to ask for your partner’s hand in marriage, Kenya got you covered with the best places to propose in Nairobi. There are plenty of ideal settings in Nairobi to pop the question, from the historic to the modern,  urban to the parks. You don’t have to travel outside the country to make it special.

Since romantic venues to take your partner out are many, we have decided to make work easier for you by choosing six best places to propose in Nairobi to pull off the perfect proposal.

1. KICC Helipad 

The Kenya International Convention Centre (KICC) is one of the most famous buildings in Kenya and the KICC helipad is a popular destination due to the amazing views of the city it provides. Here, you’re assured of snapping some awesome photos to archive your proposal.

KICC Helipad

KICC Helipad. Photo/ Ivy Gitau –

Plan a picnic on the helipad and while the sun is setting, surprise your partner by going on your knee and then popping the question. To access the helipad you’ll have to pay just Sh300 (150 per person).

2. Giraffe Manor 

Giraffe Manor is well known for offering a plethora of romantic activities, making it one of the best places to propose in Nairobi. It is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb and blends extraordinary wildlife encounters with exquisite hospitality.

The Manor boasts manicured gardens, luxury rooms and iconic architecture. There are giraffes here, just like the name suggests. So if you’re a wildlife lover who wants a special proposal then this is the best place to propose in the capital.

3. Langata Botanical Gardens 

Take a stroll with your partner to the beautifully landscaped Langata Botanical Gardens and then propose in the breathtaking surroundings. One good thing with this place is that you’ll pay no fee for entrance unless you’re renting a space. The garden also has a restaurant where you’ll enjoy deliciously prepared meals to celebrate the next stage in your relationship.

Langata Botanical Gardens

Langata Botanical Gardens. Photo/ Come with me on a budget!

4. Uhuru Park 

Of course Uhuru Park is one of the best places to propose in Nairobi. This famous park is located adjacent to the central business district of Nairobi and is always full of people who come here to relax, especially during the weekend and holidays such as Christmas and New Year. There’s an artificial lake, several monuments and a skateboarding spot in this recreational facility. If you would love to make your proposal in a public place, then Uhuru Park is the place to go.

5. Harvest Restaurant

No list of the best places to propose in Nairobi would be complete without Harvest restaurant. This restaurant is well decorated with a simple display of beautiful decor and a blend of colours and fixtures, from the chairs and tables to the walls. Located just 500 metres from the US Embassy and UN Headquarters, Harvest is one of those restaurants you want to explore at least once in your lifetime.

Best places to propose in Nairobi

Harvest Restaurant. Photo/ EatOut.

6. Paradise Gardens

Well, how about turning a simple picnic in nature to a proposal? Paradise Gardens is a stunning countryside wedding venue located only 10 kilometres from the capital. The multiple award-winning events venue is known for its lush gardens, captivating views and charming water body, making it an ideal destination to propose.

Start by making plans with the management of the venue to ensure everything goes smooth. There are plenty of adventures to engage in after a successful proposal such as horse riding.

Paradise Gardens

Paradise Gardens. Photo/

Where to Take a Girl on the First Date in Kenya?

  • Kenya National Archives
  • Karura Forest
  • Art Gallery
  • Nairobi Safari Walk
  • Village Bowl
  • Arboretum
  • Uhuru Park

What Place Has the Most Proposals? 

Paris is truly the ‘city of love’ and it’s the most popular place to propose in the world. While exploring the city, you’ll be spoiled for choice with beautiful places to propose.

What Is the Best Date to Propose? 

The best time to propose might be on a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary of when you began your relationship. Proposing during such events enhances the element of surprise because your partner won’t be thinking about anything else other than the ongoing event.

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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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