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3 top places for a weekend out in Nairobi for less than $10

Cheap ways to enjoy your weekend in Nairobi, Kenya


Nairobi is one of those cities in Africa where you cannot have enough fun and adventure in just a day. For a weekend, the city has many places to visit for less than $10.

Karura Forest

Karura forest Kenya
A waterfall at the Karura Forest [Photo by Maciej Sudra]
Karura Forest is the pride of Kenya given that it is densely populated and within the outskirts of Nairobi. Some of the activities to engage in are bike riding, bird watching, horse riding and tennis. Entry fee for adults is $1 for adults while kid’s entry fee is $0.50.

The main entrance to Karura Forest is on the Limuru Road just after the Belgian Embassy. However, one can also use either the KFS main gate which is off Kiambu road and opposite CID Headquarters or the Old Kiambu Gate which is on Old Kiambu road. There are two wet seasons: April-June (long rains) and October-December (short rains). In between, days are sunny and dry except for July and August which is usually cool and cloudy.

Giraffe Centre

Giraffe Centre Nairobi Kenya
Giraffe Centre A Great Place To Visit With Kids [Photo by Giraffe Centre Day Tour In Nairobi]
It is an exciting place to spend your weekend. It is located in Lang’ata, approximately 20 kilometres from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in order to protect the endangered giraffe, that is found only in the grasslands of East Africa.

The entry charges for adults is $2.5 while kids are charged $0.50 whereby the centre is open from 9 AM to 5 PM, seven days a week. Feeding and tours operate throughout this time. The giraffes wander freely through the lush gardens, and pay an occasional visit to the house itself, often pushing their heads through the French Windows to inspect the breakfast table.

Village Market

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Beautiful products on display at Village Market, Nairobi, Kenya [Photo by Mango African Safaris]
The Village Market is a large shopping, recreation and entertainment complex in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. It accommodates over 150 stores outlets covering in addition to recreation and entertainment facilities.

Located in Gigiri, it is an urban hub for recreation and entertainment. The Village Market hosts many activities annually including weekly art exhibitions in the mall’s exhibition halls. Ladies Day and Car Boot sale are among the activities and events held at the complex. Bowling is among the most popular game here for just $5

Remember there are several tours and travel companies within village martlet that make tour arrangements for various destinations.

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