Fun Things to Do in Nairobi With Ksh 200

An Exterior of The Kenya National Archives, Moi Avenue Source: Twitter
An Exterior of The Kenya National Archives, Moi Avenue Source: Twitter

Nairobi has many places to visit and activities to partake in. The city is fast-paced and sometimes you might want to escape the buzzing crowds and city noises. 

Here's a list of exciting activities to indulge in and sites to visit while in Nairobi at a cost of only Ksh 200.

1. The Kenya National Archives

The popular meeting joint is located at the heart of the bustling CBD. More than that, the National Archives contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts, paintings, and artifacts.

It serves as a time travel machine into Kenya's rich history. 

For as low as Ksh 50 for Kenyans adults and Ksh 20 for children you can access the archive.

2.Nairobi Railway Museum

Located close to the Nairobi Railway Station, the museum chronicles the history of the rail transport system with rail exhibits from the past giving a timeline of the transition from the Kenya- Uganda railway to the present.

Photographs, memorabilia, and train exhibits are features to be seen providing a stunning visual of Kenya's rail transport system.

The charges are only Ksh 200 for adults and Ksh 100 for children.

3. Arboretum

Located along State House Road, is the lush and verdant museum of trees. The urban greenery offers a soothing balm escape with an impressive collection of exotic trees.

It's highly recommended for nature walks, picnics, and relaxation.

Tickets cost Ksh 65 per adult and Ksh 27 per child.

Nairobi Arboretum located along State House Road in Kilimani, Nairobi

4.Uhuru Park

A green park situated in the city, the Park is synonymous with hosting political and religious gatherings beyond that, the Park has a recreational park that contains an artificial lake, several National monuments, and an assembly ground.

It offers panoramic views of the city and plenty of grass to rest. 

The best part is that it's absolutely free. 

4.Jeevanjee Gardens 

Nestled between Moi Avenue and Muindi Mbingu sits the 5-acre recreational park. The park offers seats and a garden for rest. It's ideal for a meeting joint or if you would want to wait for someone.

It's free of charge.

5.Kenya National Library

Perhaps you prefer quiet spaces to enrich your mind with ideas and insights. The Kenya National Library has a public library that provides a space for reading and research.

Situated along Ngong Road near NHIF building the library is a space for book worms.

The charge fee for entrance is only Ksh 20.

6.Nairobi Gallery

Located near the GPO, this National monument serves as a museum-holding art exhibition. You can stroll through the gallery for a quick glance at art pieces. 

The charges are 150 for adults and 100 for children under the age of 16.

7.Nairobi National Museum

Offering Kenya's rich heritage, the Nairobi National Museum houses celebrated collections of Kenya's history, nature, culture, and contemporary art. Visiting the museum can be both educational or simply a leisurely sport

It is located at Museum Hill, approximately 10 minutes drive from the Nairobi City center. It's open every day 8:30-5:00 pm.

Some of its attractions include an art gallery, exhibitions, and a garden.

The rates are Ksh 200 for adults and Ksh 100 for children under the age of 16.

Nairobi National Museum located at Museum Hill, Nairobi

8. Nairobi Snake Park

Lying below the National Museum, the snake park offers a varied collection of both harmless and venomous snakes and reptiles. It can be covered in 30 minutes.

The rates are Ksh 200 for adults and Ksh 100 for children under the age of 16.

9.Karura Forest

A dense forest situated along Kiambu road, this magical gem is suited for jogging, cycling, and nature trails. It's an escape from the sprawling concrete jungle giving you a taste of the rural in an urban setting.

The charges are only Ksh 100 for entrance.

10.Michuki Park

The recently launched park sits between Kijabe Street and Kipande Road and straddles the Nairobi River. It has an open-air amphitheater, tree nursery, medicinal plant garden, fruit orchard and there's also free wifi.

The park was previously an infamous mugging site.

It's free of charge for members of the public.

An aerial view of the refurbished Michuki Park in Nairobi