Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Nairobi

Stare in the eye of a wild beast, visit an indigenous tribe village, discover the city's colonial landmarks, and let yourself be spoilt for endless entertainment by a modern metropolis: Nairobi, the safari capital of the world, is an incredibly diverse place where the vibrant city core lies a stunningly short distance away from untamed wildlife.

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Karen Blixen Museum

The property of Baroness Karen Blixen between 1917 and 1931, who came to Africa to engage in dairy farming and whose autobiography inspired the Oscar-winning movie "Out of Africa", this museum is an homage to the famous Danish author's life and the history of British East Africa.
Adresse: Karen Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 736 919 321
Åpningstider: 9.30–18.00 daily

Bomas of Kenya

From dance performances and beauty contests to crafts and poetry, Bomas is an unmissable place where you'll get a truly memorable insight into the lives of various tribes native to this area. Spectacular acrobatic shows are held daily.
Adresse: Langata/Forest Edge Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 208 068 400
Åpningstider: Traditional villages: 10.00–18.00 daily

Nairobi National Museum

This museum is the place to visit for anyone who wants to get a comprehensive idea of the history of Kenya, as it hosts a wide range of thematic exhibitions showcasing the county's rich historical, cultural, and natural heritage. The Snake Park and Botanical Garden are a must!
Adresse: Museum Hill, Ngara Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 208 164 134
Åpningstider: 8.30–17.30 daily

KICC Helipad

The Kenyatta International Conference Centre has been home to various large-scale events and conferences since 1974. Today it is open to anyone who would like to simply admire Nairobi from this impressive 28-storey building, the tallest until it was dethroned by the Times Tower in the mid-2000s.
Adresse: Parliament Rd, Nairobi
Åpningstider: Mon to Fri: 7.00–18.00, Sat and Sun: 8.00–17.00

Uhuru Park

A 12-hectare oasis just outside the bustling Central Business District, Uhuru Park is a most beloved hangout spot for locals and tourists alike. It has seen several important events in history, and has managed to preserve its significance thanks to Nobel Peace Prise-winner Wangari Maathai, the most important environmental activist to date in Kenya.
Transport: Take buses 5 to GPO, or 4W to Serena

Nairobi Railway Museum

The only museum of its kind in East and Central Africa, the Nairobi Railway Museum has an interesting collection showcasing the continent's railway history, including locomotives of the highly controversial Uganda Railway. Learn about the thrilling story of the man-eating lions!
Adresse: Near the roundabout of the Uhuru Highway and Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 728 603 581
Åpningstider: 8.00–17.00 daily

August 7th Memorial Park and Museum

Formerly housing the US embassy building, this memorial is an homage to the victims of the 1998 terrorist attack, also regarded as a generic symbol for peace and coexistence.
Adresse: Junction of Moi Avenue, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 20 341 062, +254 722 323 302
Åpningstider: 6.00–18.00 daily

Solar Ice Rink at Panari

Ice skating in the world's safari capital? Be careful: no one will believe where you got those injuries from. Africa's largest ice rink measures 32x12 metres, with skating lessons available, and 12°C guaranteed constantly.
Adresse: Panari Sky Centre, Mombasa Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 711 091 000
Åpningstider: 11.00–22.00 daily

Kazuri Beads Factory

Here you'll not only get to admire some of the most beautiful locally produced bead jewellery, but also get the chance to visit the onsite workshop, presenting guests with the history of the factory which has been employing Kenyan women in need since 1975.
Adresse: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen
Telefon: +254 20 2437871
Åpningstider: Mon to Sat: 8.30-18.0, Sun: 9.00-16.00

Brown's Cheese Farm

Dairy might not be the first thing on your mind when visiting Kenya, but the Brown family's always fresh cheese, bread and chutney will make you want to have your lunch there. Walk it all off with a hike among the tea plants, or go bird watching with the family: a nature lover's paradise just 30 km from Nairobi.
Telefon: +254 728 999 654

The Dance Factory Kenya

Whether it's sport, therapy, profession, making friends, or mere entertainment, join this friendly and energetic team for some salsa, kizomba, or belly dancing—you'll need those skills in Nairobi.
Telefon: +254 726 148 780

All Saints Cathedral

Founded by governor Sir Henry Conway Belfield in 1917, this Gothic-style cathedral is one of the most important buildings of the Anglican Church of Kenya, and a prominent landmark of the British-Kenyan relations stemming from the 19th century.
Adresse: Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 732 600 466

Jamia Mosque

Nairobi has a remarkable Muslim community, with mosques and landmarks ubiquitous in the city. Jamia Mosque is the largest of them all, and boasts a one-of-a-kind view in the city's skyline with its two minarets and three silver domes. The place is open to anyone who wants to learn more about Islam and the Arabic culture in general.
Adresse: Banda Street, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 725 302 444

Banana Hill Art Gallery

Take that short drive and visit this one-of-a-kind gallery to get acquainted with Africa's most prominent contemporary artists, and browse the unique collection of sculptures and colourful paintings.
Adresse: Banana Raini Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 711 756 911
Åpningstider: 10.00–18.00 daily

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

An important landmark as well as a gathering point for the East Africa Swaminarayan Satsang (EASS) community, this temple is also renowned for being the first such mandir outside the Indian subcontinent, built of stones transported straight from the country of Hinduism's origins.
Adresse: 01 Swaminarayan Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 203 742 142

New Lunar Amusement Park

Hop on the Big Wheel, Noah's Ark, or have a ride on the back of a dragon: Nairobi's amusement park awaits the whole family with plenty of entertainment.
Adresse: Sharks Palace, Kiambu Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 714 967 449
Åpningstider: 9.00–19.00 daily

Nairobi National Park

The world's only national park adjacent to a capital city, the Nairobi National Park is the place where you get to spot the beasts of the Big Five while a metropolis' skyline is spreading across the horizon. Of all national parks, it is renowned for its diverse bird fauna, remarkable black rhino population, and a historic ivory burning site.
Telefon: +254 20 242 3423

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick's conservation centre has been in the mission of wildlife protection since 1977, and is home to hundreds of elephant and rhino orphans, continuously growing in number. Here you'll not only get a unique insight into wildlife habitat of East Africa, but can also learn about the the moving story of each member of this big trunked family.
Adresse: KWS Central Workshop Gate
Telefon: +254 202 301 396

Nairobi Arboretum

Originally founded in 1907 with the aim of planting exotic trees to meet the growing construction demand, the Nairobi Arboretum is now a pleasant hangout spot in the heart of the city, right next to the State House. Practice some yoga, or take a stroll and try to spot the vervet monkey or the three-horned chameleon!
Adresse: Arboretum Rd, off State House Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 727 300 933
Åpningstider: 6.00–18.15 daily

Giraffe Centre

Founded in 1977 to protect and breed the Rothschild giraffe indigenous to East Africa, AFEW's (Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife) Giraffe Centre has become one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya, with a lot to offer to its visitors, from giraffe feeding to a nature trail with a whopping number of birds along the way—and an on-site lodge if you feel you can't get enough.
Adresse: Duma Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 208 070 804

Karura Forest

Despite several attempts to curb its size for investments, Nairobi's largest gazetted forest has succeeded in remaining the preferred retreat location of locals with its extensive hiking and biking trails, tennis court, and its spectacular orange waterfall.
Adresse: Take Kiambu or Limuru Road

Oloolua Nature trail

Nature is present all around in Nairobi, and Oloolua is the hidden gem among the many parks the city boasts. Take a stroll in the dense indigenous forest; it's likely you will not meet a soul on this stretch!
Adresse: Karen Road
Telefon: +254 716 256 771

Ngong Hills Nature Reserve

Take a short trip out of Nairobi, and hike the hills that also appeared in the world-famous movie "Out of Africa"! Admire the rich flora and fauna spread across 3000 hectares, enjoy a picnic with locals, or feel free to join the religious activities held here.
Adresse: Take Ngong Road out of Nairobi
Åpningstider: 8.00–17.00 daily

Lake Naivasha

If you are looking for a short getaway from ever-bustling Nairobi, the freshwater lake 1884 metres high in the Great Rift Valley awaits you with a scenic lake view, but do expect crowds: hippos and flamingos too love to gather here! Once there, make sure you join a water safari.
Adresse: Take Uhuru Highway or Haile Selassie Avenue out of Nairobi

Carnivore Kenya

If you only have time for one restaurant in Nairobi, choose Carnivore. It is commonly considered the go-to place for traditional Kenyan nyama choma, made of various types of meat including crocodile and ostrich.
Adresse: Lang'ata Road, near Wilson Airport
Telefon: +254 733 611 608
Åpningstider: 11.00–22.00 daily

Mama Oliech Restaurant

This is the place where Anthony Bourdain, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama tasted Kenyan cuisine, bringing into spotlight not only this friendly venue, but also its signature Kenyan dishes such as the whole fried tilapia — not without a reason. All fish are caught from nearby Lake Nakuru.
Adresse: Marcus Garvey Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 723 925 604
Åpningstider: 10.30–23.30 daily

Nyama Mama

This laid-back, colourful restaurant chain features some of the best Kenyan staples in town. Try their nyama choma and Chapatti wraps, and enjoy the late-night jam sessions.
Telefon: +254 207 602 067
Åpningstider: Check location


With a menu inspired by European and African cuisine, Talisman offers a truly eclectic fine dining experience. Its samosas, pork belly, and char-grilled filet steak are the most popular items on the menu, making that New York Times acclaim well-merited.
Adresse: 320 Ngong Rd, Nairobi
Åpningstider: Mon to Fri: 12.00–22.00, Weekends: 12.00–21.00

About Thyme

Start your day with a brunch, drop in for a quick lunch menu, or enjoy the ample cocktail selection in the evenings. International cuisine with excellent chicken, rib, and pasta dishes.
Adresse: Corner of Eldama Ravine Rd and Peponi Road,Nairobi
Telefon: +254 721 850 026
Åpningstider: Monday: Closed, Tuesday to Saturday: 12.00–22.00, Sunday: 10.00–15.00


Hashmi is considered to be one of the best chicken BBQ places in Nairobi, but their menu is far from being unpretentious. The same can be said of its beverages: its tangerine juice is just as sought after as its grilled wings. Home delivery is also available.
Adresse: Ukay Complex, Mwanzi Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 722 487 000

Mambo Italia

If you fancy something Italian, this place will provide you with the best of Mediterranean cuisine, whether that be a traditional Margherita or something Kenya-inspired like the Swahili beach pizza.
Adresse: Three locations: Westlands, Garden City, Lavington
Telefon: +254 709 670 000
Åpningstider: Mon to Thu: 10.30–22.00, Fri: 10.30–23.00, Sat: 9.30–23.00, Sun: 9.30–22.00. Please check location

Fogo Gaucho

With locations in Westlands and Kilimani, this Brazilian steakhouse is a place you can always count on for an all-you-can-eat lunch or dinner. Beef, pork, and fish are deliciously barbecued here.
Adresse: Galana Plaza, Kilimani, or Groganville Estate, Westlands
Telefon: Westlands +254 712 123456, Kilimani +254 715 414 141
E-post: [email protected],
Åpningstider: Lunch: Mon to Thu: 12.00–15.00, Fri: 12.00–16.00, Dinner: Mon to Thu: 6.30–22.30, Fri: 6.30–23.00. Sat and Sun: 12.30–22.30

Tamambo Karen Blixen

A branch of the immensely popular Tamarind group, Tamambo is an upscale restaurant with a remarkable soup, seafood, and meat selection; not only for the guests of the Karen Blixen Cottages.
Adresse: Karen Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 719 346 349
Åpningstider: 6.00–22.00 daily

Malindi Dishes

If you're looking for something off the beaten track, this friendly Swahili canteen in the heart of the CBD is the place to go. A wide range of Halal food: biryani, pilau, naan, fresh seafood, and snacks to go, all at affordable prices.
Adresse: Gaborone Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 722 292 525
Åpningstider: 6.00–22.00 daily

Tin Roof Cafe Langata

Everyone's favourite cafe chain spoils with a delicious breakfast every day, and a vast selection of crepes, wraps, and sandwiches, in a leafy verdant garden. The carrot cake is always on demand!
Adresse: Langata S Road, and 30 Dagoretti Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 728 400 488
Åpningstider: 08.00–17.30 daily

Artcaffe Coffee & Bakery

A multi-branch quality bakery where art is not only promoted, but also created when crafting each piece of pastry. Its delivery service and twelve lively locations throughout Nairobi will make sure you will get your premium treats and entertainment at any hour of the day.
Adresse: Ground Floor Westgate Mall, Westlands, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 709 202 020
Åpningstider: 7.00 to midnight daily

Wasp and Sprout

A hip, colourful garden café and unique furniture shop with Nairobi-wide famed brunch specialities like scrambled tofu and the honey-topped bircher muesli. Open mics and quiz nights are organised on a regular basis.
Adresse: Old Loresho Shopping Centre, Loresho Ridge Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 799 873 422
Åpningstider: Mon to Thu: 8.00–17.00, Fri: 8.00–20.00, Sat, Sun, Public Holiday: 8.00–14.00

The River Café

If you are looking for a memorable dining experience, go to the River Café and enjoy a brunch—or simply grab a coffee on the terrace overlooking the beautiful Karura forest: the view will be taken care of.
Adresse: Karura Forest, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 725 969 891

Java House

It might be hard to believe but a good cup of coffee had for long been in short supply in East Africa, and it was Java who appeared with the first quality beans on the market in 1999, serving the grateful locals ever since.
Adresse: ABC Place, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 203 504 468
Åpningstider: Mon to Thu: 6.30–21.30, Fri and Sat: 6.30–22.00, Sun: 7.00–21.00

News Cafe

News Cafe is an award-winning South African café and restaurant chain with four locations in Nairobi, serving mouthwatering hamburgers, grilled dishes, and open sandwiches. Their cocktails are a delight to the eyes!
Adresse: Four locations: Karen, Kilimari and Sarit Centre
Telefon: +254 724 154 248
Åpningstider: 8.00–23.00 daily

Matbronze Café & Art Gallery

There's nothing more Kenyan than a café in Karen Blixen's coffee farm displaying the largest collection of wildlife bronzes in Africa. Lunch specials are available daily.
Adresse: No. 2 Kifaru Lane, Karen, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 721 762 855
Åpningstider: Mon to Thu: 08.00–17.00, Fri: 08.00–20.00, Sat: 08.00–17.30, Sun: 09.30–17.00

Le Grenier à Pain

A French-inspired bakery and snack bar where all meals are made with the greatest care, using 100% local ingredients. Grab a refreshing salad, or a grilled chicken garnished with home-made honey-barbecue sauce.
Adresse: 9 Riverside Drive, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 799 848 118
Åpningstider: 7.00–19.00 daily

Brew Bistro

A pioneer of craft breweries in Kenya, the Brew is not only the watering hole of beer lovers, but the place to go for themed events and food. Three locations in town, plus your home—rent a keg for your next party!
Adresse: Bistro: Ngong Road, Rooftop: Mpaka Road, Tap Room: Galleria Mall, Langata Road
Telefon: +254 719 648 138
Åpningstider: Mon to Thu: 17.00–0.00, Fri: 17.00–2:30, Sat: 11.00–2.30, Sun: 11.00–0.30

K1 Klub House

K1 is the ultimate locals' hangout spot in a town where music is always on: you'll just have to choose the room that best fits your taste. The place hosts various other events, such as Movie Mondays, and the flea market on Sundays.
Adresse: 06 Chiromo Lane, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 714 579 265

Choices Pub

A laid-back sports bar that pulls in the crowds with its 80s-90s and live soul music, and serves great grilled meals to fuel you up for an all-nighter.
Adresse: Baricho Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 720 234 234
Åpningstider: 0.00–03.00

Mercury Lounge

A busy and trendy venue with an ample food and drink selection, week-long entertainment (look up the freshly launched Quiz Nights), and the best cocktails in Nairobi!
Adresse: ABC Place Westlands, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 705 955 311
Åpningstider: Opens at 4pm

The Alchemist Bar

A colorful artsy hangout place in Westlands with a wide range of events, parties, fashion markets, and dining spots such as the Nairobi-wide famed Mama Rocks. Their gourmet burgers are unmissable!
Adresse: Parklands Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 727 591 116
Åpningstider: Mon: closed, Tue to Sun: opens at 12.00

Havana Bar & Restaurante

An authentic Cuban venue with a quiet candle-lit restaurant serving the best of Mexican cuisine, plus a vibrant cigar-smoky cocktail bar which will set you on fire.
Adresse: Woodvale Grove, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 204 450 653
Åpningstider: Mon to thu: 16.00–3.00, Fri and Sat: 14.00–5.00, Sun: 14.00–1.00

Black Diamond

Another Westland-based gem, Black Diamond has something for every day and mood: Live Wednesdays, Fired Up Fridays, Saturday Fever, paired with a late-night nyama choma and plenty of happy hours!
Adresse: Bishan Plaza, Mpaka Rd, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 724 592 356
Åpningstider: 16.00–0.00 daily

Maasai Markets

With various locations throughout the week, Maasai Markets are the place to shop for souvenirs in Nairobi. Browse the colourful jungle of artwork, jewellery, and garments, and immerse yourself in the African vibe.
Telefon: +254 729 470 803
Åpningstider: 8.00–18.00


From handwoven fabrics, beaded sandals and antique masks to wooden kitchen utensils and tea blends, here you'll find the best artisan works from all over the black continent.
Adresse: Bogani East Road, Langata, Karen, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 722 205 028
Åpningstider: 9.00–18.00 daily

The Village Market

An Africa-inspired shopping mall with over 150 stores and services, where you will be spoilt with world-renowned brands, international cuisine, and authentic crafts. The popular Maasai market takes place here every Friday.
Adresse: Gigiri, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 712 248 890
Åpningstider: Most shops and restaurants are open 9.00–21.00

Kitengela Glass Art

This art studio with an eye-catching selection of handmade murals, beads, vases, chandeliers is a heaven for souvenirs, and its daily glassblower's show makes it a worthy sight in town.
Adresse: Magadi Rd, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 720 330 887
Åpningstider: 8.00–16.45 daily

Westgate Shopping Mall

To avoid fighting through crowds at the Village Market, go to Westgate. With a plethora of things to shop and do, this multi-floor mall features a kids corner, cinema and dining options, including Artcaffè where happy hours and music events are held regularly.
Adresse: 15 Mwanzi Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 20 374 6172
Åpningstider: 8.00–20.00 daily

The Souk Karen

The Souk is not only a place to shop, but a place to be. Discover Linda Camm's fine leather and beadwork, admire contemporary African art on display at the Polka Dot Gallery, visit the bookshop that has something for everyone, and finish your creative tour with the home-made treats of Tin Roof Cafe.
Adresse: Dagoretti Road, Karen, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 724 636 990
Åpningstider: 9.30–17.30

Garden City Mall

Garden City Mall is an upscale mall in northeastern Nairobi with quality stores for footwear and accessories, fine dining on open-air balconies, and a 3-acre central park, the biggest of its kind in Nairobi.
Adresse: Thika Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 876 759 5245
Åpningstider: Mon to Sat: 9.30–20.00, Sun: 10.00–16.00

Kazuri Beads Factory

Here you'll not only get to admire some of the most beautiful locally produced bead jewellery, but also visit the workshop and learn about the history of the factory, which has been employing Kenyan women in need since 1975.
Adresse: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 202 437 871
Åpningstider: Mon to Sat: 8.30–18.0, Sun: 9.00–16.00

The Junction Mall

The Junction Mall is not only southwest Nairobi's favourite shopping centre with over 100 stores (including Carrefour), but also one with ample entertainment options such as eateries, a cinema, and an outdoor playground.
Adresse: Ngong Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 71 048 3010
Åpningstider: 9.30–20.30 daily

The Nextgen Mall

Located within an hour's drive from the National Park in eastern Nairobi, Nextgen Mall boasts an impressive selection of eateries offering free accompaniments and other specials. Whether it's shopping, food, or booking a trip, it is a very handy place for safari-goers.
Adresse: Mombasa Road, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 734 719 052
Åpningstider: 8.30–22.00 daily

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the following countries can visit Kenya visa-free, for a stay of up to 90 days: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cyprus, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia (30 days), Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda (ID), Samoa, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa (30 days), Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda (ID), Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Other citizens can apply for a visa electronically, or arrange it on arrival if their stay is not longer than 90 days.
Telefon: +254 709 480 000

Best Time to Visit

With relatively stable temperatures throughout the year, it's the amount of rainfall that will determine your stay in Kenya. The two dry seasons last from January to February, and from June through October. You might want to observe the spectacular Great Migration, which takes place in August.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located 15 km southeast of Nairobi, and has well-established connections with the city's Central Business District. When using taxi services, it is highly recommended to turn to official providers. Most (but not all) licensed taxis are painted yellow.
Adresse: Embakasi, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 722 205 061

Public Transport

Public transportation in Kenya is dominated by private companies. The most common way to get around is by matatus (minibuses and pickup cabs of various types). Buses are mainly operated by Kenya Bus Service (KBS). If you have a car, a permit (Ksh200) is necessary to park in the city.
Telefon: +254 202 223 235


Here's a list of recommended transfer companies. Try to avoid unofficial providers. Depending on your travel plans, renting a car is highly reasonable here. Mondo Ride +254 747 840 990 Kenatco Taxis Ltd +254 720 108 222 Pewin Cabs Ltd +254 709 801 000

Post Office

Postal services are provided by the Postal Corporation of Kenya; there are several offices throughout the city, with the main office located next to Uhuru Park.
Adresse: Kenyatta Ave, Nairobi
Telefon: +254 719 072 600
Åpningstider: Mon to Fri: 8.00-17.00, Sat: 9.00-13.00, Sun: closed


Major companies include KAM, Malibu, Haltons, and Goodlife. 24-hour Doveypharma The Mall, Westlands +254 709 747 549
Adresse: IPS Building, Kimathi Street (CBD); Mpaka House, Mpaka Road (Westlands)
Telefon: +254 202 221 825 (CBD), +254 713 717 777 (Westlands)
Åpningstider: Please check location


Country code: +254 Area codes: Nairobi (20) Mombasa (41)


The Standard voltage in Kenya is 220V. Power sockets: type G