Best 5 Outdoor Activities to Do Around Nairobi

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Best 5 Outdoor Activities to Do Around Nairobi

Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is a dynamic and distinctive metropolis with some of the best infrastructures on the African continent. This stunning city is perfect for those seeking a little bit of everything on an African adventure.

Nairobi has a healthy dose of culture and historical sites, wildlife, authentic food, and culinary prowess that one can find, along with a combination of modern skyscrapers and traditional Kenyan architecture.

Nairobi offers a wide variety of attractions and activities. Whether you are into sports, arts, entertainment, or nature, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the best five outdoor activities to do around Nairobi.


Below are the top Activities to Do Around Nairobi

These are some of our best activities to do around Nairobi and can complement your safari holidays in Kenya, exposing you to a different type of experience.


 Visit Nairobi National park

One of the most outstanding features of Nairobi is that it is the only city with a national park. Nairobi National Park, located just on the outskirts of the city center, is a game reserve famed for its diverse and abundant wildlife.

Game drives are one of the best activities to embark on while at Nairobi national park. Enjoy our short and half-day Nairobi National Park tours, either from your hotel or in transit at the airport.

As part of our Top activities to do around Nairobi, we recommend you book our best Nairobi Safari Tours. Book our Nairobi National Park tours or contact us to customize yours.

You can also embark on a walking expedition in Nairobi Safari Walk, located close to the Nairobi animal orphanage and the main entrance of Nairobi national park.

A nature walk in Nairobi Safari Walk is one of the best ways to enjoy Africa’s wildlife and breathtaking scenery on foot. It also serves as a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family and laugh together.

Nairobi’s wildlife adventure offers an opportunity to connect with nature and stroll alongside wildlife while spending time with your loved ones.

Nairobi Safari Walk-5 Outdoor Activities to Do Around Nairobi
Nairobi Safari Walk

Nairobi City Tour

Described as the “green city in the sun,” Nairobi is listed among the most stunning cities in Africa.

Known by all tourists visiting as among the activities to do around Nairobi, Nairobi City Tours will enrich you with our historical information and much more.

It generously blends its natural settings with contemporary architecture, historical institutions, various museums, and tribal culture, from an urban safari park to the Nairobi Botanical Gardens, making a city tour one of the best outdoor activities to engage in.

An inside-the-city tour of Nairobi includes stops at the vibrant Maasai Markets, the parliament buildings, the KICC, a city landmark, Nairobi Snake Park, and the Bomb Blast Memorial Park, among many other locations.

Discover hidden touristic and historical sites in Nairobi with our guided city tours. As part of our Top activities to do around Nairobi, we recommend you book our best Nairobi City Tours.

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A nature walk in Karura Forest

Among the best activities to do around Nairobi, Karura Forest should be top of your list. The Karura forest woodland is the perfect destination for a sporty individual/family looking to have fun outside.

The Forest presents Kenya’s unspoiled natural beauty at its best. People can find Family-friendly activities for all ages in the woodland, including nature walks, biking, and hiking.

The phrase “Leave nothing behind but footprints, take nothing away but memories” is the guiding concept for all activities in the Forest.

The small entrance fee supports the upkeep of the Forest.

Karura Forest-5 Outdoor Activities to Do Around Nairobi
Karura Forest

Go Karting Experiences in Nairobi 

Go-karting is one of the best outdoor activities in Nairobi if you want adrenaline-filled activity. It is simply track racing using four-wheeled, compact rear-engine go-karts.

Driving skills are not necessary to operate a go-kart. The charge per session caters to an overall and helmet. You’ll be taken through a brief instructive course before you hit the race track.

Take a chance and introduce yourself and your friends to the thrill of Go karting. Visit the Go Karting in Langata, which is close to Carnivore and Splash Water World.


Hiking in the Beautiful Ngong Hills

Are you an avid hiker? Ngong hills tops as among our best activities to do in Nairobi. Hiking in the Ngong hills is another enjoyable and family-friendly activity in Nairobi.

Ngong Hills is a well-liked weekend getaway for travelers from Nairobi and beyond because it is only 22 kilometers from the Nairobi CBD.

There are quite several walking trails that offer breathtaking views of the valleys below. Wild wildlife such as giraffes, gazelles, baboons and more can be spotted traversing their natural habitat.

Although the high terrain may wear you out, the breathtaking sights make the journey worthwhile.

Ngong Hills-5 Outdoor Activities to Do Around Nairobi
Ngong Hills

Bonus to add in our Activities to Do Around Nairobi


Coffee and Tea Plantation Tours

Coffee lovers won’t want to miss this private tour that gets to the heart of Kenya’s caffeine culture. Nairobi means Cool Waters, is known to be in the highlands and receives quite a substantial amount of rain frequently.

This means the weather is favorable for coffee and tea plantations. Nairobi is surrounded by so many coffee and tea plantations, and this should as well be part of your bucket list among the top activities to do in Nairobi.

Our Coffee and Tea Plantation Tours might interest you as part of your safari holidays in Kenya.

Pack For a Purpose

Cheetah Safaris is a serious advocate of sustainable safari practices in Africa. As part of our efforts and initiative, we engage and support schools and children who need knowledge to better their lives. The best gift a child can be given is education, skills, and creativity. 

In this case, we request our guests booking with us, to bring an extra back of supplies. This can be in terms of books, sports materials, and any other items that would change the lives of these kids. 

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