Places to visit in Nairobi for under Sh1000

Tourism CS Peninah Malonza feeds Giraffes at Giraffe Center. [Silas Otieno, Standard]
  1. Nairobi Arboretum: Nestled along State House Road in Kilimani, Nairobi Arboretum stands as a testament to nature's beauty and environmental conservation. Originating in 1907 under Mr. Batiscombe's pursuit of forestry experimentation, today it offers a refreshing escape for families, friends, or colleagues. The entry fee is budget-friendly, categorized as follows: Ksh 100 for adults and Ksh 50 for children (citizens), Ksh 200 for adults and Ksh 100 for children (residents), and Ksh 600 for adults and Ksh 300 for children (non-citizens). Environmental education programs, including guided tree walks and nature treasure hunts, make it an enriching experience.
  2. Nairobi National Museum: Providing a glimpse into Kenya's heritage, culture, and art, Nairobi National Museum on Museum Hill Road showcases celebrated collections from Kenya and East Africa. The entrance fees vary based on citizenship: Ksh 200 for adults and Ksh 100 for children (citizens), Ksh 300 for adults and Ksh 150 for children (E-citizen), Ksh 600 for adults and Ksh 400 for children (East African Residents), and Ksh 1,200 for adults and Ksh 600 for children (non-residents). Explore the Joy Adamson Painting, the snake park, and the iconic Ahmed, King of Marsabit statue.
  3. Kenya National Archives: Often overlooked in the heart of Nairobi CBD along Moi Avenue, Kenya National Archives offers a rich historical experience. The entrance fee is Ksh 200 for non-residents and Ksh 50 for residents. Established in 1965, it houses 1.5 million documents, featuring Mau Mau Freedom fighter's pictures and African artifacts on the ground and first floors, respectively.
  4. Diguna High Ropes Challenge: Adventure enthusiasts will find their haven at Diguna High Ropes in Rongai at AIC Diguna. The course, priced at Ksh 150 per person, involves navigating high ropes for an exhilarating experience. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult or relative aged 23 or above.
  5. Nairobi Safari Walk: Located less than 8 km from the city center, Nairobi Safari Walk provides a serene escape near the Nairobi National Park entrance. For Kenyan citizens and residents, entry is Ksh 250 for adults and Ksh 125 for children, while non-citizens pay $25 for adults and $15 for children below 12.
  6. Giraffe Centre: In Lang'ata, approximately 20 kilometers from Nairobi's center, Giraffe Centre bridges Rothschild's giraffe conservation with tourism. Interaction, feeding, and awareness-building are key elements. Entry fees vary: Ksh 1,500 for non-resident adults, Ksh 750 for non-resident children (3-12 years), Ksh 400 for resident adults, and Ksh 200 for resident children (3-12 years). Entry is free for children under 3 and school groups booked at least one week in advance.
  7. Karura Forest: Perfect for biking, hiking, and picnics, Karura Forest offers tranquility near Limuru Road, opposite the Belgian embassy. Entry fees are Ksh 50 for children and Ksh 100 for adults (citizens), Ksh 100 for children and Ksh 200 for adults (residents), and Ksh 300 for children and Ksh 600 for adults (non-residents). Parking fees vary by vehicle type.
  8. K1 Flee Market: Located at the intersection of Chiromo Road and Ojijo Road, K1 Flee Market welcomes visitors with no entry fee. Vibrant and lively on Sundays, it offers diverse items ranging from traditional bracelets to woven baskets and natural beauty products. An ideal spot for adventure and shopping enthusiasts.

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