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National Museums of Kenya (NMK)

National Museums of Kenya

NMK is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya’s past and present cultural and natural heritage. This is for the purposes of enhancing knowledge, appreciation, respect and sustainable utilization of these resources for the benefit of Kenya and the world, for now and posterity.

NMK’s mutual concern for the welfare of mankind and the conservation of the biological diversity of the East African region and that of the entire planet demands success in such efforts.

It is open daily from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Kenya shillings and US dollars are accepted. Other smaller museums can be found within the city center namely: The National Archives and the Nairobi Gallery.

Distance from Kahama Hotel, Nairobi: 1.1KM

City Market

City Market

This is Nairobi's city main souvenir market. It has dozens of stalls selling wood carvings, drums, spears, shields, soapstone, flowers, Maasai jewellery and clothing. There are stalls for foodstuffs as well: meat from different animals.

Variety, diversity, and uniqueness of African crafts is prominently here. The Nairobi City Market is located between Muindi Mbingu Street and Koinange Street in the heart of the city.

Distance from Kahama Hotel, Nairobi: 1.3KM

Nairobi National Park

A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the Nairobi National Park. Wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded.

Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.

Distance from Kahama Hotel, Nairobi: 15.8KM

Nairobi Safari Walk

With its raised wooden boardwalk that allows for uninterrupted views of the animals, the Safari Walk is a show case for Kenya’s Parks and Reserves, allowing visitors to discover what they can expect to see across the country.

Visitors can see a sample of the country’s rich animal life including the rare bongo, white rhino and albino zebra as well as big cats, antelopes and primates. It is also home to some 150 species of local trees.

Distance from Kahama Hotel, Nairobi: 10.8KM

Nairobi Animal Orphanage

Nairobi Animal Orphanage

The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located in the Nairobi National Park. It serves a treatments and rehabilitation centre for wild animals. The Orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons and buffalo.

Various birds can also be viewed including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes and ostriches.

Distance from Kahama Hotel, Nairobi: 10.1KM

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned infant elephants. Best known for protectingelephants, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) operates the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world.

Distance from Kahama Hotel, Nairobi: 17.7KM

The Bomas Of Kenya

The Bomas Of Kenya

The word boma is a Kiswahili word meaning homestead. The Bomas of Kenya displays traditional homesteads of the major tribes of Kenya.Experience the rich diversity of Kenyan traditional music and dance in cultural performances.

Distance from Kahama Hotel, Nairobi: 13KM

Karura Forest Hiking Trail

Karura Forest Hiking Trail

The Karura Forest Reserve is an urban upland forest on the outskirts of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This remarkable geographical location and natural resource is one of the largest gazetted forests in the world fully within a city limits. It covers an area of about 1,000 ha (2,500 ac) and today is a shining example of how country-based corporate social responsibility and individual philanthropy can serve to secure and protect a country's natural resources.

The forest offers eco-friendly opportunities for Kenyans and visitors to enjoy a leafy green respite from the hustle and bustle of the city to walk, to jog, or simply to sit quietly and experience the serenity of nature in all its diversity.

Distance from Kahama Hotel, Nairobi: 8.2KM

The Giraffe Centre

The Giraffe Centre

his centre, which protects the highly endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, combines serious conservation with enjoyable activities. You can observe, hand-feed or even kiss one of the giraffes from a raised wooden structure, which is quite an experience. You may also spot warthogs snuffling about in the mud, and there’s an interesting self-guided forest walk through the adjacent Gogo River Bird Sanctuary.

Distance from Kahama Hotel, Nairobi: 18.5KM