Everyone wants to have that great time with their loved ones, in a cool place. We would wish to visit the best places on earth, but our incomes and finances restrict us. The places we yearn to visit are often too expensive. However, there are good places you can visit without hurting your wallet. Below are some of the best places you can visit in Kenya without feeling much financial pinch:
- Paradise lost
A reflection of natural beauty, associated with the Biblical Paradise. The paradise is a maze of caves and it features stunning waterfall. If you keep a watchful eye, you will see lots of beautiful birds, ostriches and indulge yourself in several entertaining activities such as horse-riding, boating, camping and many more. It is located close to Kiambu Town, which is about 10 km from Nairobi.
2. I-Max Theatre
3. Nairobi Safari walk
What could be more fun and exciting than watching your favourite actor’s new movie from a 3D screen in the theatre? Located in 20th Century Plaza, Imax Theatre is Nairobi’s unique movie theatre that makes movie better. With delicious popcorn in your lap, snuggle into a supple seat and allow the movie to entice you while you listen to a sound that feels like it is routed into your ear lobe.
Guests can walk along the raised boardwalk, through the different habitats and observe from close range the wonderful variety of wildlife in each eco-system. The raised wood walkways provide souring views out over the shimmering stretches of savannah in the Nairobi National Park with observation points down onto waterhole’s and the wildlife that frequent them.
Meandering through 27 acres of wilderness, Nairobi Safari Walk offers a neatly encapsulated walking safari. The Safari walk is open every day from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Animals include: Antelopes and gazelles such as Bongo, Gazelle (Thomson’s), Gnu (White-bearded) and Impala.dlife in each eco-system. The raised wood walkways provide souring views out over the shimmering stretches of savannah in the Nairobi National Park with observation points down onto waterhole’s and the wildlife that frequent them.
4. Ngong Forest Sanctuary
Ngong Road Forest is one of the few indigenous forests existing within a Capital City in the world. A major initiative to protect 600 hectares of indigenous forest located within Nairobi, right on the doorstep of 4 million Nairobi residents. A natural environment supporting an unusually rich matrix of flora and fauna. 316 different species of plants identified so far and over 100 birds. The sanctuary offers environmental education and recreation in safe surrounds for local people, students, children, families and overseas visitors.
5. Bomas of Kenya
Bomas of Kenya is a cultural hotspot, where you get to see the fascinating range of cultures in Kenya. Located about 10km from the city centre, Bomas of Kenya showcases diverse parts of Kenyan cultures in music, dances and acrobatic shows.
6. Paintball Fury
Paintball Fury Limited is located in Karen and Lang’ata and offers you the chance to enjoy paintball which simulates armed combat with teams fighting to possess and advance a flag to the opponents end, without being shot at. Paintball Fury is an interesting game and it’s becoming more popular in Nairobi. Participants are given paintball gear, a variety of costumes that makes the game more fun and exciting.
7. Karura Forest
Karura Forest is an urban forest in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The forest was gazetted in 1932 and is managed by the Kenya Forest Service in conjunction with the Friends of Karura Forest. Features in the forest include a waterfall, bamboo forest, marshland, Mau Mau caves and an old church.
8. Oloolua Nature Trail
The National Museums of Kenya established the 5km long Oloolua Nature Trail in part of the Oloolua forest, in Karen, providing a quiet peaceful place for city residents looking to escape the city hustle and bustle.
The Oloolua nature trail meanders through thick forest vines and undergrowth below giant indigenous trees and bushes, in some places following the course of the Mbagathi River that cuts through the forest. Giant riverside bamboo stands beckon you to descend some rickety stairs to the river and rest on benches built under the bamboo. Trickling water and chirping birds, the only sounds you hear as you rest, lull you into a reflective mood. The trail is open every day from 9am to 6pm.