10 Things to Do in Nairobi on Mashujaa Day

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This year’s Mashujaa Day, 20th October, will not fall on a weekend as many hoped; therefore, out of town plans are unthinkable. But, you can still spend Mashujaa Day within the city. Here are the top things to do in Nairobi on the forthcoming Mashujaa Day.

  1. Go for a game drive

There are so many wildlife safari attractions in Nairobi. The best destination is Nairobi National Park for its wealth of wildlife species, expansive plains and its scenic skyscrapers’ backdrop. Other game viewing places in Nairobi are David Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage, the Giraffe Centre, Nairobi Mamba Village and Nairobi Safari Walk.

  1. A picnic

How about outdoor dining in the most beautiful, unpolluted section of the city? Pack your picnic blanket, delicious snacks and drinks, and head to the Nairobi Arboretum or Uhuru Gardens. Out of town picnic sites include Oloolua Nature Trail, Paradise Lost in Kiambu and Ngong Hills.


A scenic view of the Nairobi Arboretum.

  1. A hike

About an hour away from Nairobi are interesting hiking locations such as Oloolua Nature Trail, Oloruka, Karura Forest and Kereita Forest. Ololosokuan Nature Trail is perfect for rock climbing enthusiasts. Carry packed lunch and have a merry time exploring indigenous and man-made forests.

  1. Nyama Choma Feast

Treat your family and friends to succulent steak popularly known as nyama choma. There are several distinct steakhouses in Nairobi such as the Carnivore Restaurant in Lang’ata. You can also travel out of the city to Ole Tepes in Kiserian.


Succulent nyama choma.

  1. Biking in Karura Forest

Karura Forest is one of the indigenous forests in the outskirts of Nairobi. Carry your bicycle and packed lunch for a day of fun in the biking trails of this forest.

  1. Paint Ball

Paint ball is becoming rapidly popular in Nairobi. Top destinations for this spot include Shooters Haven Paintball, Jungle Paintball in City Park, GP Karting, Paintball Fury and Rolf’s Place.

  1. Zip lining and High Ropes Challenge

Kisames Giraffe Camp, located a distance from Ngong Town, is the best destination for fun-seekers. The adrenaline-pumping high ropes challenge is one of the most unique things to do in Nairobi. You can bring your colleagues and turn it into a team building activity.

  1. Bowling

Visit the Village Market, one of the region’s largest shopping complexes, located in Gigiri. In addition to bowling at the Village Market Bowling Alley, you can enjoy exquisite meals and go shopping. The Karen Country Club offers lessons to first-time bowlers.

  1. Spa Day

Once in a while, you need a full body massage or beauty treatment from a professional masseur. Luxury hotels in Nairobi have modern excellent spa packages. The Tribe Hotel is one such hotel with spa packages for pregnant women, and couples.

tribe-hotel-spa An elegant spa room at the Tribe Hotel.

  1. Visit a Children’s Home

Locate a children’s home in the city and spend Mashujaa Day there. On your way there, buy items like flour and soap that the children need.

There are so many self-rewarding things to do in Nairobi this Mashujaa Day.


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