You will be picked up from your hotel at 2.30pm Tour the principal landmarks, the Parliament buildings, City market, National museum and snake park. The Nairobi Provincial Commissioners offices are situated on the right of the roundabout in a listed 1913 building. Off the Uhuru Highway turn right and to the left you have the Faculty of Engineering Department of our biggest Campus, the Nairobi University. The latter has part of its administration block to the right of Harry Thuku Road.
Further down Harry Thuku Road is the Norfolk Hotel. Historically, the Norfolk was “The Place” for starting safaris as way back in 1904. Opposite the Norfolk is the Kenya Conservatoire of Music and the National Theatre. Ahead is what was until very recently the only broadcasting stations in the country i.e. The Voice of Kenya (V.O.K now know as the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation). Branch on to Kijabe Street where many book shops and publishers are situated.
Enter Moi Avenue past the Old Salvation Army Building. Turn into Muindi Mbingu Street past Jivanjee Gardens on the left, and the City Market to the right. The City Market is housed in what was originally meant to be an aircraft hanger, but it was never used for this purpose. Instead, curios, crafts and farm produce are sold here. Drive down Banda Street past the largest Mosque in the country – the Jamia Mosque, and the McMillan Library built in pre-independent Kenya is our largest library. This is run by our City Council.
Drive directly to Nairobi hill viewpoint from where you have a panoramic view of the city. Continue on to “Gods corner”, significant for the number of different churches situated in this area.
Rejoin Uhuru Highway on your way to the National Museum, a major International Centre for natural history and especially the study of human evolution. Visit also the Snake Park.
The Price includes:
Entry fees to the National Museum and Snake Park
Transport and drive around Nairobi.
NB: Please note tours during the weekdays are prone to Traffic Jams within the city. Weekends are mostly suited to flow smoothly.