Nairobi Urban Adventures

Day tours, with a local


Exciting and noticeably cosmopolitan, Nairobi is the social hub of East Africa. Our one of a kind Nairobi tours offer the ideal way of getting out and experiencing the sights, smells and sounds of this vibrant city and its surrounds and uncovering the real character and people of Nairobi.


Nairobi is an experience like no other! On one hand you have café culture, buzzing nightlife, and modern African city life, whilst on the other it offers timeless tribal culture, wildlife reserves, and endless adventure activities.

Taking a guided tour of Nairobi with Urban Adventures is the perfect way of unraveling this dynamic city and its surrounds. Here at Nairobi Urban Adventures we want you to experience the true Nairobi that we know so well. From exploring its historical streets, to searching out wildlife... Nairobi is a truly unique destination to explore. Be sure to check out some of the exciting Nairobi tours we have on offer.

 Nairobi Experience, Nairobi tour Nairobi Experience
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From USD 43.00

Nairobi is a sprawling, perenially busy city that's hard to crack on your own. Join this Nairobi tour and benefit from a local guide who'll not only show you the sights but also lead you to the perfect lunch spot to try some local cuisine.

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Parks, Giraffes & Karen Blixen, Nairobi tour Parks, Giraffes & Karen Blixen
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From USD 193.00

Most cities have zoos, Nairobi however is a show off and has a national park right in the heart of town. See giraffes grazing with skyscrapers in the background, then discover Karen Blixen's world and feed giraffes by hand on this Nairobi tour that feels a world away from the city.

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 Hell's Gate National Park, Nairobi tour Hell's Gate National Park
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From USD 149.00

With a name like Hell's Gate, it's no wonder this park is less-visited than others in Kenya. Take the chance to visit one of the few parks you can walk in on this Nairobi tour that also includes a visit to the Elsamere Conservation Centre where you'll be tempted to sing 'Born Free'.

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Nairobi by Night Nairobi by Night
From USD 55.00

And you thought Nairobi was all giraffes and national parks! Trade wildlife for nightlife on this Nairobi evening tour that takes you round some of the hottest spots in Nairobi after dark. Because after a day of making friends with giraffes, you’ll want to hang out with the city’s other (more human) locals – over a beer and local nosh, no doubt!

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Public Holidays
Place: Nairobi - [ 10/10/2015 ]

Festivals around National Holidays

In Kenya, National Public Holidays are important occasions for local residents who come from all corners and usually attend in large numbers. The principal reason for most of them is the entertainment which is both directed to the public and largely to the President and Political Leaders in attendance. Presentations of Traditional Dancers and acrobatics, Poetry and music, plays and skits, the armed forces, Police, Navy and air force, local choirs from schools and other government and non goverment institutions. The events are usually held at the Nairobi based Sports Stadiums or at the Uhuru Gardens near the CBD. Such public Holidays include

Moi Day - 10th October every year

Kenyatta Day - 20th October every year

Independence Day - 12th December every year

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Kenya Alcohol Laws- Mutotho Laws

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Mr. David B.
USA
28 Apr 2014
Didn't expect to be the only one on the trip, but Philip proved to be very knowledgeable, accommodating me well throughout. An interesting outing.
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Mr. Edward S.
USA
07 Mar 2014
To be honest,this trip should be taken b4 an actual Safari as it's rather tame in contrast---but still a very pleasant experience.Maybe add Elephant Orphanage as well while at Nairobi N.P.Our guide Harrison was very accommodating to our needs.
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Ms. Monica V.
USA
12 Nov 2011
It was more than I expected. I was able to see the big 5 and experience the Masai culture.
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Ms. Stacey M.
Australia
06 Aug 2011
This was an excellent opportunity to see the city which I would not have felt safe enough to do myself. An experience with the locals could have been disastrous but turned into a highlight! Jimmy, the tour leader, was courteous and knowledgeable
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Ms. Marilyn H.
New Zealand
19 Jun 2010
Jimmy was a great guide and I've already recommended him to other travellers. It was a great opportunity to get out and walk around without feeling threatened at all. Seeing the Masai market was a real highlight. Thanks.
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Ms. Alexandra C.
Australia
04 Apr 2010
This was an excellent introduction to Nairobi - great experience using the public transport especially! My guide was knowledgeable and I felt relaxed and comfortable the whole time. I've never been on a tour that makes you feel like one of the locals instead of a 'tourist'.
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Nairobi Urban Adventures

Our Nairobi Urban Adventures team is made up of local Kenyans who have lived in and around Nairobi most of our lives. We have worked together for many years, averaging nine years each, and come with a vast amount of experience in the travel industry and a shared love for adventure. Having travelled extensively throughout the region, our knowledge of East Africa is second to none and we are eager to share this with you, our fellow travellers.

Jerry(our tour guide) and Liz(Urban Adventures representative)

Jerry ( our tour guide ) and Liz ( Nairobi Urban Adventures representative )


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Responsible Travel with Urban Adventures

At Urban Adventures, we firmly believe local travel is one of the best ways we can support responsible tourism. In fact, we believe it so strongly that we’ve made it our entire business! All our tours are run by local experts, not some faceless corporate team located halfway around the world with no sense of the local vibe.

We craft our tours to ensure every traveller has authentic interactions with local people, businesses, transportation, and food and drink. Local travel gives you the opportunity to experience a destination as locals do, and has the potential to impact you in ways you never imagined. In short: local is awesome.

As a responsible travel company, we promise to:

  • Use locally owned infrastructure on our tours whenever possible.
  • Spread the financial benefits amongst local people and operators.
  • Provide employment and leadership opportunities for local people.
  • Respect local customs and culture.
  • Provide safe tours for Urban Adventure partners, staff, and travellers.
  • Educate travellers and our partners about how and why we choose to travel this way.
  • Limit any negative impact to the daily lifestyles of local people.
  • Limit any physical impact on natural and cultural environments.
  • Provide support to organisations and local communities.
  • Provide opportunities for travellers to interact with local people.
  • Actively ban partners, staff, and passenger participation in or endorsement of commercial sexual activities or illegal drug use on Urban Adventures tours.
  • Work to prevent the exploitation of children in tourism.
  • Actively discourage participation in activities that exploit animals.
  • Use local partners that adhere to Urban Adventures' responsible travel principles.
  • Support and encourage fair employment practices.
  • Give our travellers the best possible value.
  • Have fun!

As a traveller, we ask that you keep the following in mind:

  • People: Be mindful of the local citizens, and seek understanding through shared experiences. Consider their customs and values while in their homeland, and when in doubt, ask your guide for advice.
  • Environment: Be mindful of the local environment, and act with conservation and sustainability in mind. Follow local guidelines, as recommended by your guide, and make proactive decisions on your own.
  • Culture: When travelling to other cultures, remember that not everyone's customs are the same as yours at home. Be respectful, and be mindful of openly questioning a customary practice, even if you disagree with it. Try to understand from their perspective. You may learn something! Your guide will be an excellent point of reference here, so check with them if you're unsure.
  • Economy: Make every effort to use local businesses and put your tourism dollars in the right (local) pocket. We use local vendors and businesses, and your guide will be able to advise you on the best ways to support the local economy.

For more suggestions on how to be a responsible traveller check out our top 12 responsible travel tips, or check out what our friends at Intrepid have to say.


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