Student City Tours

 Join other campus students for an amazing discovery or re-discovery Nairobi, the City in the Sun. Lean important facts about the city, its buildings, and interesting occurrences and make important observations. Be part of the students looking for solutions to some of the city’s problems as well as help in improving what is already working. Share ideas and experiences with other students and be an innovative problem solver as you appreciate Kenya’s capital city.

 

Nairobi City Centre Tour – 4 hours

Cost: Ksh. 950 per student

Meeting point: Agreed meeting point

 Explore the different parts of Nairobi city centre. In the company of a local, visit the most important monuments and the center of the city. The tour will begin in the Central Business District, where you can see the Kenya National Archives, KenCom bus station, Hilton Hotel, Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), where most international fairs and conventions take place. You will also get a chance to see the parliament and other government offices.

Proceed to the National Museum where the early man tribal regalia are displayed, along with the flora and fauna of Kenya. Visit the Snake Park afterwards. On your way back, visit the colorful city market where a wide variety of African curios, tropical fruits and flowers among other things are on sale.

Included

  • A local guide.
  • Water (500 ml).
  • Snacks on the tour.
  • Tickets to museums or attractions that require an entry fee.
  • Pay a minimum of 50% of the tour price to secure your tour.
  • The rest will be paid before the tour begins.
  • Cancellation and get a full refund up to 48 hours to tour date.

Excluded

  • Transportation
  • Refund on cancellation made less than 48 hours to tour date,

 

Nairobi Historical City Tours 4 Hours

Cost: Ksh. 950 per student

Meeting point: Agreed meeting point

Nairobi Historical City Tour starts with a panoramic tour covering the modern city centre. Explore the Kenya National Archives, with a brief visit to the Tom Mboya statue. Proceed to the Dedan Kimathi monument, followed by a tour along the Kenyatta Avenue, where you will encounter other historical sites.

 Walk along Kenyatta Avenue viewing various sites such as the General Post Office (GPO), Nyayo House and the Galton-Fenzi Memorial monument, which was built in 1939 in memory of Galton Paul Fenzi, who founded the East African Automobile Association besides devising Kenya’s road system. From there, visit the Nairobi Art Gallery, located at the intersection between Uhuru Highway and Kenyatta Avenue. Built in 1913, this was the Old PC’s office building fondly referred to as ‘Hatches, Matches and Dispatches’ because of the births, marriages and deaths that were recorded here. Today, the building is a national monument and serves as a museum holding temporary art exhibitions. An optional visit to the Freedom Corner, which was set up as a memorial to the struggles of Nobel Laurrete Professor Wangari Maathai and other women went through in a fight to protect the park from the construction of high rise buildings.

Proceed to City Hall and Law Courts, parliament buildings and the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), which is the landmark of the city. The tour then heads to the August 7th Memorial Park, the 1998 bomb blast site then heads to the Railway Museum where old steam locomotives are exhibited, including the one from which Superintendent John Lyall was taken by a man-eating lion in Tsavo in 1901. Return to the point of departure.

Included

  • A local guide.
  • Water (500 ml).
  • Snacks on the tour.
  • Tickets to museums or attractions that require an entry fee.
  • Pay a minimum of 50% of the tour price to secure your tour.
  • The rest will be paid before the tour begins.
  • Cancellation and get a full refund up to 48 hours to tour date.

Excluded

  • Transportation
  • Refund on cancellation made less than 48 hours to tour date.

 

Nairobi Gastronomic Tour – 3- 4 hours

Cost: Ksh. 950 per student

Meeting point: Agreed meeting point

Discover the flavors of Kenya and traditional food on a gastronomic tour accompanied by a local guide. Learn more about Kenyan history and culture. You can visit different food shops, markets and restaurants where you can try the typical Kenyan food and better understand the culture, history and customs of the country. Depending on which part of the city you visit, you can sample local dishes such as ugali, githeri, nyama choma, roast maize, samosa, pilau, chapati, mutura among others.

The first stopover will be at Highlands Restaurant at Corner house, along Mama Ngina street. Sample a few dishes on the menu and few stories surrounding the dishes. From there, we head to Ronalo Foods on Kimathi Street. This place is famous for authentic Kenyan dishes, with a focus on dishes from western Kenya. Sample different dishes as a team and share your opinion of the dish. This is a special way of bonding as a team and comparing preferences.

Afterwards, the team will head to Swahili Dishes along Biashara Street that serves food from the Kenyan coast. The Kenyan coast is a melting pot of cultures and food here has influence from the Swahili people, Indians and Arabs.

This will be followed by a visit to various local eateries along the way, depending on the guide’s choice. The tour concludes at Green Apple restaurant (or any other restaurant that will be agreed upon) with a final sampling of local dishes as well as a review of the food sampled during the day. The team will then head back to the original meeting point or disperse at will.

 Fun rule: each person in the team orders a different dish and all the members get to sample.

Included

  • A local guide.
  • Water (500 ml).
  • A local dish to be sampled.
  • Pay a minimum of 50% of the tour price to secure your tour.
  • The rest will be paid before the tour begins.
  • Cancellation and get a full refund up to 48 hours to tour date.

Excluded

  • Transportation
  • Refund on cancellation made less than 48 hours to tour date