The Atlas Obscura Guide To Nairobi
11 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Nairobi, Kenya
Updated December 3, 2021
Unusual Attractions in Nairobi
Cool Places to Eat & Drink in Nairobi
In partnership with KAYAK
Plan Your Trip
In partnership with GetYourGuide
Unforgettable Experiences Nearby
Explore Nairobi, Kenya
Join the Ranks!Add an unusual place to Nairobi.
Join the Ranks!Improve the Atlas with edits and photos.
Join the Ranks!Visit a place in Nairobi.
Recent Nairobi Activity
wants to go to Nairobi Animal Orphanage
has been to Giraffe Centre
has been to Giraffe Manor
wants to go to Bomas of Kenya
wants to go to Carnivore Restaurant
Stories About Nairobi
In Nairobi, Young Diners Clamor for Traditional Kenyan Cuisine
Indigenous dishes are now trendy—and expensive.
by Dauti Kahura
The Art Movement Bringing Fun and Frivolity to Portrayals of Africa
The second episode of TED’s Far Flung podcast chews over AFROBUBBLEGUM.
by Anna Phelan
A Fossilized Skull May Solve the Mystery of a Chameleon Migration
A raft very likely carried chameleons between Madagascar and mainland Africa—but in which direction?
by Sabrina Imbler
The Return of Ondiri Swamp
Exploited for years, these vital wetlands near Nairobi are blooming anew thanks to a remarkable grassroots effort.
by April Zhu