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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“Its a beautiful place to go and feed girrafs and enjoy your time with family and friends”
  • 77 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“American/European style indoor mall with stores, restaurants, and grocery store”
  • 31 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Nature
“Cosy up to cutest baby elephants and rhinos ... while supporting conservation efforts”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The Bomas of Kenya provides a peek into the Kenyan traditional music, dance, and community homesteads”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bus Station
“One of my favorite places to go, pack a great lunch and some drinks and wander around the only national park inside a city in the world. Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Hippos, Crocodiles, Zebra, Eland and so much more can easily be found there. Everyday is fantastic in the park. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Talisman is an elegant Gastrolounge with an eclectic twist. Described as “The best place in town” by New York Times Spirited Traveler and one of Kenya’s top rated restaurants on TripAdvisor, The Talisman offers a myriad of experiences to our patrons. “The best place in town and the most happening place to see the local scene. With its low couches and beautiful gardens, the only thing needed to complete the scene is a Tusker or Dawa in hand” – O’ Donnell – The Spirited Traveler, New York Times”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“ 11am-12pm ONLY! Get there early to get a good spot (best is to head to the left as you walk in), sponsor an orphan for $50 and you can put them to bed! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“10 minutes drive or 30 minutes walk from our location. Set in an amazing forest right where the Institute of Primate Research is based. Stunning views.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“ This is the beautiful farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, lived between 1914 ... Ways to Experience Karen Blixen Museum.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Store
“If you are looking for some unique souvenirs and gifts for family and friends, the Kazuri Beads Factory is a great place to shop and help out disadvantaged local women at the same time. Kazuri means "small and beautiful" in Swahili, and these shiny, brightly-colored beads surely fit the bill. Join a free factory tour and see how local women, including many single mothers, make the beads and other pottery items from scratch. After the tour, you can purchase some to take with you, knowing you are purchasing from a World Fair Trade Organization member. Prices are relatively reasonable. This is a great tour to combine with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum, as the factory lies right nearby.”
  • 17 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Entertainment
“Learn about the Kenyan culture, native tribes and experience the Kenyan cuisine”
  • 12 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Restaurant
“This bohemian restaurant serves Vegan cuisine. It's located in Hardy, Karen, in a converted house, has an outdoor bar and patio seating area as well as a large garden.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“looking to have some fun over the weekend? i do highly recommend this bar located at the karen shopping centre. you may find me here on most fridays enjoying a drink and if you must eat something they have the best pizza hands down!!!! great cocktails , good food and all around a very chilled out neighborhood bar with the friendliest people you will meet. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Resort
“Hemingways a high end hotel with a fine dining restaurant that they open to the public with reservations. if you are looking for a lovely romantic sundowner spot where you can see the sun set over the beautiful Ngong hills this is the place for you. you will sure enjoy this lovely eXperience set in the beautiful suburbs. high tea or just a lovely meal this is a rather romantic spot for 2 who want something a little more lavish”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cafe
“Restaurant is situated in peaceful gardens right by the Karen Blixen. The restaurant opens at 6am for breakfast, and closes at 10pm. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The Talisman is an elegant Gastrolounge with an eclectic twist. Described as “The best place in town” by New York Times Spirited Traveler and one of Kenya’s top rated restaurants on TripAdvisor, The Talisman offers a myriad of experiences to our patrons. “The best place in town and the most happening place to see the local scene. With its low couches and beautiful gardens, the only thing needed to complete the scene is a Tusker or Dawa in hand” – O’ Donnell – The Spirited Traveler, New York Times”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This bohemian restaurant serves Vegan cuisine. It's located in Hardy, Karen, in a converted house, has an outdoor bar and patio seating area as well as a large garden.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“looking to have some fun over the weekend? i do highly recommend this bar located at the karen shopping centre. you may find me here on most fridays enjoying a drink and if you must eat something they have the best pizza hands down!!!! great cocktails , good food and all around a very chilled out neighborhood bar with the friendliest people you will meet. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Japanese restaurant that serves amazing sushi and various Japanese dishes. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“enjoy an afternoon at the karen blixen coffee garden and enjoy some amazing burgers!!! i do highly recommend the loaded OCB 250grms of medium rare burger!!!! this place is amazing anytime of the day if you are looking for something romatic they o have a rather amazing fine dining restaurant and yes the food is spectacular with a good selection of wines to go with A must try!!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sociable place and easily accessible . It is situed inside a mall where you can also access Nakumatt Supermarket and other shops .”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Watch the Crocs on feeding days. Get a Crocodile Egg and make yourself a crocodile omelett at home.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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