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Crowne Plaza Nairobi

Explore Nairobi

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

The Nairobi National Park is located 10 minutes away from our hotel. Day Safari trips to and fro can be arranged for those with a few hours to spare. Spend time in the world’s only national city park as you watch an array of wild animals in their natural habitat.

What's New

Nairobi’s social scene is always bustling and there is always something new and exciting to do. our guests have a chance to visit some of the famous malls such as the Junction and Village Market during the weekends with our complimentary shuttle bus services. Guests may also be interested in the new up-coming restaurants and bars in Westlands - only a 10-minute drive from the hotel.


Our concierge will guide you through a host of tips including visiting Maasai Market, Kuona Trust, Giraffe Centre or even a planned trip to the Bomas of Kenya that boasts of a mock-up village conserving the heritage of Kenyan tribes and offers an array of indigenous cultural performances. Finally, Karen - the affluent suburb of Nairobi, is also a great getaway for those looking to relax and soak i

Must Do

Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage that sits on the outskirts of the Nairobi National Park and hear the stories of baby elephants rescued from danger and brought to safety. You may also gain more first-hand insight into their livelihoods if you adopted one yourself.

Don't Go Home Without

Do not go home without taking a trip to The Great Rift Valley (TGRV). On the way, you will pass by amazing viewpoints that display a charming sight of this expansive, renowned valley that crosses several Eastern African countries. While in TGRV, sample some Nyama Choma – Kenya’s favorite dish consisting of goat/ beef meat barbecued in an open fire and usually accompanied with Ugali and Kachumbari.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park, The Warden, P O Box 42076, Nairobi, Kenya 1234

Nairobi National Park is a unique ecosystem by being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city. The park is located only 7 km from Nairobi city centre and 10 km from the hotel. Major wildlife attractions are the Black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Other attractions include the Nairobi Safari Walk, the Orphanage and the walking trails at hippo pools.

Nairobi National Museum

P O Box 78420, Nairobi, Kenya 00500

Refurbished in 2009, the museum has an eclectic mix of mainly natural history exhibits together with a small art gallery and various temporary exhibits often photography. The bird exhibition is also something not to miss with its enormous and fascinating collection of stuffed birds; from tiny hummingbirds up to the eagle collection and exotic looking stalks all of which are indigenous to Kenya.

National Archives

Kenya National Archives P.O Box 49210, Nairobi, Nairobi 49210

The National Archives is housed in the old Bank of India building. The main floor gallery has documents and a collection of photographs and paintings of Mzee Kenyatta and former President Moi. The former President is shown in his travels around the world, shaking hands with various dignitaries. Paintings from Joseph Murumbi's collection dominate the walls.The second floor is the National Archives reading room, which is used for personal and professional projects.

Bomas of Kenya

P.O Box 40689 - 00100, Nairobi, 0100

Bomas of Kenya was started in 1971, the Company was established to Preserve, Maintain and Promote the Rich Diverse cultural values of various ethnic groups of Kenya and to act as a tourist attraction centre thus Bomas of Kenya is expected to preserve the authenticity of the Kenya’s Cultural values and to portray them in the pure form. At the Bomas of Kenya currently we have fourty seven (47) different traditional dances collected from different tribes of Kenya.

Giraffe Center

Po Box 15124, Nairobi, Nairobi 00509

The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W Kenya Ltd) also known as the Giraffe Centre is a non profit making organisation, which was founded by the late Betty and Jock Lesilie Melville in 1979. The late Betty, Jock's American born wife, had earlier discovered the sad plight of the Rothschild giraffe and there were only 120 left on an 18,000 acre ranch in Western Kenya that was scheduled for sub-division and settlement.

Karen Blixen

PO Box 40658, Karen, Nairobi 00100

Karen Blixen Museum was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. Located 10km from the city centre, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title.

Karen Blixenernational Conference Centre

Harambee Avenue, City Centre, P.O Box 30746, Nairobi, 00100

Named after the first President of Kenya, The Kenyatta International Conference Centre is an impressive centre able to accommodate extremely large gatherings for many styles of events. With a wide range of facilities it offers catering, meeting rooms, state of the art sound and light equipment suitable for professional and well run events whether they are large or small, the Tsavo ballroom can accommodate up to 3,500 people.

The Village Market

9/418 Limuru Road, Village Market, P.O. Box 100, Nairobi, 00621

The Village Market is a beautifully designed complex with cascading waterfalls, open air restaurants, multi-layered walk ways in which more than 150 retail outlets offer their products. The Village Market is a great place to visit for family entertainment as is has a Golf course (mini golf), Waterslides and pool, a bowling alley, children's playground, cinemas and toy cars to drive for the very young. The spacious open-air food court is a meeting point for a wide variety of people.

Karura Forest

Limuru Road, Muthaiga, Nairobi,

This is a really wonderful place to walk. It’s open woodland with good wide paths all around it and some paths criss-crossing through it to make varied routes all very clearly signposted. Features in the forest include a picturesque waterfall, a bamboo forest and marshland. There are also some spectacular caves with historical significance as it was here that many of the Mau Mau lived. There is also an old church and even a butterfly lake.

Nairobi Arboretum

Friends of Family Arboretum (FONA), P.O BOX 44486, Nairobi, 00100

This is a wonderful place for morning or evening walks. Groups and families also use it as a picnic site owing to the peaceful environment and clean air. Nature lovers also visit the Aboretum to learn about trees and appreciate the conservation work in the only forested part near the city centre of Nairobi. There is no entry fee, and it attracts all kinds of people, which makes it an interesting place to see a slice of Nairobi's culture.

Ngong Hills

Ngong Road, Nairobi,

The Ngong Hills’ proximity to Nairobi, about 22km southwest of the city, makes it a very popular weekend destination for visitors from all over the country, including school groups. Some come to take walks while others picnic or worship on the hills. Professional and amateur runners will also be found in the morning hours jogging up and down the steep slopes.

Daphne Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage

Ngong Road, Nairobi,

The Ngong Hills’ proximity to Nairobi, about 22km southwest of the city, makes it a very popular weekend destination for visitors from all over the country, including school groups. Some come to take walks while others picnic or worship on the hills. Professional and amateur runners will also be found in the morning hours jogging up and down the steep slopes.