Nairobi is a beautiful city. It has come a long way and if you look around you can see the transformation and progress we continue to make as the hub of East Africa.
When looking for some fun outdoor activities to enjoy within Nairobi, it can be quite challenging. In fact, many people assume that there aren't many activities you can do here besides maybe going out with friends for a night out (Kenyan's favorite activity) or eating at different restaurants.
Well, they are obviously wrong and we shall prove it.
You will be surprised at how many fun spots you're missing out on if you fall under that category of there is nothing to do in the 254.
Hopefully these five outdoor activities will convince you otherwise and inspire you to explore what the city has to offer.
Try Go Karting
Go-karting isn't just for kids by the way. This might not be an idea you've embraced before because you're already good at driving but trust me, this is a more fun, carefree version of what you're used to.
This is a great way to spend your time with your family, especially after a church service and great lunch. Two Go-karting spots you might want to take into consideration are GP Karting Ltd on Lang'ata road and Madmax Karting at Two Rivers Mall.
Check out Nairobi National Park
One thing that Kenya is known for the wildlife. And sometimes we imagine that we need to have a loaded pocket to enjoy what we have at Maasai Mara but, that's not actually true because you can have the same experience right here in Nairobi.
Where exactly? Right here in Lang'ata.
The park accommodates everyone whether you're going with friends or family. You can look at different caged animals or organize for a game drive that will make you feel like you're on a holiday in Amboseli.
And it gets better. The fees are pocket friendly, it is easily accessible via matatu and you will see some of the best animals our beautiful country has to offer.
Visit Maji Magic
If you really want to explore your adventurous side, Maji Magic is the place to go. It is a waterpark at the Waterfront mall situated in Karen and there are lots of activities for you to try out if you love getting wet.
This place is full of fun courses too if you like a challenge. They have water slides, trampolines, kayaking and other fun activities you can try. For you to really enjoy the experience, gather a few friends so you can go as a group.
Swim at a heated pool
Some of us haven't stepped into a pool for the longest time. Life gets busy and we get more comfortable with simple activities.
This year you can decide to change that and loosen up a bit by going for swimming. If you don't like to freeze in cold water you can go to spots that have a heated pool.
A location you could try is Stedmark Gardens, along Karen road. At this location you can also have lunch and enjoy so many other outdoor activities that they have to offer.
They also have an animal park where you can get to see a snake or two.
Visit Two Rivers theme park
The Two Rivers theme park has been getting a lot of attention since it was opened and for sure, it is worth the hype.
There are a number of activities you can try like the Ferris wheel and if you're a dare devil then you definitely need to try out the flume ride and drop tower.
You also want to try out a few games and rides at the Funscape arcade.