A NIGHT IN NAIROBI
Incredible Sunsets. Incredible Nightlife

Carvery at the Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi

Welcome to Nairobi! We can’t wait to meet you right at the airport at our new kiosk, Safari Gateway, or we’ll see you at our offices in town for your safari prep.

But before you head out on your adventure, you might want to look over the many fun activities to see right here in town. Like visiting the Giraffe Centre, the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, or the world’s only wildlife park right next to a world-class city, Nairobi National Park.

However, most visitors don’t know that Nairobi is also a busy, lit-up nightlife scene of restaurants, clubs, discos, cabarets, and more.

At Africa Kenya Safaris, our chief mission is to share Africa’s incredible parks and wildlife. But before or after your safari, we would love to show you our big city lights to complete your Kenya experience.

We can create a personalized nightlife package of select spots that will suit your taste, style, budget, and interests. Just look over the many listings below and when we meet, we can design your customized Night in Nairobi 

The Best Sunsets

Happily for anyone in Nairobi, before the coming of the dark night are the famous and spectacular Nairobi sunsets. Some say their blaze is due to the city being on the equator; others attribute the painted skies of brilliant reds and oranges because of the dust settling in the atmosphere.

Either way, we can begin your Night in Nairobi with a beautiful sunset at any of these perfect vantage points:

Nairobi sunset
Ngong hills at sunset

NGONG HILLS

Besides grand views of Nairobi and its surrounding escarpments, you’ll be treated to unobstructed views of a glorious sunset.

Al fresco dining at night at the Masai Lodge in Nairobi

MASAI LODGE

Overlooking Nairobi National Park and the Mbagathi River, the Lodge offers its lucky visitors a swimming pool, international cuisine, and lots of monkeys, in addition to the sight of a gorgeous setting sun flooding the park with its layered orange hues.

Lounge area with spectacular view of Nairobi from the Fifteen Rooftop bar

FIFTEEN ROOFTOP

Catch the setting sun from the heart of the city at this fashionable lounge. With views of Nairobi’s skyline and the National Park, enjoy a cocktail as you watch the day’s last light fade into the horizon.

Moi Avenue in Nairobi

Street Scenes

Want to soak up the active day and nightlife in Kenya’s capital city? A walk down Nairobi’s busiest streets is a humming exploration of shops, stalls, restaurants, hotels, bars, and other busy folks.

Check out these thoroughfares for lots of colorful city action.

Tom Mboya Street in Nairobi

TOM MBOYA STREET

Named for one of Kenya’s founders, this is one of the city’s oldest and busiest streets. Located near the central business district you’ll encounter a humming scene of street life, eateries, nightclubs, and more.

Overhead view of the Moi Avenue bus terminal in Nairobi

MOI AVENUE

One of the city’s old, distinguished boulevards, you’ll find the Jeevanjee Gardens – an open tranquil green space for anyone to stroll, sit, and relax. Other sites you’ll pass: the Khoja Mosque, Kenya Cinema, and Hilton Hotel. And at nighttime, the street buzzes with energy.

Emara Sky Lounge in Nairobi

Dining In Nairobi

As an international world-class capital with multi-cultural influences, Nairobi offers its guests a wonderful variety of cuisines. Some you’ve undoubtedly sampled elsewhere… others you won’t find any place but Nairobi. Which leads us to the first restaurant on our list:

A carved meat dish at the Carnivore Restaurant
Carver at the Carnivore Restaurant

THE CARNIVORE RESTAURANT

The name says it all at this internationally famous dining spot. Ostrich? Crocodile? Camel? You’ll find them all here on the menu, along with the expected beef and lamb. Roasted over charcoal on traditional Maasai swords and carved before you, enjoy your fill of impala, gazelle, giraffe… even chicken!

Decorative lighting at the Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant in Nairobi

MAWIMBI SEA FOOD RESTAURANT

The steaks are excellent but you’ll also find seafood, plus vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options in this lux and elegant nightspot.

Tambourin Restaurant at Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi

TAMBOURIN

Located in the luxurious Kempinski Hotel, the dining here is mid-eastern in flavor and variety. Sample cuisines from Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and Syria.

INTI Restaurant in Nairobi

INTI

For 3600 nighttime views of Nairobi and internationally crafted cuisines, this dome-shaped venue is the perfect spot to relax. Try some of their Japanese or Peruvian fare for unexpected tastes as you gaze upon the city lights.

Lord Delamere Terrace at Fairomont The Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi

LORD DELAMERE TERRACE

Care for a bit of the old-world clubby feel in which to enjoy your cocktail? Set in the Norfolk Hotel, going back to 1904, this attractive restaurant offers traditional steak and seafood, but also many international flavors.

Cocktails served at a bar in Nairobi

Freshen Your Cocktail?

The bar and lounge scene in Nairobi varies from the refined leather and wood crowd, to cool jazz and reggae joints, to a high-octane party scene rocking to Latin and African music. Take your pick and we’ll take you there!

 

Havana Bar in Nairobi

HAVANA BAR

A big, blow-out party scene – a Cuban street bar meets Africa! The drinking and dancing happen on two floors, fueled with custom cocktails, Cuban cigars, and dishes from Central America. Easy to dance the night away here.

k1 klub house in Nairobi

K1 KLUB HOUSE

Locals love this joint as do backpackers and ex-pats, swaying on the crowded dance floor. Reggae and jazz groups also rotate through this high-energy club.

Mulberry Project in Nairobi

MULBERRY PROJECT

Create your own drink from the many elements offered while enjoying game nights and food truck selections. The mood is chill and the vibe… easy and fun.

Futuristic motorbike decor at the B-Club in Nairobi

B-CLUB

A kool, klassy klub where the crowd seems to dance all night long, seven nights a week. The music from international and local artists fills this large space with high energy and happy thoughts.

Exchange Bar at Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi

EXCHANGE BAR

Originally set in Nairobi’s Stock Exchange and now residing in the Stanley Hotel, this ode to thick sofas and ceiling fans recalls a gentlemen’s club with its offerings of fine cigars and single malts. For a calmer old-school way to wind down your evening, this space recalls a different time in Africa’s history.

Emara Sky Lounge in Nairobi

SKY LOUNGE

Views of the city, alfresco dining, lots of secluded lounging areas, and even a rooftop pool add to the sophisticated yet anything-goes atmosphere of this panoramic watering hole. Enjoy one of their specially designed cocktails as you gaze upon Nairobi’s glittering skyline.

The Safari Cat Dancers and Acrobats

Safari cat dancers show and dinner at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi

Standing apart from the rest of the Nairobi night scene this cabaret show is a technicolor, beating onslaught of dancers, acrobats, and performers appearing nightly at the Nyama Choma Ranch, in the Safari Park Hotel.

The music, the dance, the drumming, and the sheer spectacle of an African cultural performance exploding before you make for an adrenaline-fueled hour that leaves visitors astonished. An incredible way to round out your night.

A Night in Nairobi? There’s no end to the possibilities, from dreamy sunsets to humming street scenes, from exotic dishes to cool hip lounges and fiery theater, our capital city will keep you buzzing and busy seven nights a week.

Just let us know what interests you or if you have any questions about our many activities and hot spots. We will customize your own special Night in Nairobi.

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