Nairobi Tourism

Nairobi, being the biggest city in Kenya, is also the capital of the country. The city of Nairobi and all of its surrounding land makes up the Nairobi County. Nicknamed the “Green City in the Sun”, Nairobi has several suburbs surrounding the city which add to the beauty of it all. The city was founded in 1899 and was used as a rail depot as it lined Mombasa and Uganda together. It did not take long for this town to grow into the capital city. Under the popular Nairobi River, located on the south, Nairobi is 5889 feet above sea level. Each one of you should visit Nairobi at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Nairobi.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Nairobi

  • Know the pollution level of Nairobi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 69.52 (High)
    • Water Pollution 84.42 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 77.14 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 63.21 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 77.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 63.01 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Nairobi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nairobi.

    • Burglary and Theft 57.03 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.51 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 67.91 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 91 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 54.02 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.65 (High)
    • Attacks 58.45 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 54.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 61.89 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25.61 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.87 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.54 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Nairobi is 72.37 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 39.34 (Low)
    • Climate Index 99.79 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 80.41 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 58.04 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 41.16 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.79 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 26.73 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 25.48 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nairobi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.94 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 60.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 27.01 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

* Some of the data on this page is powered by Numbeo