Souvenir shopping is one of the true joys of traveling. It’s part of the fun of exploring a new place, and finding that perfect gem to remind you of a cherished city or experience. Here are some picks of Nairobi’s top specialty and souvenir shops.

Utamaduni Crafts Centre

Utamaduni is a Swahili word which means cultural heritage. Created by British Anthropologist, Richard Leakey, Utamaduni is a collection of local artisans who have come together in one place to sell their items. Utamaduni crafts center is a converted Kikuyu house containing about 18 arts and crafts shops. The unique selection of shops has a vast collection of items for sale. The craft center is a treasure trove of African crafts, antiques and art, with friendly staff to assist and help pack or ship if needed. The shops include those selling:

  • antique jewelry
  • Khangas, Kikoys and clothing made from both
  • beaded plates, glasses, coaster, jewelry, wall hanging
  • Kiondos (Kenyan baskets)
  • leather bags & belts
  • Kisii Soapstone
  • African book & map shop
  • local foodstuff
  • wooden bowls and figurines
  • kids clothing, toys and books

Maasai Market

The Maasai Market is a cutting-edge show of an indigenous people’s culture and way of life. The Maasai market, like most places in Africa, is a very vivacious space and can be a bit overwhelming for newbies. Kenyans are very entrepreneurial and the artisans, who come from a variety of communities, naturally want your business. Expect to be called and coaxed with promises of the ‘best price’ or ‘best quality’

For the ultimate breath of culture and color, the Masai Market gives you the opportunity to buy authentic African art, handcrafted beaded jewelry and clothing as souvenirs, gifts and even decorating material you could use for your home back in your country. At very affordable prices, you can purchase as many products as possible and at the same time promote local handicraft businesses.

Here you can buy:

  • Maasai Sandals
  • Maasai market Jewelry ranging from brass to beads, and you can find some really cool stuff
  • Kenyan bracelets beaded in the Kenyan national colors, which locals also wear
  • Maasai Shukas
  • Kiondos (Kenyan baskets) and bags
  • Artwork & Carvings

Nairobi City Market

City Market is a shrouded market situated in the Central Business District. This spot is a most loved both with local people and tourists. Here, you will find everything you need – fresh fruit, vegetables and verdure, beautiful flowers, newspapers, clothes, accessories, and fascinating local handicraft such as pretty Masai jewelry, woodcarving, national musical instruments, colored wraps, a warrior mask or an animal-inspired mask and bright fabrics. And all this at bargain prices.

Zanzibar Curio Shop

This hidden gem offers a great choice of local crafts. Carvings made from soapstone, or what the locals call Kisii stone, are available in a number of forms and designs, from vases and decorative art to dishes and other practical items you can use around the house. You can also shop for wickers, soapstone figurines, local semi-precious stones, hand-made beads.

Batik Heritage Store

This fascinating art gallery has an impressive array of colorful batiks, many of which are available to buy. The eye-catching designs are made by applying wax and dyes to the textile. Originally, batiks were only used to decorate clothing but can now be found on wall hangings, paintings and even throws. Traditional Kenyan batiks often have tribal designs and pictures of animals or the countryside. Batiks are made using different techniques, including stencils, etching and brush painting. The more intricate the design, the more you can expect to pay for it.

Biashara Street

Biashara Street means business street in Swahili. The street is the home of Nairobi textiles a hodge podge of fabric stores, and baby wear shops located in the centre of town, in the Central Business District. Here you can shop for brightly patterned kanga cloth, colorfully striped kikoys and bold wax fabrics of Western Africa.

 

Located in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in Samburu County, northern Kenya, Reteti is the first indigenous owned and run elephant sanctuary.

Reteti was established in 2016 to help these young orphaned elephants – a representation of the local Samburu communities standing up united for wildlife, in recognition of their cultural and economic value.

The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is a unique project bringing communities together through a shared respect and concern for wildlife. It lies within a 975,000-acre swath of thorny scrubland in Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust – part of the ancestral homeland of the Samburu people. Namunyak is supported and advised by the Northern Rangelands Trust, a local organization that works with 33 community conservancies to boost security, sustainable development, and wildlife conservation.

The Naumunyak wildlife conservation includes the Turkana, Rendille, Borana, and Somali, as well as the Samburu – ethnic groups that have fought to the death over the land and its resources. Now they’re working together to strengthen their communities and protect the elephant population.

In spite of the fact that elephant poaching, has fallen significantly in the conservancies around Reteti, elephant calves are still sometimes orphaned or abandoned due to poaching, falling into wells, drought (potentially causing mothers to stop lactating), human-wildlife conflict and natural mortality. Around five to ten calves are saved in northern Kenya every year, from a populace of more than 8,000. Within the sanctuary, young animals are treated and cared for by the dedicated keeper team, recruited from the local communities. A mobile elephant rescue unit, with exceptionally trained staff, returns lost calves directly to their family whenever it can, and also works with surrounding communities to raise awareness and mitigate human/wildlife conflict.

This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants. Reteti is also empowering Samburu women to be the first-ever women elephant keepers in all of Africa. At first, the community didn’t think there was a place for women in the workplace. Now, the success of these women elephant keepers is unlocking new possibilities and setting a powerful example for girls hoping to pursue their dreams. It’s also changing how the community relates to elephants. Schoolchildren who have never seen an elephant before or who were afraid of elephants visit Reteti and experience these elephants up close. They then realize they can grow up to be a veterinarian or an elephant keeper.

Visiting hours are between 8.30 a.m. and10 a.m. and between 11.30 a.m. and 1p.m. It is important that you arrive promptly at 8.30 a.m. or 11.30 a.m. for the full experience. Visiting the Sanctuary is not only an incredible addition to your safari but one of the best ways to safeguard the wildlife in the area, as well as supporting the local community dedicated to protecting them. Guests get an exclusive opportunity to witness feeding and playtime at the Sanctuary, as well as an in-depth look behind the scenes.

Unarguably a famous safari destination in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya is a fascinating city to visit which boasts of an enchanting tourism scene and a rich cultural heritage. It is famous for being the only city with a national park within it, in the world. Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, is a multicultural city full of expatriates from across Africa and the rest of the world.

Nairobi’s culinary scene has been on an upward trajectory in recent years, with most cuisines represented by its ever-growing roster of restaurants, cafés, and bars. This bustling city has a diverse restaurant culture. Nairobi’s best dining experiences range from roadside food stalls to five-star fine dining establishments. Don’t miss local specialties such as Nyama Choma (grilled goat meat), Mahindi choma (roasted corn), Mutura (African blood sausage) and Ugali just to mention a few. Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find it in Nairobi.

Here is our pick of the city’s top restaurants and eateries to fulfill your taste buds:

Nyama Mama

Adorned with colorful Kenyan fabrics and hand-painted murals, Nyama Mama is an unpretentious, fun, modern day African roadside diner. Nyama Mama has three outlets: on Capital centre, Mombasa Road, Village market, Limuru road and the other in Delta towers, Westlands. All serve classic local dishes, including chapati wraps and ugali chips, flame-grilled meats, and stew pots (think goat curry, or chicken in cassava and coconut). International options like burgers and quesadillas are on offer, and vegetarians are well-catered for, too. The inspiration for Nairobi’s Nyama Mama phenomenon comes from Mama herself, a one-time exclusive Safari lodge chef in East & West Africa who left the safari circuit to open up a modern take on a traditional roadside dinner.

Inti – A Nikkei Experience

Located on the 21st Floor, One Africa Place, next to Delta Towers, Waiyaki Way, INTI is the first Nikkei restaurant in Africa.

The INTI experience centers around the finest Nikkei cuisine. The restaurant celebrates the marriage of Japanese & Peruvian fare in a unique contemporary urban environment in the heart of Nairobi.

Nikkei cuisine was born in 1889 when Japanese farmers moved to Peru to work in sugar cane fields. Lacking many of their traditional ingredients, they began using Japanese cooking techniques with Peruvian ingredients they could find locally. This gave birth to an inspiring and unique cuisine known as Nikkei.

Amidst INTI’s contemporary urban décor, feast on Japanese classics like sashimi, sushi, and robata, all prepared with uniquely Peruvian ingredients and served with artistic flair on coal black plates. Playful takes on the Peruvian pisco sour and chilcano cocktails take center stage on the drink’s menu, with a supporting cast of imported wines from all over the world.

Mawimbi Sea Food Restaurant

Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant & Cafe is a fine dining restaurant located on the corner of Harry Thuku Road and Kijabe Street, Nairobi.

With a modern interior aesthetic designed to simulate a tropical vacation, every moment and feeling is curated to guarantee total relaxation. Mawimbi sea food restaurant is famous for its fresh and inventive seafood and the quality of its cuisine. With a Crudo Bar for fans of raw dishes like oysters and ceviche, this fine dining restaurant also offers up tempura lobster and panko king prawns, seafood tagliolini, and salmon Thai curry.

Honey and Dough

Honey and Dough is situated in the One Africa building (same as INTI) with far-reaching views across the city. Honey & Dough provides a modern gourmet café experience with delicious healthy, multi-cuisine food. The menu is extensive with Indian, Asian, Italian, Mexican and western influences, there is plenty on offer for vegetarians and some vegan dishes.

Mercado Mexican Kitchen and Bar

Mercado has won a huge number of awards for both its cocktails and its food. With a curated menu helmed by gourmet experts from Mexico, who use home-grown and organic ingredients to revive ancient cooking techniques with a lively modern twist, Mercado is undoubtedly one of the best Mexican restaurants in Africa. The menu includes all the classics, ceviche, little taco cones filled with veggies, tostadas, quesadillas, burritos, mole, tacos and fajitas. The ingredients are local and Mercado switches up some of the classic Mexican dishes with crunchy veggies, and shrimp: think tortilla cones filled with aubergine and corn, tacos pilled high with mushrooms, chilli and cheese, and tamales stuffed with Mayan chicken. It’s located in Kenrail Towers, Terrace (T) Floor, South Wing, next to 9 West Building, Westlands, Nairobi.

 

Fogo Gaucho

Fogo Gaucho is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse that offers the most delectable selection of charcoal grilled meats that go along with a full buffet to choose from all for a set price per person, all you can eat. This concept in Brazil is referred to as Rodizio.

The full buffet offers different cuts of meat ranging from chicken and beef, to crocodile meat. The meat is accompanied by over 20 different salads, sides, and desserts, all of which are yours to enjoy for an affordable set price.

There are two branches to choose from: One in Viking House, Westlands and the other in Galana Plaza, Kilimani.

Carnivore

Located in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, the Carnivore Restaurant is a meat-lovers paradise. Serving Kenya’s famous Nyama Choma (barbecued meat), it has twice held the honor of being named “one of the best restaurants in the world”. It is must stop on your African safari.

The Carnivore has been an icon for tourists, expats and locals for decades. At the entrance is a huge barbecue pit laden with real swords of beef, pork, lamb, chicken and farmed game meats such as crocodile and ostrich. It’s a memorable night out.

Carnivore’s specialty is meat, and features an all-you-can-eat meat buffet. The all you can eat meat buffet is called The Beast of a Feast. This includes four courses: soup, salad, meats, and dessert. The barbecued meats are the main attraction. Served are various cuts of beef, chicken, pork, and lamb as well as farm-raised ostrich and crocodile. One can choose instead to order off a menu with dishes such as chicken pot pie, beef and pork ribs, burgers, and sandwiches.

UK magazine Restaurant named Carnivore one of the 50 best restaurants in the world in 2002 and 2003, when you could dine here on exotic game meats. Its legend seemed assured. In recent years, however, strict new hunting laws mean that zebra, hartebeest, kudu and the like are now off the menu, and you have to be content with camel, ostrich and crocodile in addition to more standard offerings.

There is also a signature cocktail called dawa. Dawa means medicine in Kiswahili but it tastes much better than any medicine. It is composed of a healthy shot of vodka, lime, sugar, and crushed ice.

 

From street food to fine dining, Nairobi’s food scene is outstanding – in both quality and variety.

You can also top up your experience over a cup of Gold Coffee at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi.

Expertly made using Kenyan coffee beans and formed milk that is blended with 24-carat edible gold, the drink is served on a golden china set. Unlike anything you’ve ever tasted in Nairobi, this cappuccino will make you feel like a real royalty.

Served in a gold cup and adorned with Italian edible rose petals, this Gold Coffee is the epitome of luxury and an inspiration of wealth and health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overlooking the African wilderness, the Nay Palad Bird Nest is a luxurious safari lodge, located in the wilds of Kenya – a raised suite that offers 360-degree views over the surrounding plains of Laikipia.

Built totally above ground, this unique retreat is part of the Segera Retreat, a 60,000-acre wildlife sanctuary in the Laikipia plains in Kenya. Nay Palad Bird Nest is a collaboration between Segera, Nay Palad and the architect Daniel Pouzet. It is two stories, constructed with interwoven natural tree branches and a viewing platform on top so guests can get 360-degree views of elephants and giraffes while they’re taking their morning coffee.

The nest is lit with lanterns and champagne and delicious food set out on the open-air top level of the nest. Inviting beds (either open-air or within the shelter of the first floor) are prepared with soft linens and hot water bottles, ready for the night ahead. From the comfort of the nest, guests will watch a sunset, feast on a picnic-style dinner and fall asleep under the starry sky. To wake up to the sounds of wild animals and a view as far the eye can see makes for a wonderful experience.

Inside the Nay Palad Bird Nest are all the modern amenities you’d want in a luxury hotel. The suite has one bathroom with solar-heated running water. Guests can either choose an indoor double bed on the lower floor or open-air accommodations on the second floor if they want to sleep under the stars. Both beds, of course, are dressed with deluxe linens and warmed with hot water bottles.

The Nay Palad Bird Nest is designed for a romantic night for two. The place is perfect for a couple, but it can be made to accommodate a small family, with children enjoying the adventure of sleeping out in the Nest while the parents cozy up in the bedroom.

The Nay Palad Bird Nest is ideal for a one night stay after a wildlife drive or a bush walk in the plains of Laikipia. In the morning elephants, giraffes and other animals can often be seen drinking at the nearby river from the nest.

 

Located in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, the Carnivore Restaurant is a meat-lovers paradise. Serving Kenya’s famous Nyama Choma (barbecued meat), it has twice held the honor of being named “one of the best restaurants in the world”. It is must stop on your African safari.

The Carnivore has been an icon for tourists, expats and locals for decades. At the entrance is a huge barbecue pit laden with real swords of beef, pork, lamb, chicken and farmed game meats such as crocodile and ostrich. It’s a memorable night out.

Carnivore’s specialty is meat, and features an all-you-can-eat meat buffet. The all you can eat meat buffet is called The Beast of a Feast. This includes four courses: soup, salad, meats, and dessert. The barbecued meats are the main attraction. Served are various cuts of beef, chicken, pork, and lamb as well as farm-raised ostrich and crocodile. One can choose instead to order off a menu with dishes such as chicken pot pie, beef and pork ribs, burgers, and sandwiches.

UK magazine Restaurant named Carnivore one of the 50 best restaurants in the world in 2002 and 2003, when you could dine here on exotic game meats. Its legend seemed assured. In recent years, however, strict new hunting laws mean that zebra, hartebeest, kudu and the like are now off the menu, and you have to be content with camel, ostrich and crocodile in addition to more standard offerings.

There is also a signature cocktail called dawa. Dawa means medicine in Kiswahili but it tastes much better than any medicine. It is composed of a healthy shot of vodka, lime, sugar, and crushed ice.

For those looking for a fun night, you can head to the adjoining nightclub called Simba Saloon where you put on your dancing shoes to the latest tunes – from contemporary African music to hip-hop, rock and jazz.

 

 

Just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi, Kiambethu tea farm nestles itself at 7200 feet, high up in Limuru.

Located about thirty kilometers from Nairobi, Kiambethu has been the family home of one of the earliest tea growers in Kenya. The farm dates back to 1910 and the present house, set amidst colorful gardens, has been home to four generations.

The original home of AB McDonell, the first person to grow, make and sell tea commercially in Kenya, is open to the public, providing a tranquil insight into life, on a settler farm.

Kiambethu Tea Farm is one of Kenya’s oldest tea farms. It’s a family run business run by Marcus and Fiona Mitchell and it is possible to arrange a ‘tea luncheon’ with them. You can go, get a fabulous tour of the farm and learn the history of tea making in Kenya as well as of their farm and then get a home cooked meal.

You can also take a walk in the indigenous forest with the resident Kenyan guide who will identify the plants and explain how they are traditionally used. You will see the Colobus monkeys close up and wander in the gardens, which are home to a wide variety of birds. When you return to the house, you will enjoy a pre-lunch drink on the veranda with sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills. Lunch is prepared with vegetables from the garden and desserts are topped with cream from the herd of Channel Island cows on the farm.

 

 

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is surreal and without a doubt one of the world’s greatest wildlife experiences. The thrill of a close encounter with the reclusive mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is unlike any other experience in Africa.

Uganda offers the best chance of viewing these delightful apes with the fact that it boasts two parks where they have been habituated for human visits; the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which harbor over half of the remaining world mountain gorillas.

Mountain Gorillas can only be found in the Virunga mountains in the DRC, Rwanda, and Uganda. Uganda holds 60% of the total mountain gorillas left in the world with about 400 of them residing in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is the most popular place to trek the gorillas in Uganda. The Park is located in the Southwestern part of the country and is one of the most diverse national parks in East Africa.

Most trekking in Uganda takes place in Bwindi, where there are multiple starting points and several gorilla families to track. The time spent tracking gorillas depends and varies from half an hour to eight hours depending on the gorilla movements. This activity starts with a briefing at 8am at the park headquarters of any sector you are booked to track, and after the tracking, you set off to the forest with the guide of the rangers who guide you to the spots where the gorillas may be found. Visits are led by park rangers and groups of 8 are allowed to observe the gorillas for one hour, in silence and at a safe distance. You are allowed only one hour in the midst of these great apes so as not to distract their behavioral patterns.

It takes persistent effort to reach the gorillas. It requires navigating uphill and downhill through thick tangles of vines, thorns, and roots. The appropriately named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is only accessible by foot. There are no paths, no signs, no directions—and more often than not, no clearings (which is why the park rangers carry machetes).

Bwindi also has L’hoest monkeys, dark cheeked mangabeys, and blue monkeys. In Kibale Forest National Park, chimpanzees capture everyone’s attention. Patas monkeys meander around Murchison Falls National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park has blue monkeys and red-tailed monkeys (not to mention non-primates, like lions and elephants).

Uganda is a primate-lover’s paradise. In addition to mountain gorillas, Mgahinga is home to another endangered species: the golden monkey. These furry, comical monkeys live high up in bamboo forests. Tracking golden monkeys is very similar to tracking gorillas, but the trek itself is not quite as challenging.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a year-round activity and permits are issued every day. However, most people prefer to stay dry and travel during Uganda’s dry season which is May-September and January and February. Bright and sunny days are more prominent during these months and visitors are much less likely to experience those rains down in Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

Fancy an adrenaline rush? Admire Nature’s glorious spectacle amid the calm, tranquil waters of the amazing Tana River before taking on the vibrant, spirited and extreme Class IV/V rapids.

Whitewater rafting is the ultimate group adventure. It combines time outside with teamwork, camaraderie and excitement. Nothing promotes teamwork like paddling together down a class IV rapid.  Nothing enhances connections like spending a day working in unison to avoid obstacles or challenging waves.  Nothing relieves stress like being outside, focusing on the river and experiencing excitement!

White water rafting has been available in Kenya for more than 20 years, on the Tana, Mathioya and Athi rivers. The Tana River (also known as the Sagana) is the biggest in Kenya, with intense class IV and V rapids that make it an ultimate location for intrepid white-water enthusiasts.

If you have not been to Tana River, then you are missing out a lifetime experience. Located in Sagana, about an hour-and-a-half drive from Nairobi on the scenic Nairobi-Nyeri highway, Tana River is a beehive of activities and an excellent opportunity to enjoy white water rafting.

Tana’s rapids range from class II to V, meaning the water is calm in some places and raging in others. Depending on the water level, you may have to get out at some points where it’s too low or too high, and put in further downstream.

The adventure starts with a 3 km stretch of easy class II and III white water, where there is plenty of opportunity to practice the paddle skills required to run the lower part of the river. The next 5.9km of the trip offer a relaxed setting to view the birdlife around. You can take a dip in the warm waters here if you want. The final 7km of the river present the three ultimate rapids (class IV and V) with names like Captain Folly, Can of Worms and Sphincter Flexor. Rafting through these rapids will leave the adrenaline coursing through your veins like never before!

Another excellent whitewater spot is the nearby Mathioya River. Experienced paddlers love this narrow, low-volume river with five miles of continuous class IV white water. Offering the country’s most technical whitewater, the Mathioya drops 1476 feet in 22 km and offers a non-stop thrill ride.

Rafting is only available on this river during the rainy seasons (mid-April to mid-June, or October and November). 3-4 hours of rafting accompanied by professional guides and the right equipment guarantee you a good time!

And it doesn’t end there. The bountiful Athi River combines exhilarating whitewater with stunning views of African wildlife in its natural habitat. By rafting the section of the Athi that borders Tsavo National Park, you’ll have the opportunity to view elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, baboons and hippos. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!

Outfitters of whitewater rafting on Tana River include Savage Wilderness Safaris (one of Kenya’s professional whitewater rafting outfitters) and Rapids Camp.

At Savage Wilderness Camp there are a multitude of adventure activities including kayaking/rock climbing/bungee jumping/mountain biking and the list goes on! They offer multi-day packages with many activities included.

The rafting adventure is available for persons with a minimum age of 18years. In case of persons under the age of 18 they must be accompanied by a legal guardian, or in lieu of a legal guardian, by an escort over the age of 18, appointed by their legal guardian. The min age for the whole section is 14 years old.

 

 

Looking for something a little more exhilarating this weekend? There’s loads to get your pulse racing at the forest.

From a thrilling paintball experience to being catapulted by the world class zip lines in a human slingshot, the forest is designed to give you an adrenalin rush. So, get off your hammock and have a go – if you think you’re brave enough.

Situated in the heart of the Aberdare Ranges, in Kereita Forest, the forest provides an array of activities that will cater to your spirit of adventure, only a short distance from the city.

Paintball

Shoot and splutter to come out on top. Pick a team, get kitted out and start dodging exploding paint balls in one of the most exhilarating activities. The Forest Paintball is a terrific team activity in a fun and safe environment. It also teaches valuable principles such as delegation, communication, motivation, strategy and trust; all perfect for team building exercises.

Every member of your team counts and participation is a must……Shoot or be spluttered in sticky paint. The atmosphere provided by the forest which ranges from thick woodland areas, to large open areas, to vantage points, which gives you the chance to get into the situations that will get excitement rushing through you as you scramble to win.

Mountain biking

A ride through the Forest’s enchanting routes will take you through the diverse landscapes of open grasslands and winding tracks through hills and streams. The Forest also has some top-notch purpose-built trails and for the willing, demanding circuits which offer sweeping corners and exciting jumps.

Whether you are looking for adrenaline pumping trails or a more subdued family ride out in the picturesque countryside, you are sure to find a biking adventure to cater to your desire.

Archery

Whether you are looking for a competitive sport to compete in or just a fun day out this ancient pastime is an enduring favorite at the Forest.

Foot Golf

It is an interesting game, to say the least, Players kick the ball to score in a hole. Just like the way you would play golf only this time you will be using your foot and not a Golf Stick to kick the “Golf” (Ball) into a hole. No Soccer or Golf Skills needed, go play the game and have fun in the forest with your friends.

Camping

What could be more thrilling than camping in the forest as you connect with nature in the most natural way possible.

Fly fishing

The Forest offers a fantastic location for you to try your hand at fly-fishing. The Gatemayo River is well stocked with the beautiful rainbow trout, a popular game fish for fly fishers. The river is surrounded with pools and rapids that provide a tranquil to fish in peace and quiet.

Horse Riding

Ride a Horse at the lush green grass in and out of the forest in a different but incredibly thrilling way.

Zip Lining

Revel in a hair-raising aerial expedition that is guaranteed to get your heart racing. Glide like a bird over the stunning forest with breathtaking views on East Africa’s longest zipline. The world-class zip-lines installed and managed by Flying Fox, have a carrying capacity of a maximum of 115 kilograms and are operated under European Union safety regulations. The zipline is the main event and it is more than 2 Kilometers long, the longest zipline in East and Central Africa.

The Forest has character and marvel in plenitude, and everything can be assimilated at the eatery and parlor at the adventure center. The view delights as far as the eye can see into the Aberdare Ranges and on a reasonable radiant day, Mount Kenya is magnificently apparent. Regardless of whether you want to test the mouthwatering barbecue to dining in an elegant space, the forest has everything to enchant your taste buds.

 

Dubai is one of the most visited cities in the world for having endless adventures and experiences for its travelers. From soaring skyscrapers to spectacular tourist spots., the desert city has grown in stature and is now considered a bucket-list trip in its own right.

Here are some of the best reasons to visit Dubai:

Incredible Desert Safaris

Dubai gives you an outstanding experience of desert activities. Desert Safari in Dubai is the most thrilling activity here. You can enjoy a glamourous desert safari at night. Dune bashing and star gazing are exciting things to do in your night safari. Also, there is an option for a day safari. Watching the sunrise and the sunset over the Arabian desert gives an awestruck experience.

Driving a Range Rover in the desert truly makes you feel like a king. Moreover, the jeep safari is more thrilling on the sandy land. Camel safari also adds the same thrill to your trip. Besides, sand-skiing is a famous activity in Dubai. You enjoy the adventure of gliding down the desert. If you are a biker, then you must go quad biking. Dubai also offers a magical nightlife in the desert. You can book your stay in luxury tents and enjoy some entertainment shows. Fire eating, belly dancing, swirling are famous.

Shopper’s Paradise

In case you are a shopaholic, you can get the best experience in Dubai. The tax-free feature provides a satisfying experience for shoppers. The place also offers special sales and discounts from time to time. Thus, you can find thousands of tourists flocking to this place during shopping seasons. You can find many shopping places in Dubai. Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world. You can buy fashionable apparel and jewelry from here. Also, you can get traditional Arab outfits.

The Mall of the Emirates is a unique shopping destination. It is known as a shopping resort. If you are looking for some good bargains on gold, then you must visit The Deira Gold Souk. You can find here more than 300 retail shops. You can also shop for pashminas, silk clothes, and carpets at Bur Dubai Souk.

Fine Dining

Dubai lets you explore different types of dishes. Kebabs are very famous in Dubai.  Some famous foods here are Khuzi, Stuffed Camel, Alinazik Kebap, Hummus, Al Machboos, and Shawarma. Moreover, there are some superb fine dining restaurants in Dubai. Teatro is a theatre-theme restaurant. The excellent ambiance and great hospitality of this restaurant attract many tourists here. You can try their sushi rolls and mashed potatoes. Also, you can enjoy Mexican food in Loca. Tomo is a Japanese restaurant. Nobu is another famous Japanese restaurant in Dubai.  The aristocratic ambiance with posh interiors will give you a world-class feeling.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa which stands over 2716 feet might be the first thing that comes to your mind about Dubai. The elevator moves as fast as one floor a second to make it a scintillating experience to get to the top. You can catch some spectacular views from the observations desk here. You can find the great Armani Hotel Dubai in this building. This is the first hotel designed by the world-famous Italian designer Georgio Armani. With the mesmerizing interiors and world-class services, this hotel gives you a unique experience. Also, there is a sky-scraper restaurant in the building named At.Mosphere on Level 122. Besides, there are almost 900 residential apartments in this tower. Moreover, you can find a health club, a luxurious spa, and 4 swimming pools here. Overall, the architectural excellence and artistic approach of this place overwhelm you.

Palm Islands

Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, and Deira Island are 3 artificial islands. They are known as the Palm Islands. The Palm Islands are the best places in Dubai.  These islands attract thousands of tourists every year. Palm Jumeirah is the most popular out of the 3 islands. It has many famous luxury resorts. These are One & Only the Palm, Atlantis, and The Palm, etc. You get many fine-dining restaurants at this place.

It has more than 60 restaurants on the island. You can do speed boating in Dubai Marina and snorkeling at the Lost Chambers Aquarium or you can simply explore the island by going for kayaking at the surrounding water of the island.

Unique Dhow Cruise Dining

Take dinner on the dhow as you enjoy some of the best traditional middle eastern music.

Unlimited adventures

For adrenaline junkies, Dubai has a flurry of adventures that will make zip lining look like child’s play. From thrilling water sports, sand and indoor skiing to skydiving, there’s an adventure for everyone. Breath-taking Sky-diving will be an experience of a lifetime. You jump out of a plane and dive into the sir to witness the stunning landscape of Dubai. Palm Islands, Burj Khalifa, and the desert look mesmerizing at a height of 4,000 meters.