Nairobi Historical, Heritage and Cultural Walk!

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Amos
Registered on January 31, 2020

I am passionate about telling the story of my city, my culture and heritage. I am a tourism and travel professional with vast experience in tour guiding and destination exploration. I have built my experience aiding diverse travellers to enjoy my destination through our tailor-made tours. Our tours range from cultural to architecture views, to culinary experience to night life. We make your visit to Nairobi enjoyable and memorable.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

The culture and heritage of the Kenyan people is displayed in various ways around the city. This is through architecture, the way of life as well as the political environment. We will take you on a journey through the growth of the City from a papyrus swamp to a metropolis and Kenya's capital. Visit Nairobi's Gallery, a colonial monument Which was used for native affairs and administration for a briefing ; Walk down Kenyatta Avenue pointing out monuments which includes, Nairobi's focal point, major streets and the history on naming, colonial buildings and banks. Make a stop over at Sarova Stanley the oldest hotel in Nairobi where you will learn a lot about the hospitality growth and royal visits to Kenya. Finally this tour takes you to KICC helipad for a panoramic view. At the end of the tour you will have learned about the country, its people and its culture.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Kenyatta Ave Nairobi Kenya
    Kenyatta Ave Nairobi Kenya
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    I will be at the Nairobi Gallery, at the junction of Kenyatta Avenue and Uhuru Highway

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Nairobi Gallery

    This is the original Point Zero of Nairobi and one of the Oldest buildings in Nairobi. We will meet here for a briefing of our tour.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Kenyatta Avenue Uhuru Highway Roundabout

    This is the principle street in Nairobi with Colonial Monuments which tells the history of Nairobi

  • 3
    Outside visit
    The Galton-Fenzi Memorial

    This is Nairobi's miliary stone and the current Point Zero, where all distances are measured from

  • 4
    Outside visit
    City Market

    Oldest Market in the Central Business District, a market for crafts and Souvenirs.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Sarova Stanley Nairobi - 5 Star Hotel

    The Oldest Hotel in Nairobi

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Bank of India Building
  • 7
    Outside visit
    KICC Helipad

    We will have a panoramic view of the City

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Francesca 19 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Really interesting and coherent tour of the central parts of the city and a great historical and contemporary narrative of the cultural landscape. Amos is very knowledgeable and a great guide.
Lukas 07 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Very knowledgeable, competent and friendly. Amazing tour for getting to know Nairobi!
Anna 15 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Excellent very informative walking tour. Amis was super knowledgeable and explained how the city had developed. I'd already done one Nairobi city tour but felt there were some places and some of the history/scene setting I'd missed out on. Really pleased I did this tour. Went into Stanley hotel and heard history of it and of other remaining colonial buildings nearby. Saw Somalian Muslim district. Amis explained how city had been racially divided by British. Went to top of convention centre and saw views over city (extra 500 shillings but worthwhile).
Marta 25 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Absolutely amazing, from the communication before the walk throughout the 2+ hours that we spent during the tour! I learned so much about Nairobi and Kenya, history facts but also a lot of things that you cannot just google, recommending to all my friends planning to visit Nairobi and if possible will do the walk myself again! Thanks Amos, Marta
Mathias 30 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Very interesting and informative walk. Amos took the time to explain us, visiting Nairobi and Kenya for the first time, everything we were asking in a perfect pace. He was highly knowledgeable about Kenia, it's history and the current situation in the country and on top gave us many valuable tips of do's and dont's - highly recommended!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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