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Nairobi Historical City Free Walking Tour

  • Nairobi
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Heels and Valise

We are a Kenya-based tour operator that is passionate about experiential travel and environmental conservation. We believe in making our clients' adventure unforgettable, as well as sharing the experience with others across the globe. Our products include city tours, bush safaris, beach holidays and day trips. The company is made up of a team of energetic individuals that wo... More »

We are a Kenya-based tour operator that is passionate about experiential travel and environmental conservation. We believe in making our clients' adventure unforgettable, as well as sharing the experience with others across the globe. Our products include city tours, bush safaris, beach holidays and day trips. The company is made up of a team of energetic individuals that work at bringing a memorable experience to our clients. Environmental conservation is key to us so we are involved in various environmental conservation initiatives within the city and beyond. Making Kenya a better place, and travel a long lasting experience.

About the tour

Nairobi Historical City Tour starts with a panoramic tour covering the modern city centre. Explore the Kenya National Archives, with a brief visit to the Tom Mboya statue. Proceed to the Dedan Kimathi monument, followed by a tour along the Kenyatta Avenue, where you will encounter other historical sites.

Walk along Kenyatta Avenue viewing various sites such as the General Post Office (GPO), Nyayo House and the Galton-Fenzi Memorial monument, which was built in 1939 in memory of Galton Paul Fenzi, who founded the East African Automobile Association besides devising Kenya’s road system. From there, visit the Nairobi Art Gallery, located at the intersection between Uhuru Highway and Kenyatta Avenue. Built in 1913, this was the Old PC’s office building.

An optional visit to the Freedom Corner at Uhuru Park, which was set up as a memorial to the struggles of Nobel Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai and other women went through in a fight to protect the park from the construction of high rise buildings.

Proceed to City Hall and Law Courts, parliament buildings and the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), which is the landmark of the city. The tour then heads to the August 7th Memorial Park, the 1998 bomb blast site then heads to the Railways Museum where old steam locomotives are exhibited, including the one from which Superintendent John Lyall was taken by a man-eating lion in Tsavo in 1901. Return to the point of departure.

Please note:

- Some attractions in the intinerary have entrance fees.

These include: The Kenya National Archives, the KICC, the August 7th memorial park and the Railways Museum.

- Some attractions such as the government buildings to not allow photography so please be cautious.

- Also, please carry water and some snacks to munch during the tour.

Meeting point
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How to find me: The meeting point is at the City Walk Shoe Shop in the city center, opposite the Kencom Bus Station. It is on the junction of Simba street and City Hall Way. With a Heels and Valise Tours name tag
Tour duration: 3 hours

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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