Free tour

Nairobi Historical City Free Walking Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Registered on February 13, 2020

We are a Kenya based tour operator who is passionate about experimental travel and conserving the environment. We believe in making our clients' adventure unforgettable, as well as sharing the experience with others around the world. Our products include city tours, bush safaris, beach vacations, and day trips. The company is made up of a team of energetic individuals who work to provide a memorable experience for our clients. Environmental conservation is key for us, which is why we are involved in various environmental conservation initiatives within the city and beyond. Make Kenya a better place and travel a lasting experience.

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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

Tour description

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.

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  • Meeting point:
    8263 - 00200, City Square Square, Nai...
    8263 - 00200, City Square Square, Nairobi, Kenya
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    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. The guide will have a Heels and Valise Tours name tag and further information sent to your inbox.

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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Sol 09 Jan 2023

Duncan was a great guide! Super fun and friendly. He was also super flexible on the route trying to adjust the tour to some of our interests. His Spanish is like a native speaker, so highly recommended for Spanish speakers! We had a great time!
Ziva 31 Dec 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Our guide Yuri was awesome! He's super friendly and just a great guy to chat with. He took us around the city and shared some interesting information. We visited a market, some historical landmarks, saw an amazing view from a tall tower. More than what we saw though what I appreciated was getting to know a local and talking about our lives. He also runs a foodie tour! He took us to a restaurant and helped us pick out some delicious local food. I'm vegetarian and he helped me find good veggie options. He is happy to cater to whatever your interests are. He recommended some great nightlife spots to check out. Ask him to show you his art! He's a fantastic artist.
Sara 10 Dec 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
We booked our tour over 24h in advance. We got 2 confirmation e-mails. We arrived 15m before schedule. The “guru” Never showed up. We tried contacting the agency and the company with no response. We were left stood up. Fortunately we had the afternoon free so que booked it with another company.
Ebony 05 Jul 2022
Jersey City

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022
Highly recommend!
Betty 05 Jul 2022

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Travelled in group - Jul 2022
Very knowledgeable about nairobi, very personable, good sense of humor, flexible with our needs. Would be relatable with any group or individual.
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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.
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