Are you looking for places that you and your family can visit in Nairobi on a budget?


If you haven’t heard already, Nairobi is among the best budget travel destinations in Kenya. No matter if you are an art or historical enthusiast or simply want to eat out in the finest restaurants in Nairobi. The attractions are plentiful, and you can get all the fun you want with only Ksh. 5,000 or less. Below are some of the most beautiful places you can visit without necessarily breaking the bank.

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Nursery

With just Ksh. 500 for each of your family members, you can get to visit this park that offers a haven to orphaned baby elephants. The elephants are rescued from different reserves and parks in Kenya. Before visiting, note that the visiting hour is between 11 A.M. to 12 P.M. each day.

Giraffe Centre

This destination offers one of those fulfilling experiences that you cannot afford to miss. At Giraffe Centre, you and your child will get a chance to interact, feed, and feel the giraffes’ tongues.

Your family can also get an opportunity to attend an informative lecture on the giraffes and various wildlife or even get a snack on the conservancy’s Tea House. The rates are Ksh. 400 for resident adults and Ksh. 200 for resident children. However, children under the age of three do not pay any fees.

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Masai Lodge & Rolf’s Place

Are you looking for a weekend picnic with your family? Masai Lodge & Rolf’s Place is the perfect place to visit. The view at this place is breathtaking- the swinging bridge, not to mention the panoramic view of the Ngong Hills, Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro all from a single viewpoint. If you prefer to eat out in this place, you can order some of their delicacies.

Nairobi National Park

Do you prefer a game drive over the weekend? Nairobi National Park is one of the coolest parks you need to take your family to. It was the first park to be gazetted in east Africa. The park is home to more than 400 species of birds, more than 100 species of mammals and has a spectacular zebra and wildebeest migration. Nairobi National Park is also a rhino sanctuary.

The rates are as follows: Ksh. 500 for citizen adult; Ksh. 300 for citizen child and Ksh 1,200 for resident adult; Ksh. 600 for a resident child.

GP Karting

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Gp Karting is the place to bond with your family and get the trills from. The place offers both dining facilities and race track for family fun days. Imagine racing with your family, then one of your children beats you in the race? How cool and thrilling is that?

The prices range between ages, but with just 5,000 you can expect a great time there.

Cycling in Karura Forest

Karura forest bike riding is an adventurous activity that can provide you with the healing of the mind as well as help you get back to shape after a week of long sitting hours in your office. You can also choose to go for a jog under the giant evergreen trees. However, for cycles, they can choose to bring your bicycle or hire one, and the cost of hiring will be Ksh. 500 per bike.


There are a lot of places you can visit in Nairobi. Some destinations will offer more perks than others and others will be more expensive. If you want to get a better experience, but you have insufficient funds, we have found out that emergency loans in Kenya are very convenient. You can use one of the loan apps to acquire an unsecured online loan.

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