- Written by Peace Loise Mbae
Mamba village is thirteen kilometers away from Nairobi City. It stands on thirty hectares piece of land and it represents a natural paradise. Here you can visit the crocodile farm and enjoy good food in their restaurants. There are also Maasai ostriches that are waltz around and you can get to feed them. This is particularly exciting for the children.
A day at the National Museum
You can take a nature trail and see a variety of animals and even shop for some nice household items at their gift shop. If a picnic is a better idea there is a botanical garden where you can do that. Need to know the history of Kenya and at the same time enjoy beautiful photography exhibition?, the Nairobi National Museum is the place to be.
Fun at the Village Market
Village Market is home to 150 stores that range from restaurants, gift shops, beauty spas and so much more. There is a bowling alley where you can go ham with your friends, a waterside, and trinkets where kids can have fun. The idea is that you can have many activities in one village.
Hiking at Karura Forest
Karura forest on Limuru Road is the complete package for anyone who loves nature. Karura will work for couples, families and even a group of families. Here you can hike in the forest and you can do this with your pets. Cycling is also something you could do and after all the walking cycling and hiking have a cute picnic. While there take photos in the wild to capture the memorable moments.
If you are more into the thrill and high charged outdoor activities, go karting. This will give you a chance to be Louis Hamilton for a few minutes. While there be sure to take part in paintballing with your friends. With the Carnivore Restaurant just nearby go get some nyama choma.
The Karen Blixen Museum will give you first-hand experience of Karen Blixen’s home. The museum is packed with artifacts including the original equipment that she used in her coffee farm. You will also find the props that were used in the making of the film ‘Out of Africa’. You can enjoy the meals at their restaurant and shop at their gift shop.
Whistling Thorns is a small located on the Kiserian-Isenya road is a peaceful and quiet place. If you are looking for a get-away not far from Nairobi (private, quiet and romantic) Whistling Thorns is the place. Here you can enjoy 2-3 hours walks accompanied by a Maasai. There are birds around so you can bird watch. There is also a spa where you can have a full body massage.