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Lonely Planet Experiences: Nairobi Nightlife Tour and Dinner

Product ID: 48297
Take a break from spotting wildlife and discover the nightlife of Nairobi on a 3-hour tour. See some of the city’s hot spots after dark, sample the local drinks and bites in bars and restaurants, and savor typical Kenyan dishes at dinner.
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Duration: 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the nightlife scene of Nairobi
  • Sample local dishes and drinks
  • Experience Nairobi after dark like a local
  • Taste the exotic spices and flavors of Swahili cuisine
  • Explore Nairobi's CBD after dark
  • Travel safely in the daunting city with a local guide
  • Hang out in cool hotspots
Full description
Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience.

Take a nightlife tour of Nairobi city and discover Africa away from the wildlife of its legendary parks. Swap giraffes for a beer or two as you explore Nairobi’s bar and restaurant scene. Meet at the Kivi Milimani Hotel in the city center. A local guide will take you to the most authentic spots in town. As Nairobi is such a unique, and often daunting destination, it’s best to be seen with a local, especially at night.

Hop aboard your private transportation and drive to a local bar in the Central Business District (CBD). Enjoy your 1st drink on the house! Try one of the local beers, such as the beloved Tusker, which has been brewed in Africa since 1922. If you don’t like beer, choose from a selection of wines, soft drinks and local juices, such as tangawizi (the local ginger beer). Chat to your guide about all things Kenya, and ask those burning questions you have about life in Nairobi.

Then, it’s time for dinner at a local restaurant, selected for its range of typical African food. Sample local treats such as nyama choma (barbecued beef or chicken), or the ultimate Nairobi treat, mbuzi (goat). Pick from a selection of traditional Swahili dishes that blend African, Arab, and Indian influences to create an exotic mix of spices and flavors. Enjoy quintessentially Kenyan accompaniments, such as ugali (a dough-like side dish), and kachumbari (a delicious tomato, onion, and coriander relish).

Wash it all down with an after-dinner drink. After your relaxing nightcap, transfer back to the Kivi Milimani Hotel for your drop off.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 3 drinks of your choice
  • Typical African dinner (main course only)
  • Transportation with professional driver
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses

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Meeting point

Kenya Comfort Hotel Suites, Junction of Jakaya Kikwete and Ralph Bunche Roads, Milimani, Nairobi, Kenya

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Important information
Know before you go
• Temperatures in Nairobi can vary vastly due to the city’s moderate altitude. Whilst afternoon and early evening temperatures can be relatively high, the temperature drops considerably after dark and you should bring suitable layers of clothing to ensure that you are not cold. Light, long sleeved layers and trousers are perfect as they also protect against mosquito bites
• Participants must be aged 18 or over
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Fantastic evening full of Nairobi nightlife

What a fantastic evening ! We're in Nairobi since five days and this is the first time that I actually get a feeling for the people here and theit lifestyle. Our guide Stéphanie is the best. She took us to great place's that were authentic. We had lovely local food, great drinks and lots of fun. Stephanie is not only a very good guide, but we also had great chats, lots of fun and even felt like dancing. I can't think of a better way to spend an evening in Nairobi !

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October 11, 2019

Excellent guide! Patrick was very kind and so funny! I enjoyed spendind the tour with him. He paid attention to my wishes and understood what I wanted to experience. He recommended great Dishes and drinks and then We went to a great roof top place ! Next Time I Come to Nairobi, for sure he will be my guide ! Thanks you Patrick

August 14, 2019

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Product ID: 48297