5 Ideas For A Fun Day Trip Out of Nairobi!

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Hello! :D Are you constantly yearning to leave the city for a quick day trip out of Nairobi? Sometimes all you’ve got is a day to unwind, and staying home doesn’t always cut it, right?

Well read on, because I’ve got your back with these fun, affordable ideas for a day trip out of Nairobi! ;)


5 Ideas For A Fun Day Trip Out Of Nairobi


Sun-Chasing In Kinangop

My all-time favourite place to unwind, for a day trip out of Nairobi, is Kinangop! Remember our first-ever post> Charity Begins With Sun-Chasing In Kinangop? :D


Day trip out of Nairobi


There is something calming and utterly relaxing about venturing to the unspoiled lands, and farms of Kinangop. The air is crisp and clean, the atmosphere laid-back and the people ever friendly.

Anytime my family drives down for a day trip, it feels like my whole world simply resets itself.

Kinangop is about 1 hour, 45 minutes from Nairobi, off the Nairobi- Naivasha Highway.

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The beauty is that- you need not have a specific destination in mind… You can drive farther on, through the winding roads up to the Aberdares… And when you’ve found your happy place, you will know. :)



So pack a picnic basket, download your favourite playlist and hit the road! ;)


Travel Tips:
  • Read my posts on Kinangop and Aberdares for more details. :)
  • Ask around for Sasumua Dam, for the most glorious views!



Golfing in Naivasha

Thanks to my friends, I recently discovered this sweet spot that is Baron Park Golf Centre in Naivasha, next to the Delamere stop.

Before you dismiss it, let me just say- this is not your traditional Golf Club where deep pockets and deeper connections are necessary to get in. Nope. :D

In fact, you don’t even need to know anything about golf! So if you are a beginner like me, you’ll fit right in!

With its practice range and 9-hole course, it’s a great place for families and friends to hang out over food and hitting golf balls…

>>The meals at their restaurant are pocket-friendly ranging between Kes. 200 to Kes. 1,500. Golfing costs between Kes. 100 and Kes. 1,500.


Sail To Crescent Island…  

Imagine a place devoid of human settlement, where the wild animals roam freely and the grass is as green and as pure as it gets… Now imagine, getting on a small boat and sailing across a lake to this beautiful island, all to yourselves… :)



But, why imagine when you can live it? Located on the Eastern side of Lake Naivasha, a 2 hours’ drive, Crescent Island is the perfect escape on a day trip out of Nairobi!

Taking a tranquil trek on the island, surrounded by wildlife is a rare, albeit surreal experience… And you definitely want to give it a good try! :)




Travel Tips:
  • Negotiate the boat ride cost in advance, as the costs vary among the boat/tour operators
  • Park entrance fees to Crescent Island cost 30 USD and 15 USD for Non Residents, and Kes. 800 and Kes. 400 for Citizens, adults and children respectively.
  • Carry packed lunch, or order freshly caught fish and ugali, before heading to the island.
  • Read my posts on ‘Exploring Lake Naivasha‘ for more details.


Let loose at Masai Eco Lodge

Honestly it’s been a while since my last visit to Masai Eco Lodge, but it remains as one of my best road trip memories! :D



Situated in Kajiado County, Masai Eco Lodge is 1hour, 45 minutes away from Nairobi, off the Nairobi- Namanga highway.

Masai Eco Lodge is a good idea if you’re looking to let loose and de-stress with your friends!

You’ll enjoy running through the obstacle courses and competing on quad bikes, to get your adrenaline going!


Travel Tips:
  • The food takes some time to prepare, so make your order before going out to play.
  • The activities range between Kes. 250 and Kes. 500.
  • Read my post on Masai Eco Lodge for more details. :)


Pump Up Your Adrenaline at Havila Resort in Kirinyaga!

Havila Resort is fresh on my bucket-list, thanks to my friend Wanjiru Njenga, who did a lovely blog post on it!

It is, apparently, a wondrous escape into soothing nature, epic waterfalls and blissful adventure…

And if you are an adrenaline junkie, I bet you’ll add it to your bucket-list too, because Havila Resort will soon have the 2nd longest Zip Line in Kenya… Fun, or fuunnn?! :D

Since I haven’t been there as yet, I challenge you to get there before me, and try out Kayaking or Water rafting… deal?

Respond below & let me know if #ChallengeAccepted ;)


Day trip out of Nairobi


Photography Credits

Eric Vateta

Wanjiku Thuo


Marion Mithamo.


Cheers to you for reading! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post!

Do you have any ideas we should add to the list? Feel free to drop a Comment down below with your feedback, questions and input!


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  • Reply
    Victor Matara
    December 2, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Good article

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    Ule Msee Wa B4
    May 27, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Challenge accepted as well. Kirinyaga is not far really, should tag along soon. loved re-reading the blog posts. they are always something fresh when you read them.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      June 17, 2019 at 9:13 am

      Ayeee! That’s what I like to hear!! And yay, I am glad you enjoyed the reads, I appreciate it 100%

  • Reply
    May 17, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    i want to go to all of them! i have been a beach person most of my life…i love the ocean but your blog has made me just want to go on a world tour inside Kenya hahahaha. there is so many beautiful places!!! cant wait to see them. thanks for the pointers :)

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 22, 2019 at 11:02 am

      Yaass! That’s the spirit Eunice! Go for it! :D I am glad this post inspired you to want to tour our #MagicalKenya :D Enjoy!!

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    Esther Neema
    May 17, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Planning my trip already :)

  • Reply
    May 17, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Challenge accepted

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 22, 2019 at 11:01 am

      Ayee! Exactly what I wanted to hear! Thank you for reading dear :)

  • Reply
    Victor Odero
    May 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Awesome post and road trip ideas/options. Thanks for the insights Marion!

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 22, 2019 at 10:59 am

      Glad you liked it Victor! It’s my pleasure to share…enjoy the roadtrips!! :D

  • Reply
    Irene Nyabuto
    May 16, 2019 at 5:42 pm


  • Reply
    May 16, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Golf tunaenda.

  • Reply
    Stom Wabuko
    May 16, 2019 at 11:57 am

    #ChallengeAccepted but after I get done with this list here

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 22, 2019 at 10:57 am

      Yay! Sounds good enough! I’ll be checking… Haha! Thanks for reading Stom :D

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