5 Affordable Things To Do In Nairobi- Under $15!

Things to do in Nairobi

Howdy! :D Are you wondering how to spend your Easter weekend? Stick around… Today, I am thrilled to share ideas of Fun Affordable things to do in Nairobi with your friends & family- all under $15!

And whether you are a nature lover or a thrill-seeking adventurer, this blog post is for you!

It’s been a while since we did a travel post on here, ay? Well, today feels like a good day to dive right back into the swing of things!

The beauty of this list is that you can always come back to it, whenever you are looking for ideas of things to do in Nairobi- affordably.

We can all agree that these days, how you spend each coin matters… Hence, I put together this pocket-friendly list with that in mind, so there is something for everyone! Happy reading! :)

5 Affordable Things To Do In Nairobi For Under $15

Go Bowling at Village Market!

Are you the competitive friend who loves nothing better than to win? You are not alone! :D

Village Bowl, located at the Village Market, on Limuru Road, is the perfect place to hang-out with friends and family to get a little fun & friendly competition going.

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The best part is that you don’t have to be a pro at bowling… It is easy to learn and master, as you play each round! Village Bowl features 11 bowling lanes along with vibrant music, some drinks and snacks. 

  • Open from 9:30am-11:00pm
  • Cost: Kes. 500/- per person
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Quick Tip: It gets really busy over the weekends, so you might want to get there early to get access to a free bowling lane. Weekdays are even better!

Try Miniature Golf at The Yard, Village Market 

Have you tried playing mini-golf before? This is another fun experience you can partake with friends, family and even kids!

Located on the 4th floor of Village Market, there is an 18-hole mini-golf course that’s been set up to glow in the dark. So, whether you are looking for an early morning plan or late-night plan, this one is ideal for you. 

You may find that it even sparks a real interest in playing golf for you, after!

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My friends and I played miniature golf some years back, and it turned out to be more fun than we’d expected! I haven’t been to their newly refurbished golf course… however, you can bet that it’s on my list! :D

  • Open from 10:00am-11:00pm
  • Cost: Kes. 600Per person, and Kes. 450/- for kids (below 12 years) 

Quick Tip: You can take advantage of the ongoing offer at Village Bowl to go for 1 game of bowling + 1 round of mini-golf at Kes. 950/- per person.  

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Bomas of Kenya: An Entertaining Cultural Experience! 

Are you a lover of all things Kenyan culture? Then you’ll want to add Bomas of Kenya to your bucket list of cheap things to do in Nairobi! :)

Bomas is one of those places in Kenya that has stood the test of time… (And no, this has nothing to do with controversial tallying. :) )

Bomas is home to entertainment that celebrates the Kenyan culture through traditional music and dance. They have daily shows where you’ll enjoy spirited dance performances accompanied by live percussion, string and wind instruments, representing Kenya’s rich, diverse ethnic communities. 

  • The shows happen daily from 2:30pm to 4:30pm (weekdays) and 3:30pm to 5:15pm (weekends.)
  • Rates: Kes. 500/- and Kes. 200/- for children.

For the nature lovers… Visit Giraffe Center

When was the last time you went to the Giraffe Center? It’s wild to think that people travel for thousands of miles and across oceans to experience our wildlife, right? :)

We certainly need to take advantage of having easy access to amazing wildlife in our backyard…

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Located on Nyumbi Road, off Duma Road in Lang’ata, the Giraffe Center provides a unique way to experience nature and wildlife in Nairobi.

It is home to the Rothschild Giraffe, a subspecies of the giraffe that is only found in our East African grasslands. You get to feed the giraffe up close, and maybe steal a ‘sloppy giraffe kiss’ if you dare! :D

And while there, visit the information centre to learn more about the giraffe and their ongoing conservation efforts. You can also go for a relaxing stroll on their 1.5km nature trail with opportunities for birdwatching.

  • Open daily 9:00am – 5:00pm 
  • Cost: Kes. 400/- per adult, and Kes. 200/- for children below 12years. 
  • P.S. They only accept MPESA or VISA / Master Card payments.

Burudani Adventure Park: Pump Up Your Adrenaline! 

I haven’t been to Burudani Adventures yet, but it’s on my bucket-list! Located in Mabrouke, around Tigoni- Limuru, Burudani is the perfect stop for thrill-seekers! 

They have created an outdoor recreation centre that features adrenaline activities like: high rope courses, zip lining, sky cycling and giant outdoor games. 

Things to do in Nairobi
Source: Burudani Adventures- Facebook (Original Photo Credits: Magical Quest Safaris)
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Source:Burudani Adventures- Facebook

It is also an ideal spot for celebrating birthdays with your friends and family, or for team building events. 

  • Open daily: 9am – 6pm
  • Activity costs range between Kes. 1,000/- to Kes. 1,500/- 
  • Come Flow & Glow with Us! Shiko Munyao and I are available for affordable group dance fitness and yoga class bookings, all through the year. It’s the perfect way to get your body moving and find calming relaxation in the end.
  • Feel free to send me a message via the Contact Form for more details on the classes.  

Thank you for reading, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! What are some of your favorite things to do in Nairobi that you’d add to this list? 

I’ll be delighted to read from you: leave a comment down below with your inputs, questions and feedback! And I will be sure to respond! :D

Have yourselves a wonderful Easter Weekend! :)

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  • Reply
    March 28, 2024 at 2:37 pm

    Nipeleke burudani.

  • Reply
    March 28, 2024 at 11:48 am

    Yeeesss. No boredom this holiday!!!!..Asante sana :)

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 28, 2024 at 5:44 pm

      Most welcome Shiko! Thank you for reading & have a fantastic one!

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    Stom Wabuko
    March 28, 2024 at 10:36 am

    I was just thinking of spots to have fun. Thank you always for the links

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 28, 2024 at 10:38 am

      I got you!! Thanks for reading and I am glad this was helpful! Happy Easter Stom

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