WALKING THROUGH NAIROBI’S HISTORY

Part I, southern part of the CBD

TEKWA would like to invite you for a walk through the southern part of Nairobi, introducing you to the development as well as to important historical sites in this part of our city and making you aware that Nairobi has to offer more than traffic jams. To avoid those, the tour will be on a Sunday morning. As we end at the Stanley Hotel, there is an option to have lunch or a snack at the famous Thorne Tree restaurant.

This tour includes: visit to Kenyatta Mausoleum, Parliament Building, Sheria House, the Railway Museum, Railway Station, Memorial Park, City Hall, Law Courts, KICC (roof top), Dedan Kimathi Statue, Elite and Kimathi House, New Stanley Hotel. (With the exception of Railway Museum, Memorial Park, KICC there is no entrance into the buildings possible).

Part II, northern part of the CBD

TEKWA would like to invite you for a walk through the northern part of the CBD of Nairobi, introducing you to the development of the town after it had become the railway and administrative headquarters. We would like to show you the many historical sites that have helped to make Nairobi the metropolis it is today. In order to avoid the heavy traffic and weekday commotion, the tour will be on a Sunday morning. As we end at the Stanley Hotel, there is an option to have lunch or a snack at the famous Thorne Tree restaurant.

This tour includes: visit of National Theatre, Norfolk Hotel, University of Nairobi, Synagogue, Jeevanjee Gardens, Biashara Street, Khoja Mosque, Moi Avenue and its old buildings, McMillan Memorial Library, Jamia Mosque, City Market, Kipande House, Freedom Corner, DC’s Office (Nairobi Gallery), Kenyatta Avenue and its old buidings and monuments (Galton Fenzi Memorial, World War Memorial Monuments), The Stanley Hotel.

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

This is a walking tour; comfortable shoes, a hat and some water are recommended.

Start: 10am
End: About 1 pm at New Stanley Hotel (possibility to have a snack)
Participants: Min. 5, max. 12
Meeting point: 9.30 am at the outside entrance to the car park of Hotel Intercontinental where you can park your car safely.

Costs: KES 2,500/- per person/resident status; KES 3,000/- per person non-resident status.

This includes all entrance fees. Please, carry your ID or Passport for proof of resident status.

CULTURE, HISTORY AND ADVENTURE IN KENYA

We offer tailor-made tours for clients interested in history, anthropology and palaeontology.

All our tours are accompanied by a professional historian specialised in African/Kenyan history.

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