Finding a fun weekend activity doesn’t have to force you to travel to the other side of the city or Nairobi’s outskirts. There are a bunch of fun group activities within Nairobi’s CBD for you and your friends. Here’s a list of some of them.
1) A game of laser tag at LaserLand
You and your friends can indulge in a game of laser tag and other VR games at LaserLand which is located along Langata Road, Opposite Nairobi Academy. Laser tag is like paintball but without the mess or the pain. Plus it only costs Ksh.500 per person, per session.
2) Rock climbing at Climb BlueSky
Take part in an hour of indoor rock climbing at Climb BlueSky located in Diamond Plaza, Parklands. Starting at Ksh.1,300 per hour, test your grip and strength while having fun!
3) Bao Box
Ever wanted to enjoy drinks with friends while playing board games outside the house? Bao Box, in Westlands, offers just that. Test your wit and competitiveness while enjoying a good ambiance and music.
4) Thrifting at the K1 flea market
If you and your friends are free on Sundays, head over to K1 Klub house and thrift a few good pieces while enjoying your drinks, the ambiance, and good music. The flea market starts at 10 am and the price of beer starts from Ksh.250.
5) Watch the latest movie at Imax
You can also catch a movie with your friends at Imax, Mama Ngina Rd or at Sarit Centre. The pricing starts from Ksh.600/= Watching the latest movie is always a vibe!
6) Catch a show at Alliance Francaise
At Alliance Francaise, there’s a show/performance every other day. Get to see some amazing performances with your friends and the best part is, most of the shows are free of charge.
7) Visit the Nairobi Railway Museum
The Nairobi Railway Museum is an archive of some of the first trains to be used in Kenya. The trains are well-maintained and you can go into the trains and take “throw-back” photos for the gram or just for memories. You can also plan a picnic on the grounds. Entrance is only Ksh.100/=
8) Shopping at the Maasai Market
The Maasai Market is a one-stop shop for Kenyan apparel, accessories, and handicrafts. If you’re an excellent bargained, you’ll find the prices to be just right. Find something you love, buy it, and go home with it.
9) Experience the view from KICC rooftop
The view of Nairobi’s skyline and the lush green lawns in Uhuru Park and Central Park is a sight to behold. Take lots of photos and contemplate Nairobi’s beauty. It only cost Ksh.100/= to gain access to the rooftop.
10) Catch a play at the Kenya National Theatre
When was the last time you watched a live play? Why not head over to the Kenya National Theatre and see some of the best plays Nairobi has to offer? Visit their website to find out which plays are scheduled.
I am a charismatic 23-year-old student at the University of Nairobi. I enjoy traveling be it planned or impromptu. I also enjoy partying. I'll be there with a drink in my cup all through the night, chasing the sun. Life's too short not to choose the fast lane. Carpe diem!