A proposal is one of the most important steps in a relationship. With it comes the pressure of choosing the perfect place to ask the love of your life to marry you. Having a hard time picking a place? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the top 10 places to propose in Nairobi.
1) Giraffe Manor
The Giraffe Manor is famous the world over for its iconic architecture, luxury rooms, manicured gardens, and giraffes. Plan a weekend getaway with your partner and during breakfast or dinner when a Rithchild giraffe pokes its long neck through the window onto your dining table, pop the question!
2) KICC Helipad
At the KICC helipad, you get to admire the sweeping views of Nairobi’s skyline and the lush green lawns of Uhuru Park and Central Park. Plan a picnic on the helipad. While the sun sets and you’re both enjoying the wine, go on one knee and ask her to marry you.
3) Rolf’s Place
Rolf’s Place is an exquisite restaurant on top of a cliff, located on the South East border of Nairobi National Park. You can reserve a table on the terrace and order a nice bottle of champagne, and as the sun dims on the horizon, ask her to be your wife.
4) Chinese Whispers
Chinese Whispers is cozy, well-lit, and has sophisticated decor. A real mood-setter for an intimate date. Enjoy some tasty Chinese food, followed by wine, and when the timing is right, pop the question.
Located in the Village Market, the ambiance at Harvest restaurant is lovely. The interior is a simple display of beautiful decor and a pleasant blend of colors and fixtures. They also have a variety of hand-selected wines from all over the world. The perfect place to propose.
6) Eden Nairobi
Originally a home that was transformed into a hotel, museum, and private gallery, Eden’s ambiance is divine. Its decor is cozy and unique. Plus the intimate lighting is a mood-setter for you to pop the question.
7) INTI A Nikkei
INTI A Nikkel is arguably one of the most classy restaurants in Nairobi. It’s on the 20th floor of One Africa Place giving you a magnificent view of Westlands. Enjoy the Japanese and Peruvian fare in a unique contemporary urban setup and choose the perfect time to ask her to marry you.
If you’re looking for simplistic decor with perfect lighting and a unique aesthetic, Shokupan is the place for you. They have great service, tasty food, and their presentation is one-of-a-kind. You’ll both be relaxed while enjoying your meal and drinks. When you feel the timing is right, ask her to be your wife.
Located on the 9th Floor of Trademark Hotel in Village Market, Hero offers a playful ambiance drawing its influence from superheroes and superpowers. The mood is playful yet intimate. The restaurant is also dimly lit (good dim), which adds to its intimacy. A good choice for a proposal.
10) Paradise Gardens
How about a romantic picnic for a proposal? Paradise Gardens lies next to a man-made dam. It has manicured lawns and is surrounded by coffee plantations stretching as far as the eyes can see. Lias with the management of Paradise Gardens and have them set up a beautiful picnic on a raft floating on the man-made lake. Now that’s romantic!
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!