We all enjoy the weekends where we get to drive to someplace away from the CBD and indulge in thrilling fun with our friends. Here’s a list of 10 activities you can enjoy with friends away from Nairobi CBD.
1) Go Karting at GP Karting
Located along Carnivore Road off Langata Road, GP Karting offers one of the best race tracks in Nairobi. Enjoy a ten-minute racing session for Ksh.1,500/= per person. The adrenaline rush is worth it!
2) Paintballing at Paintball Fury
For adrenaline junkies, paintballing is an experience for the books. Paintball Fury is located at The Waterfront, Karen, and is one of the best paintball arenas in Nairobi. For Ksh.1,500/= per person, compete against another team in capture the flag or team deathmatch matches.
3) Shooting at Kenya Regiment Rifle Club
Ever wanted to try your hand at firing a gun? At KRRC, try out target practice for Ksh.2,00/= per person and Ksh.3,000/= for 50 rounds of ammunition, So that’s a total of Ksh.5,000/= per person for one of the most exhilarating experiences ever.
4) Biking at Karura Forest
Break a sweat while bike riding through the picturesque Karura Forest. The entrance goes for Ksh.100 and renting a bike for 2 hours costs Ksh.500. There are two trails, one for 15km and the other for 30km. Find the time and tick this experience off your bucket list.
5) Bowling at Village Bowl
Village Bowl is an 11-lane bowling alley in the Village Market. Take part in a competitive indoor sport and flex your prowess at only Ksh.500 per game.
6) Attend a day/night concert
Partying and having a good time are in Nairobi’s DNA. There’s a concert almost every other weekend. If there’s an artist you and your friends fancy, get your tickets, attend the event, and make memories.
7) Visit Kitengela Hot Glass Limited
If you and your friends are into art and craft, you should definitely go to Kitengela Hot Glas Limited. You’ll witness them creating glass items using different colors of glass and heat. If you find a piece you love, purchase it, and take it home with you.
8) Ride the Ferris Wheel at Two Rivers Mall
The Eye of Africa is a one-of-a-kind Ferris wheel (the biggest in East and Central Africa) found in Two Rivers Mall. Test your guts and feel on top of the world as it rotates to the highest point. It’s one of the most fulfilling experiences you’ll have.
9) Ice skating at Panari Sky Centre
Try your balancing skills at Panari Sky Centre, the only ice rink in East and Central Africa. If you don’t know how to skate, don’t worry, there are instructors to help you learn the basics. It’s so much fun but carry a jacket because the temperature at the ice rink is a bit low.
10) Catch a rugby match at Impala Grounds
Kenya is known for producing really good rugby players. Enjoy local matches at Impala Grounds and experience a blend of sports and the partying that takes place on the fans’ stand.
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!