Nairobi is a great place to start if you had set some travel resolutions for the year.



The year is just beginning and Turnup Travel wants you to look at Nairobi in a different light. The Nairobi tour dubbed #nairobaeIGtour wants you to forget about Nairobi’s woes, the mugging, the traffic and all the other annoying things that solidify President Trump’s shithole statement. On the contrary, Turnup Travel wants you to focus on the great things about Nairobi, the food, the hotels and all the city’s fun activities and then post them on Instagram. The tour starts on January 27th from 6 am to 6 am the following day.

Courtesy of Turnup Travel

Are you wondering what an Instagram tour is? “The IG tours aka the Instagram tours are basically trips that showcase the hidden treasures, faces and places, culture, food and beverages of a particular city. This helps create awareness and also gives participants an opportunity to be a part of an immersive experience. The aim of these citywide IG Tours is to have fun, give brands a canvas to plug and play and create social impact,” Michael Njeru, the head of Content at Turnup Travel said of the tour.

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This isn’t Turnup’s first 24 hour Nairobi tour; the first tour took place in July 2017. Last year, the tour started on the 32nd floor of the UAP Towers in Upper Hill and this year the tour begins with an early morning game drive at the Nairobi National park.

In a statement published on their Facebook page, Turnup wrote, “Turnup Travel is turning one and we thank each and every person, who’s been a part of our first-year journey, for the support. It’s been one hell of an epic ride, Turnup fam. Let’s celebrate! Nairobi is now top 3 according to Trip Advisor’s “Destinations on the Rise.” Catch up with old friends and meet new ones, learn something new, share and while at it, showcase the beauty and pulse of the only wildlife capital in the world.”

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Turn up Travel founded by Muthuri Kinyamu and Brian Gatimu is a tour and travel concierge company and digital marketing agency that organizes bespoke trips and exclusive holidays and parties. They also curate their own trips and events centred on all things travel and destination.


This year’s itinerary will be as follows:

6 am: Sunrise and early morning game drive at Nairobi National Park

7:30 am: Breakfast at Artcaffe at The Hub in Karen

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9:30 am: A visit to the Nairobi Gallery and a snack break at Point Zero

11 – 1 pm: Participate in a treasure hunt at Salute Holdings stores in the CBD and win gift cards to buy electronics such as Apple products, home appliances, sportswear, designer perfumes and Luggage.

1 pm: Buffet lunch at the Concord Hotel & Suites

3 pm: GP karting and ice skating

5-7 pm: Beer and canapés will be served at the Four Points at JKIA at the Tazama rooftop bar overlooking the park.

Nightlife: Sample bars along Mombasa road, Lang’ata road, within the city centre and Westlands.

Pub crawl ends in Westlands.

The Nairobi 24 hour tour costs KSh. 5,500 per person for the full 24-hour experience and a discounted rate of KSh. 4,000 per person for anyone who attended Turnup Travel’s IG Tour in 2017.

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Written By: Teri Achola