Nairobi is Kenya’s biggest Metropolitan and urban city. The green city in the sun is home to thousands of Kenyan businesses, famous for a large game reserve and is an established hub for business and culture. For the second time, TurnUp.Travel brought together a couple of people to experience Nairobi’s most  most interesting, and exciting spaces, this time through the city’s rooftops.

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Beginning the day on the Kenya International Conference Centre’s rooftop (KICC), watching darkness surrender to light and warmth engulf you, one gains true appreciation for the concrete jungle. Top it off with breakfast at the helipad, and you’re ready to conquer the day.

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chasing the sunrise on KICC

Nairobi is rich in history and the group dedicated this history lesson to learn more about the August 7th 1998 bomb blast tragedy. The peace memorial museum was created to honour those who lost their lives during this appalling event. A visit here enables one to be educated about the tragic consequences of terrorism and reinforce the need for peace tolerance and reconciliation.

Reflection at the Memorial Park

Nairobians know the importance of our taxi services. There is not one handheld device belonging to a middle-class, city dweller that does not have a taxi app. With reliability and convenience, one is able to move within the city. One such taxi service is Mondo Ride. The group moved swiftly to the Bao Box, a rooftop board game café set to take over the gaming revolution in Nairobi, the first of its kind in Kenya. Eat, Play, Socialize is the theme here, and that they did! All while enjoying top views of Nairobi’s Westlands area.

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Bao Box cafe

The food culture in our city sees to it that our cuisine is quite diverse. Take for example the lunch enjoyed at Rioja Tavern, a newly found Spanish restaurant in Spring Valley. You get to witness your lunch being prepared on an open fire by an experienced chef. Nairobi’s August sun came through so an afternoon swim was ideal. We simply love rooftop pools so the Kingfisher’s nest was a great choice. Again, Views!

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Cooling down

Nairobi is a reveler’s city; partying during the weekend is a must. Partying in Nairobi is fun but partying at a rooftop with cityscape views is spectacular! The group then to stayed up all night to wait out the sunrise the next morning; the most fulfilling 24 hours ever.

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Thank you Nairobi. As much as you’re a hustle and a bustle, you’re also the place where dreams come true.


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Written By: Christine Olubayi