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Experiential travel company Turnup Travel first launched the Instagram Tours, a scenic tour of Kenyan cities, in 2017. Nairobi was of course the first stop with other towns such as Mombasa, Lamu and Kisumu being covered later.

The tours provide a one of a kind view of the city from dusk to dawn with different activities that includes (but not limited to); nature, food experiences, city walking tours, sundowners and pub crawls.

The 4th Nairobi Instagram Tour was a milestone event and it didn’t disappoint. This is how it went down.

Sunrise

The 4th Nairobi Instagram Tour started with a trip to the iconic KICC to view the sunrise. The sun was too shy on that day but the views were to die for. I think most people underestimate ow beautiful Nairobi but those views are quickly killed especially when one views it from up high or from above.

Breakfast

Next was the breakfast which was kindly provided by Safari Park.

Walking tour

The next stop was the walking tours which culminated in a tour of the Memorial Park. There we learned about the August 7th 1997 bombing of the US Embassy, the casualties and the brave Kenyan security officer who prevented the lorry with the bomb from accessing the US Embassy parking.

Transport

Transport for the whole tour was kindly provided by Mondo Ride.

Board games at Bao Box

Bao Box is a board games cafe’ located in Westlands with over 200 board games ranging from adventure to party, adult and many more.

The IG Tour crew divided themselves into groups of 6 and played the Kenya @ 50 game.

Lunch at Rioja Tavern

We then headed for lunch at Rioja Tavern, a spanish restaurant. Lunch was Paella with chicken and washed down with Amstel beer.

 

Afternoon pool party at Kingfisher Nest

Next stop was a pool party at Kingfisher Nest. Kingfisher Nest is located in Westlands and it offers furnished apartments with added features features such as a heated pool, gym and a restaurant, Feaston, that offers Italian and Indian dishes.

The pool party started with cocktails by Martell Cognac. My favourite was the Martell Curious Dawa. Here is the recipe;

  • 60ml Martell VS Single Distillery Cognac
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Lime Juice

Sundowner at Cloud Hotel and Suites

Cloud Hotel and Suites is a walking distance from the famous Karura Forest Reserve and it offers a number of dining experiences and a bar. It also has a rooftop pool.

They hosted us for a sundowner at their premises for Appletinis and chicken lollipops and mutton samosas.

Nightlife

The IG Tour ended with a pub crawl of Brew Bistro and later Havana.