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Yoga in Nairobi

Yoga in Nairobi | The Best Studios and Classes in Every Neighbourhood

You won’t struggle to find someone teaching yoga in Nairobi. The practice has become incredibly popular in recent years, with studios and teachers hosting classes in every neighbourhood in the city.  Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or you just want to try it out for the first time, use this guide to find classes near …

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Gyms in Nairobi

Best Gyms in Nairobi with Prices – Updated for 2022

In recent years, finding affordable gyms in Nairobi has gotten a lot easier.  Some older gyms are still incredibly overpriced. But modern gyms are popping up all over the city. Even better, they offer excellent classes to suit everything style of fitness – from CrossFit and Muay Thai, to yoga and pole dancing. This guide …

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Safety in Nairobi

Is Nairobi Safe? Tips for Residents and Tourists

Is Nairobi safe? As a lifelong Nairobian, I Would Say: yes, absolutely. Compared to other African cities, Nairobi is far safer. But against some European and American cities, maybe less so. Kenya’s capital is not perfect. In fact, Nairobians have nicknamed the city Nairobery, on account of how common petty theft and pickpocketing are in certain areas.  …

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Kilimani Nairobi Skyline

Kilimani Neighbourhood Guide | The Best Restaurants, Bars, Shopping, and More.

Originally established as a whites-only neighbourhood in the 1950s, after independence, Kilimani became popular with upper-class Kenyans looking for a quiet area close to Westlands and the CBD. For decades, Kilmani consisted of low-density housing (cottages, townhouses, family homesteads), schools, and small businesses.  However, in the 1990s zoning regulations in Kilimani were changed to allow …

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Karen Blixen Museum Nairobi

Karen Neighbourhood Guide | Where to shop, eat, and everything else you need

In the past, if you’d asked me to describe Karen, I probably would have just listed all the ways it represents class, inequality, and the legacy of colonialism in Kenya.  All of which are valid issues that need to be addressed.  But now that I’ve actually lived there, I’ve learned to love Karen.  The sprawling …

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Nairobi Facebook Groups

Nairobi Facebook Groups and Meet Ups

There’s always something happening in Nairobi.  But if you’ve just moved here, it can be a bit overwhelming and tough to navigate. Finding people with similar interests and making friends is the best way to experience Nairobi, while overcoming any obstacles you encounter.  The Facebook groups and online communities listed below will help you navigate …

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