Nairobi - Nightlife
How to talk about a city without talking about the atmosphere of its nights? Almost impossible. What I have noticed is that every city has its particularity even if the practices are sometimes similar. The downtown remains the nerve center at night despite the traffic jam to get there. To reside in the city center as foreigners, many guests are available (Sarova Stanley, Intercontinental, SixtyEight ...). Most shops close a little late as people leave offices and shop before they go home. But next door you can watch Lounge Bar, Bars or night clubs already open. There it sounds 20h. What is appreciable is the welcoming character of the server or the waitress. After all, the way he or she welcomes and treats clients determines turnover, reputation and guarantees his / her salary at the end of the month. It is time for some to take a turn and share a fresh beer (TUSKER arriving at the top) between colleagues and chat a bit before returning home with a Matatu or Uber taxi. At the same time comes the market of the oldest profession in the world. I know you understand what I'm talking about. In less violent terms, I will say the street girls. The places of predilection are the street but especially the bars.
At first glance, you see a well-dressed woman with a jacket and a handbag. The typical image of the lady who just left the office and who has an appointment with a friend or a colleague, or wants to spend some time to avoid getting stuck in traffic jams. Because there is a good chance of arriving at the same time when you leave at 6:30 pm or 8 pm depending on the nature of the traffic jam. It is by observing more closely after a good ten minutes that you realize that in fact, she comes rather "to work". You are alone ? They make you soft eyes and according to your reaction, they may approach or leave to look for another client. Since I am not a fan of such experiences, I cannot say more. Sorry.
As in all countries, nationalities are different. Some of them come from the Congo, from neighboring countries and also from nationals. Indeed, with its share of regional headquarters of NGOs or International Organizations, Nairobi attracts many people in search of gains whether it is easy or not.
As in all countries, nationalities are different. Some of them come from the Congo, from neighboring countries and also are nationals. Indeed, with its share of regional headquarters of NGOs or International Organizations, Nairobi attracts many people in search of gains whether it is easy or not.
The nightlife in Nairobi also, these are the bright decorations that rival from one building to another. The objective is above all to mark the spirits by its presence in this mishmash where the competition takes its place. You can even see banks open until 8pm or 9pm. The traffic becomes more fluid but the problem in the downtown area is that of car parking. Because at the moment others come from the periphery for the atmosphere in the city center.
Leaving the city center, one realizes that it is relatively quiet up to the former glory district of Nairobi called "Buru Buru". This area is also a little animated but especially around the main artery. In the Westland area, you have shopping centers (example of Wesgate) or Wine Bars and various. Another interesting bar is K1. In short, places to relax are not lacking. So inquire to make your stay enjoyable if you are night owls. Obviously all this is not possible in one night. So take the time to prepare yourself accordingly for travel expenses too. Because nothing is really free (parking sometimes even to buy in the shop of the owner of the parking). I even tried to take a picture with a mascot and I was surprised that the guy asks me to pay him first. So be careful.
But apparently the hottest point of Nairobi is in Westland. Too bad I forgot the name of the street. So pay me a ticket and I'll go back to look for these info with pictures in support. Another tip, do not drink alcohol if you have to drive in the night in Nairobi at the risk of being arrested by the police with a blood alcohol test. As soon as the level exceeds the normal even if you are lucid in your conduct, then know that you are made like a rat. Caution should also be exercised when driving because the respect of traffic lights is not always obvious. But you will appreciate the city better by taking a turn at night without traffic jams from 10pm.