Five weekend activities you can do on a budget

You don't have to dig deep in your pocket to have fun over the weekend, here are nice places to hang out

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The weekend should be used for time to relax and unwind after a long week of hustling.

There are so many nice spots in Nairobi for you and bae or your squad to hang out, and at a very pocket-friendly price.

These budget-friendly places will encourage you and your friends to do outdoor activities.


1. Bird watching

If you enjoy tranquil sort of environments or want to attempt something different, this is nice to do. 

Nairobi national park is one of the most unique parks in the world. It is the only wildlife park within a capital city and hosts a wide variety of wildlife including the Big 5, and over 500 species of birds.


The park has a range of habitats including open grasslands, lightly wooded plains, rocky valleys, seasonal wetlands, dams, forest-lined rivers and streams, and montane forests. So get your binoculars out and ready with your phone for some good pictures.

2. Hiking

Easily the most pocket friend outdoor activity.

If you are new to this, go dressed in boots or sneakers as you navigate the terrain. Ngong is the most popular place where KOT park their vehicles and it is such a breath of fresh air.

Coincidentally, it also keeps you fit if you struggle to go to the gym, or are simply unable to exercise during the week.

Join groups that make it even more fun

3.  The Railyway Museum 

Enthusiasts of this can tell you that will serve as an eye opener to Kenya's history.

Opened in 1971, this railway museum features locomotives, coaches, a mini railroad & more..

The Nairobi Railway Museum is open from Monday to Sunday,including public holidays, from 8 am to 5 pm. The contact is 0709907411 for any queries. The charges for a visit are shown below.

Posted by Nairobi Railway Museum on Saturday, May 8, 2021

4. Cycling at Karura


4. Archery 

Many enthusiasts go to Kereita Forest where the sport 

Entry is free.. You only pay for the activities ie Ziplining, paint ball fighting, nature walk, cycling, archery.

Wear safe clothing and solid shoes.

archery at kereita for fun loving Kenyans
archery at kereita for fun loving Kenyans

5. Kitengela Hot Glass

Visit this area if you like art activities.

There is glass blowing and an art gallery.

The cheapest option is 500 bob, and with it comes an opportunity to takes dope photos for your Instagram.

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