Kenyatta International Conference Center

Kenyatta International Conference Center

Kenyatta International Conference Center
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4.0 of 5 bubbles567 reviews
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Brian L
53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I was very glad I decided to visit the KICC for the viewing platform on the roof. This is the best place to get a view of Nairobi and is very cheap (< 5 USD). Tickets can be purchased at the reception desk after entering the building. The building also has very nice washrooms.
Written May 13, 2024
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA494 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Initially, I was told by friends that this was just okay, but I really enjoyed my visit to the top. The elevator ride is only KSH 5000 and I enjoyed the 30 min I spent at the top looking at all of Nairobi. It was a beautiful day with great visibility.
Written November 23, 2022
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Amelia N
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Amazing views of the city, 27 storeys above ground. Certainly puts Nairobi into perspective. Well worth the fee of 500 KSh per person. Be warned, there’s still 4 sets of stairs and a spiral staircase to climb after alighting on the 27th floor. Important consideration for the mobility challenged!
Written January 6, 2024
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Sammie20142014
Columbia, MD97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Forgot how many floor there but should be around 30. You can view the entire city from there. Good place to take pictures. Since I went with my guide and he can park the car inside it was pretty convenience to reach.
Written January 6, 2022
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Honest Reviewer
106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
Standing tall as one of the most iconic structure in the Nairobi (Kenya) skylines. KICC helipad is one of the best places accessible by the public (at a Fee) to have a birds eye view of Nairobi streets and the skyline.

PROS.

1). Breathe taking scenic vista.
2). Access all round the top part of the building.
3). Safe (security by NYS and CCTVs).
4). The most conservative and quickest way to see Nairobi in one take.
5). Affordable (for the locals).
6). Forex exchange shops around.
7). Restaurants around but on the ground floor.
8). Best sunset experience.
9). No limited time and very flexible operational hours

CONS.

1). Price difference (for tourists and the locals)
2). Not properly maintained (during my visit) some places looked spooky and safety hazards, odor smell, broken and shaking wooden floors (that’s in the level before you get to the helipad).
3). A bit of an attitude from the customer service lady (anyways that’s not major, we get used to this)
4). PAY EXTRA TO TAKE PICTURES/VIDEOS WITH A PROFESSIONAL CAMERA (understandable from their point of view as people might commercialize and benefits from pictures “of their nice view” But definitely not well thought through) so many loopholes and misunderstanding, “if you know what I mean”.... e.g. my phone camera can take crispy 4K videos and pictures but if you walk in with a huge looking camera/camcorder with a 0.3, VGA, 640x480 MP you gonna end up paying extra, haha! Just saying!
5). Security clearance before getting to the building itself, understandable but YOoooh! Too much.
6). Nothing else apart from the view.
7). Too many people up there at times.

HINTS AND TRICKS:

Sometimes it gets to windy and cold up there especially during the sunset you might consider bringing with you something to keep you warm.
For the residents don’t forget to bring with you accompanying proof of residency to pay less the standards tourist amount.
International students you need accompanying students card to pay less the standard amount.
For the locals and citizens of the East Africa countries (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan) the rates are same and fair to them, still more they need to provide prove.
To avoid crowds and an wanted photo booming in your pictures plan your visit on a weekday in the morning as weekend the place get packed
Written March 31, 2019
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japurv
stevenage35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
after security checks pay 400 shillings to be escorted by lovely staff via lift,stairs and spiral staircase to a circular balcony with views for miles over the city Take as long as you like and ask any questionsof the staff,particulally racheal,before returning to earth
Written September 25, 2009
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IndiOM
Muscat, Oman152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
If you are a skyscraper lover and you are in Nairobi, I think you wouldn't miss this building.
Located very much in the city centre or CBD, this building has a unique look as you can see from many photos and probably as iconic as some of the few attractions in Nairobi.
Parking charges are quite high in the KICC parking lot, KES 500 !! So, better to reach there by taxi or foot (if you are staying in 1000/1500 mtr distance).
The exhibition centre is on the left side if you face the building and the tall cylindrical building houses many offices.
Entry fee for foreigners is KES 600 and locals KES 200, to be paid at the reception. The building and the accessories like elevator etc are bit worn out and shows little lack of maintenance.
Need to reach 27th floor and from there to the 31st floor by stairs and to the roof at 32nd floor by round steel stairs.
Once you reach the top, the view is pleasing and you would want to spend more and more time out there. Nairobi clouds are bit closer than anywhere else and here on the top you feel them even closer. Take few snaps at the helipad over there.
360 degree panoramic view of Nairobi is there for you and keep guessing the places that you have visited or would be going to visit from there.
P.S. Could be difficult to reach with touch children or infants.
Written June 10, 2017
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Bigfootadventures
Kenya23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
Its a nice quiet place to climb up to and just chill as you see the whole of Nairobi . You get lost in your thought as you watch people run up and down in their day to day living. Also the quickest way to see every land mark Nairobi has to show from the burial site of the first president to the railway station to the Ngong hills, recomend a visit
Written December 4, 2015
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ChristianFrantz
Copenhagen, Denmark291 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
The KICC is the worn-down landmark of Nairobi architecture standing tall at the center of the city. The main attraction is the helipad and rooftop lookout at the 27th floor, which enables a 360 degree view of the city. This is a fun and easy way to get an idea of Nairobi’s layout with its parks and busy avenues. At the ground level, you will find a ticket booth as well as a coffee shop with WiFi and a standard selection of traditional drinks, snacks and breakfast foods.
Written September 5, 2015
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Fortune_Madhuku
Harare Province, Zimbabwe505 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Breathtaking 360 degrees view of Nairobi city. Great for a sundowner and watching the beautiful Nairobi sunset. A must visit when you are in Nairobi.
Written October 26, 2022
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