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“Excellent open-air views across greater Nairobi”

Kenyatta International Conference Center
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

This building is the only place in Nairobi to get a proper cityscape view. The entrance fee is 400sh, and you will be led to a special elevator up to the rooftop, which houses a helipad and viewing deck. Since Nairobi is generally a low-rise city, you'll get a pretty unobstructed view across the different sections of the city. I was happy to have a very nice guide who welcomed me and provided a detailed explanation of different places you can see from the rooftop and their significance, as well as some general history. (No extra cost to you and helpful since there is no signage). Nairobi is not the prettiest city from the ground, but from the sky the railway museum, Parliament building, central park and downtown area actually make for a picturesque backdrop. I was actually the only one up there for a while. The convention center itself is a very out-dated concrete building and sorely in need of a make-over.

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Reviewed February 7, 2012

This rather ugly building is, as far as I know, the only of the high-rise buildings in downtown Nairobi that is open to the public. Just go through a couple of security check-points and pay a fee of 500KSH, and you will be allowed to take the elevator to the 27th floor. There you will be met by a guide, who will show you the stairs up to the roof, where you will have incredible views of the whole city. At the time of writing they are fixing the rotating restaurant in the 28th floor, and the guide said it would be ready to open in March 2012.

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Reviewed January 27, 2012

once the tallest building in Africa, sporting what was then (in the 1970s) appreciated as an African-modern architectural style, it did not age well. Nowadays, it stands out in the skyline of downtown Nairobi, like a wrecked rocket from some B-sci-fi movie of yester-century. Once you walk in it looks creepy and moldy, not even its lighting having been modernized. It hosts several Government branches in the upper floors, which, visited in the 1980s, still looked functional but nowadays definitely need revamping. It is certainly part of Nairobi's recent historical past, when it needed reassurances of the sort a newly independent country would require, but not one of its most noble landmarks.

Thank Antonio_em_Nairobi
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

city centre once the tallest building in nairobi with a revolving roof top restaurant

Thank Samina E
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

There is not much of interest at the center, though from the top of the building one can get an impressive view of Nairobi.

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