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Plan the perfect day: things to do on Valentine’s Day in Nairobi

January 24 / Kenya

Been noticing a few more happy couples on the streets? Has that special someone been giving you a little bit more attention and you’re not quite sure why? If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s February, which means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Already planning or dreaming of your ideal Valentine’s Day date? You’re in luck. Nairobi makes a great place to enjoy this special day with your special someone.

A romantic walk

The pastime of couples throughout the ages, there’s something about taking a quiet stroll alone with that special someone that really spells romance. There are few better backdrops for a stroll than Nairobi’s scenic parks: Uhuru Park is the ideal place for a walk or even a pedal boat ride. Alternatively, The Nairobi Arboretum offers a more tranquil experience, but beware of the monkeys!

A fun activity

After your walk, why not go ice-skating? Panari ice-skating rink is a great choice for those who want to try something new or showcase their skills.  When it’s time, request a ride to the rink – or schedule one in advance to surprise your partner. This fun activity is sure to win you some points for a creative date!

Wining and dining

No Valentine’s Day is complete without a candle-lit dinner. Fortunately, spending Valentine’s Day in Nairobi means that there is no shortage of opportunities for a romantic evening meal. The Osteria Del Chianti allows you to take full advantage of a lovely garden. The modern Italian menu will not disappoint, with a range of delicious culinary options for you and your partner to try.

Watch the sunset

If you can get there before the sun sets, the Kenyatta International Convention Centre is one of the most romantic places for couples to spend their evening. Climb to the top and admire the sunset against the skyline of the city. And, don’t forget to take that obligatory panoramic selfie!

And for the single people…

Not found that special someone yet? Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten you. This is often a time of year that single people try to forget exists, but it doesn’t have to be that way – Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate the other relationships in your life. Why not gather your friends, grab an uberX, and hit the town? Go shopping or dance the night away at some of Nairobi’s best clubs. And who knows, you might even meet your future Valentine’s Day partner along the way.

Whether you’re looking for the most romantic places or fun things to do with your closest friends, make sure to plan ahead to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Nairobi.