Nairobi - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Many fun bars and restaurants; live music venues; local sport-related groups (like running groups (Urban Swaras), cycling groups (Baiskeli Adventures), hiking groups) - Apr 2021


House parties, the Watering Hole, golfing, hanging out at The Alchemist, going to the movies (there are some really good theaters here), beach weekends with your friends. There are plenty of ways to get out and find some positive work-life balance, granted you're willing to give it the ol' college try. - Dec 2018


Running clubs such as Urban Swaras are a great way to meet people! - Jun 2018


Locals are very friendly and hospitable. There are many opportunities to socialize with expats and locals. Pick an activity and you'll likely find a group. - Jul 2016


Visiting each other homes for lunch or dinner - Sep 2015


Going out to dinner, movie theaters, dinner parties, softball, football (soccer), hangout at the embassy pool/restaurant/bar, hiking/biking in Karura Forest right by the Embassy - Aug 2015


dinners with friends, hiking, traveling. You have to get out of Nairobi every couple weeks just to remember there is a wonderful country here outside the city limits. - Jul 2015


Camping, Hiking, good resturants and night clubs - May 2015


BBQs in the garden. - Dec 2014


Trips to the coast, house dinners/parties, restaurants, etc. - Jun 2014


Restaurants, parties at houses, movie theaters, malls (if you dare go after Westgate). There are nightclubs in town too. - Jun 2014


Plenty to do. Dinners out, family get togethers etc. - Jul 2013


Due to the great weather, there are always parties, picnics and BBQs amongst friends. - Jun 2013


You can find anything and everything here. - Dec 2012


Lots of restaurants, active CLO, there are some highly social people here. - Aug 2012


House parties, restaurants, clubs for the younger set. - Dec 2011


This is not the place to be if you like downtown city living and nightlife partying -- it's just not safe. But there is plenty to do to stay busy, entertained, and have a social life. We don't go out much after dark due to safety concerns. - Dec 2011


it is such a big post that it isn't all that social. Better if you have kids and live on the big compound. - Dec 2010


Bars, clubs, and restaurants. - Dec 2009


Tons. Clubs, bars etc. - Jun 2008


It is what you make of it: home parties, bars, restaurants, trips out of town. Due to the security situation, most people tend to stay home or in their immediate area at night. Entertaining at home is more common than going out to local clubs like Pavement. - Feb 2008


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