An MBA in Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University may seem like an unlikely starting point for a Nairobi walking tour, but for two Kenyan brothers that’s exactly where the genesis of their idea was born.
While the ultimate aim was to launch a local online travel company, an inquiry on Lonely Planet asking whether there were any free tours in Nairobi led the pair to research similar tours across the globe, with the aim of incorporating the option into their primary business plan.
They decided to trial these free tours in Nairobi as it would provide visitors, regardless of budget, the opportunity to sample the Kenyan capital and SafariZote was born.
Safarizote works with freelance guides to offer free walking city tours in Nairobi. The tours are tip based with the aim of offering professional and affordable walking city tours to any first time visitor to Nairobi while at the same time enabling their guides to have regular self employment.
The 3 hour walk around the city takes visitors to popular landmarks while learning about about the city’s history from their friendly guides. Guests can also enjoy a breathtaking 360 degree birds’ eye view of the city from the roof top of one of the most iconic buildings in the city.