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Fun things to do in Kenya? What are the secret things only locals do?

What are some fun things to do in Kenya which tourists rarely experience?

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Meet friends over the weekend mostly around the afternoon, eat nyama choma over drinks in a very local sometimes too shabby no class places thast tourists would not dare eat or enter
Woh.ok. fun things to do around here that tourists don;t experience are,meeting friends on weekends,clubbing ie.in clubs that a tourist would not dare to enter.Eating nyama choma,an experience of a lifetime, visiting our colorful local
meet friends on weekends and evenings over a bottle of tusker and nyama choma
some of the fun things to do in kenya which are done by locals include having the so called nyama choma(grilled beef)and beer,attending live perfomances by local musicians,discos,stripclubs,recreational parks,and the so called estate bars or village bars,chewing of khart and enjoying strong coffee in local places etc....
some of the fun things to do in kenya which are done by locals include having the so called nyama choma(grilled beef)and beer,attending live perfomances by local musicians,discos,stripclubs,recreational parks,and the so called estate bars or village bars,chewing of khart and enjoying strong coffee in local places etc....
some of the fun things to do in kenya which are done by locals include having the so called nyama choma(grilled beef)and beer,attending live perfomances by local musicians,discos,stripclubs,recreational parks,and the so called estate bars or village bars,chewing of khart and enjoying strong coffee in local places etc....
There are a number of fun things that tourists rarely experience. some of them are meeting friends in local pubs and having nyama choma with ugali, swimming in the local rivers, staying in the farm and helping to look after the cows and goats,sitting around fire under the moonlight and listern to the stories from our grandparents...so much more
Did you know Kenyans are among the most unique people in the world in terms of how they enjoy themselves...Despite hard economic times Kenya most treasured bear Tusker and Nyama choma is still their favorite. Tourists really enjoy this.A tourist can visit places that offer this at very affordable rates as s/he socializes with locals.Also its fun 6to join locals as they undertake their daily chores you will enjoy as you learn new things
people can do lot s of things in keya, visit the park to see the wild, enjoy roast meat with friends , go out dancing in a club of your chioce depending on what music you love. you can do just about anything , depending on your hobbies
Socializen, hanging out with friends, is one of the most important past times of Kenyans. And the national food to be shared is big dishes of nyama choma - grilled meat (beef, goat, lamb depending on what is available). Unique is that you buy the meat yourself at the butcher and then wait in the nearby club as you enjoy your cold Tusker (local beer) until the meat is prepared. The butcher will bring the meat, cut it in bite size pieces, everyone's hands are washed and then the meat feast can start! All eating from the same plate, no cutlery. Choma is often accompanied by ugali (thick maize mash, you roll balls with your fingers) and kechumbari (salad, made of tomato, onions, green pepper and coriander).
If you are young (at heart), you can afterwards pass your time in one of the clubs and dance the night away. Rumba (all types of African music, from all over the continent), salsa and local Swahili music are especially popular.

Sounds like fun, isnot it? Come and enjoy yourself!
Most Kenyans get time to have fun over Christmas time and New Year. I would love to take a foreigner on a trip upcountry during this time and see how families meet and exchange. They appreciate one another during this time and feast together. I leave the rest as secret because these are unique moments and cannot be compared with what other people do as it also varies from one community to another. What about weddings and funerals? What an experience to attend a Luo or Luhya funeral function?
Nyama Choma is good if its barbequed in a remote place read countryside..
Graffiti in the slums is fun..
Bull fighting is fun to...
Going to local clubs is a lot of fun...Experience & see the latest dance moves by Kenyan youth..
A walk in the estates of Nairobi is interesting..Meet many characters...
Watch Kenyan plays and attend Kenyan concerts...
Attend cultural events..
And many more..
Kenyans like to party, drinks lots of tusker and eat Nyama Choma in dingy joints during the weekends. They also like to go up country during Christmas and Easter. And finally Nairobians love to flock public beaches at the coast whenever an opportunity strikes.
visiting rural areas which are not mostly considered as fun.you get a chance to meet different people from different cultures and learn how to interact with them.it becomes even more fun when you get the chance to taste the local food straight from their gardens.i can organise that kind of an adventure for you,just need to know when.besides,its one of the cheapest kind of a trip with alot of fun and still very educative.regards,shippirah.
It's hard to say what tourists won't do. Tourists are getting more and more adventurous and expanding their horizons. More and more people are interested in seeing rural ways of living, in eating cheap local food, in volunteering while seeing the country. So even things like clubbing and eating Nyama Choma are not exclusively for locals anymore.
Our sporting event don't yet attract many tourists. But we have some great ones. The safari sevens rugby tournament is coming up in June. It attracts world-class teams from every corner of the globe.
The East African Safari Rally is coming up in December. It's a road race that encompasses much of Kenya and Northern Tanzania over a week-long period. No car built after 1973 is allowed to enter.
Check out my profile for lists of other local activities and sporting events.
for this, join up with the locals when u r here and i trully guarantee you a time of a lifetime. but make sure you make friends with them first. generally kenyans are friendly to visitors.
for this, join up with the locals when u r here and i trully guarantee you a time of a lifetime. but make sure you make friends with them first. generally kenyans are friendly to visitors.
window shopping in major supermarks,siting along the coridors of NAIROBI,its fun(just looking at the passerby)
Thanks for the question,well secret things that locals do are quiet a handfull like;-
- travelling to the village to visit one's folks.
- jamming local pubs to cheer english premier league teams play.
-getting drunk on traditional illicit brews.
-watching rap and graphiti battles organized by the british council.
-watch local players tear each other apart during league matches.
-jam strip joints to watch nude ladies.
-watching bull fighting[this is common with even the members of parliament]
and many more not highlighted above.

regards,
lore.
Hi please have a look at my profile for a real cultural safari where you will be abble to mingle with the kenyan people and do what they do.Cheers
Hi,

You asked a very interesting question and am glad that you have given me the opportunity to answer it.

Some of the secret things that only locals do are:

Greetings:
Contrary to what most tourists think, we do not say 'Jambo' when greeting each other; we use greetings such as: 'sasa?' 'habari yako?' 'mambo?' 'vipi?'etc. In fact, if a tourist was to use those words when greeting a local, we would be very amazed since we know that most if not all tourists say, 'Jambo'

Matatu (Taxi)
Locals here, especially the youth board matatus when travelling, and not just any matatu but the very cool and pimped ones. They come in all colours and graffiti designs, and they are exclusive to Kenya and especially Nairobi and Mombasa only. You don't get to see such in any other part of the world. Young men and ladies especially will wait for hours just to board the coolest and newest matatu, which has blaring horns, flat screen TVs, Hi Fi Music Systems, Reverse Cameras, Funkiest music etc. The list is endless but the craze for the matatus is just something unique to the locals.

Eating
As mentioned above, locals love to eat Nyama Choma but some tourists also do this at places like The Carnivore Restaurant. What locals do that tourists don't is eating Mitura and Mara, and yes I know the locals are smiling as they read this. Mitura and Mara are prepared from the intestines of cows and goats and spiced to make them extremely delicious.

Well, this is just a tip of the ice berg about the secrets of the locals. Live and travel with one and you will know exactly just how much fun it is to be a Kenyan. I love being one.
Hi there. The Fun things that Kenya's do that tourists rarely ever get a chance to experience include having a taste of the local cuisine. e.g enjoying barbecues the local way(nyama choma). Tourists also miss enjoying the local party scene as many are ill advised about it and its 'safety'.
They also miss out on local plays, as well as book and poetry readings.

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