Rolf’s Place, Nairobi

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The view from the restaurant

Rolf’s place is based in Ongata Rongai, Nairobi. It is hot and dusty, don’t expect extreme luxury 😉

En-route

en-route

There aren’t too many activity options there, however, it is a great place to take visitors for a basic meal and a photo opp. While we ate, we saw baboons at the river below, so I imagine there may be other animals as well. I say a ‘basic meal’ because the service is unfortunately quite slow and the bar/drink options are very limited. The food is good though, we didn’t have any complaints on the quality.

The bridge and general scenery are quite nice for some photography…check it out…

 

And now for the main event…PAINTBALL!!! Woop Woop!

Important Details:

  • There are only 10 guns available. While we were there one wasn’t working…so keep that in mind..If you show up with 11 people, at least one will do only photography :-p
  • You need to call in advance to make a booking….however, you will still arrive and wait for about an hour for the guns to be prepared.
  • They charge 1000 ksh for 100 pellets. You can get a refill of course for the same price.
  • One round lasts about 10-15 minutes until folks start to run out of pellets.
  • CARRY WATER! It is hot and the bar is unreliable with drinks..including water.
I only shoot to 'kill'

I only shoot to ‘kill’

We were a group of 7 (3 vs 4) and will most certainly go again..soon!

 

I haven’t found a website, but they have a Facebook page with some unfortunate reviews…if you manage your expectations, you won’t be disappointed. Remember, think ‘adventure’, not 5 star luxury 😉

Kingfisher Picnic Site, Nairobi National Park

Kingfisher picnic site            

Wondering what to do on a random Saturday? How about a ‘picnic’/BBQ at Nairobi national park. A group of friends and I visited the Kingfisher picnic site inside Nairobi National park. It’s a pretty nice idea for a lazy afternoon.

Entrance is 500/= per person (for Kenyan citizens; they ask to see your I.D so don’t forget it 😉 ). We drove and the picnic site is less than 5 km from the entrance, there is good signage, so you won’t get lost 😉

It’s a nice open area with seating around fire pits and 2 bandas (little hut-like things) that you can use.

Open area at the site

Our Banda

Our Banda

Our group spent about 5 hours there doing a little bbq. It is necessary to carry your own cooking paraphernalia; we carried a grill, a gas cooker, charcoal, meat and all the other equipment necessary. There are also two toilets and a sink and tap at the site, but carry toilet paper 😉 Don’t take my word for it, check it out for yourself 😉

The toilets

The Toilets

My enthusiastic buddy

My enthusiastic buddy