Unusual Date Ideas to Try in Nairobi

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Had enough of dinner dates and cups of coffee? Couples who want to keep the fire of excitement going in their relationship need to find unique and unusual date ideas that they can look forward to. Nairobi is teeming with great places and things to do to make unique memories of your love. Here is our list of must-try ideas.

Go to a Muay Thai tournament

High octane sports activities allow you to show your competitive sides, especially if you are already competitive with each other. If you are not squeamish about combat sports where punches and kicks fly and land with force and precision, a Muay Thai tournament is an excellent place to find an adrenalin rush and pick your fights. Muay Thai is pretty new to most Kenyans, so you will definitely learn something new.

Watch a sunset from 28 stories up

The roof top at the Kenyatta International Conference Center has beautiful views of the city and is an excellent spot for a romantic sunset. You will have an unobstructed view of Nairobi from every possible angle in a quiet setting. After the sun sets you can stargaze for little longer.

Do some pottery

The Nairobi arts center offers pottery classes to the public. These classes can be fun, as you try to mold and shape wet clay and get your creations fired. Once done they can line your home, reminding you of the laughs you shared as you attempted pottery.

Take a baking class

Baked goods can be very romantic. Think of croissants and chocolate cake which you can to enjoy for breakfast or with a glass of milk. You can even take it further and sign up for cooking lessons. Few things bring love birds closer than teary eyes from cutting an onion, grilling a steak together, or blending a smoothie.

Skate at the Panari Ice Skating Rink

Skating is an acquired taste for most Kenyans. It needs an adventurous soul and is an adventure to undertake together! After a day out in the African sun, ending your day on ice skates should be exciting.

Visit the Butterfly Park

Butterflies are beautiful insects and they add charm to an environment. Imagine sitting in a setting surrounded by hundreds of them in all their glory. As they flutter around, you and your partner can enjoy their beautiful colors and shapes.

Visit the Mamba Village

After visiting with the tranquil butterflies, how about ramping it up with a visit to the Mamba Village? Mamba means crocodile in Swahili and the park is home to crocodiles. You can watch the crocodiles feed and then sunbathe after. There is a restaurant where you can have a crocodile meal or a beverage.

Have a game night

Play poker, just the two of you. Make it fun and competitive by making it naughty or making house chores or carpooling the repercussions for the loser.

Host a costume party

Costume parties are a lot of fun. Make a night of it and invite your friends who are part of a couple. It doesn’t have to be as decadent as a 15th-century masquerade ball (but feel free to go for it). Just give it your own unique twist.

Do karaoke

Your bathroom singing voice can be transferred to the living room and blasted on a karaoke machine. Now you can share your talent (or lack of) with your significant other. You can have a good laugh at each other messing up the lyrics or croaking at the high notes.

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