Don’t we all want everything about our big day to be perfect, memorable, and worth every effort? One thing you don’t want to go wrong with as a couple to be or wedding planner is the venue for your photo sessions. Of course, your taste and preference will play a major role in this. I’ll get you started for now on where to find the top photo spots in Nairobi.
After a few tours, research, and first-hand experiences, I’ve rounded up both well (and less-known yet spectacular) wedding photoshoot locations in Nairobi for you to check out. Each boasts its own character, ambience, and special qualities. Have a look !
10. Karen Blixen
Karen Blixen was initially a farmhouse before it was later turned into a museum. It’s located roughly 10 kilometers from Nairobi’s city center. Oscar-winning films like ‘Out Of Africa’ have been shot here. Part of its personality is the building’s conventional architecture which dates back to early 19th century. Then there’s the serene environment completed by an indigenous forest and tranquil garden backdropped by the rolling Ngong’ hills. You might also be lucky to meet a few giraffes which could add more flavor to your images.
Vester Gardens sits right in the heart of Runda. The greenery is spectacular and is complimented by well-manicured lawns and a scenic background. Even better, this beautiful garden is close to so many near-by wedding venues such as UNEP Gardens, Kentmere, The Lord Errol, KTTC, The Tribe Hotel, Ol Arabel, among a dozen others. You can only choose to have your wedding photoshoot either early or late afternoon. Romantic sunset photoshoots are absolutely free.
If you cherish nature and modernity but would love to blend it with a touch of our tradition, look no further than the Din-Ham Resort Gardens. Serene, calm, and secure define its ambience. Din-Ham borders Limuru town. It’s located deep in the lush greenery and well-cultivated countryside of the ever-quiet Tigoni area. Intimate wedding photoshoot sessions are welcome and they promise you a memorable experience while you are at it.
Just less than 12 kilometres from Nairobi’s central district is this neat yet quirky location rich in all the exciting elements of culture. If you would love to add a traditional touch to your photos and aspects of culture that speak to your soul, make this photoshoot venue in Lang’ata your first priority
Precolonial architecture, mind-blowing views of the national park, African art, all blend to the African Heritage house – one of the most photographed location in the whole of Africa. It’s situated outside Nairobi at this unbelievably quiet location named cul-de-sac in Mlolongo. It’s actually one of the best photoshoot venues along Mombasa road. The striking similarity to the great Mosque in Djenné, Mali is not a coincidence; it’s what inspired almost every detail of the structure. A wedding photoshoot at this location would be an experience of sorts.
5. Karura House
Karura house is an exclusive and relaxed photoshoot location set right at the core of healthy colorful gardens that sit on the hilltops of Karura Forest. Its magnificence is decorated by a sparkling swimming pool, rustic benches that dot the entire garden, and a dazzling waterfall. Expect a variety of spots that are sure to make your wedding photos even more fascinating.
If you want a uniquely attractive place near the central business district, the Nairobi Safari Walk is your best bet. You probably know it for the nature trails but beyond that is a surrounding complete with all the splendor nature has to offer. The views are amazing complete with wildlife in the background, and here you have a chance to create memories as you do a nature walk on wooden paths. Some of the best wedding photos in Kenya have been traced to this spot.
This is a one of a kind urban upland forest in the northern side of the city. It neighbors premium suburbs including Muthaiga, Gigiri and Runda. Karura Forest has just about everything you will ever need to make your photos beautiful and memorable. A lush green reserve welcomes you and as you move further into the forest there will be waterfalls, a beautiful lily lake and a wide variety of local wildlife, plus caves all of which could turn your magnificent photo shoots into another sweet adventure.
Paradise Garden sits roughly 10 kilometres from Nairobi’s central business district, just off Kiambu road near Paradise lost. Imagine yourself with an entire acre to yourself of nothing but pure greenery accompanied by healthy well-manicured lawns, a massive coffee estate in the background, and terrific views of the man-made dam. But that’s not everything that makes it one of the best photoshoot location in Kenya. The garden has been home to historic wedding photoshoots and also T.V programs like the Wedding Show. ·
Windsor is a stylish and sophisticated hotel set just off Kiambu road at Kigwa Road Ridgeways. Of the many things that make it special is the variety of photoshoot locations – a man-made lake, garden pond, and picturesque golf course. A serene surrounding landscape completes the spectacular views. Breathtaking wedding photoshoot sessions have been held here, and weddings too. If not the best photo session venue in Nairobi, then consider it the most unique.
Well, there you have it. A credible list of wedding photo venues in Nairobi. You can make more exciting memories worth looking back at with the help of a talented wedding photographer who has already experienced the top photoshoot venues in Nairobi. At Clinet Media, we are ready and happy to speak to you about how to turn this dream into reality.