I met someone at a festival earlier this year. Sparks flew, and we exchanged phone numbers. After some witty banter and meme exchanging via WhatsApp, he finally set the first date. A lunch date!
Honestly, I wasn’t overly excited. Is there anything more boring than a lunch date? First, there are absolutely zero chances of getting tipsy. It is an overly intimate way of getting to know someone. Besides, one has to act proper, perfect, and poised! Doesn’t it simply scream out interview vibes to you? Wait, am I being mean?
First Date Ideas You’ll Both love
Explore the great outdoors. Preferably any of my suggestions on the best places to go on dates in Nairobi. If things go well, go for dinner on date two. Although I trust you’ll be back here to try out the rest on my list
Grab your potential significant other and play tourist in your city. Get to know your date and Nairobi city simultaneously
|TOURISTY THINGS TO DO ON A FIRST DATE IN NAIROBI|
|Gauge your potential babes appetite at Craves Kitchen located in Kikuyu Town|
|Kiss a giraffe in preparation at the Giraffe Centre|
|Go on a game drive or walk through the Nairobi National Park|
|Book A Nairobi City Tour With Chinku Travels|
Paint The City Red
I feel like this is among my preferred first date ideas in Nairobi. Taking a boozy tour to reduce the first date jitters.
|FUN FIRST DATE IDEAS IN NAIROBI|
|ATTEND A WINE TASTING EVENT E.G WINE LIFE BY LIFE STYLE @WINELIFEKENYA ON INSTAGRAM|
|Most involve an interactive educative session with the host on the history of wine and an art exhibition.|
|CHEZ SONIA WINE BAR|
|GRAB DRINKS AT SPASSO LOCATED AT KAREN LANDMARK|
|Ps. The view is breathtaking. I highly recommend ordering the heavenly “sex on the beach” cocktail during happy hour. Thank me later.|
|Choose eachother’s songs|
Pant Away/ Together
Attend a work out session with your date. It is an odd first date idea. There won’t be time for talking while trying to keep up with a gym instructor. Especially with sweat dripping all over your bodies. But the experience will surely give you something to talk about.
Plan A Daytrip Outside Nairobi
There are so many places to go for a first date in Kenya. The first date in Nairobi would typically involve a cute restaurant, some interview questions, and a few drinks. Meanwhile, a day trip outside the city will guarantee new memories and shared adventure.
|FIRST DATE DAY TRIP IDEAS|
|Visit The Gorgeous Muna Tree Cafe at Brakenhurst Hotel in Tigoni|
|Picnic at Waterfalls Inn, Tigoni|
|Have Breakfast at Craves Kitchen in Kikuyu.|
|Browse Craves Kitchen mini library while enjoying their epic menu and free wifi|
|Brunch at Lemon Valley Farm in Elementaita.|
|Swim, hike ,ride a horse at the farm, only 2 and 1/2 hours away from Nairobi|
|Cycle at Hell’s Gate National Park then have lunch at Buffalo Mall in Naivasha|
|Relax and Swim at Berra Hotel in Ngong|
|Take in the sun at Small World Country Club in Athi River|
|Go Water Rafting at Havila Resort in Sagana|
Grab dessert/ ice-cream and take a walk in the park, better yet, pack a picnic basket and surprise your date. Karura forest is among the many beautiful and affordable place to take a girl on a date in Nairobi.
|OUTDOOR FIRST DATE IDEAS|
|Hike Ngong Hills|
|Picnic at Arboretum|
|Paradise Lost, Kiambu|
Ps, carry a Maasai blanket, order from a good restaurant or pack sandwiches, fruits, wine, carry some cups ,serviettes and water, flowers etc.
Perfect Your Art Vocabulary
Visiting one of many art museums in Nairobi is a great first date idea. Not only will it make you appear more cultured but score you some points with your date.
|One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Rosslyn|
|Roweini Art Gallery, Rosslyn Rivierra Mall|
|Photizo Art Gallery, Valley Arcade|
It’s safe to say you and your potential S.O. have been on a million coffee dates, but have you ever been to an animal shelter? Probably not. What other fun first date ideas do you have? Share with us in the comment section