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American Embassy Memorial Garden

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On August 7th 1998, a group of terrorists used a car bomb to blow up the then United States Embassy located at the corner of Moi and Haile Selassie Avenues, causing the deaths of 218 innocent people and injuring thousands of others. So powerful was...more
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Moi Ave | P. O. Box 7010, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 722 323302
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Hidden on a corner of central Nairobi, this surprisingly small memorial garden and visitors centre provides a very moving experience. Children and adults are engaged in a reflective moment and there is a very moving short film on the tragic bombing of the embassy.

Thank spbrooks01
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We booked a 1 hour walk to Nairobi city tour with Ben the Tsavo cats safaris operation manager. We were satisfied with the services.We started with visit to Nairobi city Market, The Parliament Building, The street of Nairobi and finally the American Embassy. We shall...More

Thank michaelmO1515HB
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I visited early in the morning of 9th March and after paying the entrance fee was told that the room where the video is shown was being painted and so no video. They said it would reopen again in about 2 weeks time. You may...More

Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 28 December 2017

The garden is a small oasis of green at a busy hub in the center of the city. The admission is inexpensive (about 1.50 USD pp) and the garden contains a wall with all the names of the victims. In the back of the garden...More

1  Thank worldwandererAtlanta
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Total time was less than 30 minutes. There is a wall with names of those who died along with a little history. If in the area it's worth stopping but not a destination.

Thank Robert Z
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Sad to see such a memorable place converted into a mini market instead of a place of solace. However, decided to construct kiosks on the entrance to the memorial garden put commerce ahead of the memory of those who lost their lives. The place should...More

Thank Philemon C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This memorial was built on the spot of terrorism in 1998 and more than 200 Kenyans lost their lives - even the goal for the attock was the American embassy. It's important to give tribute to the innocent people who lost their lives on this...More

1  Thank bjois
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We stopped here for about 20 minutes. Very tragic. Hard to imagine the bombing happened and many lives were lost.

1  Thank KL1471
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We recommend the hotel, the food, the service - all in all it was fine and we would stay here again if the world wasn't filled with many other interesting places to visit!

Thank Anthony4949
Reviewed 10 July 2017

and definitely watch the 50 minute video. so informative, and so well done. moving in a way that reading about it would never be

1  Thank avidforafrica
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