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United Nations Visitor's Service

United Nations Avenue | United Nations Office, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 20 7622043
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A Definite 'DO NOT MISS' in Nairobi

We should be so that the UN has established itself in Africa and if you are in Nairobi do set aside... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Must see in Nairobi

How often in your life do come across a UN office? The one in Nairobi is not a small office, it's... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
K l
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The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) located in the leafy suburb of Gigiri, Nairobi, is one of the four United Nations Headquarters and the only one in Africa and the Global South. The United Nations Visitors’ Service was established on 9 January 2012, following General Assembly’s resolutions, which requested the Secretary-General to organize a guided tour operation at UNON.The Visitors’ Service’s main goal is to inform visitors about the work of the United Nations and its agencies by opening up the United Nations Complex to the public.We hope visitors will return home with a positive impression of the United Nations and its work in building peace and sustainable development.The Visitors’ Service provides guided tours to tourists, delegates, schools, colleges and universities as well as the general public. Children 5 years old and above are especially welcome.Days and Hours of Operation: Tuesdays to Thursdays: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.Reservations: Minimum of 5 people per group.Briefing Programmes: Special briefing programmes for groups could be arranged according to their areas of interest. Groups are briefed by members of the UN Speakers Bureau-Nairobi.Languages: Tours are conducted in English, and are available in French, German and Swahili upon request.What to See on the ToursBeautiful, lush, green landscape property unique among UN offices to UNON, populated with an amazing variety of plant and animal species;The UN Conference facilities and the "Green Building,” the UN’s greenest building in Africa;A Memorial Garden in honour of the victims of the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Dar-es-Salaam and Nairobi;Special trees planted by representatives of Security Council Members in 2004, dignitaries, royalty and celebrities.Dozens of gifts and artworks presented to the United Nations by Member States, including paintings, sculptures and murals.Gigiri Nature Trail to view birds and different indigenous trees and plants (optional for an additional fee).
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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United Nations Avenue | United Nations Office, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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+254 20 7622043
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We should be so that the UN has established itself in Africa and if you are in Nairobi do set aside a few hours for the tour. You can book online, you need your passport as ID and at time of writing the fee is...More

Thank Tracy B
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

How often in your life do come across a UN office? The one in Nairobi is not a small office, it's one of the four UN headquarters in the world. It says the UN is our world. How well do you know it? Call the...More

Thank K l
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I asked the tour desk at my hotel to make the reservation for me and the UN were expecting me. Remember to take your passport as you have to leave this at the Visitor's Centre as you are shown around. We had a very pleasant...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Great campus, large and open natural areas, well maintained and equipped with wild monkeys that roam around the estate.

Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Good to get more insight about the UN, how it works, how it is organised and etc.Secure and comfortable

Thank SuzanaA
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UNTour_Nairobi, Manager at United Nations Visitor's Service, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Suzana, Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us!

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

It was an interesting experience to have a glance at the UN agencies and their have a chance to talk to some staff.

Thank Zer0oo
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UNTour_Nairobi, Manager at United Nations Visitor's Service, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for your review and it was nice having you here :-)

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Huge compound with wonderful trees and gardens. Offices for some 70 United Nations agencies and organizations. Interesting to see the mix of nationalities of the UN staff.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

1,500 shirine per person to enter UN compound. Nice design with huge lands and sport center. There are some status of animals around. Office buildings are based on alphabet order, each letter represents an animal. For example, there is a painting of buffalo in building...More

Thank Jiayi W
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UNTour_Nairobi, Public Relations Manager at United Nations Visitor's Service, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your positive review and thank you for taking a tour with us!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Nice experience! Pretty lady tour guide! It is a kind of good experience for the people from different countries to know how UN is working for the world.

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UNTour_Nairobi, Public Relations Manager at United Nations Visitor's Service, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad to learn that you had a great experience with us!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Although I work at the UN in Nairobi, I have done the guided tour three times and found it fascinating. I encourage all my visitors and even my colleagues to take this tour. The compound is stunning and the tour is enlightening.

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UNTour_Nairobi, Public Relations Manager at United Nations Visitor's Service, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad to know you had a good experience with us!

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harrymoeh
15 August 2017|
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Response from UNTour_Nairobi | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us and for your interest in the work of the UN. Please contact us on: +254-20-762-2043 so we can send you a tour confirmation Looking forward to your visit!
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Mike M
24 September 2015|
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Response from UNTour_Nairobi | Property representative |
Hi Mike, I think you meant the tour, right? The tour lasts about 2 hours.
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Ngao_Mwakideo
6 August 2015|
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Response from UNTour_Nairobi | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your interest in the UN tour. You can book a tour by calling 020 762 2034 or by sending us an e-mail from our contact information (tripadvisor does not permit us to post our email address in this... More
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