Last updated November 21st, 2018
If you are looking for the best places to meet girls in Nairobi and a dating guide for this city then don’t worry, you have found the right place. There are plenty of good places to try and pick up single women, and some high quality date spots here as well.
Most of this guide will revolve around the Westlands area, this is where many tourists stay, has much of the best nightlife, and is generally the nicest and safest area of the city to be in. For a first time visitor we highly suggest you start out there and then branch out as you see fit.
We will be starting off with the best nightclubs and pick up bars to meet single girls in Nairobi. Most guys do prefer to hit on sexy ladies after they have a few drinks in them after all. Then we will also be covering day game options, and the best online dating sites that you can use on top of that.
Table of Contents
Once we have covered the best spots to pick up singles we will transition to our dating guide for Nairobi. Most of that section will also be about Westlands, many of the top restaurants, cocktail bars, and date spots in town can be found there.
Then towards the end of this guide we will give some dating and travel tips for any tourists or new expats who aren’t familiar with traveling in Kenya. Africa can be quite intimidating to a first time visitor, but we do have some tips that can make things easier for you.
Nightclubs & Pick Up Bars
Some of the best singles bars and nightclubs to party with hot single Nairobi girls would be:
- Newscafe Vibe on Chania Avenue
- K1 Klub House at 06 Chiromo Ln
- XS Millionaires Club on Baricho Rd
- Kiza on Galana Road
- Sankara Rooftop Bar in Woodvale Grove
- Uptown Grill on Kilimani Rd
- Privee Westlands at 1st Floor, Fortis Tower
- Hypnotica in Woodvale Grove
- Galileo Lounge in Westlands
- Southern Sun Mayfair on Parklands Rd
- Mercury Lounge
- Gipsy Bar in Woodvale Grove
By the end of this post you are going to be sick of us mentioning Westlands, but once you become more familiar with this city you will understand why it comes up so much. The main party hot spot in Nairobi to pick up single girls is there, and most tourists will probably feel more comfortable in that part of town than anywhere else.
Whether you are trying to hook up or find a date spot this is the right area. We generally like to include full addresses in our posts but in Africa getting a full address isn’t easy. We did our best for the above list, and you can search on Google Maps to find out the locations, or check out our map at the end of this guide.
You can also find plenty of nightlife in Kampala and we covered that city at this link.
Meet Nairobi Girls During The Day
In foreign countries day game can be very prosperous, but it can also be pretty tricky. This is a huge city with many people and lots of chaos going on all around you.
Plus this isn’t the safest area of the world either, a single girl on the street is going to be pretty freaked out by a stranger walking up to her. Now if you are a ‘Mzunga,’ the local word for foreigner, they might not think you are trying to rob them but it doesn’t mean they will want to be picked up on the street.
You probably are better off trying to pick up hot Nairobi girls during the day inside of malls, cafes, or calmer and quieter areas then on a crowded walkway. Shopping malls like Junction, Yaya, Sarit, and Galleria would be ideal.
The Maasai Market can also be good, or just hang out in the south Westlands area at cafes near the University of Nairobi where college girls will be going after class. Make a calm, slow, and smiling approach and if they don’t seem up for a chat back off.
Chat With Girls Online
Lots of guys reading this are probably not going to feel very comfortable picking up women in public in this city. We aren’t exaggerating the level of chaos that goes on in huge foreign cities, and most people are pretty on guard and not looking to have strangers start a conversation.
Of course at nightclubs or singles bars Nairobi girls will be more approachable, but don’t be surprised if you aren’t feeling them either. We haven’t even mentioned that many of the ladies of the night will be hookers, we are saving that for our last section.
To work your way around all of the pitfalls why not use one of the best online dating sites you can find in Kenya or Africa. If this is the only country you will be in then you can use Kenyan Cupid, or if you are going to be traveling around the continent you would be better off with Afro Introductions.
Both will work very well here, this is a massive city so there are plenty of single women in Nairobi seeking foreign men online. Some will be looking for a serious relationship, others may just want to have some fun and hook up.
No going out in the crowded chaotic streets wasting tons of time sitting in traffic. No walking up to a stranger you don’t know hoping she might be interested. Just log on to the dating site, send out messages to any sexy ladies you like, and take the ones who reply out on a date at a place we mention in our next section. If you play your cards right this will definitely increase your chances of getting laid.
Nairobi Dating Guide
OK, now you are caught up on the best places and ways to meet single girls, our Nairobi dating guide can kick into full gear. Guess where we are going to tell you to wine and dine the women you meet here? Yup, Westlands!
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, you want to show women a good time in a nice, clean, safe area and this is it. Some of the best cocktail bars and restaurants for a date would be:
- Ranch House Bistro in La Pieve, Naivasha
- Asmara Bar & Restaurant on Juja Road
- Talisman at 320 Ngong Rd
- Under the Radar on Argwings Kodhek Rd
- The Lord Errol at 89 Ruaka Rd
- Havana Restaurant in Woodvale Grove
- Ankole Grill on Galana Road
- About Thyme on Eldama Ravine Rd
- Muthaiga Country Club on Muthaiga Road
If you are looking for some good day date ideas then try to head outside if the weather is nice. Uhura Park is great, you can walk around the lake or rent bicycles. Head to the arboretum, or go to the Nairobi National Park and check out the animals.
Other good day date ideas in Nairobi would be to check out the observatory on top of the International Convention Center, get a coffee at Sisima, or grab some brunch at Juniper Kitchen on Muthangari Dr. at Diamond Plaza Parklands is loaded with fun activities and places to eat, it is a good all around date spot.
Tips For Tourists & Expats
Now we have some travel and dating tips for any tourists or new expats to Nairobi. Lets start with money, while you can certainly live very cheaply here don’t expect this to be a cheap vacation.
If you want to hang out in Westlands and get a hotel in a safe area it is going to be pretty costly. That is how it is all over Africa unfortunately, the local currency is the shilling and you get 100 of them for every dollar at the time of writing this.
When you rent your hotel tell them you will be meeting your girlfriend later on when she arrives and she will be staying with you. Often times hotels here will want to charge a joiner fee.
It can be a bit hard to navigate the streets here, not only because of the traffic but also because addresses are hard to come by. Remember to use Google Maps if need be. One good positive is that many of the Nairobi girls have an interest in foreign men and also speak English at a decent level.
They won’t be fluent, but you should be able to communicate with many. However there is something we haven’t hit on yet which is pretty important, and that is how there will be many hookers out in Westlands.
This is common all over the world, wherever the money is the prostitutes will follow. Foreign men and rich locals will be partying in Westlands, girls who want to get some of their money will also be there.
Some may just be gold diggers looking for a sugar daddy, others will be wanting a direct payment if you want to get laid. It isn’t always easy to know who is who, but if they are overly aggressive then you should be able to figure it out.
Enjoy Dating Nairobi Girls
This can be a pretty wild city to visit, you might have a great time or it might be too overwhelming for you. Follow the advice in this guide, stick to the Westlands area, and keep your wits about you.
To make things easier don’t forget about Kenyan Cupid and Afro Introductions. They will help you set up dates with single women before you arrive, or get you through any dry spells while you are here.
That wraps up our best places to meet girls in Nairobi and the dating guide, enjoy your time here.