Welcome to the United Nations Visitors Service Nairobi

Guided Tours Operations during COVID-19

Due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, our tours are currently suspended. We build on your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.


OFFER FOR SCHOOLS: Please contact us for virtual briefings as part of your remote learning arrangements.


Please contact us for more information on the tours or for future booking requests. We hope to have you back on our tours soon and are looking forward to sharing our experiences with you.


Karibuni: Visit the United Nations in Africa!

We offer guided tours through the African Headquarters of the United Nations. Located inside the ample UN complex next to Nairobi’s Karura Forest, the United Nations Visitors Service conveys information about the history, structure and important work of the UN. We explain the work of the different UN agencies located in the complex such as the UN Environment Programme and the Human Settlements Programme which are headquartered in Nairobi. We also talk about the Sustainable Development Goals, the 17 ambitious targets for the world community to be reached by 2030.


Everyone interested in learning more about the UN is welcome to join us on a tour. In addition, we offer special educational programmes for schools, universities and other group bookings.


We are looking forward to hosting you.


Our Tours

Walking Tour

We offer one-hour walking tours through the complex, accompanied by one of our knowledgeable tour guides. Be invited to walk with us through the corridor of world flags before visiting the conference rooms where world leaders convene. You will learn more about the work of the UN in Kenya, Africa and worldwide.

Walking tour with UN Overview Briefing

Special offer for groups: The walking tour can be combined with a briefing about the UN. The walking tour and briefing take about two hours. The briefing takes place in a conference setting and gives a more detailed overview of the history, structure and work of the United Nations. Upon request, we can invite an expert from one of the many Funds, Programmes and Agencies located in Nairobi to speak to the group about a topic of their choice, e.g. environment, climate change, women’s rights, assistance for refugees, development and many others. Please let us know your preference when booking your tour.

Green Building Tour

The “Green Building” hosts the global headquarters of the UN Environment Programme and UN-Habitat, the Human Settlements Programme. This rather technical tour explains the energy saving and producing facilities of this sustainable building. Bookings are made in combination with the walking tour.



We offer tours in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Chinese
  • Kiswahili
  • German

Please tell us which tour language you would prefer.


Tour Fees

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Payments can be made in KES or USD, in cash at the beginning of the tour.