Guided Tours

Guided tours at the UN Gigiri Complex

The on-site guided tours of the United Nations Offices at Nairobi are currently led by the newly created VISITORS' SERVICE part of UNIC.

The objectives of the guided tours programme :

  1. To disseminate information about the work and achievements of the United Nations and the UN agencies to the general public.
  2. To open up the United Nations Complex at Gigiri to members of the public.
  3. To develop positive attitudes/perceptions about the work of the United Nations and the UN agencies to the general public.
  4. To act as a direct link for the visitors to the UN, providing them with insight and knowledge into the functions and activities of the UN and the UN agencies.

Target groups

The UN guided tours targets tourists, delegates, local community, schools, colleges and universities as well as the general public. Tours include children from 5 years and above.

Organization of the Guided Tours programme

  • Hours and days
    The guided tours of the UN-Gigiri are conducted five days a week Mondays - Thursday between 9:30a.m. 4.00 p.m. and Friday 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Group visits last from 2 hours to 5 hours.
  • Requests
    Requests should be made a minimum of a week in advance.
  • Reservations
    Reservations are required for 5 or more persons. Visitors should make reservations for the tours in advance through the UN Visitors' Service.
  • Briefing Programmes
    Briefing Programmes for groups are arranged according to their areas of interest. Groups are briefed by members of Speakers Bureau.
  • Languages
    Torus are provided for in English, except when there is a request for another language.
  • Free publications/posters
    Visitors are usually given free publications (UNEP, UN and other UN agencies). Publication kits are mostly given to large groups to take back to their institutions.
  • Security
    Security is always notified prior to a groups' visit.

What to see during the tour

  • Conference Halls
  • UN Library
  • Memorial Garden
  • Trees planted by dignitaries
  • Gigiri Nature Trail ( upon request )
  • Various Gifts i.e. paintings from China, Pope's gift in the UN Library,
  • Index finger from Chile
  • Plaques: World Charter for Nature, 100th Nobel Peace Prize
  • New office Facility -NOF ( Energy Neutral Building )

Contact us via email [email protected] or tel: 254 -20-762 22034 for reservations.


Merera Secondary School, Kenya
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kenya
Nyandarua High School