Nairobi City Tours

City in the sun...

 

The Nairobi National Park: 0600-0900hrs

The only national park in the world within a City, the Nairobi National Park is famed for its post card worthy pictures of a savannah where hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes and diverse birdlife can be sighted against a backdrop of a modern metropolis-skyscrapers and planes- flying over to land in the City’s main airports. On a good day, you might spot the cats as well: lions, leopards and cheetahs. Visitors can also enjoy the park’s picnic sites, campsites and walking trails. $50 per person

Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphange: 10.45hrs-12.45hrs

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small, flexible charity, established in 1977 to honour to memory of a famous Naturalist, David Leslie William Sheldrick . David Sheldrick Conservation Foundation rehabilitates baby elephants and other wildlife here at his home just outside of Nairobi National Park. These babies have lost their mothers to poaching, death, injuries, on getting lost in the wild or other tragedies. Visiting hours are strictly between 11am-12noon.

Daphne and her dedicated staff raise them to be released back into the wild when they are ready. It's worth visiting and see humanitarian care to the wildlife and the heart it takes to care. They charge a small entrance fees instead you can buy a souvenir or donate for the conservation. David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is where you come close to elephant calves. $10 per person

Giraffe Centre: 1200hrs-1330hrs

The giraffe centre is located Langata, approximately 5 km from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in order to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe, giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi, that is found only in the grasslands of Africa. In 1979, Leslie-Melville added an education centre to his (then still private) giraffe sanctuary. By 1983 he had raised enough money to establish the Giraffe Visitor's Centre as a tourist destination in Nairobi. The center is also home to several warthogs which freely roam the area along with the giraffes. The main attraction for visitors is feeding giraffes from a raised observation platform. $10 per person

 

Kazuri Beads Factory

Kazuri Bead Factory is located on Mbagathi Ridge, Karen – a stones-throw away from Karen Blixen Museum in Karen. Kazuri means "small and beautiful" in Swahili and this describes each and every beautifully handmade ceramic bead which is shaped by hand by the women who work at the Kazuri workshop. The beads are kiln fired once, glazed and then fired again before being strung. free entry

 

Bomas of Kenya

‘Boma’ means homestead. The Bomas of Kenya has numerous homesteads reflecting Kenya's cocktail of cultures recreated the traditional village style setting. The highlight of the Bomas tour is the display of traditional dance folklore songs performed in the arena. $10 per person


Karen Blixen

The Karen Blixen museum is one of a number of very interesting regional museums and archeological and prehistoric sites of the National museums of Kenya. The house was used during the filming of “Out of Africa”, which immortalized Karen Blixen's book by the same name. The Museum was opened to the public in 1986. Much of the original furniture is on display in the house, and combined with the beautifully landscaped gardens and encompassing view of the Ngong Hills, the Museum has continued to a be very popular destination for international and local visitors. $15 per person

City Centre tour

Start the tour with a tantalizing views of Nairobi’s skyline from the helipad of the Kenyatta International Convention and Conference Centre, the KICC. The Nairobi city tour then proceeds to cover the central business district with its mix of contemporary glass walled skyscrapers and distinctive age old blue stoned edifices on former “brick, stone and concrete area”, some of which have now been declared national monuments. The parliament buildings adjacent to the seats of Government-the offices of the President, Deputy President, National Treasury, Attorney General’s office, the National Police Headquarters and the Kenyatta International Convention and Conference center, the Supreme Court buildings and the City Hall. If you are lucky, the colourful open air maasai market from which you can pick signature souvenir items might be within the city centre on the day you are taking your tour! KICC helipad $5 per person

 

The Safari Cats Dance and Acrobat Show : 2100hrs-2145hrs

It is hard to believe that the Safari Park Hotel is within a capital city, as the expansive property sprawls over 150 acres of land. Arrive early and take pictures of its African themed architecture within indigenous trees carefully preserved and lush manicured lawns. Dinner tonight is “nyama choma” (barbecued meat) after which you are treated to a themed captivating dance & acrobatic show by  the inimitable resident troup, the Safari Cats. Sum up your tour with an unforgettable evening…$50 per person