CITY DAY TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
| ANIMAL ORPHANAGE ( 4 hrs )
this unique sanctuary just a few kilometres from Nairobi ’s bustling City
centre, but despite its proximity over species of mammals that can be found there
including four of the big five, a variety of wildlife lies and roams freely in
this unique park which covers an area of 44 square miles. Nairobi national park
is the oldest of Kenya's National parks and game reserves. It was gazetted in
December 1946. the game sanctuary is a glorious stretch of Savannah that is set
against the dramatic skyline of Nairobi, the capital City.Its main entrances are
merely a stone's throw from the outskirts of the city, thus making Nairobi the
only City in the world that borders a natural game protection area.The chief attraction
here is the African lion.
over one hundred species of mammals mainly plains game have been recorded in this
park.The big five are represented except the elephant.
unique feature of Nairobi national park is that visitors do not have to travel
far to view game in their natural habitat.Another unique feature of Nairobi national
park that should not be missed is the Animal orphanage.
The tour also
includes a visit to the animal orphanage near the main entrance of the park, the
orphanage is home to the injured and orphaned young animal, here they are nursed
back to health before being released back to the wild.The
park is also ideal for ornithological safaris as four hundred species ofbirdlife
have been recorded.
Day Excursion to Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe centre, Daphne Sheldrick's Elephant
A Nairobi excursion where you spend a wonderful half day
at the historical Karen Blixen museum ( Out of Africa) and with giraffes and baby
elephants! Visiting the Giraffe Manor and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage-The
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: A Haven for Elephants and Rhinos.
Karen Blixen Museum is located
on theoutskirts of Nairobi on Karen road. Its history dates back to 1914, during
the First World War, with the arrival of Karen Blixen from Denmark. At the foot
of Ngong hills, Karen Blixen established herself as a farmer. After her departure
in 1931 the suburbs retained the commemorative home of Karen.
Karen Blixen museum is one of a number of very interesting regional museums and
archeological and prehistoric sites of the National museums of Kenya, and it continues
to be an immensely popular tourist attraction with the same words ' I dreamt of
toward the Ngong Hills to the Karen Blixen Museum.
This museum was originally the home of Karen Blixen, who came to Kenya from Denmark
in the early part of this century; the present museum site is at the heart of
the larger coffee plantation run by Blixen between 1914 and 1931. The house and
surrounding land was donated by the Danish government to Kenya at independence;
the house was restored by the Danish government and 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.
The original kitchen has been restored
and is now open for viewing. A Dove Stove similar to the one used by Blixen is
on display, as are other period kitchen utensils. Reconstruction of the coffee
factory as an additional attraction is underway and other early farm machinery
is also on display, depicting the early settler life in Kenya.
proceed to the Giraffe Centre to see and feed the famous Rothschild giraffe.
Giraffe Center is a non-profit organization founded by Betty and Jock Leslie-Melville
in 1979. Situated in Langata, just 20 km outside Nairobi City Center, the Center
is dedicated to educating the Kenyan youth in conservation of the environment
and the preservation of endangered wildlife and their habitats.
is home to endangered Rothschild giraffes, only found in the semi-arid regions
of Africa where trees and bushes are plentiful. They live to be about thirty years
old and their main enemy is man, who kills them for their meat and hide. Their
main defense is their keen
eyesight, running speed (up to 35 mph) and their powerful kicks. The conservation
of the Rothschild became necessary following the destruction of their natural
habitat in Western Kenya and their slaughter in Uganda during Gen. Iddi Amin's
There are over 500 Rothschild giraffes in Kenya today including seven
at the Center. Their conservation is a success story in Kenya and the world.
The Giraffe Center also home to the leopard, tortoise and boasts over a hundred
acres of undeveloped and undisturbed indigenous forest, the remnant of the natural
forest that once surrounded Nairobi.The forest is an extension of the type occurring
in the adjacent Nairobi National Park and the Langata Ololua forests, which have
identical tree species. The forest also has an impressive variety of bird species,
which can be viewed throughout the year.
The giraffe center is a wonderful and refreshing experience to enjoy as an excursion
while in Nairobi. The tour gives a completely up close and personal interaction
where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed them.
interaction where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed
them.kiss them,touch them- just a great feeling!!!!!.
Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage where you come close to elephant calves!
Daphne Sheldrick As part of the David Sheldrick Conservation Foundation rehabilitates
baby elephants and other wildlife here at her 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. Daphne and her dedicated staff raise them
to be released back into the wild when they are ready. Its 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.
centre AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Ltd)
Giraffe Manor Africa's pride of international celebrity. Since its founders, Jock
and Betty Leslie-Melville, rescued a baby giraffe named Daisy from a heavily-poached
area of western Kenya in 1974, their home has become a household name among wildlife
lovers world-wide - and Daisy a star in her own right.
home has been opened to the world - and provides what is
felt is the very
best place to begin or end your safari or if in a conference or transit it worth
coming close to wildlife from the bustleof the city where you feed giraffes with
your own hands and have the closest touch.Other animals includes the tortoise,
warthog and a parrot.
up at the hotel or airport
*Sheldrick Orphanage: 11am-12pm
*Karen Blixen Museum: 1:.30 -3pm
*Rate includes - Transport
/ all entrance fees
( Optional lunch at Carnivore Restaurant for US$
rate per person US$ 110
OF KENYA EXCURSIONS (3 hrs)
A drive to the Bomas of Kenyasituated
off Langata Road 15kms from the City Centre. This is an amazing set up that offers
you a first hand experience of the culture and lifestyle of many of Kenya's tribal
the rich traditional dances, villages and handicrafts displayed at the Bomas of
Kenya.and view numerous homesteads reflecting Kenya ’s cocktail of cultures
which have been faithfully re-created for visitors to see traditional village
life. But the greatest excitement during the afternoon is a visit to the display
of traditional dancing music and folklore songs performed in splendid arena.
rate per person US$ 50
The Carnivore - 2 hrs
Carnivore Meat Eater's Experience
Carnivore is considered 'Africas Greatest Eating Experience'. This open-air
meat speciality restaurant has strikingly different food, service and atmosphere
to anything ever seen in Kenya. Every type of meat imaginable, including four
choices of wild game, are roasted on traditional Maasai swords over a huge, visually
spectacular charcoal pit that dominates the entrance of the restaurant. The waiters
then carry these swords around the restaurant, carving unlimited amounts of the
prime meats onto sizzling, cast iron plates in front of you. A wide selection
of salads, vegetable side dishes, and a variety of exotic sauces accompany the
Dessert and coffee follow this. The full meal including a soup
course is at a set price.
The Carnivore is also the home of the Simba Saloon,
Nairobi's most popular nightclub and disco. The informal outdoor atmosphere, exceptional
snacks and outstanding entertainment ensure a vibrant and exciting night out.
Guaranteed daily at 12.30 p.m and 7.00 p.m.Nairobi has many restaurants offering
varieties of cuisines.We recommend a dinner or lunch at the carnivore which is
famous for the succulent stew and barbecue dishes of the Game meat as an excellent
welcome or farewell dinner.
Minimum rate per person US$ 45