Nairobi City Tour
Founded at the turn of the 19th Century, Nairobi has grown from a small railway outpost to a major cosmopolitan center. It is the capital of Kenya and the largest industrial and commercial city in East Africa with a population close to 3 million. Nairobi has a temperate climate all year round with warm days and cool nights. A guided city tour includes a visit to the famous Nairobi National Museum, the adjacent snake park, and Uhuru park where one gets a splendid view of the city of Nairobi.
Nairobi National Park:
The Nairobi National Park is only 7km from Nairobi City center. The small park (113sq. kms) contains all the major animal species with the exception of the Elephant. The sight of wildlife grazing majestically against the backdrop of the city skyline is a pleasant experience. Close to the Main Entrance of the Game park is the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, founded in 1963 to provide a home for injured and orphanage, founded young animals, Here the animals are nursed to good health and then released back to the wild.
From the verandah of the stylish Range’s Restaurant adjacent to the orphanage, one can view the animals in their natural setting. The verandah overlooks the floodlit waterhole. Water hole, favoured by many of the park wildlife. The best time for game drives in the Park is early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
Karen Blixen and Giraffe Center:
Drive towards the Ngong Hills and pass the Ngong village to the Karen Blixen Museum, for many years, her home. Karen Blixen Museum is open to the Public every day (9.30 am to 6pm) including weekends and public holidays. Located 10km from the city centre, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie 'Out of Africa' an Oscar winning film based on Karen's an autobiography by the same title.Visitors are encouraged to be at the Museum by 8.00 am - 5.30 pm. Guided tours are offered continuously. A museum shop offers handicrafts, posters and postcards, the Movie 'Out of Africa', books and other Kenyan souvenirs. The grounds may be rented for wedding receptions, corporate functions and other events. Karen Blixen Museum was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke.
Later proceed to the Giraffe Center to see and feed the famous Rothschild Giraffe and her family. The Giraffe Center was started by Jock Leslie-Melville, the Kenyan grandson of a Scottish Earl, when he and his wife Betty captured a baby giraffe to start a programme of breeding giraffe in captivity at their home in Langata - home of the present centre. Since then the programme has had huge success, resulting in the introduction of several breeding pairs of Rothschild Giraffe into Kenyan national parks. 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.
Guaranteed daily at 12.30 p.m. and 7.00p.m. Nairobi has many restaurants offering varieties of cuisine. We recommend a dinner or lunch at the Carnivore, which is famous for the succulent stew and barbecue dishes of game meat as an excellent compliment to a holiday in Kenya; especially as an excellent welcome, or farewell dinner.
The Carnivore Restaurant and Nairobi National Park - Luncheon or Dinner
The Carnivore Restaurant is located 6 km from Nairobi City center. Among the many posh restaurants in the city, the Carnivore stands in a class of its own. It is famous for its succulent steaks and charcoal- grilled game meat served on giant skewers. The tender- hearted are also adequately catered for; there is an unlimited supply of savory beef, pork, fish and chicken. A comprehensive vegetarian menu is also available. The restaurant guarantees to satisfy the most demanding of appetites. After dinner you may choose to move to the Simba salon and shake down the meat or dance the night away.
Depart from your city Hotel after an early breakfast. Spend most of the morning on a game drive in Nairobi National Park. There after visit the Giraffe Center and the Karen Blixen Museum. Lunch at either Ranger’s Restaurant or the Bomas of Kenya Restaurant. Afternoon is spent at the Bomas of Kenya, Return to hotel late afternoon.
Bomas of Kenya- 3 hours
The Bomas of Kenya is located 8 kms from Nairobi City center. ‘Boma” is a Kiswahili word for a homestead or fort. The place is adorned with many homesteads depicting Kenya’s cocktail of tribunal cultures. This is a cultural tour that introduces you to the traditional village life of Kenya’s major tribes. The highlight of the visit is the afternoon performances by traditional dancers and professional acrobats inside the center’s magnificent arena.
Rift Valley /Lake Nakuru - Full Day
Enjoy the view of the Great Rift Valley from the escarpments and then descend to the Lake Nakuru National Park. A game drive to view thousands of flamingo and other bird species in addition to viewing the white and black Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo and Waterbuck among others. Lunch is served at either Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Lake