Thursday, April 4, 2013

Best Kenya Nairobi Day Tour Safari

Exciting Kenya Nairobi Day Tour

Kenya is an east African country which is renowned for its large national parks and nice beach and bush vacations. Nairobi is the capital center and is also known as the wildlife capital of the world due to the fact that it is the only capital city in the world to have a national park in its boundaries. Kenya day tour packages are fun to go for as you will leave early in the morning to return later in the evening after a very rewarding game drive.
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Nairobi National Park Kenya Nairobi Day Tour 

The Nairobi national park is located only 10 minutes from the CBD and is one of the easy to access parks in Kenya. The park is only 117 sq km and was started in 1946 by the colonialists who could go there in the evenings for leisure. The park is fenced on one side and open on the others to allow animals to move in and out during dry seasons.

Animals To Be Found In Nairobi National Park Day Tour

Nairobi national park day tour is fun since you get to see all the animals here like the lions, hippos, rhinos, crocodiles, rhino, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, hartebeests, impala, Thompson gazelles, grants gazelle, jackals, leopards, cheetahs, duiker, hyenas, suni, dik dik, baboons, vervet monkeys, elands and many more Your game drive lasts for 4hrs and you will be able to see most of these animals in Nairobi national park.

Nairobi national park also has a variety of birds which include the hadada ibis, sacred ibis, martial eagle, kingfisher, African fishing eagle, kori bustard, secretary bird, Egyptian geese, blacksmith plover, hammerkop, marabou stork, yellow billed stork, goliath heron, great white pelican, wagtails, egrets, ox pecker, bush shrikes, go away birds, Madagascar bee-eater and many more.

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Nakuru National Park Kenya Nairobi Day Tour

Lake Nakuru national park is one of the most popular urban parks in Kenya and day trips to this park are arranged in Nairobi and take a whole day. The Nakuru national park is located 160km north of Nairobi on the floor of the great African rift valley. The Nakuru Park is completely fenced and was started as a bird sanctuary.

Main Attractions of Nakuru National Park Day Tour Package

Nakuru national park day tour is fun since it is the world’s largest spectacle of birds with more than 2 million flamingos and thousands of other birds. The lake Nakuru national park is also a rhino sanctuary and its is the only park that you can see a rhino very close up besides Nairobi national park. Nakuru national park is a great place to do a game drive as there are many other animals including rhino, hippos, buffalo, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, leopards and many others.

Amboseli National Park Kenya Day Tour

The lake Amboseli national park is one of the most popular one day destinations from Nairobi. Amboseli is a 160 sq km park which is located 240km from Nairobi. This park is right at the border with Tanzania and on the shadow of mt Kilimanjaro-the highest mountain in Africa.

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Some of the attractions in Amboseli day tour include the view of Kilimanjaro, the over 1200 elephants and the many others animals and the lake Amboseli mirages of simmering water including the observation hill.

Animals to See In Kenya Amboseli National Park Day Tour

The animals to be seen in Amboseli include the hippos, elephants, lions, gazelles, elands, giraffes, buffalos, baboons, impala, hyenas, jackals and many others. Amboseli is especially mostly visited due to its view of Kilimanjaro and the hundreds of elephants that one can see at the swamps in the park.

The Amboseli day tour in Kenya includes transport in a safari minivan, Amboseli national park entrance fees, lunch, services of a professional driver guide and bottled drinking water. 

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Nairobi One Day Tour: One Day Nairobi Kenya Tours-Transitting Nairobi from JKI Airport

1 day tour. One Day tour in Nairobi one day tour, 1 day Nairobi Day Tours are 1 day trips to one of Kenyan parks.

Nairobi airport is centrally located in Kenya and as such offers diverse options for one day Nairobi Kenya tours. These one day tours will range from having a wildlife park tour to simply whiling away in a comfortable hotel in town. Whichever your option, its best that you spend your hard earned dollar in a way that you make most out of it and the day at hand. Here I try to highlight some of the most interesting one day tours that will make your day worth spending in Nairobi.

1. Nairobi National Park 1 day tour

The Nairobi National Park is the only park within a capital centre in the world. Located 10 min from the central business district, the park is an attraction to many business and 1 day transit travelers in Nairobi. The Nairobi National Park has a diversity of wildlife including the Zebra, lion, leopards, Hippopotamus, crocodile, gazelles, giraffe and buffalo.

In addition, there are two very exotic restaurants that offer continental, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. Also within the confines of the park is the Nairobi animal orphanage which houses orphaned animals including cheetah, baboons, vervet and sykes monkeys, leopard, rhino, buffalo, Eland, oryx, ostriches, chimpanzees among many others. The one day tour returns to the city centre by sundown. Private one day tours and safaris can be organised in the morning within minutes.

2. National Museum one day tour

Located within the Nairobi town, the National Museum is a beehive of activity for tourists and transit travelers through Nairobi. At the National Museum there are spellbinding displays of early man, tribal regalia and the flora and fauna of Kenya. A visit to the adjacent snake park is also included. The one day tour turns to the city centre for more monumental and Nairobi landmark safari.

3. David Sheldrick Elphant Orphanage one day tour

Named and managed by the family of a legendary Kenyan Warden, the sanctuary offers a rare opportunity to be up, close and hugging with otherwise dangerous of the big five. The Daphne Sheldrick animal sanctuary is home to many orphaned elephants collected from Kenya’s many National game reserves.

Located within the Nairobi National Park the sanctuary also houses the only tame black and white rhino calves and adults. This Kenya one day tour can be combined with other city based sight seeing excursions.

4. Karen Blixen Museum one day tour

This 1 day tour starts in the morning or afternoon. You will be driven towards Ngong Hills and pass Ngong Village to the Karen Blixen Museum, for many years her home. Immortalized by the famous African Movie ‘Out of Africa’ the Karen Blixen is a famous Kenyan coffee house and also offers delicious cuisines. Later proceed to the Giraffe Centre to see and feed the famous Rothschild Giraffe and her family.

5. Amboseli National Reserve 1 day tour

This one day tour sees you driving south through open grassland country deep into Maasai land. Visit to the Amboseli Park on the Shadows of the Mt. Kilimanjaro. Located 2½ hours from Nairobi and at the foot of snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is one of the best places in Africa for viewing elephants as well as cheetah, gazelle, giraffe, leopard and lion. Birdlife is too prolific here.

Mount Kilimanjaro, with its snow-capped peaks, 6,000 meters high, presides over a landscape containing more big game than almost anywhere in Africa. The Amboseli National Park is famous for the longest studied and habituated elephant herds. This one day tour is by far the best value for your money and you get to see more in a day than your eyes can take.

Only nature in all her majesty could create such a backdrop of a wildlife pageant found at Amboseli. Game is seen on much of the route to the park, which crosses ochre plains where Masai tend their cattle in an age-old tradition. Lunch is taken at the lodge in the park and is followed by another game drive where lion, elephant and the splendid cheetah are likely to be seen. After your one day tour, return to Nairobi in good time for dinner and flight back.

6. Nakuru National Park one day tour

The Nakuru National Park is Kenya’s most visited National Park. Located 160km and 2½ hours from Nairobi, the park is an important Ramsar site and home to thousands of different bird species.

The 188sq km Lake Nakuru is the only KWS-administered reserve that is fully enclosed. Once just a bird sanctuary, Lake Nakuru is now the best place in Kenya to see the highly protected black and white rhino. Among other animals found in the park include rhino, lion, leopard, flamingos, Egyptian geese, waterbuck, giraffe, hyena, buffalo, baboons, vervet monkeys, gazelles etc.

The park is also located within meters of Kenya’s fourth largest township of Nakuru. This is a worthwhile 1 day tour and getting in time for your flight at Jomo Kenyatta international airport.

7. Mt. Longonot 1 day Tour

You will drive into the Rift Valley Escarpment and catch a glimpse of the beautiful escarpment. Arrival at Mt. Longonot National Park is within 1½ hours to start hiking to the top and round the crater if time and your energy permits. (The hike up and round takes around two-three hours)

Picnic lunch is taken at the several rest points o at the top of the crater. Depart for Lake Naivasha and its environs. Enjoy a boat ride and view hippos, buffaloes etc. other optional activities include biking. Finish your one day tour and drive back to Nairobi in time for dinner and departure from JKI airport.

8. Bomas of Kenya one day tour

A boma is a homestead and just a few kilometres from the city, numerous homesteads reflecting Kenya’s cocktail of cultures have been faithfully re-created for visitors to see traditional village life. But the greatest excitement during the afternoon is the display of traditional dancing, music and song performed in a splendid arena. This 1 day tour is ideal for the culturally oriented traveler who wants to sample Kenya’s 42 tribes and cultures.

9. Nairobi Carnivore Restaurant

Nairobi has many restaurants offering a variety of cuisine. We recommend dinner or lunch at the carnivore, which is famous for its succulent stew and barbecue dishes as an excellent complement to a holiday in Kenya, especially as a welcome or a farewell dinner. The evening one day tour includes transfers to and from the airport.

10. Hell’s Gate National Park one day tour

The Hells gate National Park is located in Naivasha, 1½ hours from Nairobi airport. The park is famous for its sheer vertical cliffs that are popular with rock climbers and trekking enthusiasts. The rocky cliffs create a fa├žade so beautiful and multi-coloured that it rivals the Grand Canyon especially when stricken by the afternoon sun. Walks and biking are offered at the park. Animals to be found in the park include zebra, buffalo, gazelles, and other small game. This one day tour is ideal for adventure seekers who want to knock themselves out with a trekking, biking, and sightseeing safari.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Nairobi Day Tours, City Tours, Excursions from Narobi Airport

narobi Day Tours. 1 Day Nairobi tours in Nairobi City Tour Kenya (3 hrs) Day Excursion tour

This is a sight-seeing tour of Nairobi, the green city in the sun. Viewing the shopping center, the City Market tour, Parliament buildings, Railway museum safari tour and finally a visit to the National museum Tour.

Nairobi National Park | Animal Orphanage (4 hrs) Half day Safari
Only a few minutes drive from the center of Nairobi Town or From the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for a safari, a variety of wildlife lies and roams freely in this unique park which covers an area of 44 square miles. The chief attraction here is the African Lion. The only member of the big five not found here is the elephant. The tour also includes a visit to the animal orphanage near the main entrance of the park, where sick and stray animals are kept before returning to the wild.

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Bomas of Kenya (3 hrs) Kenyan Cultural tour

A drive to the Bomas of Kenya situated 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 groups. Enjoy the rich traditional dances, villages and handicrafts displayed at the Bomas of Kenya.

Giraffe Center (3 hrs) Day Excursion :

The 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. The Center 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 era. 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

Drive through the breath-taking view of the Rift Valley, Mt. Longonot, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita and to Nakuru. Lake Nakuru (about 18 square meters) is the home of masses of flamingoes, and a large species of other birds can be seen here. In garden surroundings Water Buck Reed Buck, Impala, Thomson’s Gazelle and Buffalo area also easily seen. Lunch is provided either in a lodge

Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The ecosystem mainly savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro or a camp in the Park. After lunch the tour returns to Nairobi, arriving at about 18:00hrs

Karen Blixen Museum (3 hrs) – Departs daily at 14:00hrs
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.

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