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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1 comment:

  1. These are great places to visit when in nairobi during a short nairobi airport layover at JKI airport