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 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 façade 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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