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Nairobi: National Park, Baby Elephant, & Giraffe Center Tour

1. Nairobi: National Park, Baby Elephant, & Giraffe Center Tour

Following an early pickup from your accommodation in Nairobi, take a short ride to the Nairobi National Park going straight for an adventurous game drive. Discover the park and all its major animals. Experience the sight of wildlife grazing majestically against the backdrop of the city skyline. The game drive will run up to 11:00 AM. After, head to the Giraffe Center, a nonprofit organization that helps educate people about endangered animals and environmental protection. Learn about giraffes from the guides and have the option to feed them by hand under the supervision of trained staff. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant and rhino orphanage inside the western end of Nairobi National Park offers a wonderful opportunity to see baby elephants being fed milk from bottles. The keepers will give you a lecture on each of them, explaining their names and the stories of how they were orphaned. It’s a great place to go and adopt a baby elephant.

Nairobi Storytelling Tour with Former Street Kids

2. Nairobi Storytelling Tour with Former Street Kids

Discover a different side to Nairobi with this extraordinary guided tour. After meeting your guides, who are former street children brought up in the heart of the city, you will embark on a 3-hour guided walking tour as together you explore the Downtown region in the city's center.  As you walk, get real insights into the lives of local youth and street children, as your guides take you through their experience in their former 'home'. Share their captivating life stories connected to the places you visit. Hear how they ended up in the streets and learn how they survived as they teach you some of their street skills.  As you journey through Nairobi, your guides will not only explain how they transformed their lives, but also how they continue to try and improve the situations of their families and friends. Get inspired by their ghetto energy with this more intimate and personal tour. 

Nairobi: Historical & Modernity Tour

3. Nairobi: Historical & Modernity Tour

As much as one is able to stroll around Nairobi by themselves, it is nothing compared to being accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. The guide guarantees your safety, gives you relevant information and offers guidance. Experience the Nairobi culture by interacting with the locals in swahili taught by our guide. You get to learn the historical information and modern relevance of the following sites: Jeevanje Gardens, Nairobi City Market, Jamia mosque, McMillan Memorial Library, Askari Monument, Stanley Hotel, Dedan Kimathi Monument, Maasai Market, Supreme Court, Kenyatta International Convention Center, Parliament buildings and Holy Family Basilica. Enjoy a snack of your choice at one of Nairobi's best restaurants. Your safety is highly guaranteed.

Nairobi: Karen Blixen, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center

4. Nairobi: Karen Blixen, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center

We begin by picking you up from your hotel/apartment/home or home within Nairobi then drive to the Karen blixen museum house where the coffee farmer/settler and author of out of Africa lived from 1914 to 1931. The Museum house remains a serene environment that seems to belong to the past, surrounded by a tranquil garden and indigenous forest, with a splendid view of Karen’s beloved Ngong Hills. She honors the hills with the phrase ‘I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills’. Farm tools including a tractor from that period, wagons, ploughs and an original coffee processing factory equipment form part of this rich collection, as outdoors exhibits. The well maintained luscious green gardens offer the best setting for all outdoor events include weddings and wedding receptions, corporate galas and team building. In line with Karen’s passion for art, we support local and upcoming artists at the Karen’s Art Corner. Guided tours are offered continuously throughout the day by our well trained multilingual guides. After Blixen, our guide will drive to the David sheldrick wildlife trust which happens only one hour per day as from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon everyday. We shall have a lunch break after elephant orphanage at local restaurant or tourist hotel within (your choice) Later on, you visit Giraffe center which is about 15 minutes from the elephant orphanage . After giraffe center our guide will drop you to your hotel or place of your choice within nairobi.

Half day elephant orphanage , giraffe center, karen blixen

5. Half day elephant orphanage , giraffe center, karen blixen

Combine three top Nairobi sites on a tour of the David Sheldrick Trust, Giraffe Centre, and the Karen Blixen Museum. From a baby elephant orphanage to Rothschild’s giraffes, you’ll learn about important conservation work taking place in Kenya. Next, get a glimpse of life on a beautiful, historic plantation owned by writer Karen Blixen; door-to-door transport makes it easy even if your time is limited. From there, continue to the Karen Blixen Museum, former home of the Danish author and coffee farmer who wrote 'Out of Africa.' With furniture and décor that date back to the early 20th century, the house is a fascinating glimpse into Kenya’s past. Following your time at the Karen Blixen Museum, the tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.

From Nairobi: Private Nairobi National Park Tour

6. From Nairobi: Private Nairobi National Park Tour

Just a few kilometers from Nairobi's bustling city center, you get to Nairobi National Park and Animal Ophanage where over 50 species of mammals can be found, including four of the "Big Five". The park is one of Kenya's most successful rhino sanctuaries and sightings of Black Rhino are almost guaranteed. Nairobi National park has a rich and diverse range of birdlife with 400 species recorded, however all species are not always present and some are seasonal. This tour will also include a visit to the animal orphanage. Located inside the National Park, the orphanage is home to wounded or orphaned animals which are nurtured back to health. Expected to be seen are lions, leopards, cheetahs, warthogs, cranes, antelopes, baboons and more.

Nairobi: Elephants, Giraffes, & Beads Factory Half-Day Trip

7. Nairobi: Elephants, Giraffes, & Beads Factory Half-Day Trip

Without having to leave Nairobi city, embark on this guaranteed daily departure, Close encounter with animals in a friendly habitat, first you Spend some time with giraffes at Giraffe center Professional and live Tour Guide who will take you through as he assist you to feed and kiss the giraffe. Later on, visit Elephants at David Sheldrick Elephants live in herds, which are highly organized social groups of 6-20 elephants led and guided by an older female leader, called a matriarch. As the leader of the herd, a matriarch will make all the decisions for the herd - including what to eat, where to sleep and where to go. Female elephants stay with the herd for their entire lives meaning a matriarch acts as a grandmother and/or mother to most of the herd members that include several generations of female relatives (aunts, sisters and cousins). Males (called bull elephants) will only stay with their family until adolescence (around 14 years old) when they venture out on their own and spend most of their lives alone or with other bulls. As well as being the largest land mammal, elephants have the longest gestation period of all animals at 22 months. After the birth, a calf will stay very close to its mother for the first few years, who will nurse her calf for around 4 years. During this time, infant elephants are milk dependent and cannot live more than a few weeks without milk, although they do start to eat vegetation at just a few months of age. The progression of elephants’ mirrors the development of humans and as elephants are extremely tactile, calves need to be touched every few seconds for reassurance, and often suck on their trunks for comfort, just like babies suck their thumbs. Next point will be visiting a beads and leather factory where a group of women empowerment program as they make jewery from start to the end. you will enjoy a nice song by these women.

Nairobi: National Park & Elephant Orphanage Guided Day Tour

8. Nairobi: National Park & Elephant Orphanage Guided Day Tour

On this day the driver/guide picks the guests from the hotel as early as 5.45a.m in order to avoid possible traffic and increase the chances of capturing action in the park.The game drive will run for about four and a half hours.This time is spent in search of the wild animals in this beautiful park.The animals here include the big four and other lesser animals. Mind you this is not a zoo but real wild.The drive here is in a tourist vehicle which has an open close type roof that allows the guests to have a better view of animals and also take great photos.All this time our guests are in the company of an experienced driver/guide. At around 10.15a.m the guests will exit the park and proceed to David Sheldrieks elephant orphanage.This attraction is open daily for one hour, 11a.m to 12 noon.The experience here is amazing.The guests will get up close to the baby elephants and watch them as they drink their milky formulae and as they take mud baths to cool their bodies.During this time there is a narrator who describes each and every baby elephant and where it was rescued.It is sensational! Thereafter the guests are transferred to giraffe centre which is fifteen minutes away.The experience here is incredible.Ever thought of being less than one foot away from the tallest creatures on earth? Go experience it! It is now around and the guests will break for lunch at a great spot of their choice or the driver/guide will share his opinion. The day ends with a visit to the famous Bomas of Kenya."Boma" is a swahili word which means homestead and so Boma with an "s" is plural for many homesteads.In Kenya we have a total of 42 tribes and it is in this place where a few tribes,not all are represented through dances in their different regalias.The entertainment here is overwhelming! After a long and enjoyable day the guests are dropped to their respective hotels/residences.

Visit to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

9. Visit to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Introducing the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Day Tour with Kazuri Beads, a captivating and culturally enriching experience that combines a visit to the renowned David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust with an opportunity to explore the beautiful world of Kazuri Beads. This unique day tour not only allows you to witness the incredible conservation efforts at the elephant orphanage but also offers a chance to engage with the local artisans at Kazuri Beads and support their sustainable livelihoods. Your day tour begins with a convenient pick-up from your Nairobi accommodation. Embark on a scenic drive to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, located within Nairobi National Park. Upon arrival, you will receive a warm welcome and an informative briefing about the trust's conservation initiatives and the elephants in their care. As you venture into the orphanage, witness the remarkable sight of baby elephants being bottle-fed by their dedicated keepers. Learn about the individual histories and unique personalities of the orphaned elephants, hearing their touching stories of rescue and rehabilitation. Get an up-close encounter with these gentle giants during their mud bath time, observing their playful interactions and witnessing their endearing antics. After your visit to the elephant orphanage, embark on a short drive to Kazuri Beads, a social enterprise empowering local women through the art of beadmaking. Explore the Kazuri Beads workshop and gain insights into the intricate process of creating unique and handcrafted jewelry. Engage with the skilled artisans, learning about their traditional techniques and the stories behind each bead. Conclude your day tour with a return transfer to your Nairobi accommodation, carrying the memories of the remarkable conservation efforts at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the beauty of Kazuri Beads.

Live cultural performances Bomas of Kenya Afternoon Tour.

10. Live cultural performances Bomas of Kenya Afternoon Tour.

Full description Enjoy this afternoon tour discovering traditional Kenyan culture. Pickup from hotels within Nairobi is included and you will be driven to the Bomas of Kenya. The Bomas of Kenya is a must-visit place for all visitors to the country. Situated 10km from Nairobi's city center, Langata. The Bomas of Kenya lets you discover the wonderful diversity of cultures that make up this fascinating country such us Arab-influenced Swahili taarab music, Kalenjin warrior dance and Embu drumming and many more. At Bomas different aspects of Kenyan culture are displayed including living styles, crafts, music, and dancing. The word Bomas was derived from a Swahili word for enclosed homestead and there are now many different Bomas, each one representing one of Kenya's major ethnic groups. Do not miss the most exciting traditional dances and acrobatic shows, which start at 2.30pm to 4.00pm during weekdays and 3.30pm to 5.15pm during weekends and public holidays.

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based on 89 reviews

This was an absolutely incredible day. The guide I had was named Quick and he was amazing. He took his time telling me his entire story and was incredibly kind and patient with me the entire day showing me around. He also took me to a local restaurant for some food and beer and conversation. I felt safe the entire time on this tour and it was so much fun. I can’t recommend it enough. I would recommend requesting Quick as your guide and go for it. So fun.

リアルなナイロビを知れました。彼らの生い立ちや実際に起きたことを話しながら、ダウンタウンやスラム街を案内してくれました。常に何人かが我々を囲んでくれたので心配なく回れました。 最後にローカルレストランでランチもできて、貴重な体験ができました! It was amazing experience with the guides. I felt all the time safe because some guides always watched us. Qui Qui told his story in the city, so we learned real Nairobi. Lastly, the local lunch was delicious. Thank you all!!!

Couldn’t fault it . Driver on time , very warm and friendly. No fuss , straight in . Waiting for us outside when finished . Excellent.

Our guide knows his job. His arraged us best placed to see elephates feeding. We warmly recommend.

Amazing time feeding the giraffe and seeing 31 rescued baby elephants