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Nairobi: Elephants, Giraffes, Karen Blixen & Bomas Tour

1. Nairobi: Elephants, Giraffes, Karen Blixen & Bomas Tour

After being picked up from your hotel at 9:00 AM, start your tour at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Learn about how the baby elephants are rescued and taken care off. Continue to the giraffe center, where you can take the opportunity to feed the giraffes. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the nature park.   Next head to the Karen Blixen Museum. Spend 2 hours there, discovering the life and history of the famous Out of Africa author. Then stop for a delicious lunch at Mamba Village. After lunch, continue the Bomas of Kenya where 42 Kenyan tribes are represented. Watch performances of traditional folk songs and acrobatic shows. Visit the traditional houses and get a glimpse of how communities lived in ancient Africa. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Nairobi and returned to your hotel in the late afternoon.

From Nairobi: Giraffe Center and Mbogani House

2. From Nairobi: Giraffe Center and Mbogani House

Start with pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and travel to the Giraffe Centre, located approximately 20 kilometers from the city. The centre is the headquarters for the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife made famous by "Daisy Rothschild", a giraffe calf rescued from Soi, on the Western Kenya border. Daisy and her family form only a small part of a herd of these gentle giants, living in a semi-wild state at Giraffe Manor. Get up close the giraffes when they make their protecting wall to be fed. Learn about the conservation efforts undertaken at the centre to protect these majestic animals. Next experience a small part of Kenya's colonial history. Visit Mbogani House, home to author Karen Blixen, which made famous by the film Out of Africa. The house has been restored by the Danish Community of Kenya and is one of the National Museums of Kenya. Learn about Karen Blixen's time in Kenya, and the story behind her famous novel and film.

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What people are saying about Karen Blixen Museum

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Not quite a "tour"

I booked this tour for my one full day in Nairobi and it suited my requirements quite well but was not entirely as expected/advised. I had two significant issues: 1. the guide was actually more of a driver - he drove me to and from each of the sites and the entrances were included but he didn't come in with me as a guide (even for simple tips such as to suggest where to best stand at the elephant orphanage). 2. the pickup time on my voucher was clearly listed as 8am, but the pickup wasn't until after 9am (this appears to have now been sorted in the description). Realistically, any earlier than I was actually picked up would have been ridiculous and I would have had lots of time to do nothing. Additionally, the time required for the tour (on a Sunday at least) is more than 7 hours as the Bomas show is later on that day and doesn't finish until 1715. The tour was excellent value for a single traveller and the driver/guide was flexible and had good English.