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Nairobi: Elephants, Giraffes, Karen Blixen & Bomas Tour

4.5 / 5

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Nairobi: Elephants, Giraffes, Karen Blixen & Bomas Tour

From $155 per person

Enjoy a full-day tour from Nairobi to experience wildlife and local culture at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Get close to baby elephants and giraffes, visit the Karen Blixen Museum, and then discover traditional entertainment at the Bomas of Kenya.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Audio guide included
English, German, French
Pickup included
Your hotel in Nairobi
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Get up close to animals including giraffes and baby elephants
  • Enjoy round-trip transfers from your Nairobi hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Travel with a friendly driver who will point out important landmarks on the way
  • Learn about the life of the famous author Karen Blixen
  • Discover local traditions and watch folk songs and acrobatics
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Mineral water
  • Taxes
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Gratuities and tips
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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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.

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July 29, 2019

July 27, 2019

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