NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK|
this unique sanctuary just a few kilometres from Nairobi bustling City centre,
but despite its proximity over species of mammals that can be found there including
four of the big five, a variety of wildlife lies and roams freely in this unique
park which covers an area of 44 square miles. Nairobi national park is the oldest
of Kenya's National parks and game reserves. It was gazetted in December 1946.
the game sanctuary is a glorious stretch of Savannah that is set against the dramatic
skyline of Nairobi, the capital City.Its main entrances are merely a stone's throw
from the outskirts of the city, thus making Nairobi the only City in the world
that borders a natural game protection area.The chief attraction here is the African
Well over one hundred species of mammals mainly plains
game have been recorded in this park.The big five
are represented except the elephant.
A unique feature of Nairobi national
park is that visitors do not have to travel far to view game in their natural
habitat.Another unique feature of Nairobi national park that should not be missed
is the Animal orphanage.
The tour also includes a visit to the animal
orphanage near the main entrance of the park, the orphanage is home to the injured
and orphaned young animal, here they are nursed back to health before being released
back to the wild.
park is also ideal for ornithological safaris as four hundred species of birdlife
have been recorded.
Full Day Excursion to Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe
centre and Daphne Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage Nairobi.
Nairobi excursion where you spend a wonderful half day at the historical Karen
Blixen museum ( Out of Africa) and with giraffes and baby elephants! Visiting
the Giraffe Manor and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage - The David Sheldrick
Wildlife Trust: A Haven for Elephants and Rhinos.
Blixen Museum is located on the outskirts of Nairobi on Karen road. Its history
dates back to 1914, during the First World War, with the arrival of Karen Blixen
from Denmark. At the foot of Ngong hills, Karen Blixen established herself as
a farmer. After her departure in 1931 the suburbs retained the commemorative home
Karen Blixen museum is one of a number of very interesting regional museums and
archeological and prehistoric sites of the National museums of Kenya, and it continues
to be an immensely popular tourist attraction with the same words ' I dreamt of
toward the Ngong Hills to the Karen Blixen Museum.
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.
proceed to the Giraffe Centre to see and feed the
famous Rothschild giraffe.
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.
The Giraffe center also home to the leopard, tortoise and boasts over a hundred
acres of undeveloped and undisturbed indigenous forest, the remnant of the natural
forest that once surrounded Nairobi.The forest is an extension of the type occurring
in the adjacent Nairobi National Park and the Langata Ololua forests, which have
identical tree species. The forest also has an impressive variety of bird species,
which can be viewed throughout the year.
giraffe center is a wonderful and refreshing experience
to enjoy as an excursion while in Nairobi. The tour
gives a completely up close and personal interaction
where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes
as well as feed them.
interaction where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed
them.kiss them,touch them-just a great feeling!!!!!.
Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Sheldrick Elephant orphanage where you come close
to elephant calves! Daphne Sheldrick As part of the
David Sheldrick Conservation Foundation rehabilitates
baby elephants and other wildlife here at her home
just outside of Nairobi National Park. These babies
have lost their mothers to poaching, death, injuries,
on getting lost in the wild or other tragedies. Daphne
and her dedicated staff raise them to be released
back into the wild when they are ready. Its worth
visiting and see humanitarian care to the wildlife
and the heart it takes to care. They charge a small
entrance fees instead you can buy a souvenir or donate
for the conservation.
centre AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Ltd)
Giraffe Manor Africa's pride of international celebrity. Since its founders, Jock
and Betty Leslie-Melville, rescued a baby giraffe named Daisy from a heavily-poached
area of western Kenya in 1974, their home has become a household name among wildlife
lovers world-wide - and Daisy a star in her own right.
home has been opened to the world - and provides what is
felt is the very best place to begin or end your safari
or if in a conference or transit it worth coming close
to wildlife from the bustle of the city where you
feed giraffes with your own hands and have the closest
touch.Other animals includes the tortoise, warthog
and a parrot.
up at the hotel or airport
*Sheldrick Orphanage: 11am-12pm
*Karen Blixen Museum: 1:.30 -3pm
*Rate includes - Transport
/ all entrance fees
( Optional Lunch at Carnivore restaurant for US$
Rate per person US$ 110
BOMAS OF KENYA EXCURSIONS (3 hrs)
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.
the rich traditional dances, villages and handicrafts displayed at the Bomas of
Kenya.and view numerous homesteads reflecting Kenya ’s cocktail of cultures
which have been faithfully re-created for visitors to see traditional village
life. But the greatest excitement during the afternoon is a visit to the display
of traditional dancing music and folklore songs performed in splendid arena.
Rate per person US$ 50
CARNIVORE RESTAURANT EXCURSION FROM NAIROBI
/ DINNER AT CARNIVORE RESTAURANT - The Carnivore - 2 hrs
Carnivore Meat Eater's Experience ( Eating
out for Dinner or Lunch in Nairobi )
Book for Dinner / Lunch In Nairobi
Carnivore Meat Eater's Experience
Carnivore is considered 'Africas Greatest Eating
Experience'. This open-air meat speciality restaurant
has strikingly different food, service and atmosphere
to anything ever seen in Kenya. Every type of meat
imaginable, including four choices of wild game, are
roasted on traditional Maasai swords over a huge,
visually spectacular charcoal pit that dominates the
entrance of the restaurant. The waiters then carry
these swords around the restaurant, carving unlimited
amounts of the prime meats onto sizzling, cast iron
plates in front of you. A wide selection of salads,
vegetable side dishes, and a variety of exotic sauces
accompany the meat feast. Dessert and coffee follow
this. The full meal including a soup course is at
a set price.
The Carnivore is also the home of the Simba Saloon, Nairobi's
most popular nightclub and disco. The informal outdoor atmosphere, exceptional
snacks and outstanding entertainment ensure a vibrant and exciting night out.
Guaranteed daily at 12.30 p.m and 7.00 p.m.Nairobi has many restaurants offering
varieties of cuisines.We recommend a dinner or lunch at the carnivore which is
famous for the succulent stew and barbecue dishes of the Game meat as an excellent
welcome or farewell dinner.
Restaurant Lunch/Dinner time table is as follows:
Drop off to Nairobi airport extra is 25USD
Rate per person US$ 45