A tour of the Nairobi City Center, Shopping areas, Parliament Buildings, National Museum and Snake Park. Nairobi has grown from a small railway outpost to a major cosmopolitan center. It is the capital of Kenya and the largest industrial and commercial city in East Africa with a population close to 3 million. Nairobi has a temperate climate all year round with warm days and cool nights. A guided city tour includes a visit to the famous Nairobi National Museum, the adjacent snake park, and Uhuru park where one gets a splendid view of the city of Nairobi.
Nairobi National Park
Visit the Nairobi National Park only a few kilometers from the city center . Of the big five, only the elephant is absent. The Nairobi National Park is only 7km from Nairobi City center. The small park (113sq. km) contains all the major animal species with the exception of the Elephant. The sight of wildlife grazing majestically against the backdrop of the city skyline is a pleasant experience. Close to the Main Entrance of the Game park is the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, founded in 1963 to provide a home for injured and orphanage, founded young animals, Here the animals are nursed to good health and then released back to the wild.
From the verandah of the stylish Range’s Restaurant adjacent to the orphanage, one can view the animals in their natural setting. The verandah overlooks the floodlit waterhole favored by many of the park wildlife. The best time for game drives in the Park is early in the morning or late in the afternoon. The tour can optional be combined with The Nairobi Safari Walk.
Bomas of Kenya
Enjoy the rich traditional music accompanied by dance at this cultural center, then take a guided tour of the different bomas (huts) within the compound. The Bomas of Kenya is located 8 km from Nairobi City center. ‘Boma” is a Kiswahili word for a homestead or fort. The place is adorned with many homesteads depicting Kenya’s cocktail of tribunal cultures. This is a cultural tour that introduces you to the traditional village life of Kenya’s major tribes. The highlight of the visit is the afternoon performances by traditional dancers and professional acrobats inside the center’s magnificent arena.
The Carnivore Experience
Lunch or dinner at The Carnivore Restaurant, considered "Africa's greatest Eating Experience". The Restaurant serves every type of barbecue meat imaginable, including four choices of wild game. The Carnivore Restaurant is located 6 km from Nairobi City center. Among the many posh restaurants in the city, the Carnivore stands in a class of its own. It is famous for its succulent steaks and charcoal- grilled game meat served on giant skewers. The tender- hearted are also adequately catered for; there is an unlimited supply of savory beef, pork, fish and chicken. A comprehensive vegetarian menu is also available. The restaurant guarantees to satisfy the most demanding of appetites. After dinner you may choose to move to the Simba salon and shake down the meat or dance the night away.
Depart from your city Hotel after an early breakfast. Spend most of the morning on a game drive in Nairobi National Park . There after visit the Giraffe Center and the Karen Blixen Museum. Lunch at either Ranger’s Restaurant or the Bomas of Kenya Restaurant. Afternoon is spent at the Bomas of Kenya, Return to hotel late afternoon.
Karen Blixen Museum & Giraffe Centre
A tour of the Karen Blixen Museum situated at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The Museum was originally the home of Karen Blixen of the Out of Africa fame. This is combined with a visit to the Giraffe Center, an educational centre and part of African Fund for Endangered Wildlife. The park has a small herd of Rothschild's Giraffe which are endangered specie and you will get a chance to feed them. The Nairobi Giraffe center is located 15kms from the city center. The center was founded in 1978 to save the Rothschild Giraffe from extinction. From a safe specially constructed platform, you may hand feed and make friends with the majestic resident Giraffes. You then proceed to Karen Blixen Museum, an immensely popular tourist attraction, The museum’s beautiful wood-panned rooms are filled with interesting archaeological artifacts. You will wind up the tour with a visit to the Utamaduni Craft Center. Here you will see the work of local wood and stone artists and also get an opportunity to purchase some souvenirs.
Nairobi Safari Walk
Nairobi Safari Walk is a conservation-cum-education facility that has been developed from the former Animal Orphanage. Eleven hectares of land have been set aside for the construction of this facility in order to give visitors a sample of Kenya’s rich bio-diversity. In other words, to set the standards of conservation education in Kenya. The site also serves as KWS centre for development of education materials. The Nairobi safari walk is an eye opener to Kenya’s National Parks and Reserves. It offers the international visitor an opportunity to learn what he/she expects to see across the country. You will get a taste of Kenya’s rich animal collection which includes the white rhino, rare bongo, albino zebra, primates, antelopes, collection of cats. It is a home to a collection of over 150 species.
Nairobi National Museum
The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums of Kenya. Located on Museum Hill, the museum showcases Kenya's rich Heritage with four distinct themes representing Kenya's Culture, Nature, History and Contemporary Art.Other attractions within the compound include the Snake Park and Botanical Gardens as well as a State of the Art Auditorium that occasionally hosts concerts, film shows and other events.Dining and shopping facilities await you after your tour with us in our commercial wing. Enjoy your visit with us at the National Museum.