Nairobi Short Exursions

 

NAIROBI CITY TOUR

 

Depart your hotel and drive for the city tour, Visit the City market located near the city center, visit the Parliament buildings dating from the 1930s. See the statue of Jomo Kenyatta, needlework tapestries showing Kenya's history - a mosaic of Kenyan tribes. Later visit the National Museum of Kenya, The last stop is at the Snake Park. Drive back to your hotel after the city tour.

 

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK

 

Depart your hotel for the Nairobi National Park covering an area of 117sq km. Explore a diversity of environments with characteristic fauna and flora. Open grasslands with scattered acacia bush predominant. Later visit the Animal Orphanage and drive back to your hotel.

 

NATIONAL MUSEUM


Depart your hotel and drive to the National Museum. It is located within Nairobi City and is an ideal place to visit. The museum is famous for preserved birds, butterflies and animals and information about country's rich past and culture. There are also Leakey's prehistoric artifacts and tribal artifacts dating back to hundreds of years. Drive back to your hotel after the tour.

 

KAREN BLIXEN MUSUEM

 

Depart your hotel and drive to the outskirts on the city centre, was named after the famous heroin Karen Blixen (Dutch Woman) on whom the movie 'Out of Africa' was based. It is a fascinating point for all visitors, about 20 minutes drive. The house has much of its original features still intact . Photographs and original oil portraits painted by ms Blixen adom, the walls show glimpse of life on this former coffee plantation. Drive back to your hotel after the tour.

 

BOMAS OF KENYA 

 

Located also in the outskirts of the city, one kilometer from the animal orphanage and Nairobi National Park. You are treated to existing traditional music and dances, view traditions of different tribes ranging from Maasai's to the exhilarating Giriama and coastal dances. Sample traditional dishes from different tribes and get taste of Kenya's culture.

 

RAILWAY MUSEUM

 

Depart your hotel and drive to the Raiway Museum located off Uhuru Highway in the city centre. You can get an opportunity to climb on board train carriages dating back to the turn of the century. The carriages are full of historical photographs and relics from the time when railway construction workers first arrived in Nairobi. This is a visit of fascinating encounter with the story of Nairobi's humble beginning. Drive back to your hotel after the tour.

 

GIRAFFE CENTRE

 

Depart your hotel and drive to the Giraffe centre, a creation of Kenyan conservation organization -the Africa Fund for endangered wildlife (AFEW) founded in 1978. You get the opportunity to come into close contact and feed these tall graceful animals. This can be combined with a look at Daisy Rothschild's home, Giraffe manner - one of Kenya's best known guest houses. Drive back to your hotel after the tour.