Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum
Most cities have zoos, Nairobi however is a show off and has a national park right in the heart of town. See giraffes grazing with skyscrapers in the background, then discover Karen Blixen’s world and feed giraffes by hand on this Nairobi tour that feels a world away from the city.
- Seek out wildlife at Nairobi National Park, an impressive National Park within the city limits
- Meet elephant calves at the Sheldrick’s
- Enjoy sampling local food at lunch at a local restaurant
- Visit the Karen Blixen Museum and discover more about her life
- Stop by the Giraffe Centre for a close up visit with the endangered Rothschild giraffe
- Duration: 9 – 10 hours
- Pickup location: Centrally located hotels in Nairobi.
- Pickup time: 7.00 AM
- Drop off location: Centrally located hotels in Nairobi.
When there’s a gorgeous national park within a major city, it kind of just becomes a must-see, doesn’t it? On this Nairobi tour, you’ll spend almost a full day immersed in natural wonder, from a tour of the giraffe Centre to walking in Karen Blixen’s footsteps, it’s all within the city limits of Nairobi…how cool is that?!
Nairobi National Park is a unique wildlife haven located within sight of Nairobi city’s skyline, and it’s the focal point for this Nairobi ‘city’ tour. Here, various herbivores can be seen roaming the park’s grasslands, and lion, cheetah, and leopard are just some of the predators that can be spotted, together with over 300 bird species.
Wildlife spotting certainly works up an appetite, so lunch will be served at a local restaurant where you’ll get to sample local cuisine and engage with the locals.
After lunch it’s time for a little ‘Out of Africa’, as we drive over to the Karen Blixen Museum, which takes visitors back to the colonial period, reconstructing the lives of those who inhabited this region. You’ll see some of the original antique furniture and a re-constructed colonial coffee factory.
From here, it’s onwards…and upwards (!) as we hit up the Giraffe Centre, where we have an opportunity to interact closely with the beautiful, endangered Rothschild giraffe. It’s a truly special experience, one that you likely won’t ever forget.
After a day filled with close animal encounters and local experiences, we’ll head back to the city Centre where your Nairobi tour will come to a close/transfer to you pick up point
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, transportation, entry fees, local lunch.
Exclusions: All drinks, tips or gratuities for your local guide, items of a personal nature.
Dress standard: When packing, be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Africa. To respect this, and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not suitable. Topless sun bathing is unacceptable.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher. If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Additional Information: You will be collected from your hotel within the city Centre starting from 7:00am. If your hotel is away from the city Centre, kindly contact us and we will organize on a new starting point. There will be a brief introduction meeting from your tour guide before departing.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at half the adult price. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.