Nairobi Excursions and City Tours
Half Day Tour – Nairobi City Tour – Day Trip from Nairobi
A short tour or excursion of Nairobi through the Nairobi Central Business District, Shopping Center, City Market, Parliament Buildings, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Railway Station, and a brief tour of the Snake Park and National Museum on the outskirts.
Itinerary for the Nairobi City Tour/Excursion:
Depart in the morning to the city center, where the important commercial and administrative areas are located. The main industrial area is located to the south, beyond which, is Nairobi National Park, a wildlife preserve and major tourist attraction.
Visit the City market located near the city center, and other smaller open-air markets filling many of the city’s open spaces. Drive through the large central city square passing by Nairobi’s city hall; Kenya’s parliament building; the Kenyatta Conference Center; the Law courts; and mausoleum of Jomo Kenyatta.
Next, visit the Parliament buildings dating from the 1930s. Inside, be sure to see the statue of Jomo Kenyatta, needlework tapestries showing Kenya’s history, a mosaic of Kenyan tribes.
Later visit the National Museum of Kenya containing the discoveries at Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge and at Koobi Fora in northern Kenya. Also on displays are wildlife statues plus a wide range of weapons, ornaments, and headdresses of various Kenyan tribes that offers an introduction to the country and its peoples. Among other displays are about Kenya’s modern history and an extensive ornithological collection and contemporary art from across eastern Africa.
The last stop is at the Snake Park, which contains a variety of reptile and fish species. The reptile section is the oldest with outside pit type cages housing Leopard Tortoises, White-throat Monitors, and snakes. A separate wall of glass-fronted concrete vivariums contains the venomous snakes. The new orchids and fish sections are new and have adapted modern designs displaying the fish and plants in an aesthetic way.
The package includes: Gate entrance fees, transport, professional guide
Half Day Tour / Excursion – Nairobi National Park and the animal Orphanage Tour
Nairobi national park is located within the city’s skyline, offering unparalleled game viewing in the plains, Also an ornithologist’s paradise with over 300 bird species. The animal orphanage is located adjacent to the park rehabilitating baby elephants and other wildlife.
Itinerary for the Half Day Tour / Excursion – Animal Orphanage and Nairobi National Park Tour
On this day trip from Nairobi you’ll depart in the morning to Nairobi National Park covering an area of 117 km2. The park is unique by being the only protected area in the world with a variety of animals and birds close to a major city. There is a diversity of environments with characteristic fauna and flora. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush predominant.
The western side has a highland dry forest and a permanent river with a riverine forest. In addition, there are stretches of broken bush country and deep, rocky valleys and gorges with scrub and long grass. Man-made dams have also added a further habitat, favorable to certain species of birds and other aquatic biota. The dams also attract water dependent herbivores during the dry season. This park is also one of the most successful of Kenya’s rhino sanctuaries. Attraction include annual wildebeest and zebra migration in July/August, Black rhinoceros, diverse birdlife, large predators, aggregations of large herbivores, Ivory Burning Site Monument and walking trails.
Later visit the Animal Orphanage, which was established in 1964, as a refuge for wild animals found abandoned, orphaned or injured throughout Kenya. The aims of the orphanage were to release the animals into the wild whenever possible, provide conservation education to Kenyans and visitors from all over the world. Over the years, exotic animals’ species not necessarily falling in the categories mentioned above have found their way into the animal orphanage. Problem animals have also been restrained here. However, the orphanage today remains the most visited wildlife facility in Kenya and especially by Kenyans. Later transfer back to your hotel.
This Nairobi day trip tour package includes:
Gate entrance fees, transport and professional guide.
Full Day Tour – Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru
Lake Nakuru National Park is known for its very shallow strong alkaline lake with the huge crowds of flamingo, landscape of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides of the Euphorbia forest.
Itinerary for the Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru Tour from Nairobi
Depart in the morning to Lake Nakuru National Park and on arrival have a mid morning game drive in the park until lunch to be taken at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. In the afternoon continue with game drive in the park.
Lake Nakuru located in Central Kenya about 140km north-west of Nairobi and covers an area of 188 sq km. It was first gazetted as a bird sanctuary in 1960 and upgraded to National Park status in 1968. A northern extension was added to the park in 1974 and the lake was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990.
The parks food chain is the cyanophyte spirulina platensis which can support huge numbers of lesser flamingo. Other attractions include Lake Nakuru a very shallow strong alkaline lake 62 sq km set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland next to Nakuru town. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a Euphorbia forest on the eastern perimeter.
There are about 56 different species of mammals including white rhinos, water buck, leopard lion and buffalo. Features include Lion hill, Baboon cliff and out of Africa, Enasoit Hill, Honeymoon hill, Lion hill ridge and Makalia waterfall. There is a unique vegetation of about 550 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa and yellow acacia woodlands. In the late afternoon, exit the park and return back to Nairobi.
The package includes:
Park entrance fees, lunch, transport, professional guide
Nairobi Carnivore Restaurant Tour
Carnivore Restaurant is Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience, a barbeque not only serving normal beef, pork and chicken but also game meat like Giraffe, Zebra, Crocodile, Hartebeest, Ostrich and a wide variety of vegetarian dishes.
Itinerary for the Carnivore Restaurant Tour
Visit the Carnivore restaurant for a sumptuous lunch or dinner served at an ideal eating spot for meat lovers including game meat. Set in lovely gardens outside the city center, the Carnivore considered ‘Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience’ is an open-air meat specialty restaurant having 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 Masai 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.
The package includes: