Day Trips & Short Safaris

Excursions in and from Nairobi

Nairobi is Kenya's capital  and largest city. It is reputed as the only capital city in the World which is home to a real authentic wildlife national park, the Nairobi National Park.It is popularly known as the “Green City in the Sun”. Founded in 1899, the city was handed capital status from Mombasa in 1905. Nairobi's greater metropolis comprising of adjoining towns has a population of 6.5m+.

The city lies on the Nairobi River,in the south of the nation, and has an elevation of 1661m (5450 ft)above sea-level. Nairobi is the most populous city in EastAfrica, with over 3.5m+ people and is one of the greatest cities of Africa, politically and financially. It is home  or headquarters to various UN orga

nizational bodies and is a key hub for business and culture.

ExcursionsSHELDRICK ORPHANAGE, KAREN BLIXEN & GIRAFFE CENTRE - 5 HRS
SAFARI CODE: IWS 04
Drive towards the Nairobi National Park to Sheldrick Baby Elephant Orphanage which is open 1 hr daily. You can visit between 11am and 12 noon every day, and see the elephants being fed and playing. In addition, there is a keeper who will give a talk about the elephants, where they came from, how they are getting on, and how some of the previous orphans are progressing. You can get really close to the elephants.
The orphanage also takes in rhinos and so if you are lucky you will get the chance to see a young rhino. Continue to the Karen Blixen Museum, for many years was her home. Later proceed to the Giraffe
 Centre to see and hand feed the famous endangered species of Rothschild Giraffe and her family.

CARNIVORE EXPERIENCE
SAFARI CODE: IWS 05
Nairobi has many restaurants offering varieties of cuisine. We recommend dinner or lunch at the Carnivore, which is famous for the succulent stew and barbecue dishes of game  meat  as  an  excellent compliment to a holiday in Kenya; especially as an excel- lent welcome, or farewell dinner in Kenya.
The orphanage also takes in rhinos and so if you are lucky you will get the chance to see a young rhino. Continue to the Karen Blixen Museum, for many years was her home. Later proceed to the Giraffe Centre to see and hand feed the famous endangered species of Rothschild Giraffe and her family.

BOMAS OF KENYA - 3HRS
SAFARI CODE: IWS 06
Bomas is a homestead and just 10 kilometers from the city centre with numerous homesteads reflecting Kenya's cocktail of cultures depicting in a traditional village life style. You will be treated to a rich traditional music and dance show at this cultural cen- tre. The greatest excitement is the display of traditional dances, music, and songs being performed  in  a splendid area. Traditional dishes may be served as extras.

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - FULL DAY
SAFARI CODE - IWS 07

Lake Nakuru lies in the volcano strewn Great Rift Valley. Enjoy the view of the Great Rift Valley from the escarpments and then descend to the Lake Nakuru National Park. A game drive to view spectacular thousands of flamingos and other bird species in addition to viewing the white and black Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo and Waterbuck among others. Lunch is served at either Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Lake Nakuru Lodge. A stop over will be made at Lake Naivasha, time permitting.

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK & BOMAS - FULL DAY
SAFARI CODE: IWS 08
This package involves visit to thewildlife sanctuary located just a few kilometresfromthe city centre and a combination of Bomas for cultural displays, dances, and songs. Lunch will be served at Nairobi Mamba Village, giving you a chance to watch crocodiles feeding, ostrich farm, camel and horse riding. The tour returns to the city centre in the evening.

HELLS GATE , ELSAMERE & CRESCENT ISLAND - FULL DAY
SAFARI CODE: IWS 09
Depart  Nairobi city    driving westwards  stopping at the viewpoint on the Great Rift Valley to view the Loita plains and the sparkling Lake Naivasha in the thousands of feet below. Proceed to Hells Gate National Park for subsidized circuit tour. Lunch at Elsamere. Stay until time for High Tea. Leave at 4pm to Crescent Island via boat on Lake Naivasha.  
The lake is famous for the staging of Imperial Airways Flying Boat Services from Durban to London in the 1930's.  Bird  watching and plant study by the lakeside will be compelling.

Safari Booking Code IWC 01-09
Catalogue Title Nairobi Excursions
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