Nairobi Excursions

Nairobi Excursions : Nairobi City the capital of Kenya is not only just capital but a tourism hub with many attractions and excursions to do during your trip. Nairobi Day Trip provides you with an incredible experiences in various destinations found in the city including colorful markets, wildlife, historical monuments, African cultural heritage, mankind existence, tea farms and African cuisines.

Daphine Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Day Trip

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant and rhino Orphange is located on the western end of Nairobi National Park, the Orphanage is best known for its work to protect elephants and operates as the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world.

The Orphanage offers a safe haven for elephants who have been victims of poaching in East Africa, the Daphine Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage was a great initiative by Daphne Sheldrick who decided on venturing into rehabilitating elephants shortly after the death of her husband David Sheldrick. Since its establishment, the orphanage and its rehabilitation program has saved the lives of more than 150 abandoned elephants.

For many years, the trust was run by Dame Daphne Sheldrick in memory of her husband David Sheldrick, the founding warden of Tsavo National Park.

Giraffe Center Day Tour

The Giraffe Center “The Giraffe Rothschild Center” is a perfect site to visit for a day’s excursions in Nairobi, the center was started as a rehabilitation project to rescue the Rothschild Giraffe, the Giraffe center is also referred to as The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Giraffe Center. The center plays a pivotal role in conserving the critically endangered Rothschild giraffe, before conservation initiative began numbers for these giraffes was quickly declining due to habitat encroachment and mass hunting.

The fund was founded in 1979 by Betty and Jock Leslie Melville – a grandson of a Scottish earl after raising a Rothschild giraffe, Daisy in their Langata home. Due to their conservation efforts, the population of the Rothschild giraffe are approximately 300 across Kenya.

On a visit to the Giraffe Center you will an opportunity to touch and feed the giraffes from a raised platform, then have a self-guided forest walk in the adjacent Gogo river sanctuary on a 1.5 kilometers trail with great views of Nairobi and the Ngong Hills.

The Giraffe Center is located rougly 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) away from the center of Nairobi.

Nairobi Giraffe Center is managed by the African Fund for Endagered Wildlife (AFEW) which is a conservation Education NGO which support teaching of conservation education in schools through documentaries, organizing inter-schools contests and production of education pamphlet, brochures and posters.

Karen Blixen Museum Tour

 Karen Blixen Museum is a thrilling site to visit on a Nairobi tour, the museum is set in the serene suburb of Nairobi City, approximately 10 kilometers from the city center. Karen Blixen Museum was once the center piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngongo Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror Blixen – Fineckle, the museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya and later gained an international acclaim with the release of the movie “out of Africa” an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s autobiography by the same time.

The structure was built in 1912 by Swedish Engineer Ake Sjogren, Karen and her husband bought the house in 1917 and it became the farm house for their 6,000 acre-farm of which 600 acres was used for coffee farming, after 8 years of marriage, they divorced in 1921 and the Baron moved on and left the running of the farm to Karen.

The Karen Blixen House depicts the life of early Kenya colonial settlers and on a tour in the house, you will see all the colonial furniture and wildlife prizes owned by Karen Blixen.

Nairobi National Museum Tour

The Nairobi National Museum Day Tour takes you on a visit to Nairobi National Museum where you can enjoy the best  and most amazing Kenya’s rich Natural and cultural Heritage, the Nairobi National Museum is situated approximately 10 minutes away from the city center along the Museum Hill Road of Uhuru Highways and is located in the Westland’s Area in Nairobi City.

Nairobi Excursions
Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

The Nairobi National Museum holds a wide variety of most reputed collections relation to culture, history and art hailing from East Africa and Kenya, the museum interprets Kenya Heritage for stimulating learning and appreciation. The museum features a huge facility with many educating sections which is the best education center and visitors can spend a whole day here with a guide who offers all the information about each and every section of the museum.

Upstairs of the museum in the people section are the displays of the cultures of various tribes in Kenya, the museum also contains dinosaur fossils found in Kenya.

With the grounds of Nairobi National Museum, there are other attractions including an enormous statue of a dinosaur just at the entrance to the museum which is always filled with children and a Snake Park.

The Bomas of Kenya Day Tour

The Bomas of Kenya is a tourist village in Langata, the Bomas (homesteads) displays traditional villages belonging to the several Kenyan tribes. The Bomas of Kenya were established by the government in 1971 as a subsidiary company of Kenya Tourist Development Corporation as a tourist attraction, the government also wanted to preserve, maintain and promote rich and diverse cultural values of various tribal groups of Kenya.

Kenya as a country is rich in culture which is constantly being threatened by increasing modernity and technology, to combat a loss of the rich heritage, the Bomas of Kenya has put together a series of tribal cultural shows geared towards promoting her rich cultural diversity. It features virtually all of the 42 tribes in the country coming together from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The Bomas of Kenya “homestead” is located just 10 kilometers from the city center with numerous homesteads reflecting Kenya’s cocktail of cultures depicting in a traditional village lifestyle.

Other excursions to do in Nairobi include a visit to Nairobi National Park and dining at Carnivore Restaurant Nairobi.

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