On your Nairobi City Tours and Attractions, whether you are just beginning your game viewing experience in Kenya or preparing for your return trip home at the conclusion of your awe-inspiring travels in East Africa, Nairobi is a diverse and exciting urban setting for you to spend one or two days exploring the many attractions within the city limits.
A guided Nairobi city tour takes you to some of the most distinct attractions with a skilled and experienced guide that not only ensures your safety, but also efficiently navigates the high traffic roads, allowing you to enjoy all that Nairobi has to offer.
Learn about African snakes and other animals at the Nairobi Snake Park and then visit the Nairobi National Museum where fossils from the East African river valleys are displayed, many of which tell the earliest stories of mankind. Your city tour also includes the capital’s shopping areas, local street markets, significant buildings and other areas of interest.
The rich of history of the metropolis is an integral part of what has become known as the “Nairobi character,” and your Pallid Safaris guide shares the story of how swampland evolved into a thriving center of business and culture in Kenya, a transformation that began with the arrival of the railway in 1899.
This full day tour is an excellent way to begin or end your East Africa safari. Search out wildlife at Nairobi National Park, on the outskirts of Nairobi. Covering more than 45 square miles (117 sq. km) of grasslands, forests, rocky valleys, forests and wetlands is Nairobi National Park, Kenya’s oldest national park and the only one in the world that is situated amidst a capital city.
The proximity to an urban center, though, does not diminish the wildlife presence within the park boundaries, though, as more than 100 species of mammal and over 500 types of avi-fauna are found in the park including 20 seasonal migrants from Europe.
What makes Nairobi Park surreal when compared to your other safari destinations in East Africa is that it is not uncommon to see grazing herbivores, such as giraffe, wildebeest, eland, Thomson’s gazelle and many others grazing quietly with the distant high-rises of Nairobi as a backdrop.
1100hrs -1200hrs: Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage, where young orphaned elephants are brought after being rescued and fed till they are mature to be released to the wild. When you visit the orphanage during your sightseeing trip to Nairobi with Pallid Safaris, you will see orphan elephants and rhinos nurturing and learn about the trust’s two major programs – Orphan’s Project and Fostering Program.
The Orphan’s Project is a globally recognized program that rescues and rehabilitates elephants and rhinos that have been orphaned due to poaching and habitat loss, and hundreds of infant elephants have been hand-raised and reintroduced to the wild at Tsavo East.
The Fostering Program, in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service, supports an elephant nursery in Nairobi National Park that is overseen by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick who is credited with developing a complex milk formulary, as well as an in-depth understanding of husbandry.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit the Karen Blixen Museum. Stop by the Giraffe Center for a close up look at the endangered Rothschild giraffe.
1400hrs -1500hrs: Visit the Karen Blixen museum, the house in the movie out of Africa. Karen Blixen, author of “Out of Africa,” arrived in Nairobi from her homeland of Denmark in 1914 and settled in what is now the suburb of Karen. She purchased 6000 acres of forested land, using only 600 acres for her coffee farm and preserving most of the native habitat. Karen left Kenya in 1931, and her famous novel was published in 1937.
The residents that lived nearby maintained her home until Kenya’s independence when the Danish government donated the home and surrounding lands, and later restored the house that was used for the film “Out of Africa”. In 1986, the Karen Blixen Museum opened the historic house to the public. The home is situated 10 miles from the Nairobi city center at the foot of the Ngong Hills.
Although the property is historically breathtaking, the most memorable part of visiting the museum is the house. Built in 1910, the bungalow-style home features a red tile roof, wood paneling and the original furniture and kitchen. Efforts are currently underway to restore the coffee factory and remaining machinery, which will complete the experience of living as a settler in Kenya in the early 1900s.
1500hrs -1700hrs: Visit Bomas Of Kenya – a cultural tour of Kenya’s major ethnic groups, such as Mijikenda, Luo, Taita, Embu, Maasai, Kikuyu, Kamba, Kalenjin, Luhya, Kisii, Kuria to name just a few of the native peoples that are represented at the venue.
The word “boma” means “homestead”, and here you find replicates of traditional villages that provide interesting insight about each tribe’s societal structure, crafts, music, dancing and much more. Nairobi Tribal Tour a Place named a tourist village in Langata, Nairobi.
Bomas (homesteads) displays traditional villages belonging to the several Kenyan tribes.enjoy local tradition dances and acrobats and clients join as well in celebration local culture !