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Highlights of Nairobi Day Tour: Elephants, Giraffes, Karen Blixen & Bomas

4.25 / 5 total 2 reviews
Duration: 1 days
This full-day tour showcases the most incredible sites Nairobi has to offer. Join a small group to traverse the landscapes of Nairobi National Park, dive into history at the Karen Blixen Museum, meet gentle creatures at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, and feed giraffes at the Giraffe Centre.

An expert guide picks you up from your hotel and brings you first through the Nairobi National Park, which is home to a large population of local wildlife. Keep an eye out for Cape buffaloes, rhinos, zebras, and even lions as you explore the stunning landscapes of the sprawling reserve. After a break where you can find a local restaurant for lunch, head to the Karen Blixen Museum to learn about the history, culture, and traditions of Kenya's diverse peoples.

Later, your guide takes you to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where orphaned elephants are brought and nursed until they can be released back into the wild. During a tour of the place, discover the conservation and protection efforts being taken by the organization, as well as the dangers elephants face on their own. Your final stop of the day is at the Giraffe Centre, where you can learn about and even hand-feed endangered Rothschild giraffes before heading back to your hotel.

  • See amazing wild animals on Safari in Nairobi National Park
  • Feed the Giraffes at the Giraffe Centre
  • Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
  • Visit the Karen Bixen Museum
  • Small Group Tours
Good to Know
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Live Guide Live Guide
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Any hotel Within The city
  • Disability Services Disability Services
    Yes but tell us in advance
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Driver/ Professional Local Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Start your safari at 6.30am to Nairobi National Park and get the chance to see more than 100 different species of animals including lions, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, rhinos, zebras, gazelles, impala, elands, hartebeests, wildebeests, hyena, jackals, civet cats and many more. 

The animals are easy to spot and you should look out for the white and black rhinos in the park as they are the main item on your game driving experience. 

The Lions will take some time to track but eventually you will find them. 

Hippos can be seen at the river or in some of the numerous manmade earth dams in the park. 

Cheetahs are mostly fond of staying in the large plains to the southernmost fringes of the park where plains game prey is plentiful and easy to catch. 

Leave the park after an extensive tour at 10 am then head to David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, located on the edge of Nairobi National Park. 

Since its inception, the project has hand-reared more than 150 baby elephants that have been orphaned in the wild, often due to poaching. The orphanage helps to reintegrate these gorgeous creatures into the wilds of Tsavo National Park in the east of the country. Learn more about this fascinating venture and see the baby elephants being fed by their keepers. 

Proceed to Giraffe Centre. The centre has been ostensibly set up as a breeding centre for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, but now operates conservation/education programs for Kenyan school children. There is good information on giraffes available there, and an elevated feeding platform where visitors meet the resident giraffes face to face.

Lunch break at Mamba Village. 

Continue on to Bomas of Kenya, which offers Kenya in miniature! It is a must visit for all visitors. Bomas of Kenya lets you see the wonderful diversity of cultures that make up this fascinating country.

Bomas different aspects of Kenyan culture are displayed including living styles, crafts, music and dancing. The word Bomas was derived from "Boma"-a Swahili word for enclosed homestead and there are now many different "Bomas", each one representing one of Kenya's major ethnic groups. 

Visit The Langata Giraffe Centre where you can feed the endangered Rothschild's giraffes and to the Karen Blixen Museum of the "Out of Africa" fame. 

End the Safari and go back to your hotel by 5pm.

Meeting Point
Any Hotel in the city center
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Please send us your Hotel for pick up
  • Wear comfortable, casual clothing and footwear
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Reviewed by Kenneth Zartman US   November 18, 2017
We had a very enjoyable Highlights of Nairobi Day Tour. It was a great Fun. The Tour Operator handled our Tour professionally I will recommend this Tour to my other friends
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Reviewed by Robert Rudd US   November 22, 2017
Splendid Tour with a lot of fun
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