Short Excursions in Nairobi

  • GIRAFFE CENTER
  • Elephant Watch
  • KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM
  • DAPHNE SHELDRICKS
  • Lake-Nakuru2

1. NAIROBI CITY TOUR

The tour covers the modern city centre, the parliament buildings, the Railway Museum and the National Museum where there are spellbinding displays of early man, tribal regalia and the flora and fauna of Kenya. The Tour also includes a visit to the adjacent Snake Park.

The entrance fees to the National Museum is USD 11 per adult for Non residents. Children under 12yrs USD 6

Rates are payable at the entrance.

2. KAZURI BEADS AND POTTERY

Kazuri started as a small ceramic workshop experimenting in making handmade beads and has now grown to a big factory. Its workforce comprises of destitute single mothers and unemployed school leavers whose self-respect has been restored and is apparent in their confidence and appearance. In addition on bead work they also make pottery reflecting African colors and that have made Kazuri famous worldwide with these unique Kenyan style pottery. The items are available for sale.

3. DAPHNE SHELDRICKS

This orphanage is home to orphan baby Elephants and is open daily from 1100 – 1200 hours during feeding time. One is able to watch the orphans as they are brought out to feed and sometimes can participate in feeding them. A small donation is expected to help sustain the Elephants.

The entrance fees is USD 11 per person.

4. KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM

Situated at the foot of Ngong Hills, this is the farm and home to Karen Blixen of “Out of Africa” fame. Her paintings and artifacts are found at her former home now Karen Blixen Museum. Also known as Isak Dinesen in her writings, Karen Blixen was well respected by the local African people in her time due to her concern on their well being.

The entrance fees to the Karen Blixen Museum is USD 11 per adult for Non residents

Children aged 4 – 18 are charged USD 6 for Non Resident

The rates are payable at the entrance.

5. GIRAFFE CENTER

The centre has a nature of approximately 145 acres which offers home to the endangered Rothschild Giraffes which move beautifully camouflaged and often emerges out gracefully and gently to meet their visitors. This is the only place in the world where visitors experience the wonders of seeing, touching and feeding the Giraffes.

The entrance fees to the Giraffe Center is USD 7 per adult for Non residents. The rates are payable at the entrance.

6. THREE HOURS VISIT TO NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK

The park is located within the city limits if Nairobi. Lion, rhino and a great variety of plains game can all be found within the borders of the park.

After the Tour, there is an optional visit to the Animal Orphanage Or Nairobi

Safari Walk

Entrance to the National Park is USD 40.00 per person for non resident. Entrance to the

Animal Orphanage Or Nairobi Safari Walk is USD 15.00 per adult. Payable directly.

Cost of transport for above excursions:

Safari Van

USD 140 for half day use of vehicle for a maximum of 05 hours

USD 160 for full day use of vehicle for upto 10 hours.

4×4 land cruiser

USD 220 for half day use of vehicle for a maximum of 05 hours

USD 280 for full day use of vehicle for upto 10 hours.

Includes:

  • Transport in a 07 seater safari minivan/ 4×4 Landcruiser
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • Driver’s allowance & fuel.

Excludes:

Entrance fees where applicable.

Items of personal nature such as drinks, tips, gratuities etc.

7. DAY TRIP TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Depart in the morning at about 0800 hrs and drive through the highland farms of the Kikuyu people before descending the escarpment into the dramatic landscape of the Rift Valley. Proceed to Lake Nakuru. Morning game drive en route to your hotel for Lunch. (Lunch is payable directly at the hotel at approx. USD 35.00 per person). After lunch depart for an extensive game drive which focuses on the magnificent spectacle of the Flamingoes for which Lake Nakuru is famous about. Return to Nairobi is approximately

1800hrs.

Transport cost for the day Trip to Lake Nakuru National park: USD 235.00 for a 07 seater safari minibus.

USD 300.00 for a 4×4 Landcruiser

Includes:

  • Return transport in a 07 seater safari vehicle.
  • Services of an English speaking driver / guide
  • Game drive in the Park
  • Driver’s allowance and fuel.

Excludes:

Items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, gratuities, lunch (approximately USD 35)

and park entrance fee which is USD 70 per adult & USD 40 per child. Payable directly

at the Park with a use of Smart Card. (temporary smart card issued at the Main gate)

 

PS. Rates subject to change.