Things to do in Nairobi

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Top 10 Things To Do And See In Nairobi, Kenya. Adopt an Elephant at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Picnic in Nairobi National Park. Visit the Nairobi National Museum. Feed Giraffe’s at the Giraffe Centre. Take a Morning Jog in Karura Forest. Explore the Karen Blixen Museum. Feast on a Kenyan Karoga at Nairobi Gymkhana etc)

Girraffe Centre tour
Nairobi National Park Safari
Karen Blixen Museum
Daphne Sheldrick

Karen Blixen Museum

Made famous by the Oscar-winning ‘Out of Africa‘, the Karen Blixen museum belongs to an eye-opening story of the colonial era in Kenya. The museum is in fact the house in Karen Blixen which, acclaimed Danish author, lived and wrote her famed memoirs in Kenya between 1917 – 1931. Frequent visitors included the Prince of Wales, whom she entertained and dined and lover Denys Finch Hatton whom she courted. Enjoy the splendid view of the surrounding hills and fauna as you explore the preserved belongings of this legendary author.

Adopt an Elephant at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

(A Nairobi Day Tour/ Trip to a Sanctuary for Orphaned Elephants, Rhinos and Other Animals, Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Animal Orphanage (Tour Duration: 2 Hours))

Open to the public from 11:00hrs to 12:00hrs daily. Located at The Nairobi National Park, Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage looks after and supports orphaned baby elephants and rhinos who have lost their mothers to poaching, death, injuries, on getting lost in the wild or other tragedies.

Besides feeding, washing and walking the babies, Daphne and her dedicated staff of keepers provide emotional support to the orphans as they raise them to be released back into the wild when they are ready. It is worth a visit to the park to see the young elephants interacting with their keepers – playing, taking mud baths and being fed with milk.

This is a rare sight to watch and a most memorable way to get up close to the babies and observe their playful habits, something which is not possible or even safe during your safari in the wild.

Daphne David Sheldricks elephant animal orphanage

 

If you’re moved by this humble feat, adopt a young orphan elephant for $50 and follow its inspiring journey first-hand.

Nairobi National Park

Pick up from your city hotel in the morning drive to Nairobi National Park going straight for a game drive until lunch time where you will have your lunch at the carnival restaurant. The park is only a few kilometers from the city centre. Of the big five, only the elephant is absent. The Nairobi National Park is only 7km from Nairobi City centre.

The small park (113sq. km) contains all the major animal species with the exception of the Elephant. The sight of wildlife grazing majestically against the backdrop of the city skyline is a pleasant experience. After lunch visit the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, founded in 1963 to provide a home for injured and orphanage, founded young animals, Here the animals are nursed to good health and then released back to the wild. Later in the evening drive back to your respective hotel for diner and overnight.

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Which city can boast a fully fledged National Park that houses the  4 of the Big 5 of African wildlife? Nairobi of course. Located only 7km from the city center, visitors are allowed to take their own car into a mass of highland greenery at a reasonable price.

Nicknamed the ‘Kifaru Arc’, the park boasts the world’s biggest black rhino population. On weekends, the locals take full advantage of the unique range of picnic spots found within. Be sure to visit the Ivory Burning Picnic site, a national conservation site where former President Arap-Moi destroyed poached ivory in 1989.

Nairobi National Museum

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boasts a collection of rich, cultural artifacts that date back to the earliest prehistoric remains. Displayed are the incredible skeletal discoveries of homo habilis found by renowned archaeologists, Richard and Mary Leakey at Lake Turkana There is also an extensive collection of native bird species that will amuse any bird-lover. Join the Kenyan Museum Society every Wednesday morning for a guided bird walk. The museum recently re-opened its doors in 2008 after extensive renovation and expansion efforts.

 

Feed and Get a Kiss at Giraffe’s the Giraffe Centre

The Giraffe Center was Operated by

 African Fund for Endangered Wildlife

first opened in response to the endangered status of the Rothschild giraffe, the population of which had declined, reaching a low of 130 animals in the wild as a result of agricultural practices in their native habitat.

Successful fundraising efforts secured monies to move four herds of these graceful animals to Lake Nakuru National Park, Nasalot Game Reserve, Mwea Game Reserve and Ruma National Park, and the success of these efforts has increased the population to over 500 individual giraffes in Kenya alone. The most exciting part of your tour visit to the Giraffe Center is the experience of seeing these animals up close and even feeding them!

To raise awareness, the center provides free environmental education to young Kenyans and promotes conservation efforts of endangered species in Kenya. The Giraffe Center is open daily and the majority of your entrance fee goes toward supporting the important efforts of the organization. For those who want an up, close and personal wildlife experiences with Rothschild giraffes, Kenya Toursa and  Safaris

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Shop at the Village Market Curio Stalls

(Masai Markets in Nairobi are a great Shopping & Place for seeing Handicrafts of the whole Country. The colorful Masai markets sell mainly tourist fare ranging from wooden sculptures, beaded necklaces, batik wall hangings, shoes, soap stone carvings, sisal bags, kikois, textiles and a whole host of other exciting goods.)

Masai Markets in Nairobi. Masai Markets in Nairobi were started by Masai women who wanted to sell directly to visitors. Masai Markets have blossomed over the years.

For a wonderful selection of arts and crafts, wooden carvings and beadwork, you can’t go wrong at the Nairobi Masai Markets. These are held around the city at different venues on different days.(see below)

Not exclusively sold by the “Masai” these vibrant, colorful markets sell mainly tourist fare ranging from wooden sculptures, beaded necklaces, batik wall hangings, shoes, soap stone carvings, sisal bags, kikois, textiles and a whole host of other exciting goods. All Maasai Markets items are Kenyan and the range of goods on offer is impressive.

The nice thing about buying items from these markets is that sometimes (but not always) you are dealing with the actual people who make the craft items.

You can see ladies threading beads and making jewellery right in front of you, and if you talk to the traders it’s easy to find people who are selling their own sculptures or craft items.

Haggling is expected and if you like this you’re in for a treat! Maasai Markets rule is generally to offer between half and two thirds of the initial price and carry on from there….!

Maasai Market Open Days Schedule in Nairobi

Day of the Week Location of the Masai Market is Held Around

The City On Different Days

Fridays Upper Car Park at the Village Market in Gigiri & Langinton Mall
Saturday & Sunday High Court Parking, City Square Down Town Nairobi city Center opposite Re-Insurance Plaza & Prestige Plaza along Ngong road
Sunday Car Park Outside the Yaya Shopping Centre
Wednesday Capital Center along Mombasa road
Thursday The junction Mall & along Ngong road
Tuesday Prestige Plaza along Ngong Road

 

Notes

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for a Half Day or Full Day Shopping Tour to any Masai Market of your choice while in Nairobi with Transport to and from your Hotel Residence included

Bomas of Kenya is the Swahili word for homestead)

Bomas of Kenya is 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.

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The site was founded in 1971 by the Kenya Tourist Development Corporation to preserve the ancient traditions of the Kenyan people by building local and international awareness and advocacy. The bomas are built using the same techniques that are used by local tribes, so the experience is truly authentic, much as you would find in the remote communities of Kenya. The site is also home to an impressive auditorium, one of largest in Africa that seats 3,500 people to watch the internationally recognized Harambe dancers.

Daily performances include a selection of more than 30 traditional dances of the different ethnic groups in Kenya, and one of the most impressive performances is the Samburu and Maasai warriors. Hosted events may also include music, theater, fashion show, poetry readings, sports, seminars and many other activities.

Bomas of Kenya is located less than 7 miles (12 kilometers) from Nairobi’s city center and is very close to Nairobi National Park. Kenya Tours and Safaris offers this excursion in the afternoon; therefore, you can combine it with a city tour in the morning.

Mamba Village Nairobi Crocodile Farm

Mamba Village Nairobi Crocodile Farm Day Tour takes you to the Mamba Village Nairobi situated an estimated 13 kilometers away from Kenya’s capital city – off the Lang’ata – Karen road. This is a great place to see crocodiles, ostriches, giraffes, and even rabbits in Nairobi.

Located on Karen Road, just a few metres from Galleria Shopping Mall, the resort is a perfect getaway especially for guests who are bound to enjoy the boat rides, viewing the crocodiles, feeding the ostriches and other various activities. Another interesting activity is the camel and horse ride.

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You will enjoy a guided tour around the man-made lake where the boat rides occur. You can also feed the few giraffes within the village.

Mamba Village Nairobi has several restaurants and bandas for a tasty meals and refreshments. They also have excellent conference facilities. The well maintained gardens are exquisite for weddings, graduation parties, photo shoots and team buildings.

Mamba Village Nairobi recreational Options Include:

* Leisure Park

* Crocodile Pens

* Superb Scenery

* Conferences Facility

* Secluded Picnic site

* Children Playgrounds

* Camel, Horse, Boat Riding

* Ostrich Park, Bird watching trail

* Man-made lake, restaurant, barbeque, lounge, bar, bandas, art gallery, gift shop

* Amphitheater & a Botanical Garden replete with rare exotic medicinal plants and trees

* Adequate Space for Garden Parties, Weddings, Splendid Photo/ Video Shooting Sessions

Mamba Village Nairobi Resort main restaurant has a capacity of up to 300 guests at a time alongside an ‘island’ buffet space overlooking the man-made lake, which can seat another 120 patrons.

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