Nairobi Area Things to Do

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Nairobi Area Things to Do

  • National Park

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    Nairobi Things to Do

    This modest monument in Nairobi National Park commemorates the founding of the park in 1946 - the first national park in Kenya, which opened the door for the subsequent proclamation of iconic parks such as Masai Mara and Amboseli.

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  • David Sheldrick Animal Trust - Elephant...

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    When I was there in May 2014, the visiting hour was only 11-12 noon. Thank God we decided (without prior knowledge) to see the elephants before the Giraffe Centre. The hour long introduction to the elephants and explanation of the mission of the orphanage was interesting and informative. The elephants were adorable! A must for all families with...

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  • National Museum

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    The National Museum in Nairobi is a wonderful place to visit if you have some spare time. I was actually stuck in Nairobi due to flight issues, so I headed to the museum to see what was there. This place had several interesting collections, both dealing with natural history as well as cultural and artistic presence in Kenya. There were sections...

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  • Uhuru Park

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    The Uhuru Park is the most popular recreational park in Nairobi, is a rich tapestry of strife and celebration in Kenya. The sight of soldiers resplendent in colorful uniforms and marching to music beautifully performed by a military band, is as common as the violent disruption of political protests in this Park. This was the scene of protests lead...

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  • Giraffe Center

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    It is a small place with several Giraffes to feed. The experience was fun, if only our toddler weren't too scared to feed them herself. But she enjoyed picking up the feed from the floor for us to feed. It was a good experience for her overall. We could linger as long as we wanted and the feed was free flow. But 1 hour is really more than enough...

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  • Karen Blixen Museum

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    Many others here on VirtualTourist have written about this museum. I am not going to add any more to what they have said. While I will do is provide a list of links here for those who would like to read further about what others have said about this museum. Karen Blixen was a settler here in the Nairobi area, and is best known for the book "Out of...

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  • Safari

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    We decided to skip the Game Drive as it was rather expensive (USD50 per adult + KES7000 to rent the Land Cruiser with driver and Guide). Initially I wanted to share the vehicle in order to split the cost, but I had to look for people to share myself. And a Game Drive would probably not be appreciated by our 2 year old, so we decided to just go for...

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  • Lake Nakuru National Park

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    Crescent Island is situated on lake Naivasha and is actually a private game sanctuary. As mentioned earlier, you are able to do a walking safari here where you can get up close and personal with a multitude of wildlife including zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, vervet monkeys, hares, genet cats, waterbuck, giraffe and flamingo. There are no fences in...

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  • Kenyatta

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    Always I try to see the local spirit by venturing into the financial and commercial districts. Towering skyscrapers nd well-heeled locals abound in & around Kenyatta Avenue, definitely worth a stroll instead of the masai market! Additionally the shops and restaurants off kenyatta along banda & Wabera Streets are good distractions..see photos

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  • Masai Mara National Park

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    The trip through the Great Rift Valley is certainly spectacular and, believe it or not, the 14 hour drive is certainly well worth the effort. The Great Rift Valley in Kenya is well known as the domain of the Maasai people who live in simple tow or three room mud huts, arranged in a circle and enclosed with a cruedly errected thick round 'fence' of...

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  • Animal Orphanage

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    Entering in the cage containing five wild cheetahs is not recommended, but I've done it on my own responsibility and at great risk. This cheetahs live in the animal orphanage of Nairobi where they are preparing to return to the savanna, which is their natural habitat. So these are not domesticated animals, but it is a beast enclosed in a large...

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  • Elephant Orphanage

    you cannot get much closer to elephants than to the baby orphans sheltered at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust at the outskirts of Nairobi natonal park. The declared goal is to help orphaned elephants to survive and put them back into the wild. To raise money for the project, visitors can come see the elephants one hour a day - from 11 to 12. The...

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  • safari in a big city

    Where else in the world can you go on safari in a big city? Nairobi national park offers you the almost unique chance to see the city skyline while watching giraffes, zebras or antilopes. There is even a matatu route along Langata road to the park, though this is where public transport ends: because of the predators among the park´s inhabitants,...

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  • National Archive

    The National Archirves is where valuable public records are preserved as part of information resorce for both todays and future generations.At the archives they will allow you to make copies from books or microfilms if you find any that you would like to have a copy for yourself, although it is subject to condition that your guide will give you.For...

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  • Buying at cost price

    If you like cloth and Masaai blankets, there is a place in Biashara Street in Nairobi which sells the lessos (kangas colourful cloths which local women wear as skirts, aprons or for carrying babies around in) and shukas (the red Masaai blankets that people wear) at cost price. This where the sellers at the Village Market (Thursdays) and the Masaai...

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  • Nairobi Safari Park

    7 km away from the city is the Nairobi Safari Walk. And the Safari Walk is inside that park. It's a nice recreation facility with a protected game reserve. You can see the most common animals in Africa, but they are behind glass or fences. I recommend you to visit this place if you don't have time for a safari. And do it on your way from the...

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  • If you have time...

    Sure, all say Masai Safari Trips and many destinations to be seen , but if you have time... If you have limited time and there for business, then you can see some closer locations only in city and sorrounding area... what to do ?

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  • Langata Giraffe Center

    If you want to meet giraffes (Rothschild giraffes, to be precisely) at eye level, this is the place to go. In the suburb Langata, close to Nairobi national park and Karen Blixen house, the center was once founded to help preserve the then endangered species. While the giraffes have a vast area to graze and walk around, they quite enjoy meeting the...

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  • Nairobi city tour

    When I took the taxi from the airport to the hotel, I asked the driver what he recommended to see for a tourist who should stay only one day/night in Nairobi. He said that it was too short time, but recommended a city tour in Nairobi with the Safari Walk included. I paid him 100 USD + a meel at a local Kenyan restaurant for a 3 hour tour. The drive...

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  • Monkeys on the roof

    Fast asleep - awoken by the sound of hail stones on the tin roof, or was it squirrells? Oh wait a minute, I'm in Kenya, and there aren't any squirrells here,..... What the........ They are monkeys about 13 of them running all over the roof like its some kind of Rhumba contest... Cool I'll write that one down......

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  • NP Nairobi

    The animal opharnage is found at Nairobi National park.This is a rescue and rehabilitation centre for wild animals found abadoned or injured throught Kenya.After rehabilatation some animals are relised back to the wild while others become permanent residents at the ophanage.The animals are kept in enclousers of which each have a notice which have...

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  • Nairobi city tour.

    A r tour of Nairobi -the green city in the sun, viewing the shopping center, city market, parliament buildings, the Kenyatta Conference Center where you can take a lift to it's top floor and have a look of the Nairobi skyline, National Museum and snake park and if it's on a tuesday visit the Maasai market where you have the chance to buy sovenirs...

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  • Bomas of Kenya

    Bomas is a word meaning "homestead".Bomas of Kenya was established in 1971 by the government to preserve, maintain and promote the rich and diverse cultural values of various groups of Kenya and to act as a tourist attraction centre.Perfomances.Dancers from all the tribes in Kenya move across the stage in a vibrant kaleidoscope of rhythm and the...

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  • Shopping in the Local Markets

    The bustling central market offers up a mind-boggling array of African crafts and keepsakes. If you see something you just can't live without, buy it right away. But you may want to wait until later in your trip to start shopping. That way you don't have to carry your purchases everywhere. Bargaining is the rule, though high-end stores and gift...

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  • Nairobi National Park

    Begin your African explorations with a visit to Nairobi National Park, where rhino and antelope roam within sight of the city skyline.

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  • Volunteer for a good cause

    If you feel like volunteering while in the Nairobi area, pleae consider going to Nyumbani Children's home. The home is for children with HIV/AIDS who are positive and need care and medicine. 95 children live here and I have enjoyed working as a volunteer here. Nyumbani is the first orphanage for HIV + Children in Kenya and is well funded and run....

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