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Nairobi City Walking Tour with Traditional Kenyan Lunch
"Meet your guide in the center of town and take to the streets of Nairobi to explore and see the sights. First stop is Uhuru Park a lovely oasis of green space wedged next to the city’s bustling business district. Shelter from the city heat with a walk in the shade as your guide regales you with tales of Nairobi’s complex history and culture. Then head out to discover the city’s urban delights by both foot and public transport. Stroll past the Kenyan parliament buildings and stop to see Mzee Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum the resting place of Kenya’s first president. Pose for photos against the backdrop of Kenyetta International Conference Center – an impressive 28-story skyscraper – and then visit the August 7 Memorial Park built to commemorate the bombing of the US Embassy in 1998.Another highlight of your tour is a visit to Kenya National Archives – a site that’s a history museum in its own right. Browse the array of historical photographs traditional artwork and Kenyan crafts while learning about the tribes of Kenya from your guide.Stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant in town
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Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife’s Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi
Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlifes Giraffe Centre and David Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi"Escape Nairobi’s bustling city centre and head towards the leafy suburb of Karen. Nairobi has become famous for its traffic – but you’ll get to sit back and take in the interesting sites of local life on our journey through  East Africa’s largest ci you’ll head the short distance 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 beenorphaned 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. You’ll learn more about this fascinating venture and see the baby elephants being fed by their keepers. where your tour will end around lunchtime
From $204.00
Hell’s Gate National Park Walking Tour with Elsamere Conservation Park Visit from Nairobi
"Hell’s Gate National Park is your destination of the day and this incredible park is roughly two hours away. As you travel gaze out the window admiring breathtaking views of the Rift Valley. Head inside the park and then step off your coach to stretch your legs; it’s one of the few parks in Kenya where walking is permitted!Stroll around the nature park’s trails with your guide looking out for the park’s countless herbivores that roam the plains freely. Spot African buffaloes zebras and gazelles as well as colorful birdlife such as vultures and Verreaux’s Eagles. The park also boasts hot springs and spectacular rock formations and cliffs so have your camera ready to capture all the sights.Stop for lunch at a restaurant within the park grounds and sample some regional cuisine. As you eat your guide will introduce you to some of the locals
From $169.00

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Safari Walk

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 the Safari Walk.

The entrance fee was quite high (KES2500 per adult, compared to KES1500 at the Giraffe Centre, and KES500 at the Elephant Orphanage), but I guess it does cost a lot to maintain the safari animals in suitable habitats. The animals were mostly active and it was worth a visit. We saw the big 4 at close range, and only the Rhino was sleeping. We could see the animals closer than when we went for Game Drives in SA. This was our 2 year old's 1st zoo experience and she enjoyed seeing the animals roaming in their enclosures.

We would highly recommend the guide we had, George Aked. He was informative, and helped us sight the distant or sleeping animals which we would otherwise have missed. He was also able to get the roaming ones to come near to us. We have never seen the Cheetah or the Lion so close before. (A big plus - George takes good photos, and our toddler took to him super well.) You can reach him at +254 727 292226 or

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May 27, 2014

Safari in the City

If you are short on time (or money) and do not wish to do a full safari, then Nairobi has its own small version right by the actual city.

You can see a large number of animals, though some said this was more like a UK safari Park in scale than a real wilderness such as the Massai Mara.

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Aug 10, 2010

Nairobi Safari Park

The Nairobi Safari Walk is inside a park located 7 km from Nairobi city. 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.

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Sep 30, 2009

Safari Walk

I'm not really can suggest the Safari Walk at the Nairobi National Park. If you have not much time you should do it. If you have more time you should go in with car for the other parts of the park. I was visibly disappointed of the Safari Walk. You must have good luck to see all the animals which you see at the signs. And if you see it, you will see mostly only one of them. One thing was very intersting they had 2 albinos of Zebras.
But for this I can suggest the small Restaurant near the Safari Walk.
If I ever get the chance to go there, I'll make a game drive there. Is already in the plan of my list, and I'm sure this is a good idea. You should do it also.

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Mar 03, 2009
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Walking safari

One of the most amazing things on our walking safari was coming across this giraffe. We rounded a corner, and there was this enormous animal, grazing just a few yards from us. Really magical.

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Giraffe Center

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...
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National Museum

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...
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Animal Orphanage

Visiting Animal Orphanage is nice half day trip and it's a must when in Nairobi. The admission is 800 shillings (7 €) including guide. Orphanage is designed as a reception center for animal babies...
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David Sheldrick Animal Trust - Elephant Orphanage

Elephant orphanage is the place to be if you have not touched an Elle in your life, the little orphaned babies are so cute and very playful. When we visited there the last two days ago,there was a...
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National Park

Nairobi national park is based in is the only national park that has large number of wild also has an animal orphanage.the animals there need intensive care and good food which...
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