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Small Group Full-Day Tour with the Masai from Nairobi
"Nothing defines the Masai so perfectly as the intricate and ornate jewellery that symbolises their cultural heritage. This full-day Nairobi tour is held in the Masai homelands around Ngong Hills and captures the spirit and essence of Masai life. This Nairobi tour is run in partnership with One Horizon Africa a non-profit organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty in Kenya and South Africa that holds no religious or political affiliations. Tours are managed by a dedicated Kenyan staffing team who all have a background in travel and tourism and have joined the team because of their commitment to helping their fellow citizens. Your Nairobi tour will be led by two Masai tribeswomen and sisters who learned the skills of Masai jewellery-making from their grandmother. Sitting under cool a you will make your own Masai wristband under their guidance using the colour codes observed by the Masai. Best of all you’ll get to keep your handmade jewellery as your own memento of the day. If you like
From $140.00
 
Full-Day Tour With Zawadisha from Nairobi: Home Cooked Meal with a Local Family and Learn How to Make Chapati
"Zawadisha is a charitable organisation whose mission is to provide small loans with big impact to Kenyan women. On this Nairobi tour you’ll get to meet a member of the organisation along with the women who have been helped through Zawadisha’s efforts.  You’ll meet your Zawadisha guide in town at the agreed meeting point before hopping in a vehicle and heading for the nearby community of Kayole. The journey will take app you’ll head to a local market where you’ll be greeted by Cecilia a long-time resident of this community. She’ll take you on a two-hour tour of the market and give you the chance to explore the market at your leisure stopping at kiosks that sell everything from fruits and vegetables to secondhand clothing. You’ll also get to meet a few local women who have received loans from Zawadisha to start and grow their businesses.  From there
From $70.00
 
Small Group Half-Day Tour in Nairobi: Farm to Feast
"Chicken and pig farming have been rated by the United Nations and World Health Organization as one of the most successful and quick-fix solutions to overcoming malnutrition in poor communities.  On this Nairobi tour you’ll head to a street-side market where you’ll get to haggle alongside locals and pick up the fattest piglets and happiest little chicks for delivering to local communities.  With the piglets and chicks in your arms you’ll travel up to villages in Kikuyu and Kayole on the outskirts of Nairobi. One Horizon Africa a partner on this tour has rescue centres in these communities
From $75.00

More Transportation in Nairobi

Matatu

The Matatu's are the cheapest way to travel in Nairobi, These are TOYOTA Hiace Vans mostly White with Yellow Stripe (some are Blue with Yellow Stripe) fare from KS 20 (Taxi Charge KS800 for same...
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Jan 31, 2013

Airport Bus

Bus # 34 from Moi Avenue / beside Ambsedure Hotel to Airport, look for the Number Sign held by the attendants. GPS Coordinates -1.285891,36.826105This is normal commuter Bus 3+2 seats in a row, no...
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Jan 17, 2013

Self drive: be realistic about road conditions

Because my experience of the country is limited to Nairobi and the central part of the Rift Valley, I can’t claim to comment authoritatively on the standard of the entire Kenyan road system. The bits...
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May 19, 2012

Airport

Nairobi has an international airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. It is the largest airport in East and Central Africa. In 2006, it processed 4.4 million passengers. Among the KLM, Kenya...
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Twan
Feb 13, 2012

Taxi rides in Nairobi

In case you take a taxi check if it is a good car and agree on price and safety before you leave. When you have a solid driver keep him for the days you need him. Keep your doors and windows closed in...
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Twan
Jan 26, 2012

Nairobi Taxi

A general idea of Fares to/from CBD as the Nairobi Taxis do not have meter.To Jomo Kenyatta International Airport KS1,100 From Airport 1,400 (They ask 1,500)ABC Shopping Centre KS600Adams Arcade...
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Dec 25, 2011
 
 
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Self drive: human/wildlife conflict on the roads

Kenya has a system of wildlife corridors between parks and reserves, where wild animals (including sizeable beasts such as buffalo) have the opportunity to cross public roads which is farsighted from...
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Nov 02, 2011

Self drive: playing 'chicken' in the traffic

There are times in Kenya when ‘playing chicken’ in the traffic will literally involve chickens … and donkeys … and cows … and goats … and dogs … and children …Firstly, forget any first world concept...
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Oct 19, 2011

Self drive: speed bumps and sump busters!

Kenyan road traffic calming measures are pretty rudimentary and low maintenance, as befits a developing country where maintenance of complex equipment (such as traffic lights) could be a challenge....
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Oct 19, 2011

Lazy camel

Wo says camels dont like rides? I took this picture at the busy Thika road, the main gate to Nairobi from the direction of east. Never before I saw any camel in area of Nairobi, not even at the Animal...
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Aug 28, 2011

Colourfull buses

Besides Citi Hoppa there are many private buses conecting Nairobi with the suburbs and outskirts of the town. Most locals prefer such a buses although some of them are less comfortable and too...
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Aug 28, 2011

The regional air hub for East and Central Africa

In recent years, Kenya Airways has been making a concerted effort to establish itself as one of the pre eminent carriers on the continent. It may not be Africa's most luxurious airlines (South African...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 07, 2011

Self drive: have you considered Valium?

(work in progress)Even if you don’t usually subscribe to the principle of chemically altering your moods, Kenyan driving will probably drive you to it (pun intended)!Kenyan drivers are extremely...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 07, 2011

Self drive: tips on selecting the right hire car

During our recent trip to Kenya, we decided to hire a car and drive ourselves around, as we're pretty familiar with driving in Africa. However, although this is a cost effective option (and one that...
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Jul 06, 2011

Top Hotels in Nairobi

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Kimathi Street & Kenyatta Avenue | PO Box 30680, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, 72493, Kenya
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Kenyatta Avenue & Nyerere Road, P.O. Box 46302, Nairobi, Kenya
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Milimani Road, Opp. CID Headquarters, P. O. Box 41848, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
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City Hall Way, Nairobi, Kenya
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Bishop Road, P.O. Box 40842, Nairobi, Kenya
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Top Things to Do in Nairobi

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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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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 Kenya.it is the only national park that has large number of wild animals.it also has an animal orphanage.the animals there need intensive care and good food which...
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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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Uhuru Park

Its such an amazing place just to seat and have a chat with your friend under the shade of the great trees. The grass has already been worked on and hence its soft and tender. The city is just a...
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Safari

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...
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greekcypriot

"MY MISSION TRIP TO KENYA"
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croisbeauty

"Nairobi is friendly town"
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CatherineReichardt

"Make this your gateway to East Africa!"
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"Nairobi"
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RblWthACoz

"Cool Water...pretty cool city."
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