NAIROBI IS ALSO A WILDLIFE PARADISE
Our City "Day Tours" Offer Amazing Animal Encounters
So Close By - Herds of Wildebeests, Lions & Baby Elephants!
Not all of Kenya’s wildlife is found in the great legendary parks – there’s plenty to see just minutes from town. Nairobi National Park is a truly wild animal reserve just a hop from your hotel, where you can see roaming lion, buffalo, cheetah, and more.. all in sight of the city’s downtown buildings in the distance.
Pack your day bag and within the hour you’ll be in the company of roaming hippos, rhinos, and zebra. Only in Nairobi. Africa Kenya Safaris offers you full and half-day excursions to the city’s magical animal enclaves – places that exist nowhere else.
Want To See Lots of Baby Elephants?
We’ll take you visiting with dozens of loveable baby elephants feeding, playing, and just being adorable at the David Sheldrick Trust Elephant Orphanage. Picture the hungry babies running up to their handlers for their morning meal, drinking from giant baby bottles! They lap up their breakfast and run off to play, like any toddler would, rolling about in mud puddles and even knocking a soccer ball about.
The orphanage is also a refuge for young rhinos – all these babies are rescued and now carefully raised and nurtured until they are ready to go back to the wilds. You can even “adopt” a baby during your visit.
Ever Feed a Giraffe?
Climb up the platform where you’ll be eye-to-eye with a curious and colorful Rothschild’s giraffe. Reach out with some food pellets and a long, green tongue quickly laps up the goodies. And you may even get a giraffe kiss as a thanks.
Most of our day tours include a visit to the Giraffe Centre, a refuge for this endangered subspecies of giraffe. This is a pretty spot, with nature trails and lots of towering giraffes, complemented with scores of Kenyan schoolchildren, laughing and enjoying their outing alongside the great creatures.
Into Africa – The Karen Blixen Museum
You may know her as Isak Dinesen, the author of the world-famous memoirs, “Out of Africa”. Her real name was Karen Blixen and she had a farm in Africa. And we’ll take you there.
This is the coffee plantation and manor house about which Blixen wrote – her trials, romances, and life in Africa as a woman in the colonial era. Now her home has become a museum and you’ll get up close to the artifacts of her amazing life.
One of our favorite spots on our Nairobi day tours is Kazuri Beads. Perhaps it’s because this artisan refuge and gift shop was born of the local community of women seeking self-empowerment through their imaginations and personal endeavors.
Upon stepping into this busy workplace you’ll see the community creating colorful beads and pottery – known around the world for its encouraging message of self-determination and expression. Round out your Nairobi tour in the gift shop where you can make a difference and leave with some meaningful souvenirs.
Ready to Discover Nairobi?
We know all the cool, fun, and unusual discoveries in town. Come join us on a full or half-day tour of Nairobi’s little treasures. If you can’t get away to the big parks or even if you can, our city’s wildlife and cultural spots are a perfect intro to what awaits you over Africa’s horizons.
We at Africa Kenya Safaris specialize in personalized safari tours and special moments like these. And even if you can only book last minute, we’ll make it work.
Please check out our tours below and then contact us so we can save a spot for you.
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