Nairobi is a city steeped in history and surrounded by glorious nature, so why not take a day to discover the area? You can take this tour as an add-on to the start or end of a safari expedition with us, or as a day trip when you’re passing through the city for just a day or two. Whichever your circumstance, you’ll finish the day with a new appreciation for the story of Nairobi.
Your day starts at the Karen Blixen Museum. You don’t have to have seen the movie Out of Africa to appreciate what this museum is all about, but it will add a fresh element. After gaining an understanding the colonisation of Kenya, it’s time to discover the wilder side of Kenya at an elephant orphanage and giraffe centre. Your day exploring the different elements of this wonderfully diverse city winds up with a visit to a local project empowering local women towards financial freedom.
An expert Kenyan tour guide will be on hand to answer the questions of your group on this private tour. You will have chance to buy souvenirs in support of the conservation and charity work being done that you explore, as well.
This Tour Price is Based on a Per Person Sharing, in a Pop Up Safari Van and in a Double/ Twin Room/ Tent.
July 01- October 31 | Dec 23 – Jan 2
Jan 02- March 31 | April 18- Apri 21
Jun 16- June 31 | Nov 01- Dec 22
April 01- June 15
|2 people||US$ 160||US$ 160||US$ 160|
|4 people||US$ 135||US$ 135||US$ 135|
|6 people||US$ 120||US$ 120||US$ 120|
While the day is still cool, we’ll pick you up early and head to the Karen Blixen Museum. Here you have the chance to learn about twentieth century colonialism in Kenya, at the home of the writer of the book Out of Africa. The museum is located in her former house and offers insight into the era in which the land was used as a farm.
Following your introduction to Nairobi’s human history, it’s time to head out towards to edge of the city and visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Here you’ll see no elephant riding or performance; for just one hour each day the baby elephants being gently rehabilitated are able to be watched as they feed and play in the place that they call home. There’s even a wonderful opportunity to adopt one of the elephants that you see on the day.
Lunch will be hearty local fayre, followed by more natural exploration at the Giraffe Centre Kenya. Sanctuary is offered to the extremely endangered Rothschild giraffe, with rescue and breeding efforts for this magnificent beast being led by the organisation.
To round off your day in the surrounds of Nairobi, you will visit the Kazuri Bead Centre, learning about the processes to create ceramic beads and local pottery by socially excluded women. The centre offers a dignified path to empowerment for single mothers and offers them invaluable skills. A chance to buy some of the bespoke jewellery and homeware isn’t one to be passed up. Once you’re done with your tour of Kenya’s capital, we will take you to your hotel or residence around Nairobi.
Africa FlashMc Tours and Travel is a member of Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), membership code: No.AS/687. KATO is one of the key tourism trade associations in Kenya, representing the interests of over 400 of the most experienced professional tour operators in Kenya. As a member, our services have been checked and are bound by the Code of Conduct to provide the highest possible quality of service to their clients. The scheme is insured to guarantee your holiday safari in the unlikely event that a bonded KATO member ceases operating.