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Nairobi Magical Full Day Tour

Magical Nairobi Tour

MAGICAL NAIROBI TOUR

Nairobi Magical One-Day City Tour

Nairobi, commonly referred to as The Green City in The Sun, is the capital and largest city of East Africa’s largest economy, Kenya. Besides being the country’s administrative center, it is a melting pot of culture, both international and local, as well as wildlife conservation hotspots. Fondly known as the world’s only wildlife capital, Nairobi boasts of having the world’s only National Park within the city’s limits, the Nairobi National Park.

Tour guide note:

A day tour of Nairobi will be an unforgettable excursion, given its numerous attractions and vibrant natural and cultural spaces. The tour typically involves a visit to 3 or 4 attractions because of how engaging and enthralling each of these places is. A quintessential key stop in the Nairobi experience is the early morning game drive at the Nairobi National Park. It’s a must-see for many, being the only game park within a city in the world. The rest of the day’s activities can be tailor-made to fit the guest’s interests, with many options to choose from as listed below.

Nairobi National Park

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An epic game drive as the sun rises in Nairobi. Enjoy the beautiful vistas across the Athi plains and the cityscape background as you see animals such as lion, leopard, African buffalo, black rhinoceros, Maasai giraffe, hippopotamus, spotted hyena, blue wildebeest, plains zebra, cheetah, Thomson's gazelle, Grant's gazelle, common eland, impala, hartebeest, waterbuck, common warthog, olive baboon, black-backed jackal, common ostrich, and Nile crocodile.The park is also a birdwatcher’s paradise having over 500 permanent and migratory species such as the Nairobi pipit, the African Crowned Eagle, the Pangani Longclaw, the Secretary bird, and many more.

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

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The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is run by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a leading wildlife conservation charity organization in Kenya. The visit features an hour of observing elephant calves, which have been previously orphaned and rescued by the organization, as they feed on specialized milk formula and play in a nearby mud bath or wrestle with each other. An attendant leads the introduction to each calf, explaining their personalities and you get to interact with the baby elephants. An opportunity to adopt any of the rescued elephant calves is present and any guest can seize this chance to contribute to the organization’s conservation efforts.

Giraffe Center

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It is an environmental conservation center, centered around the rehabilitation of the endangered Rothschild giraffe. The premises feature a warthog den as well as a nature trail, where you can see birds galore, dik-dik and a lovely view of the Ngong Hills. Activities include: feeding the giraffes, the famous giraffe ‘kiss’, and an educational tour of the premises.

Karen Blixen Museum

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The museum provides the perfect end to this day full of adventure. The African home of the famed Danish author, Karen Blixen, it holds a lot of historical information, especially providing a view of life during the pre-independence period. The mansion, which is the center attraction, was featured in the famous Oscar-winning film, ‘Out of Africa’. The film was based on a memoir by the Danish author with the same name as the biopic.Activities include a tour of the house and the expansive green gardens, a nature trail in the surrounding indigenous forest which is a haven for birdwatching as well as a splendid view of Ngong’ Hills at sunset.

BOMAS of Kenya

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Established in 1971, the BOMAS of Kenya is a cultural hub dedicated to preserving, maintaining, and promoting Kenya’s diverse cultures and thus promoting unity in the country. A visit to this facility will see you join the over 10 million guests who have traveled to this attraction since its inception.

Activities

  • Cultural Dances
  • Cultural Homesteads
  • Utamaduni Restaurant

Nairobi National Museum

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This is the oldest museum in Kenya, having been founded between 1910 and 1911. The museum hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as different events and festivals.Activities at this facility may include:
  • Viewing Exhibitions
  • Visiting The Snake Park
  • Botanical gardens
  • Nature trail
  • Dining and shopping
  • Night museum tours

Karura Forest

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Karura Forest is an urban forest in Nairobi and it is a contributing factor to the creation of the city’s moniker, ‘The Green City in The Sun’. It spans 1,041 hectares and is divided into 3 parts. It is home to unique flora and fauna with 36% containing indigenous upland forest species. Animals like bush pigs, porcupines, bush babies, bushbucks, and over 200 species of birds reside here. The forest has a waterfall, bamboo forest, marshlands, and caves that have historical significance in Kenya’s struggle for independence.Activities here include:
  • Nature trails
  • Biking
  • Picnicking
  • Bird watching
  • Dog-walking

Carnivore dining experience

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Carnivore restaurant is located approximately 8km away from Nairobi city. The dining – experience at the restaurant is to die for and highly recommendable for any tourist visiting Kenya. The restaurant is well known for serving exquisite meat dishes with a variety of juicy roasted meats including Ostrich, Crocodile, Camel and Venison depending on what's available locally, served alongside beef, lamb, pork and chicken. The deal breaker of the restaurant is the option of choosing a menu package of all-you-can-eat lunch or dinner which will get you a buffet setting where you can eat to your fill. They also have other side dishes which includes salads, soups, vegetable dishes and sauces as well as desserts.In order to get the Carnivore dining experience, you must try the All-You-Can-Eat Meat Buffet.

City of Hope

(Kibera Slum Tour)

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Journey with us and tour Kibera slum, the largest urban slum in Africa, with a growing population of 250,000 people. The slum was established in 1889 during the construction of the Ugandan Railway, where the laborers stayed. After the completion of the railway, the workers were forced to evict the place. In 1931, the people were allowed to live there since there were many emerging slums in Nairobi, and through this occurrence, the Kibera slum was born. Take this tour as a chance to give back to the locals, and also to see the resilience of the residents of one of the world’s biggest urban slums.
  • Start the tour with a walking visit of Toi market, Nairobi’s biggest second-hand market. This market lies just next to Kibera slum and many residents of the slum get their daily bread from running small businesses within it
  • Visit Vincento Beads Making business. There, you will see the amazing beadwork and also, get a chance to buy some of the handmade jewelry as souvenirs.
  • Proceed to Victorious Bone Crafts Group that has made a major impact to the community and environment at large. The group collects trash, repurposes it and turns it into treasure. The group collects both old and fresh bones from butcheries, brass and horns and transforms them into bowls, trinkets and jewelry. Kibera residents are innovative and resilient people as seen from this endeavor.
  • Later in the day, visit a typical Kibera house with the help of a guide. Through this, you will be able to interact one on one with the residents and get to know about their daily life experiences, and what life is like at the slum.
  • Visit one of the many biogas centers in Kibera and get the insight of how human waste from the residents is transformed into biogas and fertilizer.
  • Lastly visit some of the NGOs projects in the area and see how they seek to impact many lives positively in Kibera thus uplifting the community. Some of these NGOs deal with administering help to people living with HIV, orphans as well as dealing with the housing and sanitation problem within the area.
  • If time allows, you might visit some of the stadiums in Kibera and get to see remarkably talented people practicing and playing football. Kibera residents are ripe with talents and skills but most lack the opportunity to display and earn from them.
This tour is definitely an eye opener on the poverty that exists in the world, as well as providing an avenue for one to be grateful for what they have. Donations and gifts may be given to the incredible individuals and institutions you will encounter.
Inclusions
  • Pick up at your hotel/place of stay in Nairobi.
  • A 4-hour game drive in Nairobi National Park in a comfortable safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for game viewing.
  • Assistance with booking tickets for the David Sheldrick Orphanage visit.
  • Assistance with the dinner reservations at Carnivore restaurant.
  • Transport between destinations on the tour.
  • Drop off at your hotel/place of stay in Nairobi.
Exclusions
  • Park fees to the parks and attractions on the tour, unless otherwise stated.
  • Lunch during the excursion.
  • Drinks, including water.
  • Tips to service providers.
  • Dinner at Carnivore restaurant.
Essential Travel Tips for Your East African Adventure

Clothing On Safari

Make sure you pack different layers of clothes. During the day temperatures may vary and wearing different layers makes it easy to quickly adapt to weather changes. Pack protective clothing against the sun and mosquitoes. Also don’t forget your swimming clothes and a poncho and/or a raincoat to stay dry during unexpected rain showers.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are another essential item to pack for a safari in Kenya. The sun can be pretty harsh, so protecting your eyes from the glare is necessary. We recommend packing a pair of polarized sunglasses that will reduce glare and provide 100% UV protection.

Hat

A hat is a must-have item when going on a safari in East Africa. Not only will it protect you from the harsh sun, but it will also keep your head cool and prevent mosquito bites. We recommend packing a wide-brimmed hat to provide maximum protection against the sun. A baseball cap or visor will do the trick if you don’t have a wide-brimmed hat.

Insect Repellent

Remember to pack insect repellent! Mosquitoes are everywhere in Kenya, so protecting yourself from bites is essential. Pack a strong insect repellent that contains at least 30% DEET. Apply the repellent liberally all over your body, especially in areas where mosquitoes are known to bite, such as the ankles, wrists, and neck.

Single Use Plastic

The import of plastic is banned in several countries in East Africa. When traveling, ensure you don’t carry plastic bags or other disposable plastic items. We fully support this change and recommend you bring your drinking bottle to refill with the water we provide on your safari. If you have any questions about which items are allowed in the country of arrival, do not hesitate to ask us!

Tipping on safari

Although not mandatory, tipping is an expression of your gratitude and appreciation for your guide and other staff making your safari more memorable.

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We offer safaris ranging from Budget safaris, Mid-Range & Luxury Safaris, Wildlife Photographic Safaris, Beach Vacations, as well as Mountain Climbing adventures. We also offer city excursions, hotel bookings & airport transfers. We customize itineraries to meet all the client’s requests and interests. Kairi Tours & Safaris additionally offers daily group joining safaris that can be booked by solo travelers. The company has its own fleet of safari vehicles and a budget tented camp, Rhino Tourist Camp, located in the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve.
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