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NAIROBI CITY

You’re likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country’s international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris. Since its founding in 1899, Nairobi grew at an almost alarming rate and transformed from a swamp-surrounded train depot to one of Africa’s largest cities and a premier economic hub of the continent. On a tour of Nairobi, you can experience its exuberant atmosphere and vibrant blend of cultures, as well as the obvious contrasts between leafy suburbs and chaotic downtown traffic.

Daphne Shedrick – The Elephant Orphanage

Here people go about the task of rehabilitation and rearing orphaned babies. Watching baby elephants feeding and playing at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Elephant Orphanage is something not to be missed. The baby elephants trot along with floppy trunks and flappy ears looking as cute as can be! They chase each other get stroked by the visitors and get up to all sorts of mischief. They suckle milk from their bottles and generally make fantastic entertainment for an hour every day. Opened dairy 1 Hour only from 1100 AM to 1200 PM. 15 min drive from city centre

Giraffe Center:

Giraffe centre, was founded in 1979, is the creation of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, and is where the Rothschild’s giraffe was saved from extinction. The centre is located within the grounds of the Giraffe Manor of indigenous forest, and as well as the many giraffe that wander about the grounds, the centre is home to also warthog, bush buck, and tree hyrax. Visitors get an opportunity to come into close contact with these tall graceful giraffes and feed them.
About 20 min drive from city centre

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park is a unique ecosystem by being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city. The park is located only 7 km from Nairobi city centre. Major wildlife attractions are the Black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. It’s an awesome place to spend your weekends and also houses other attractions include the Ivory burning site Monument, Nairobi Safari Walk, the Orphanage and the walking trails at hippo pools.
15 min drive from city centre

Nairobi Mamba Village

Nairobi Mamba Village is a sanctuary for crocodiles located 12 km south of Nairobi City. The farm also houses Ostrich and is a popular destination for tourists and students. The best time to visit is during crocodiles feeding time. You will be thrilled at how high giant crocs can jump to grab thrown pieces of meat oblivious of the other gaping giant crocodiles. Less than 20 min drive from city centre

The Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)

The Kenyatta International Conference Centre is an internationally renowned venue for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and special events and among the tallest buildings in Nairobi. For Ksh. 200 bob you can go to the rooftop and enjoy a marvelous and exclusive view of the city.
Located in city centre

The Village Market/one can also visit different market with same products-Masai Market

The Village Market is located in the Gigiri and is one of Kenya’s largest shopping, recreation and entertainment complex housing over 150 stores outlets. There are several outlets that specialize in African artifacts and other Kenyan crafts. Moreover, every Friday, the shopping centre hosts the Masai Market a cultural bazaar that brings together around 400 artisans and craftsmen who specialize in an array of ethnic relics.
15 min drive from city centre

The Bomas of Kenya

The Bomas of Kenya offer you a chance to get an insight into the cultures of some of Kenya’s tribes with tribal villages and interactions with some of those versed in the same. About 15 min drive from city centre

ACTIVITIES/ATTRACTIONS

Day with orphaned baby elephants, visit to Giraffe centre, bird watching Wildlife viewing few wild animals

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