Starting from/returning to Nairobi area hotels. We’ll pick you up from your hotel or from the airport at 8 am. Your tour will be in the comfort of a private pop-top safari minivan.
Kenya is a holiday paradise with its numerous parks and wildlife refuges. But many visitors are unaware that its capital, Nairobi, also provides some of the most unique travel experiences in East Africa.
Just minutes from the city center you can get up close and feed a giraffe, watch baby orphan elephants play in the mud, and visit the legendary home of Karen Blixen, creator of “Out of Africa.” There is so much to see and do in this full-day adventure around Nairobi. Let Spot Kenya Safaris show you the many gems that will make your vacation unforgettable.
Karen Blixen Museum
Made famous by the hit movie “Out of Africa” starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, this plantation homestead is where that story began. We’ll start our tour visiting this expansive farmhouse and grounds where Karen Blixen established a coffee plantation and spent time with her lover, the English hunter, Denys Finch-Hatton.
Set at the foot of the Ngong Hills, the plantation was where Blixen chronicled her time in colonial Africa in her renowned literary works. We’ll visit the rooms where she lived and worked. On display – relics from her life as well as props from the legendary movie. We’ll also learn more about Kenya’s colonial history.
David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Our next stop is truly the most unique animal care center in the world. Where else can you see dozens of baby elephants being fed from giant milk bottles right before you? And then after the feeding, watch the elephant babies roll about in the mud, playing, frolicking like young children everywhere.
This world-renowned sanctuary rescues orphaned elephants throughout Africa and hand raises them with expertise and love. The Sheldrick Family has been taking in and caring for these
orphaned babies for over forty years. Over 200 have now been rescued and you can experience up close the expressions of compassion and caring in this very special place.
But now it’s your feeding time and we’ll have lunch at the beautiful Karen Blixen Coffee Garden. Then it’s on to the Giraffe Centre.
Here at the Giraffe Centre, you can climb up the feeding tower and hand feed a food pellet to an inquisitive giraffe. Some lucky visitors have been known to get a giraffe kiss!
The Centre is a refuge for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. Here we’ll learn about this beautiful species at the special Information Centre. You may also find yourself surrounded by dozens of schoolchildren, as this is a favorite outing for Kenya’s youngsters.
Our last stop on this busy city safari is a testament to self-determination, creativity and the Kenyan spirit. Kazuri means “small and beautiful” in Swahili and the many beads and other ornamentation produced here are indeed very beautiful.
This handiwork is the creation of hundreds of determined and skilled women who craft these ceramic beads, making artistic jewelry that’s seen and sold all over the world. Begun in 1975 with just two single mothers, the center quickly grew as an enterprise for disadvantaged women where they could better themselves and their life opportunities.
Here, we’ll be able to view the artists at work and visit the gift shop for souvenirs to support this very special business.
Wrapping up our adventure of game watching, baby animals, history, and beautiful crafts, we will bring you back to your hotel or place of your choosing.
- Experience colonial history at the Karen Blixen Museum
- Visit the baby elephants at David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
- Feed a giraffe at the Giraffe Centre
- See hand-crafted jewelry at the Kazuri beads
- Lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden