- The Best of Nairobi – Animal Sanctuaries and African Legends
Starting from/returning to Nairobi area hotels. We’ll pick you up from your hotel or from the airport at 6:30 am. Your tour will be in the comfort of a private pop-top safari minivan.
Get ready for a day of unmatched Kenyan experiences you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. From a wild animal park within sight of downtown Nairobi to a sanctuary where orphaned baby elephants are bottle-fed.
We’ll bring you to a giraffe reserve where you just might get kissed by a long, green giraffe tongue. And we’ll visit the homestead of a famous African legend. Nairobi offers surprises and encounters that define what travel is all about.
This is a full day of touring and
KT & Safaris will pick you up early – 6:30 am to begin the adventure. The first stop – perhaps the most unique national park in the world. Within minutes of your hotel and the city of Nairobi, you’ll be quickly transported to a scene of animals roaming in the wild – Nairobi National Park. This is just the first stop in a day filled with unexpected wonders.
Nairobi National Park
So close to the city its skyscrapers fill the horizon, you’ll find yourself on a broad savannah, home to lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, giraffe and many more. These are the wildlands of Nairobi National Park, Kenya’s very first reserve.
On your game drives here, just 10km (6mi) south of the city, you’ll be on the watch for hyena, impala, ostrich and over 400 species of birds. Most incredible of all, the park hosts zebra and wildebeest moving through this wild space in an epic great migration.
David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Within the borders of the park lies perhaps the most special animal sanctuary in the world. We’ll visit this unique reserve where rescued baby elephants are saved and nursed back to health. Feeding time is at 11:00 am and we’ll be there to enjoy the sight of dozens of these babies feeding from enormous milk bottles.
Feeding is followed by bath time as the tiny elephants roll about and cavort in giant mud baths. And all of this… just a few short feet from you.
Now it’s your lunchtime, so take your choice of dining at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden or the world-famous Carnivore restaurant.
Karen Blixen Museum
If you’ve read the book or seen the movie, “Out of Africa”, you are already familiar with the life of writer, planter and legend Karen Blixen. If not, you’ll learn all about Blixen in her home on this beautiful homestead at the foot of the Ngong Hills.
Here Blixen established a coffee plantation in colonial Africa. The museum features artifacts from her life as well as props from the classic movie which was shot close by.
Our tour continues to thrill at this refuge for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe where you can climb the high platform and try your hand at feeding one of the towering creatures. Some lucky visitors here have even gotten a giraffe kiss!
The grounds include an Information Centre and Nature Trail where you can see warthogs, birds and more. The Centre is also a favorite of Kenya’s schoolchildren, and you’re sure to spot plenty of them as well.
This is a fitting end to a day highlighting Kenya’s creative enterprises. Combining imagination, artistic vision and the desire for self-sufficiency, Kazuri has become a thriving business where single mothers learn the skills and expertise to support themselves while creating beautiful beaded jewelry.
Watch as these colourfull beads are fashioned right before you, and then enjoy the gift shop where you can help support this remarkable organization.
This very full day ends approximately at 6:00 pm as we transport you back to your hotel, the airport or destination of your choice.