Excursions In Kenya & Short Day Trips:
Nairobi City Tour (3 hrs) – Departs daily
This is a sight-seeing tour of Nairobi, the green city in the sun. Viewing the shopping center, the City Market, Parliament buildings, National museum and finally a visit to the Arboretum.
Nairobi National Park | Animal Orphanage (4 hrs)
Only a few minutes drive from the center of Nairobi, a variety of wildlife lies and roams freely in this unique park which covers an area of 44 square miles. The chief attraction here is the African Lion. The only member of the big five not found here is the elephant. The tour also includes a visit to the animal orphanage near the main entrance of the park, where sick and stray animals are kept before returning to the wild.
Bomas of Kenya (3 hrs)
A drive to the Bomas of Kenya situated off Langata Road 15kms from the City Centre. This is an amazing set up that offers you a first hand experience of the culture and lifestyle of many of Kenya’s tribal groups. Enjoy the rich traditional dances, villages and handicrafts displayed at the Bomas of Kenya.
Giraffe Center (3 hrs)
The Giraffe Center is a non-profit organization founded by Betty and Jock Leslie-Melville in 1979. Situated in Langata, just 20 km outside Nairobi City Center, the Center is dedicated to educating the Kenyan youth in conservation of the environment and the preservation of endangered wildlife and their habitats.
The Center is home to endangered Rothschild giraffes, only found in the semi-arid regions of Africa where trees and bushes are plentiful. They live to be about thirty years old and their main enemy is man, who kills them for their meat and hide. Their main defense is their keen eyesight, running speed (up to 35 mph) and their powerful kicks. The conservation of the Rothschild became necessary following the destruction of their natural habitat in Western Kenya and their slaughter in Uganda during Gen. Iddi Amin’s era. There are over 500 Rothschild giraffes in Kenya today including seven at the Center. Their conservation is a success story in Kenya and the world.
The Giraffe center also home to the leopard tortoise and boasts over a hundred acres of undeveloped and undisturbed indigenous forest, the remnant of the natural forest that once surrounded Nairobi. The forest is an extension of the type occurring in the adjacent Nairobi.
National Park and the Langata Ololua forests, which have identical tree species. The forest also has an impressive variety of bird species, which can be viewed throughout the year.
Karen Blixen Museum (3 hrs)
This museum was originally the home of Karen Blixen, who came to Kenya from Denmark in the early part of this century; the present museum site is at the heart of the larger coffee plantation run by Blixen between 1914 and 1931. The house and surrounding land was donated by the Danish government to Kenya at independence; the house was restored by the
Danish government and was used during the filming of Out of Africa, which immortalized Karen Blixen’s book by the same name. The Museum was opened to the public in 1986.
Much of the original furniture is on display in the house, and combined with the beautifully landscaped gardens and encompassing view of the Ngong Hills, the Museum has continued to a be very popular destination for international and local visitors.
The original kitchen has been restored and is now open for viewing. A Dove Stove similar to the one used by Blixen is on display, as are other period kitchen utensils. Reconstruction of the coffee factory as an additional attraction is underway and other early farm machinery is also on display, depicting the early settler life in Kenya.
The Carnivore Meat Eater’s Experience
The Carnivore is considered ‘Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience’. This open-air meat specialty restaurant has strikingly different food, service and atmosphere to anything ever seen in Kenya. Every type of meat imaginable, including four choices of wild game, are roasted on traditional Maasai swords over a huge, visually spectacular
charcoal pit that dominates the entrance of the restaurant. The waiters then carry these swords around the restaurant, carving unlimited amounts of the prime meats onto sizzling, cast iron plates in front of you. A wide selection of salads, vegetable side dishes, and a variety of exotic sauces accompany the meat feast. Dessert and coffee follow this. The full meal including a soup course is at a set price.
The Carnivore is also the home of the Simba Saloon, Nairobi’s most popular nightclub and disco. The informal outdoor atmosphere, exceptional snacks and outstanding entertainment ensure a vibrant and exciting night out.
The Tamarind Seafood Experience
Open daily for lunch and Dinner (closed on Sundays)
The Tamarind Restaurant in Nairobi offers a wide selection of exotic seafood brought daily fresh from the coast and prepared to international standards.
The food and the surroundings have made it Nairobi’s most popular up-market restaurant, and it is seldom possible to get a table without a reservation. The menu is a blend of the best of French Asian and African cuisines with the same famous specialties as Tamarind Mombasa.
There is a mezzanine bar and private dining room which can cater for up to 20 people. The ground floor restaurant caters for 80 people.
Lake Nakuru Park (Day Trip)
Day 1: Drive through the breath-taking view of the Rift Valley, Mt. Longonot, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita and to Nakuru. Lake Nakuru (about 18 square meters) is the home of masses of flamingoes, and a large species of other birds can be seen here. In garden surroundings Water Buck Reed Buck, Impala, Thomson’s Gazelle and Buffalo area also easily seen. Lunch is provided either in a lodge or a camp in the Park. After lunch the tour returns to Nairobi, arriving at about 18:00hrs.
These are available at the various destination and include tours to tribal villages, various excavation or historical sites.
Deep Sea Fishing
Available at the East African coast namely Mombasa, Watamu, Malindi, Lamu, Zanzibar and Pemba Islands.
Windsor Golf & Country Club, Nairobi Royal Golf Club, Rift Valley Golf Resort, Mt. Kenya Safari Club, Aberdare Country Club, Nyali Golf Club, Leisure Lodge, Steenberg Country Club.