NAIROBI
It is worth planning to spend at least a couple of days in Nairobi. The largest city in East Africa, with a population of almost 4 million, Nairobi started life in 1899 as a railways depot in 1899. Today it is a mix of the developed vibrant, modern city with a variety of races and cultures and undeveloped slums with dirt roads.

There is a large selection of good restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, night clubs, a wide range of accommodation options and sightseeing.  Nairobi is the only city in the world with a national park, with wild animals, as one of its borders.


NAIROBI CITY TOURS

Kenya WildlifeHalf Day City Tours

Half day: Nairobi National Park (8am to midday OR 1pm to 5pm)
For the busy traveler. Leave your guest house/hotel for a game drive in Nairobi National Park just outside the city. Spot a variety of game in their natural habitat.

Half Day: City Tour and National Museum of Kenya (8am to midday)
View the city from Uhuru Park vantage point and then drive into the city past parliament buildings, along Government Street (Harambee Avenue). Pass and view the 1998 American Embassy Bomb Blast Site (now a memorial park) headed for the National Museum of Kenya.
NB. National Museum of Kenya can be substituted for another place of interest.

Half Day City Tour: Nairobi City Walking Tour (8am to midday)
Drop clients at the railway station. Visit the Railway Museum. Visit the 1998 American Embassy bomb blast site (now a memorial park.) Walk along Government Street (Harambee Avenue) past the Kenyan Parliament buildings, along City Hall Way to the Nairobi landmark, Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC.)
NB. Railway Museum can be substituted with a visit to the City Market after a walk in the city.

Half Day: Kibera Slums Walking Tour (8am to midday)
Drop clients at the Wayo Wayo Africa offices in Kibera for a guided tour into the Kibera slums as you see their various projects and life in the Kibera slums. Photography and filming is restricted to certain areas. Please discuss with tour guide beforehand.


Full Day City Tours

ElephantFull Day City Tour: Nairobi National Park, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Carnivore Restaurant, Giraffe Center, Bomas of Kenya, Karen Blixen Museum, Kazuri Beads Factory (8am to 5pm)
Drive to the Nairobi National Park just outside the city for a game drive. From 11am to 12 noon visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage which is within the park. View the amazing work of Dame Daphne Sheldrick as you hear the stories behind rescued baby elephants.
Lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant or at the Karen Blixen Coffee Farm and later visit the Giraffe Center with a choice of visiting the Bomas of Kenya for cultural dances, Kazuri beads factory, the Karen Blixen Museum, depending on time.

Full Day City Tour: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Carnivore Restaurant, Giraffe Center, Bomas of Kenya, Karen Blixen Museum, Kazuri Beads Factory (8am to 5pm)
View the city from Uhuru Park vantage point and then drive into the city past parliament buildings, along Government Street (Harambee Avenue). Pass and view the 1998 American Embassy Bomb Blast Site (now a memorial park). From 11am to 12 noon visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage located within Nairobi National Park. View the amazing work of Dame Daphne Sheldrick as you hear the stories behind rescued baby elephants.
Lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant or the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden then visit the Giraffe Centre with a choice of visiting the Bomas of Kenya for cultural dancing, Kazuuri Beads Factory, Karen Blixen Museum depending on time.

Full Day City Tour: National Museum of Kenya, Carnivore Restaurant, Giraffe Center, Bomas of Kenya, Karen Blixen Museum, Kazuri Beads FactoryGiraffe (8am to 5pm) View the city from Uhuru Park vantage point and then drive into the city past Kenyan Parliament buildings, along Government Street (Harambee Avenue). Pass and view the 1998

American Embassy Bomb Blast Site (now a memorial park.) Tour the National Museum of Kenya and the adjacent Snake Park including Kenyan traditional houses. Enjoy lunch at the Savannah Restaurant on the museum grounds or the Carnivore Restaurant or the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden followed by a visit to the Giraffe Centre with a choice of visiting the Bomas of Kenya for cultural dances, Kazuri Beads Factory, Karen Blixen Museum depending on time.

Full Day City tour: Kiambethu Tea Farm Tour and Lunch (8am to 5pm)
Drive into the city past Kenyan Parliament buildings, along Government Street (Harambee Avenue). Pass and view the 1998 American Embassy Bomb Blast Site (now a memorial park).
Drive 30km from town arriving at Kiambethu Tea Farm at 11am. The farm dates back to 1910 and is home to fourth generation tea growers. Over a cup of tea or coffee the tea process is explained followed by a visit to the tea farm and a short walk into the remainder of the indigenous forest with the resident guide. Farm fresh lunch is served in the manicured gardens with a stunning view of the Ngong Forest.
Leave for arrival to guest house/hotel at 5pm.

Full Day City tour: Trek in the Ngong Hills
The Ngong Hills offer a spectacular view over Nairobi and the Rift Valley towards the Tanzania border.  Enjoy the stunning Kenyan sunset from the grassed area near the bottom windmill. “Ngong” means “knuckles” in Maasai and a view of the hills explains the name.  Ngong Hills looks like the back of a fist held up to the sky. The hills of Ngong are where the white settlers established their farms in the early colonial days.