Nairobi Sightseeing & Attractions in Nairobi, Kenya - Fairmont

Sightseeing

  • Giraffe Center

Local Excursions

1. Daphne Sheldrick + City Tour (4 Hrs)
2. Karen Blixen + Giraffe Center (3 Hrs)
3. Daphne Sheldrick + Karen Blixen + Giraffe Center (4 Hrs)
4. Nairobi National Park (3 Hrs)
5. Nairobi National Park + Bomas of Kenya (4 Hrs)
6. National Museum + Snake Park (2 Hrs)
7. Full Day Visit to the Lake Nakuru National Park

Nairobi City Tour

The sightseeing tour takes you through the city center and Nairobi’s historical buildings such as the Parliament and the magnificent Kenyatta International Conference Center. For some insight on Kenyan history you will able to visit the Kenya National Archives and the Railway Museum. The tour also includes a drive through the only two parks within the city – Uhuru Park and Central Park. For the best souvenirs the tour ends at the city market where you will find African artifacts.

National Museum and The Snake Park

The National Museum was established in 1930 and has currently undergone refurbishment. The museum has a collection of items that showcase origins of Mankind and Kenya's past and present cultural and natural heritage.  It serves to enhance knowledge, appreciation, respect and sustainable utilization of Kenya’s resources for the benefit of Kenya and the world. It is the ideal place to visit as it will aid one in understanding more about Kenya’s history.
The Snake Park has in display a variety of snakes including: Cobras, Puff adders mambas and the Rock Python, which can only be found in Kenya. It is also home to a variety of crocodiles, the alligator, fresh water terrapins and tortoise.

Nairobi National Park

Located 9 Kms from The Norfolk Hotel the wildlife sanctuary is home to a variety of animals including four of the Big Five. The park is noted for its resident Masai Giraffes and Impala. Visitors are allowed to walk over the Observation Hill for sightseeing. Watch herds of Antelope and Zebra gather by the Hippo pools on Mbagathi River, Masai Giraffes, Waterbucks and Impala are also seen in this area.  For bird watchers this would be the ideal place to see and learn more about different species of birds including the African Ostrich as the park has a rich diverse bird life. After the game drive one can take a “safari walk” at the animal orphanage where you will be able to feed some of the animals.

Karen Blixen

The museum opened to the public in 1986 was for many years the home of Baroness Karen Blixen who came to Kenya from Denmark in the early part of the last century and is renowned for the novel “Out of Africa”. The present day Museum site is at the heart of the larger coffee plantation run by Blixen between 1914 and 1931 and it was donated by the Danish Government to Kenya at independence. The house still has some belongings and furniture owned by Karen Blixen as well as some pieces donated by the makers of the film, "Out of Africa". It is also endowed with lavish beautiful gardens.

Elephant Orphanage (Daphne Sheldrick)

Daphne Sheldrick runs the elephant orphanage, where she and her dedicated staff care for young orphaned elephants and rhinos which are later released back into the wild when they are ready. The Orphanage  is part of the David Shedrick Conservation Foundation.

Giraffe Center

Home of the endangered Rothschild Giraffes the center allows one to feed the Giraffes - a truly awesome experience. One can also go on a nature trail through the surrounding upland forest exploring typical Giraffe and Warthog habitats.

Bomas of Kenya

To learn and experience how the different tribes in Kenya live it will be ideal to visit the Bomas of Kenya. A tour through the makeshift manyattas and huts as well as the African traditional beats from the cultural dancers will highlight the real Kenyan experience.

The Lake Nakuru National Park

Located in the expansive Great Rift Valley about two (2) hours drive by road, Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the few National Parks set up especially to protect bird life. It is famous for the Pink Lesser Flamingos and the Greater Flamingos besides a large population of mammals. Leopards, Lions, Hyenas, Rothschild Giraffes, both black and white Rhinoceros, Waterbucks are usually sighted along the lake shores. This is also home of Baboons, Impalas, Buffalos, Monkeys, and Warthogs. Reedbucks and Elands are also resident here. However, the main attractions are the Rhinos. The Park has been designated as a Rhino Sanctuary and is entirely fenced. Both Black and White Rhinoceros thrive here and this is one of the best places in Kenya to observe them.

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