Nairobi City Excursions / 1 Day Kenya Safaris Trips
For those without much time for long safaris, here is a list of short excursions from Nairobi whose time ranges from 2 hrs to 2 days. These are particularly ideal for travellers with stop-overs in Nairobi or those in Nairobi for business. To book or make further enquiry, please go to Online Enquiry Form on the right or send us an e-mail.
LTK 001 Nairobi City Tour (including August 7th memorial Park) – 5 hrs
This tour includes a drive through the city centre, the central business areas with views of KICC and the Parliament Buildings. The tour now also includes a visit to the August 7th Memorial Park, where the former US Embassy stood before it was bombed by terrorist on August 7th 1998, causing the deaths of 218 innocent people and injuring thousands of others.
Within the Park is The Peace Memorial Museum, which was created and designed within the Visitors Centre to honour those who lost their lives, as well as to tell the stories of those who survived and for those whose lives were changed forever. The images and exhibits on display are meant to educate the public on the appalling consequences of terrorism and sensitize visitors on the need for peace, tolerance and reconciliation. By the end of the museum tour it is hoped that each person will be inspired to support peace. Your tour will end with a visit to the Kenya National Museum.
LTK 002 Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Open to the public from 11:00hrs to 12:00hrs daily. Located at The Nairobi National Park, Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage looks after and supports orphaned baby elephants and rhinos who have lost their mothers to poaching, death, injuries, on getting lost in the wild or other tragedies. Besides feeding, washing and walking the babies, Daphne and her dedicated staff of keepers provide emotional support to the orphans as they raise them to be released back into the wild when they are ready. It is worth a visit to the park to see the young elephants interacting with their keepers – playing, taking mud baths and being fed with milk. This is a rare sight to watch and a most memorable way to get up close to the babies and observe their playful habits, something which is not possible or even safe during your safari in the wild.
LTK 003 Nairobi National Park – 4 hrs
Visit the Nairobi National Park only a few kilometers from the city center. Of the big five, only the elephant is absent. The tour will include The Nairobi Safari Walk.
LTK 004 Bomas of Kenya – 3 hrs
Enjoy the rich traditional music accompanied by dance at this cultural center, then take a guided tour of the different bomas (huts) within the compound.
LTK 005 The Carnivore Experience – 2 hrs
Lunch or dinner at The Carnivore Restaurant, considered “Africa’s greatest Eating Experience”. The Restaurant serves every type of barbecue meat imaginable, including four choices of wild game.
Price: Per person US$60
LTK 006 Karen Blixen Museum & Giraffe Centre – 4 hrs
A tour of the Karen Blixen Museum situated at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The Museum was originally the home of Karen Blixen of the Out of Africa fame. This is combined with a visit to the Giraffe Center, an educational centre and part of African Fund for Endangered Wildlife. The park has a small herd of Rothschild’s Giraffe which are endangered specie and you will get a chance to feed them.
LTK 007 Day Trip to Lake Nakuru National Park (Daily departure )
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to the floor of the Rift Valley stopping to marvel at the views of the escarpment along the way. Arrive Lake Nakuru National Park for mid-morning game drive. Proceed for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge. Another short game drive as you get out of the park, and drive back to Nairobi arriving early evening.
LTK 008 Mount Kenya (Serena Mountain Lodge) – 1 night: (Departs daily – minimum 2 person)
Depart Nairobi in the mornign and drive to the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya arriving Serena Mountain Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon guided forest nature walk. Evening and overnight floodlit game viewing. Mountain Lodge rightfully boasts of having the highest record of animal visits and sightings in the area. Dinner and overnight.
Depart after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving approx 1200hrs
LTK 009 Aberdare National Park (The Ark) – 1 night (Departs daily – minimum 2 person)
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through central Kenya to Aberdare Country Club arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon transfer to the Ark for overnight floodlit game viewing. Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, this unique game lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife – elephant, rhino, leopard, bushbuck and occasionally an elusive bongo or giant forest hog. Dinner and overnight.
Transfer to Aberdare Country Club after breakfast, thereafter departing for Nairobi arriving approx. 1200hrs
LTK 010: Maasai Mara – 1 night (Departs daily – minimum 2 person)
Depart Wilson Airport and fly to Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Transfer to Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. Lunch and afternoon game drive. Dinner $ overnight at the camp
Morning game drive, then transfer to the airstrip for flightback to Nairobi, arriving approx 1300 hrs