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Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum - 1hr

Karen Blixen settled in the Ngong Hills in 1913 with her husband, Baron Bror Blixen to establish a coffee farm, which she abandoned penniless in the 1930's. Her experiences, and her love affair with Denys Finch Hatton, inspired the book "Out of Africa", which she wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen. In her book she expresses her love for the Ngong Hills: "that had not its like in all the world". Her old farmhouse was restored to the style in which she maintained it and this is now a museum in her honour.

Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage-1hr

This is where you visit orphaned Elephants and the baby rhinos with a opportunity to make a donation. You will spend one hour during the baby's feeding time and you can watch them romp and play in the mud, while listening to the informative guides speak about the elephants and the work of the orphanage. If lucky you can also be given a chance to bottle-feed the baby elephants.

Langata Giraffe Centre-2hrs

You will have a unique opportunity to get up to eye-level with these gentle giants, handfeed them, and maybe even kiss one of the friendly girrafes! Once almost extinct, the endangered Rothschild giraffes are now being reintroduced into the National Parks and there is an education centre with lots of information about their breeding and preservation. Your guide can even take you for a walk through the nearby bush to find Jock - he can be surprisingly hard to spot even though he is six metres tall.

Mamba Village - 1½hrs.

A few kilometres from the bustling city of Nairobi there is a unique crocodile farm. You will be able to see all sizes of crocodiles and how they live in this farm.

NAIROBI NATIONAL MUSEUM

Located between the city centre and Westlands (north), there are some excellent exhibits on mammals, cycles of life, pre-human hominids, tribes of Kenya and early pre-colonial and colonial practices. Entrance fee is KES 1200 per person. There is also a snake park adjacent, with exhibits and information on many regional reptiles. Duration: 1-3 hour.

MAASAI MARKET

This is an informal gathering of vendors with crafts, fabrics and materials made with local artistry and wonderful designs, very good for shopping. They cycle the rotation through a weekly schedule: Tuesday (Kijabe Street Park, Globe Cinema), Wednesday (Capital Centre), Thursday (Junction), Friday (Village Market), Saturday (Law Courts) and Sunday (Yaya Centre). Duration: 1-2 hours.

KIAMBETHU TEA FARM

On the outskirts of Nairobi in Limuru, this lovely tea farm runs tours that informally run through the tea making process, as well as covering the flora and fauna of the indigenous forest around the estate, and culminating in a delicious three-course lunch. Duration: 4 hours.

NGONG HILLS

Picturesque series of ridges along the East African Rift (Great Rift Valley), you can hike along these knuckled peaks and observe the most fantastic views of Nairobi city, Nairobi National Park, the Great Rift Vallet and Mount Longonot. Duration: 1-4 hours.

RAILWAY MUSEUM

Adjacent to the Nairobi railway station, their collection includes steam locomotives, diesel locomotives and passenger coaches from Kenya-Uganda Railway, Tanganyika Railway, East African Railways and Magadi Soda Company. Duration: 1-2 hours.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Established by an Act of Parliament in 1965, it holds hundreds of thousands of volumes containing history and records. It also houses the Murumbi Gallery of African artifacts, models, fabrics, books, coins, beads and weapons. Duration: 1-3 hours.

Nairobi City Tour – 3 hours

Nairobi City Tour

The tour covers the modern city center, the colorful market, Parliament, the Railway Museum and the renowned National Museum where there are spellbinding displays of nearly man, tribal regalia and flora and fauna of Kenya, A visit to the adjacent snake park is also included: The tour returns to the city center in time for lunch.

Nairobi National Park: – 4 hours

The unique wildlife sanctuary is just a few kilometers from Nairobi’s bustling city center but despite its proximity over 50 species of mammals can be found there, including four of the Big Five. The tour also includes a visit to the animal orphanage at the park gate. The tour returns to the city center by sundown.

Karen Blixen and Giraffe Center

Giraffe Center

Drive towards the Ngong Hills and pass the Ngong village to the Karen Blixen Museum which was, for many years, the home of Karen of the “Out of Africa” fame. Learn somethings about this legendary lady who did not allow the land of Africa to conquer her spirit and later proceed to the Giraffe Center to see and feed the famous Rothschild Giraffe and her family.

Carnivore Experience

Guaranteed daily at 12.30 p.m. and 7.00p.m. Nairobi has many restaurants offering varieties of cuisine. We recommend a dinner or lunch at the Carnivore, which is famous for the succulent stew and barbecue dishes of game meat as an excellent compliment to a holiday in Kenya; especially as an excellent welcome, or farewell dinner.

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