short excursions

Short Excursions

Nairobi Park + David Shedricks


Nairobi National Park is a unique and unspoilt wildlife haven within the sight of the city’s skyline. Nairobi National Park, the only park that borders a capital city. Nairobi National Park, the only park that borders a capital city. Wide open grass, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including four members of the big five, exceptional being the elephant. Animals to be found here include; endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffalos, giraffes, wildebeests, and diverse bird –life (Approximately 520 species recorded).

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small flexible charity, established in memory of David Sheldrick, famous Naturalist and founder Warden of Kenya's giant Tsavo East National Park in which he served from 1948 until 1976. You can visit between 11am and 12 noon every day, and see the elephants being fed and playing. In addition, there is a keeper who will give a talk about the elephants, where they came from, how they are getting on, and how some of the previous orphans are progressing. You can get really close to the elephants. The orphanage also takes in rhinos and so if you are lucky you will get the chance to see a young rhino.

0700hrs: Pick up from your location/locations to be advised.
0745hrs: Arrive at the Nairobi National Park for game drive/park Formalities.
0745hrs – 1030hrs: Nairobi Park wildlife animals game viewing.
1100hrs -1200hrs: Daphne Sheldrick Baby Elephant Orphanage
1300hrs: Your driver will then get you off at a location of your choice within the city or optional lunch at Carnivore Restaurant at $30 per person.

Nairobi Park + David Shedrick's + Karen Blixen Museum


Nairobi National Park is a unique and unspoilt wildlife haven within the sight of the city’s skyline. Nairobi National Park is the only park that borders a capital city. Wide open grass, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including four members of the big five, exceptional being the elephant. Animals to be found here include; endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffalos, giraffes, wildebeests, and diverse bird –life (Approximately 520 species recorded).

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small flexible charity, established in memory of David Sheldrick, famous Naturalist and founder Warden of Kenya's giant Tsavo East National Park in which he served from 1948 until 1976. You can visit between 11am and 12 noon every day, and see the elephants being fed and playing. In addition, there is a keeper who will give a talk about the elephants, where they came from, how they are getting on, and how some of the previous orphans are progressing. You can get really close to the elephants. The orphanage also takes in rhinos and so if you are lucky you will get the chance to see a young rhino.

Karen Blixen Museum, the farmhouse was originally the home of Karen Blixen and coffee plantation during her time in Kenya from the 1910s to the 1930s and belongs to a different period of time in Kenya's history. The site gained international fame with the release of the movie Out of Africa, an Oscar-winning film based on her memoir by the same title. As you walk through the museum, you can see original furnishings and props from the film. The museum shop sells handicrafts, posters, postcards, the movie, books, and other Kenyan souvenirs. You are met at JKIA airport / your hotel in Nairobi briefed thereafter.

0700hrs: Pick up at Hotel or Airport
0730hrs – 1030hrs: Nairobi National Park Tour
1100hrs - 1200hrs: Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage, where young orphaned elephants are brought after being rescued and fed till they are mature to be released to the wild.
1200hrs -1300hrs: Visit the Giraffe Centre where you feed the friendly Rothchilds Giraffe. They accept a kiss as they pick their food from your palms! Stop over at some shopping areas enroute.
1300hrs -1400hrs: Lunch at Carnivore.
1400 -1500hrs: Visit the Karen Blixen museum, the house in the movie out of Africa. Visit the Kazuri beads enroute.
1500hrs - 1700hrs: Visit Bomas of Kenya Traditions and dances
1730hrs: Drop at Airport for onward flight / your hotel for a deserved rest.

Daytour to Kiambethu Tea Farm


Kenyan tea is renowned around the world and the Kiambethu Tea Farm is among the country’s oldest, dating back to 1910. This private full-day tour from Nairobi includes a tour of the tea plantation, a delicious 3-course lunch, and an expert-led tea tasting. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

» 6-hour Kiambethu Tea Farm tour from Nairobi
» Discover Kenya’s tea growing heritage during a tour of the Kiambethu plantation
» Learn how to prepare the tealeaves and sample freshly brewed Kenyan tea
» Tuck into a delicious 3-course lunch overlooking the Ngong Hills
» Great-value tour includes lunch, hotel pickup, and round-trip transport

Elephant Orphanage + Giraffe Center


Learn about two of Kenya's most famous animals on this tour to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre. See the animals in a safe, contained environment focused on rehabilitation and conservation. This tour includes all entrance fees and private transportation for a hassle-free experience.

» Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
» Observe baby elephants during an hour of allotted viewing time and learn about the natural and human dangers elephants face in the wild
» Participate in a supervised feeding of the endangered Rothschild Giraffes and learn about conservation efforts

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