Nairobi County

Founded at the turn of the century, Nairobi has grown from small railroad town to a large cosmopolitan city with a population exceeding three million. Much is to be seen around the capital. There are several places of interest as expounded here below:

PFA SE-001: Kenya Railway Museum
Nairobi exists because of the Uganda Railway. The museum is filled with fascinating historical photographs and relics from old trains as well as actual trains you can climb on. (One of them is the carriage in which Charles Ryall was dozing in 1900 when a lion seized him through the window, broke his neck and carried him off). The museum is open daily 09:00hrs – 18:00hrs.

2 persons sharing: 60 USD per person

4 persons sharing: 35 USD per person

6 persons sharing: 30 USD per person

PFA SE-002: The August 7th Memorial Trust
The August 7th Memorial Park is one of a kind which not only serves as a memorial but also as a symbolic place of historical and educational importance for Kenyans and the world at large. The Park is owned and managed by a non-profit Trust. It is maintained entirely through gate collections from visitors to the Park and the kind support of individuals and the private/corporate sector, through fund-raising. The Trust’s responsibility is to maintain the sanctity of the Park as a quiet refuge for victims, their families and the general public.

2 persons sharing: 60 USD per person

4 persons sharing: 35 USD per person

6 persons sharing: 30 USD per person

PFA SE-003: National Museum of Kenya
A museum containing the Leakey family discoveries at Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge and Koobi Fora in northern Kenya. Wildlife displays haven’t been updated for years, but you may want to view the range of weapons, ornaments and headdresses of various Kenyan tribes—a good introduction to the country and its peoples. Also on view are original watercolors by Joy Adamson, who wrote Born Free, and displays of Kenya’s modern history.

Be sure to look in on works in the exciting new art center run by the Kuona Trust. (You can buy art in the contemporary art hall upstairs.)
Within the museum grounds is a snake park with live East African snakes: puff adders, black and green mambas and other reptiles. An aquarium with marine and freshwater fish recently opened on the grounds. There’s a free bird walk every Wednesday, leaving at 8:30 am from the museum parking lot.

2 persons sharing: 65 USD per person

4 persons sharing: 40 USD per person

6 persons sharing: 35 USD per person

PFA SE-004: Nairobi National Park – 4hrs
Nairobi, as a capital city, is unique in having a wildlife park on its doorstep. It is possible to see rhinos, hippos, leopard, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, warthogs, antelopes and many different species of birds. Please note the only animal not found in the park is elephant.

Some of the wildlife is migratory and when there is grazing and water outside the park it moves out into Maasai-Land through the unfenced southern boundary. But there is also a resident population of plains game and carnivores so a visit at any time of the year is rewarding.

In the park is the Animal Orphanage where sick, wounded and abandoned animals are cared for and rehabilitated into the park, as well as an Educational Centre featuring a Safari Walk.

2 persons sharing: 120 USD per person

4 persons sharing: 85 USD per person

6 persons sharing: 70 USD per person

PFA SE-005: Karen Blixen & giraffe Centre – 4hrs
The Karen Blixen Museum was originally the home of Karen Blixen, Danish author who wrote by the name Isak Dinesen of Out Of Africa fame, who came to Kenya from Denmark in the early part of the 19th century; The restored huose and grounds, are presently a museum site and at the heart of the larger coffee plantation run by Blixen between 1914 and 1931. The Karen Blixen Coffee Garden restaurant is next door.

This tour is well combined with a visit to Giraffe Centre where you will have time to feed the gentle Rothchild Giraffes. The excursion takes approx 3hrs and afterwards admire authentic African Art and Craft at Utamaduni as you drive back to your town Hotel.

2 persons sharing: 80 USD per person

4 persons sharing: 55 USD per person

6 persons sharing: 45 USD per person

PFA SE-006: Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage – 2hrs
Close by Nairobi National Park, is the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, where infant elephant and rhino (orphaned because of poaching activities) are cared for and eventually returned to the wild in Tsavo National Park. The centre is open every morning from 11:00am to 1200 noon and visitors can watch the calves bathing in the mud hole and being bottle fed by their human surrogate mothers.

2 persons sharing: 60 USD per person

4 persons sharing: 35 USD per person

6 persons sharing: 25 USD per person

PFA SE-007: Bomas Of Kenya – 3hrs
The term Boma is kiswahili word for homestead. Bomas of Kenya located in Nairobi city was started by goverment to preserve, maintain and promote different ethnic groups cultural values i.e lifestyle, music,crafts, dancing etc. The cultural tour will expose you to Kenya’s major tribes i.e Kikuyu, Luo, Kamba, Maasai, Miji Kenda etc. It is open for cultural dance performances daily in the afternoon.

2 persons sharing: 60 USD per person

4 persons sharing: 35 USD per person

6 persons sharing: 30 USD per person

PFA SE-008: Carnivore Experience – 2hrs

World famous Carnivore Restaurant is an excellent holiday compliment for meat lovers, where different types are served including four choices of wild game. Roasted on an open spit and curved from spears at your table. Ideal for welcome/farewell lunch or dinner.

2 persons sharing: 100 USD per person

4 persons sharing: 75 USD per person

6 persons sharing: 80 USD per person

PFA SE-009: Paradise Lost – 1/2 day
Paradise Lost is located in Kiambu district just 20km away from Nairobi city. It is in a 600 acres coffee plantation and has seemingly unending caves that were discovered by workers in 1996. An exploration and excavation by archeologists revealed 8,000 to 12,000 year old human remains.

Obsidian rock artifacts from the Late Stone Age, over 2.5 million years ago, were also discovered. The caves were also used as hiding point by the famous Mau Mau.

The caves were shelters, eroded by the water of the nearby Gichi River. They are located in 52 acres of forest behind a waterfall. Visitors can walk and crawl through a labyrinth of caves, which was made possible by lighting some parts of the caves. Paradise Lost also offers camel, horse or boat rides and a scenic dam for swimming or fishing.

2 persons sharing: 70 USD per person

4 persons sharing: 45 USD per person

6 persons sharing: 40 USD per person

PFASE-010: Oldonyo Sabuk National Park
Oldonyo Sabuk is rugged, hump-backed outcrop of ancient rock jutting high above the Athi Plains and hazily visible from Nairobi, Ol Donyo Sabuk is a densely forested mountain known to the local Kikuyu as ‘Kirima Mbogo'(The Buffalo Mountain).

The summit offers a magnificent view of the Athi River, the pineapple fields of Thika and the snow-capped peaks of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya from Oldonyo Sabuk N. Park a stop-over at the famous Fourteen Falls which is barely 5kms from the park is a worthwhile venture.

2 persons sharing: 150 USD per person

4 persons sharing: 100 USD per person

6 persons sharing: 80 USD per person

PFASE-011: Riuki Cultural Center
Riuki Cultural Center is a traditional village started for the purpose of creating awareness of the themes and practices of the people of central Kenya .

It is involved in providing information relating to the traditional life styles, architecture, food, drinks, material culture and dances of the Kikuyu people from central Kenya. It aims at disseminating information on traditional culture through lectures, story-telling and theatrical presentations.

It is also located less than an hour drive from Nairobi city centre.

2 persons sharing: 70 USD per person

4 persons sharing: 45 USD per person

6 persons sharing: 40 USD per person

PFA SE-012: Day trip to Lake Naivasha/Hells Gate National Park
Early morning depart Nairobi and drive down to the floor of the Rift Valley, to Hell’s Gate National Park. Major attractions are game viewing, Raptor nesting in cliffs, spectacular gorge walk, hot springs, scenic landscape and geothermal station.

Lunch at one of the lake hotels and then boat ride on Lake Naivasha or an optional walking safari at Crescent Island, where one can wander on foot amongst wild animals, a private game sanctuary with herds of wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, gazelle and other plains game.
Late afternoon drive back to Nairobi.

2 persons sharing: 240 USD per person

4 persons sharing: 190 USD per person

6 persons sharing: 170 USD per person

PFA SE-013: Day Trip to Lake Nakuru National Park
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.

2 persons sharing: 210 USD per person

4 persons sharing: 160 USD per person

6 persons sharing: 145 USD per person

What to wear

Warm clothing, light clothing and safari boots

What to carry

Binoculars, camera and pocket money for drinks etc

Have fun!

Don’t forget to come with your hearty smile!

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