NAIROBI CITY TOUR
A guided tour of Nairobi – a vibrant and bustling city, commences from the city center. The tour includes the colorful market and its surrounding bazaars, Parliament buildings, Kenyatta International Conference Center, Railway Museum and Nairobi University. The tour culminates in a visit to the National Museum: “the Finest Small Museum in Africa”. It is well known for its wealth of display of local interest paleontology, tribal artifacts, paintings of late Joy Adamson, political history of Kenya, ornithological collections, multitude of stuffed game heads, casts of fish (even a whale skeleton) and the skeleton and fiberglass replica of ‘Ahmed’ – the famous elephant from Marsabit. Snakes and reptiles can be viewed in safety at the adjacent Snake Park.
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
Nairobi National Park is unique in that nowhere else in the world exists a wildlife reserve with such a variety of animals and birds so close to a major city. The Nairobi National Park is located literally within earshot of downtown traffic. It is a small, superb park that contains most of the animals to be seen on an extended safari – Rhino, Buffalo, Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe and plenty of Antelope and Gazelle.
The park also possesses a diversity of environs. Much of the park is predominated by open plains country. However, there is a section of highland forest as well as stretches of broken bush country, deep, rocky valleys and gorges with scrub and long grass. At the main entrance to the Park is the Animal Orphanage, which cares for semi-tame, orphaned and wounded animals.
KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM, GIRAFFE MANOR AND OSTRICH PARK
At the foot of the Ngong Hills lies the home of Karen Blixen, the famous author whose memoirs were immortalized in the popular film “Out of Africa”. It is now preserved as a museum where visitors can travel back in time and gain an insight into the life of this remarkable woman. Furniture, artifacts, and photographs from her days as a pioneer coffee farmer are on display.
Afterwards continue top the Giraffe Manor- a rare opportunity of literary coming face to face with Africa’s tallest animal, the giraffe. Feed Daisy, the famous Rothschild giraffe and her family and learn about the success story of the once endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Entrance fee contributes to other conservation projects in Kenya. A short distance to the nearby Ostrich Park provides the opportunity to see the breeding of ostriches from eggs to full grown-ups.
THE CARNIVORE EXPERIENCE
The Carnivore is the ultimate ‘Beast of a Feast’ A variety of meat including ostrich, crocodile and camel, is roasted over charcoal and carved at your table. Delicious side dishes and an exceptional array of sauces complement this fixed price feast that also includes soup,a selection of desserts and Kenyan coffee.
Set in attractive tropical gardens, the service and the décor are outstanding.The Carnivore is also home of the Simba Saloon, a delicious a la carte restaurant by day and a popular nightclub. The informal indoor/outdoor atmosphere, exceptional snacks and the pulsating rhythms of Africa combine to ensure an exciting ambiance. A must for meat lovers!
BOMAS OF KENYA
ust a few kilometers from the city exists an attempt of creating a living museum of indigenous Kenyan life – The Bomas of Kenya. Here numerous homesteads (bomas) reflecting Kenya’s cocktail of cultures have been recreated to portray the traditional lifestyles of Kenya’s many tribes. Also enjoy colorful performances by dancers which depict events in their respective tribes.