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NAIROBI FULL DAY CITY TOUR</br><small>Karen Blixen Museum – David sheldrick elephant orphanage – Giraffe Center & Kazuri beads centre</small>
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NAIROBI FULL DAY CITY TOUR
Karen Blixen Museum – David sheldrick elephant orphanage – Giraffe Center & Kazuri beads centre

Daily Private Tour

Starting from/returning to Nairobi area hotels. We’ll pick you up from your hotel or from the airport at 8 am. Your tour will be in the comfort of a private pop-top safari minivan.

Kenya is a holiday paradise with its numerous parks and wildlife refuges. But many visitors are unaware that its capital, Nairobi, also provides some of the most unique travel experiences in East Africa.

Just minutes from the city center you can get up close and feed a giraffe, watch baby orphan elephants play in the mud, and visit the legendary home of Karen Blixen, creator of “Out of Africa.”  There is so much to see and do in this full-day adventure around Nairobi. Let Natural World Kenya Safaris show you the many gems that will make your vacation unforgettable.

 Karen Blixen Museum

Made famous by the hit movie “Out of Africa” starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, this plantation homestead is where that story began. We’ll start our tour visiting this expansive farmhouse and grounds where Karen Blixen established a coffee plantation and spent time with her lover, the English hunter, Denys Finch-Hatton.

Set at the foot of the Ngong Hills, the plantation was where Blixen chronicled her time in colonial Africa in her renowned literary works. We’ll visit the rooms where she lived and worked. On display – relics from her life as well as props from the legendary movie. We’ll also learn more about Kenya’s colonial history.

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Our next stop is truly the most unique animal care center in the world. Where else can you see dozens of baby elephants being fed from giant milk bottles right before you? And then after the feeding, watch the elephant babies roll about in the mud, playing, frolicking like young children everywhere.

This world-renowned sanctuary rescues orphaned elephants throughout Africa and hand raises them with expertise and love. The Sheldrick Family has been taking in and caring for these

orphaned babies for over forty years. Over 200 have now been rescued and you can experience up close the expressions of compassion and caring in this very special place.

But now it’s your feeding time and we’ll have lunch at the beautiful Karen Blixen Coffee Garden. Then it’s on to the Giraffe Centre.

Giraffe Centre

Here at the Giraffe Centre, you can climb up the feeding tower and hand feed a food pellet to an inquisitive giraffe. Some lucky visitors have been known to get a giraffe kiss!

The Centre is a refuge for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. Here we’ll learn about this beautiful species at the special Information Centre. You may also find yourself surrounded by dozens of schoolchildren, as this is a favorite outing for Kenya’s youngsters.

Kazuri Beads

Our last stop on this busy city safari is a testament to self-determination, creativity and the Kenyan spirit. Kazuri means “small and beautiful” in Swahili and the many beads and other ornamentation produced here are indeed very beautiful.

This handiwork is the creation of hundreds of determined and skilled women who craft these ceramic beads, making artistic jewelry that’s seen and sold all over the world. Begun in 1975 with just two single mothers, the center quickly grew as an enterprise for disadvantaged women where they could better themselves and their life opportunities.

Here, we’ll be able to view the artists at work and visit the gift shop for souvenirs to support this very special business.

Wrapping up our adventure of game watching, baby animals, history, and beautiful crafts, we will bring you back to your hotel or place of your choosing.

Tour Highlights:

  • Experience colonial history at the Karen Blixen Museum
  • Visit the baby elephants at David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
  • Feed a giraffe at the Giraffe Centre
  • See hand-crafted jewelry at the Kazuri beads
  • Lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden

Full Day Nairobi City Tour

  • Collection
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon

0800hrs:Pick up from your Nairobi hotel

Depart for Karen Blixen Museum Karen Blixen Museum 2 hrs-Karen Blixen Museum is located on the outskirts of Nairobi on Karen road.

Its history dates back to 1914, during the First World War, with the arrival of Karen Blixen from Denmark. At the foot of Ngong Hills, Karen Blixen established herself as a farmer.

After her departure in 1931, the suburbs retained the commemorative home of Karen.

This is the beautiful farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, lived between 1914 and 1931, until she left Kenya after a series of personal tragedies.

Daphne sheldrick elephant orphanage tour follows…

Adopt an Elephant Orphan – Foster an Elephant or Rhino Orphan with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi kenya . {Nairobi National Park and Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi 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, their origin, 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  if  lucky a  chance to see a young Rhino  close up

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small flexible charity, established in memory of the  famous Naturalist and founder Warden of Kenya’s giant Tsavo East National Park in which he served from 1948 until 1976.

Lunch shall be at the Karen Blixen coffee house restaurant (Tamambo)

Afternoon visit the nearby Giraffe centre to view up close and feed the Rothschild giraffe

Later visit the Kazuri beads factory

Kazuri Beads and Pottery Centre provide a great visit to buy original souvenir from self-help women project where handmade ceramics and jewelry are produced.

They produce brightly-colored, handmade ceramic jewellery which are sold all over the world.

It supports literally hundreds of disadvantaged Kenyan women, by providing employment and healthcare services for them and their families.

It’s a popular place for many tourists who have just a few hours to spend seeing the sights of Nairobi.

The main showroom and workshop is located at the facility

Later return to your Nairobi hotel.

What you could see / do in Nairobi City Tour Full Day

  • Karen Blixen Museum to learn colonial history
  • See elephants at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Feed giraffes at the Giraffe Centre
  • Visit Kazuri beads factory and maybe buy souvenir for yourself

Tour Price Includes

  • Pick up/drop off at Nairobi hotel
  • Transport in tour van
  • Services of driver / guide
  • Entry permits to Karen Blixen museum, David Sheldrick & Giraffe centre
  • Lunch at the Karen Blixen coffee garden / Carnivore Restaurant
  • Bottled drinking water in safari van
  • Government taxes and local levies

Not Included In the Tour Price: Items and Services of a personal nature, Tips & Gratuities.

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