15 Best Nairobi Cultural & History Tours 2020 - Best Tours in Nairobi

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See Kibera through a Non-Profit Leader
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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40 USD

See Kibera through a Non-Profit Leader

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We will take you through a tour of Kibera informal settlement walking through the community and meeting hopeful residents who despite the daily challenges and struggles still wear an array of hope and opportunity for a better. future. Our guides all from the same community will give you an insight.
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40 USD
Best Day Tour: Giraffe Center Elephant Orphanage, Kazuri Beads & Bomas of Kenya
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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65 USD

Best Day Tour: Giraffe Center Elephant Orphanage, Kazuri Beads & Bomas of Kenya

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Leave Nairobi’s crazy drivers to the experts and relax on this private guided door-to-door city tour that’s the perfect introduction to Kenya. Get up close and personal with native wildlife at the Giraffe Center and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an elephant orphanage.
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65 USD
Half-Day Cultural Tour of Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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45 USD

Half-Day Cultural Tour of Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi

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Discover Kenya's rich cultural diversity on this tour from Nairobi to Bomas of Kenya, a village that was constructed to represent elements of each of Kenya's 42 ethnic groups. Tour the village with a guide before enjoying traditional performances in dance, music, and storytelling.
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45 USD
Giraffe Center & Elephant Orphanage Guided Day Tour in Nairobi
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
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75 USD

Giraffe Center & Elephant Orphanage Guided Day Tour in Nairobi

This tour will take you to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre. See the animals in a safe, contained environment focused on rehabilitation and conservation.
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75 USD
Kibera Slum Guided Tour from Nairobi
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
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40 USD

Kibera Slum Guided Tour from Nairobi

Gain a deeper understanding of Kenyan life and culture on a visit to the Kibera slum, one of the largest slums in Africa and a sight unseen by most visitors. Visit workshops, vendors, and schools in Kibera to learn how the slum's 250,000 residents live.
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40 USD
Amboseli National Park Guided Full Day Tour
Tour ∙ 15 hrs
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90 USD

Amboseli National Park Guided Full Day Tour

You will Make a drive to Amboseli National park and get a chance to see the great Mount kilimanjaro's white peak. You will get to see the Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Cheetahs, Zebras, Buffalos and many more
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90 USD
Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Center and Elephant Orphanage Day Tour from Nairobi
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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155 USD

Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Center and Elephant Orphanage Day Tour from Nairobi

You need not travel far from Nairobi to find some of Kenya’s most impressive and popular wildlife. This tour takes you to the Giraffe Center, Elephant Orphanage, and Nairobi National Park in one day for chances to see animals such as lions, wildebeest, rhinos, and more in their natural environment
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155 USD
Giraffe Center Half-Day Trip from Nairobi
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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50 USD

Giraffe Center Half-Day Trip from Nairobi

See Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi on a half-day tour that gives you a unique perspective on the endangered species. You’ll be able to observe the giraffes on a raised platform and walking trail through the Giraffe Center, often watching them from much closer than ever before.
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50 USD
Nairobi-Half-Day Tour to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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39 USD

Nairobi-Half-Day Tour to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust on a half-day tour of a Nairobi elephant orphanage that’s home to adorable baby elephants that have been rescued by conservationists. Unlike some tour options that feature a long list of stops, the focus is on the elephant orphanage alone.
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39 USD
Nairobi Day Tour Animal Orphanage, Safari Walk & Bomas of Kenya
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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120 USD

Nairobi Day Tour Animal Orphanage, Safari Walk & Bomas of Kenya

Since Nairobi gathers Kenya’s diverse cultures and even wildlife into one vibrant city, you can see wild animals, learn about conservation, and get a glimpse of village life without leaving town. Visit the Nairobi Safari Walk, the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, and Bomas of Kenya on this full-day tour.
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120 USD
Full-Day Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour from Nairobi
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
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258 USD

Full-Day Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour from Nairobi

Visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the largest black rhino conservancy in East Africa on a full-day tour from Nairobi that includes hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, and an afternoon game drive through the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Learn about chimpanzee rescue and rehabilitation.
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258 USD
Lake Nakuru Day Trip From Nairobi- Daily Departure
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
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75 USD

Lake Nakuru Day Trip From Nairobi- Daily Departure

Choose a private tour of Lake Nakuru National Park for morning and afternoon game drives across the floor of the Great Rift Valley, with the individualized service of a private safari guide throughout the day.
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75 USD
Nairobi National Park,Karen Blixen & Bomas Of Kenya Full Day Tour
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
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165 USD

Nairobi National Park,Karen Blixen & Bomas Of Kenya Full Day Tour

This is a day well spent traversing the landscapes of Nairobi National Park, Drive into history at the Karen Blixen Museum,Of (Out of Africa Fame)then experience cultural dance at Bomas of Kenya.
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165 USD
Day tour- Nairobi National park, elephant Orphanage & Bomas of Kenya
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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120 USD

Day tour- Nairobi National park, elephant Orphanage & Bomas of Kenya

You will have the best day where it will start off with a morning game drive at Nairobi National park where you will get to see so many animals then proceed to elephant orphanage for an hour then end with a show at the Bomas of Kenya.
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120 USD
Day tour to Kibera Slums and Bomas of Kenya
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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75 USD

Day tour to Kibera Slums and Bomas of Kenya

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Get a chance to visit Kibera Slums as you get to learn and understand their life and the challenges they go through. Later have lunch (own expense), then head to Bomas of Kenya and experience Kenya's culture and its history.
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75 USD

Customer feedback about Cultural & History Tours in Nairobi

Rating 4.5 based on 8 reviews

J
A Wonderful Full Day of Wonder
Tour guide Francis was phenomenal. After being picked up, we first stopped at the Giraffe Center. Francis insured my fellow traveler and I got to have personal time with the beautiful giraffes on the raised deck before the other tourists arrived. I even got a giraffe kiss! We quickly moved on to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage which is personally special since I'm a "foster parent" to two of the baby elephants. Francis insured we stood in a good viewing spot when the elephants came out for their feeding. After a brief but delicious lunch, Francis then took us to a Kazuri bead factory where we saw first hand how the beautiful jewelry beads are made and how they benefit the women who make them. Finally, we made it to the. Bomas, the cultural homesteads of the many tribes represented in Kenya, to include a fun and fascinating performance by dancers and singers. I was even pulled into final performance to participate. Truly a great first full day spent in Nairobi, doing a little bit of everything, including shopping at a nearby gift shop.
Best Day Tour: Giraffe Center Elephant Orphanage, Kazuri Beads & Bomas of Kenya
Great guides; an essential side of Kenya
As in all big cities around the world, it is critical to see and understand as many sides as possible--not just the "tourist traps" and wealthy enclaves. Kibera is one of many communities we call slums but that people like my young guides also call home. Musa and Jack showed me the good, the bad and the ugly--with heart and enthusiasm. And I came away richer for it!
See Kibera through a Non-Profit Leader
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Amazing one day experience in Nairobi
Myself and a friend only had one day in Nairobi before our tour started. We wanted to see the highlights of what Nairobi had to offer and this was the perfect package fitted into one day. Our driver picked us up from our hotel early to ensure you get prime positions for all your stops with the animal encounters. Our guide even acted as a paparazzi for us, taking photos at any opportunity. The animals encounters were amazing- once in a lifetime opportunities, and the bead factory was a incredible opportunity to learn how females have been trained and given employment through these factories. We finished off our busy day with Bomas cultural village and dance performance- a high energy vibrant show showing us the insight into African culture. Our guide was more than accommodating, helping us at any opportunity and had a wealth of knowledge to share with us. A fantastic day, well worth the money!
Best Day Tour: Giraffe Center Elephant Orphanage, Kazuri Beads & Bomas of Kenya
M
A Day Full of Wonders
It was my first day in Kenya. The close encounter with the giraffes and the visit to the elephant orphenage were mind blowing. Steven started the day with me picking me up in the hotel and driving to the Giraffe Center before the crowd arrived. He was also kind enough to take pictures and lead me to the best spot to see the baby elephants. Patrick, a collegue of his, a very nice, easy going, good hearted man took over for the second half of the day. They both were knowledgeable and went out of their way to please all of us tourists in the van. I also enjoyed the tribal dance performance and the tour at the Bomas.
I was happy to be there with those great guides.
Best Day Tour: Giraffe Center Elephant Orphanage, Kazuri Beads & Bomas of Kenya
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Excellent All-day Tour of Nairobi
This tour was a great glimpse into Nairobi culture. I enjoyed feeding the giraffes, watching others feed the elephants, and the dancing performances. I also liked visiting the bead-making facility, as well as the Lovebirds Community Gift Shop, where I bought masks. The dinner was great - I had never had rabbit before. Our guide, Steven, made the day memorable. He ensured that we experienced prime viewing at the elephant feeding and dance performance. I'm glad that we booked this tour - it was my best day in Kenya.
Best Day Tour: Giraffe Center Elephant Orphanage, Kazuri Beads & Bomas of Kenya
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Great Day Trip, Wonderful Guide
It’s a must even if you went to the Safari. Would highlight Francis our tour guide that went way and beyond to make our visits just perfect. He knew the best timing, info, spots to be and was extremely nice, funny and reliable. Big ten for him.

Only downside, and not Francis fault, was lunch st the Bush Garden Restaurante for lunch. Bad food even worst service. Take this restaurant out of the recommended ones !!

Wonderful tour and Guide!!
Best Day Tour: Giraffe Center Elephant Orphanage, Kazuri Beads & Bomas of Kenya
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Impecccable performance
Must visit when in Nairobi! Easiest and most interesting way to understand the culture and history of Kenya. The dance performances will blow your mind by sheer perfection.
Half-Day Cultural Tour of Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi
R
Deceptive business practices; I don't recommend.
I booked this tour though this company, and it turned out to be a very disappointing experience. The "guide" arrived at the hotel on time to pick me up for the Kibera Slum Tour. When we arrived at Kibera, I was handed over to a person who did the actual tour, and my "guide" was nowhere to be seen again until the tour ended.

We then went to lunch where my guide again left me to dine alone. I had to look for him after dinner. He then said he wanted to stop for "tea" where we went to a place where tourists could purchase items. DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING AT THIS SHOP (Golden Eagle Art Gallery) AS THEY ARE SEVERELY OVERPRICED! I purchased a painting there after negotiating a price, and the next day saw a painting at a different shop for 1/3 of the price I negotiated, and saw the same painting in Uganda for 1/8 the price. Do not let them con you with the "first customer of the day" or "you won't find this anywhere else". I feel like my tour guide was in cahoots with this shop and gets huge kickbacks! Lesson learned.

We visited a bead shop, which wasn't on the tour, but was still interesting. Again the driver left me alone. We then went to the Bomas of Kenya which was two hours of different styles of dancing and drumming. Again, the guide left me alone. After I got back to my hotel room I read the description again and realized that I missed an entire part of the Bomas tour, which was the village to see how the different tribes lived.

I'm not sure how it works, but if your receipt shows that your tour is through GracePatt Eco Tours, get a refund before it's too late, and book with another company, even if you have to book separate tours.
Day tour to Kibera Slums and Bomas of Kenya

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