44 Best Day Trips from Nairobi 2020 - Best Nairobi Day Trips

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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
Hell's Gate and Lake Naivasha Guided Tour from Nairobi
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
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105 USD

Hell's Gate and Lake Naivasha Guided Tour from Nairobi

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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi and discover the scenic landscape of Hell’s Gate National Park and Lake Naivasha on this private day tour, with convenient round-trip transfer from the capital.
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105 USD
Day Tour to Kiambethu Tea Farm
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
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104 USD

Day Tour to Kiambethu Tea Farm

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Just a short drive from the heart of Nairobi, Kiambethu Farm at Limuru provides a tranquil insight into life on a settler farm. Situated at 7,200 ft., Kiambethu was bought and farmed by AB McDonell in 1910. He was the first person to grow, make and sell tea commercially in Kenya - now one of Kenya’s
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104 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
1 day Nairobi tour
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
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60 USD

1 day Nairobi tour

Nairobi National Park wildlife sanctuary is located just outside the bustling city but, despite its proximity, is home to a wide variety of native animal species.
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60 USD
Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick elephant Orphanage tour
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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80 USD

Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick elephant Orphanage tour

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Giraffe Centre Nairobi Tour is a half day city excursion that combines two popular Nairobi attractions the Giraffe Centre and the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
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80 USD
Nairobi National park Day Tour
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
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148 USD

Nairobi National park Day Tour

Nairobi National Park Day Tour Safari is a half day tour safari into Nairobi National Park. The park is located 15 minutes from downtown city center of Nairobi.
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148 USD
Ngare Ndare Forest Day Trip
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
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80 USD

Ngare Ndare Forest Day Trip

Ngare Ndare is a lush indigenous forest at the foothills of Mt. Kenya. Azure pools glisten at the bottom of waterfalls and 200 year old trees stretch into the canopy supporting a rich variety of bird and animal life.
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80 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
Nairobi Karen Blixen Museum, Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center Guided Day Tour
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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85 USD

Nairobi Karen Blixen Museum, Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center Guided Day Tour

Visit rescued wildlife and a historic plantation without leaving Nairobi on a full-day tour to the Giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Karen Blixen Museum, and the Kazuri Beads Factory.
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85 USD
Nairobi Highlight Guided Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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42 USD

Nairobi Highlight Guided Walking Tour

Packed with landmarks and colorful markets, Nairobi’s compact city center is perfect for exploring on foot, but finding your way through the crowds can be overwhelming. Join a guide for a Nairobi walking tour that covers key sights, from a rooftop observatory to the American Embassy Memorial Garden.
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42 USD
Mount Longonot Full-Day Hiking and Trekking Trip from Nairobi
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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100 USD

Mount Longonot Full-Day Hiking and Trekking Trip from Nairobi

Climb to the top of stunning Mount Longonot on this moderately strenuous day hike. Small-group tours include hands-on attention from your guide and comfortable, round-trip transfers with hotel pickup. Circle the panoramic volcano at your own pace, with sweeping views of the National Park.
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100 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
Nairobi Guided Cultural Shopping Experience Day Tour
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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36 USD

Nairobi Guided Cultural Shopping Experience Day Tour

Between fake souvenirs and the national bargaining culture, shopping in Nairobi can be a minefield. Find the best quality arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, and homewares at sensible prices on this small-group guided door-to-door shopping tour.
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Customer feedback about Day Trips from Nairobi

Rating 4.7 based on 15 reviews

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The only national park you can enter by bike in Kenya
I had an extra day in Nairobi and needed something to do. Friends recommended Nairobi National Park, but I saw this programme with cycling. Sitting in a car is not always my idea of fun, so I chose this trip to hell's Gate canyon and was not disappointed.

From my hotel in Nairobi the drive took about 2.5 hours and we stopped briefly along the way at the great rift valley viewpoint. There was a bit of people poking me to buy stuff, but after showing adequate disinterest, they left me alone. Spectacular scenery.

We arrived nearby Hell's gate national park and a bicycle was arranged for me. There was a 1km uphill ride to the park gate that would be tiring if you were really out of shape or inexperienced in cycling.

Hell's gate canyon park is said to be the only national park in Kenya where you can walk or cycle (i.e. do not need to be in a vehicle). The experience was amazing by bike, with warthogs, several species of antelope, zebras, giraffes and other animals nearby to see clearly. We surprised a few giraffes and zebras, but because were were on bike, they were not too concerned. We had excellent opportunities for photography. The geology here is also fantastic with both soaring cliffs and deep gorges to experience by bike and foot. The guide, Ibrahim, was friendly, knowledgeable and spoke several languages.

After the cycling, went to Lake Naivasha, which was less interest to me initially. Unfortunately there was an extra charge of 3000 shillings because I was a solo traveler for the boat. I agree with other commenters that the boat ticket should be included with the price of the trip.

Saw tons of wildlife at the lake. Hippos and giraffes were the main mammals, birds were plentiful including small ducks, cormorants, eagles, storks, herons and more. Had a meal after the boat trip then headed back to Nairobi.

Overall a very satisfying trip. Enjoyed it very much, especially the physical component and closeness to animals and geology. Thanks to my driver, Francis, who was punctual, safe and friendly.
Hell's Gate and Lake Naivasha Guided Tour from Nairobi
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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
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Very interesting one-day safari
I took part at the one-day excursion to Hell's Gate and lake Naivasha. We cycled in Hell's Gate National Park where we saw many zebras, antilopes, warthogs at a very close distance. After the cycling we went to Lake Naivasha where we saw many birds, hippos and we had fish from the lake for lunch. It was a very well organised excursion and our driver Boni was very professional he picked me up from my hotel and returned me there at the end of our tour. I just had one suggestion for Grace after the cycling we were all very hungry so it could help if there are some small snacks available after the cycling to get some energy.
So to sum it up it was a very nice experience and I would recommend it to everyone.
Hell's Gate and Lake Naivasha Guided Tour from Nairobi
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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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One in a lifetime experience at Hells Gate
Our trip to Hell's Gate National Park and the surrounding Naivasha area was absolutely perfect. The day started promptly on time and the trip started with a stop at the Great Rift Valley. Riding bicycles through Hell's Gate National Park was amazing -- we saw giraffes, boars, impalas, zebras, and many other animals. Our day was only made better by Kelvin, our fantastic guide. He answered each and every question I had, drove from and to Nairobi with impeccable skill, and made the day all the more enjoyable. If you have a spare few days in Nairobi, plan a trip to Hell's Gate, and plan it with Kelvin and Co.
Hell's Gate and Lake Naivasha Guided Tour from Nairobi
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Well worth visiting from Nairobi
We had a excellent day in Hell's Gate and Lake Naivashu. Cycling within metres of zebras and giraffes was a wonderful experience and felt very unique. The animals are wild but do not run away, allowing for very nice pictures. Our driver for the day Francis was extremely knowledgable about Kenyan nature, was very caring about our needs and was good fun to be around. Our guide for the cycling trip Ibrahim was also very knowledgable. If you're in Nairobi and feel like an adventurous day out of the city, this is a really good choice.
Hell's Gate and Lake Naivasha Guided Tour from Nairobi
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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 way to learn about tea in Kenya - and eat great food!
I really enjoyed this tour of the Kiambethu Tea Farm. The owner led the tour of the grounds and she was a guide. We also got to tour the surrounding forest and learn about the indigenous plants. My favorite part was definitely the tea and food, though! Both come from the farm and they are delicious. Also, the driver who picked me up from the hotel (Albert) was really nice and it was fun talking with him during the hour-long trip each way. He was also very knowledgeable about the city.
Day Tour to Kiambethu Tea Farm
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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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Beautiful area
Our driver was Albert. Good conversation on the way to the farm. The tea farm is breathtaking. Enjoyed all parts of the day. I love tea but they even accommodate non tea drinkers. Fiona, the owner, is a very welcoming host. Julius gave an awesome tour of the forest. The Buffett lunch was wonderful with great staff to meet your needs.
Day Tour to Kiambethu Tea Farm
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wonderful 6 hour trip to escape from cloudy Nairobi
My driver Fred was very kind and helpful, we had a nice talk during the one hour drive to get there. The place is very quiet and charming, and the locally grown food is quite fresh and tasty. Beautiful lanscape, interesting inputs about tea farming and natural medecines one can find in the forest nearby.
Day Tour to Kiambethu Tea Farm
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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
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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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