Nairobi Karen Blixen Museum, Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center Guided Day Tour - in Nairobi - LikeALocal Guide

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


85 USD

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.

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • English


  • See rescued giraffes and elephants in conservation centers
  • Free time to purchase lunch at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden
  • Buy Kazuri Beads direct-from-factory for a great selection
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Nairobi accommodations

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Stop At: Giraffe Centre, Duma Rd, Nairobi Kenya

Start the day by getting up close and personal with Rothschild giraffes, Africa's tallest mammal with a visit to Giraffe Center. Here you will ascend up to a observation platform where you can meet giraffes at their eye level

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi National Park, Nairobi Kenya

Visit the world famous David Sheldrick elephant Orphanage to meet a herd of baby elephants and learn about the work done to rescue them from poachers. Tour the orphanage, hear interesting talk about their work and get to watch baby elephants at play.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Karen Blixen Museum, Karen Rd Langata, Nairobi Kenya

We will then drive you to the former home of the famous Karen Blixen; author of "Out of Africa" and one of the most famous colonialists in east Africa. After morning excitement we visit Karen Blixen Coffee Garden for a delicious lunch of international standard. Relax in the shady garden and enjoy a large of selection of high-quality international cuisine

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kazuri Beads, Nairobi, Kenya

After lunch you will be driven to Kazuri Beads factory.
Duration: 1 hour

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What’s included & not included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All park entrance fee
  • Food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Meeting point

Around Nairobi County

This operator has 12 reviews for other tours


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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