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

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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

Highlights

  • 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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Description

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 11 reviews for other tours

4.6/5

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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.
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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.
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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.
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85 USD
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Tour operated by: GRACEPATT ECOTOURS KENYA