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Nairobi National Park Half-Day Game Drive

1. Nairobi National Park Half-Day Game Drive

Your 40-minute trip to Nairobi National Park will be in an open-roofed van, allowing you the best opportunity to see the spectacular views of the wilderness on the way there. Upgrade to the private open-sided jeep option for more comfort and to go deeper into the bush.  Your professional and experienced guide will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and give you an informative overview of the game drive.  Once you arrive at Nairobi National Park, you'll start your 4-hour game drive in the same open-roofed van, perfect for getting a 360-degree view of the scenery. Keep your eyes peeled in search of lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, jackal, and many other animals. You should easily spot the monkeys near the gate - have your camera ready to catch these playful creatures. Standing, you'll be able to spot animals from afar in their natural habitats.  After a half-day on this exciting safari adventure, your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

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Half-Day Nairobi National Park Guided Game Drive

2. Half-Day Nairobi National Park Guided Game Drive

Nairobi National Park is Kenya's first ever national park, and is a unique and unspoiled wildlife haven. Rhinos, buffaloes, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, lions and plenty of antelopes and gazelles can be seen roaming in the open plains. On this 6-hour program you’ll see sections of highland forest, as well as stretches of broken bush country and the deep, rocky valleys and gorges make up the rest of the park. Ornithologists are also in for a treat with over 300 bird species in the park. The population includes the secretary bird, crowned cranes, vultures, peckers and others.

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Nairobi: Private 4-Hour City Tour

3. Nairobi: Private 4-Hour City Tour

When you want to know Nairobi and all it has to offer, take a few hours on a private city tour that will include the Railway Museum, the city center and the city market. Nairobi City Tour starts with a panoramic tour covering the modern city center, Parliament Buildings and the Snake Park, it continues to the Railway Museum where old steam locomotives are exhibited, including the one from which Superintendent John Lyall was taken from by a man-eating lion in Tsavo in 1901. Finally you visit the city market where a wide variety of African curios and tropical fruit and flowers are on sale, with a last stop to the Kenyatta International Conference Centre.

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Nairobi: National Park & Elephant Orphanage Half-Day Tour

4. Nairobi: National Park & Elephant Orphanage Half-Day Tour

Embark on a half–day tour offering you the opportunity to discover Nairobi’s beauty and history within a short time. Nairobi National Park is the world’s wildlife capital, just a short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district. Wide open grass plains and a backdrop of the city scrapers play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse bird life, with over 400 species recorded. This unique wildlife sanctuary is just a few kilometers from Nairobi's bustling city center, with Nairobi home to the only wildlife sanctuary to be found in the city precincts. Despite its proximity, over 50 species of mammals can be found there, including four of the Big Five. Please note you will exit the Nairobi National Park at 10:00 AM in order to make the opening time at the Elephant Orphanage at 11:00 AM. You will stay until 12:00 PM and then be dropped at your hotel at around 1:00 PM.

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Lake Naivasha and Hell's Gate Park Day Tour From Nairobi

5. Lake Naivasha and Hell's Gate Park Day Tour From Nairobi

Start off the adventure at 7 AM when you will be picked up and driven to the Great Rift Valley viewpoint, one of Kenya’s most spectacular spots. Briefly absorb the panoramic views of all the major attractions in Nairobi before moving on to Hell's Gate National Park. Get into gear and start the 2-hour biking safari around the park. Expect to cycle past a range of wildlife, from large antelopes to roaming zebras and everything in between. This is followed by an hour-long walk exploring the gorges inside the park with a private guide. Gorges are small, thin depressions of land that you can walk underneath.  Travel by motor vehicle to Naivasha Fishermans or Marina camp for lunch at 1 PM. At 2 PM, enjoy a boat ride across Lake Naivasha, the Rift Valley's highest lake. Encircled by verdant banks, olive trees and cacti this lake is home to exotic birds and giant hippos.  At 4 PM, depart for Nairobi where you will be dropped off at your hotel, area of residence, or the airport.

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Nairobi National Park Full or Half-Day Tour with Guide

6. Nairobi National Park Full or Half-Day Tour with Guide

Nairobi National Park is situated 6 miles (10 km) from the heart of Kenya’s capital. Established in 1946, it has 44 square miles (114 square km) of pristine savanna with a large population of migratory game animals. For the half-day tour, after being picked up at your hotel early in the morning at 6 AM, head towards Nairobi National Park, arriving at around 6:30 AM. From there, take an exciting 4-hour game drive through the park. Stay on the lookout for many species of game animals, including black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest, as well as countless species of wild birds. The park’s open border on its southeast perimeter allows a corridor for the natural migration of game animals during the seasonal rains. Don’t miss this chance to get up close with some of Kenya's amazing wildlife! Other attractions include the ivory burning site monument and walking trails at hippo pools. Following the 4-hour game viewing drive, head back to Nairobi and get dropped off at your hotel. Please note the National Park tour is 5 hours in total. Extend your trip by choosing the full-day tour option which includes an additional visits to the elephant orphanage and giraffe center with lunch included. This option also includes a trip to the Bomas of Kenya for an afternoon of cultural learning and the opportunity to watch a dance show. Get transferred back to your hotel in Nairobi at the end of the tour. 

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Nairobi: Half-Day Baby Elephant and Giraffe Experience

7. Nairobi: Half-Day Baby Elephant and Giraffe Experience

Following early morning pick-up from your hotel in Nairobi, journey for approximately 45 minutes to an animal orphanage in a secluded area of Nairobi National Park. Upon arrival, meet the orphaned baby elephants and other animals that are taken care of by a dedicated team of conservationists. At 11:00, the baby animals are brought from the national park for a mud bath at the orphanage. Get up close to them and benefit from the chance to touch them. You can even watch the handlers feed them during a 1-hour session (advance booking required). Then, listen to a talk about the elephants from the handlers. Go to the Giraffe Centre in the Lang'ata suburb of Nairobi, and get up close to the animals. Learn about the work of the sanctuary, and hand feed the giraffes from a raised observation platform before the return journey to Nairobi where you will get dropped off at your hotel at around 15:00.

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From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

8. From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

Your adventure begins at 6:00 AM with pickup in Nairobi. From there you'll head straight to Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lake is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species at times. There can be up to two million greater and lesser flamingoes and tens of thousands of other birds at Lake Nakuru. As a result the park is referred to as the "Birds' Paradise". The National Park is also a rhino sanctuary with excellent wildlife viewing. You'll enjoy wildlife viewing as soon as you enter the park gates, and when it's time for lunch, you'll stop at the lodge where you can purchase a meal at a local restaurant.  After lunch, continue to enjoy wildlife viewing on the drive out of the park. You'll leave the park at approximately 3:00 PM and head to Lake Naivasha for an optional 1-hour boat ride. If you'd like to include the boat ride, be sure to select the correct option when making your booking. On the boat ride, enjoy bird watching, eagle feeding, and hippo viewing. At the end of the boat ride, you'll head back to Nairobi for a 6:00 PM arrival.

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From Nairobi: Day Trip to Amboseli National Park

9. From Nairobi: Day Trip to Amboseli National Park

You will be picked up from your Nairobi Hotel or the Airport around 5:00 AM before departing for the Amboseli National Park via the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway. Take the chance to enjoy the African sunrise as you head towards Amboseli. The morning drive is via African savanna country, which is dotted with local homesteads and colorful Masai herdsmen grazing their cattle. There will be a brief breakfast stop on the way. On arrival at the Amboseli, proceed for a game viewing drive in search of Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Lions, Cheetahs, Warthogs, Ostriches, and more. Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the skyline and surrounding country. Take in spectacular views of the mountain and make sure that you get some great photographs. It's the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. While Mount Kilimanjaro remains in the background, marvel at the wildlife and scenery that can be found in the park. Enjoy a buffet lunch at Oltukai Lodge. Enjoy a short early afternoon game viewing as you exit the park. Depart for Nairobi, where you will arrive in the early evening and get dropped off at your Nairobi hotel, Nairobi Airport or residence.

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Afternoon Tour to Bomas of Kenya

10. Afternoon Tour to Bomas of Kenya

Enjoy this afternoon tour discovering traditional Kenyan culture. Pickup from hotels within Nairobi is included and you will be drivin to the Bomas of Kenya. The Bomas of Kenya is a must-visit place for all visitors to the country. Situated 10km from Nairobi's city center, the Bomas of Kenya lets you discover the wonderful diversity of cultures that make up this fascinating country. At Bomas different aspects of Kenyan culture are displayed including living styles, crafts, music, and dancing. The word Bomas was derived from a Swahili word for enclosed homestead and there are now many different Bomas, each one representing one of Kenya's major ethnic groups. Do not miss the most exciting traditional dances and acrobatic shows, which start at 2.30pm to 4.00pm during weekdays and 3.30pm to 5.15pm during weekends and public holidays.

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What people are saying about Nairobi

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 154 reviews

The tour went smoothly, Peter was an excellent guide who briefs you of what the day would look like. He was patient during the bike tour, keeping with my pace as well as when I need to stop to rest or to take photos. He is knowledgeable about the destination and would share the historical as well as anecdotal stories. The bike ride would have been the best time during the tour if not for the uncomfortable bike seat and the rough road! The tour was exactly how it was described. Peter was also a defensive driver even when we had encountered a horrendous traffic jam entering Nairobi. I would book other tours in the future when I return to Nairobi. Thanks for giving me a memorable experience. That’s Peter!

Our safari day at Amboseli Park went very well. Our guide Castro quickly got us from Nairobi to Amboseli in around 3.30 hours. He was very precise in his explanations and in answering our questions. We did not have the chance to see Mount Kilimanjaro due to bad weather conditions. But the spectacle of the animals was just as beautiful. We saw giraffes, elephants, hippos, wildebeest, vultures, hyenas, flamingos and antelopes. We had the chance to see a family of 9 lions including the alpha male and 2 baby lions. For lunch, we stopped at Lodge Ol Tukaï and ate a very good buffet meal before heading back on the road for a short game drive towards the exit of the park. Everything was perfect

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Lake Nakuru was beautiful and the flamingos and pelicans were impressive, in terms of their numbers and just watching their entertaining behaviours. The other animals in the reserve were an absolute bonus. tue boat ride on Lake Navaisha did not disappoint - we saw 2 different families of hippos, lots of bird life and other wildlife. Steven was an excellent driver and guide and we would love to travel with him again. I would just recommend to take snacks/food and water for the day - we chose to skip a formal lunch break so that we had more time to spend watching the wildlife - so glad that we did!

Excellent tour, driver/guide Tony was really helpful. Amazing nature. Saw lots of animals. A bit long drive for a day, but definitely worth it.

Excellent. This is the only place I managed to see lions so close