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Our most recommended Nairobi Day Trips

  • From Nairobi: Full-Day Tour to Ol Pejeta Conservancy

    1. From Nairobi: Full-Day Tour to Ol Pejeta Conservancy

    Leave Nairobi at dawn and drive North towards Nanyuki to Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Seek out the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo) and take in the stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta. In the afternoon, visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven for orphaned chimps established by the Jane Goodall Institute. You will also have the opportunity to see protected black rhinos here. Later, enjoy a game drive through the park where you can spot giraffes, zebras, elephants, buffalos, cheetahs and more. Keep an eye out for the area’s native birds - over 500 species have been recorded here including the Ostrich.

  • Nairobi National Park Half-Day Game Drive

    2. 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 exc...

    Our game drive with Geoffrey was really great! He was very courteous and helpful. I highly recommend this company!

  • From Nairobi: Private Nairobi National Park Tour

    3. From Nairobi: Private Nairobi National Park Tour

    Just a few kilometers from Nairobi's bustling city center, you get to Nairobi National Park and Animal Ophanage where over 50 species of mammals can be found, including four of the "Big Five". The park is one of Kenya's most successful rhino sanctuaries and sightings of Black Rhino are almost guaranteed. Nairobi National park has a rich and diverse range of birdlife with 400 species recorded, however all species are not always present and some are seasonal. This tour will also include a visit to the animal orphanage. Located inside the National Park, the orphanage is home to wounded or orphaned animals which are nurtured back to health. Expected to be seen are lions, leopards, cheetahs, warthogs, cranes, antelopes, baboons and more.

    Amazing experience in national park full of giraffes, lions, buff, gazelles, zebra and menu others animals ! Very qualitative park

  • Nairobi: Private 4-Hour City Tour

    4. 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.

    Really informative trip, really enjoy the National Museum and Railways museum! Recommend!

  • Half-Day Nairobi National Park Guided Game Drive

    5. 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.

    The trip was the best ever had I had a brief stopover in Nairobi and i wanted to have something I booked last minute and the service i got was 5 star instantly after booking i got Whatsapp massage requesting our pick up location Pick up in the the morning was punctual We drop to the park after paying our Admission fees My guide did a brief introduction And proceeded to the park We saw 4 out of the Big 5 My guide/Driver James Was the best ever With wide knowledge and loved his work Will definitely book again and do longer safaris

  • From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

    6. 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...

    We had a fantastic day out in nature and saw some amazing animals. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We had an issue with out vouchers on entry to the park which caused a delay by around half an hour waiting in the Jeep. It didn’t overshadow our enjoyment of the day though and I would recommend this trip to others who want to see as much wildlife as possible in a tour not too far from Nairobi.

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

    7. 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 ...

    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!

  • Mount Kenya: 5-Day Climbing Experience from Nairobi

    8. Mount Kenya: 5-Day Climbing Experience from Nairobi

    Day 1: Nairobi, Sirimon, Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp), 3-4 hours, 5.6 miles, 2,820-foot ascent Get picked up at 7:30 AM from your accommodation in Nairobi. Drive around 4 hours to Nanyuki for lunch. Proceed 1 hour and 800 feet to Sirimon Gate. From the gate, follow the trail as it winds uphill through the forest which becomes uncultivated land after about 3 hours. After 3.5 hours, the route veers right to Judmaier Camp, where you'll have dinner and stay overnight at 10,826 feet. Lunch and dinner are included.  • Day 2: Judmier Camp, Shipton Camp, 6-7 hours, 10 miles, 2,950-foot ascent After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After 1 hour from Old Moses Camp, the trail crosses Ontulili River. Head right toward the Moorland and cross Liki North. Continue uphill to Mackinders Valley, from where you'll find panoramic vie...

  • Nairobi: Elephants, Giraffes, Karen Blixen & Bomas Tour

    9. Nairobi: Elephants, Giraffes, Karen Blixen & Bomas Tour

    After being picked up from your hotel at 9:00 AM, start your tour at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Learn about how the baby elephants are rescued and taken care off. Continue to the giraffe center, where you can take the opportunity to feed the giraffes. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the nature park.   Next head to the Karen Blixen Museum. Spend 2 hours there, discovering the life and history of the famous Out of Africa author. Then stop for a delicious lunch at Mamba Village. After lunch, continue the Bomas of Kenya where 42 Kenyan tribes are represented. Watch performances of traditional folk songs and acrobatic shows. Visit the traditional houses and get a glimpse of how communities lived in ancient Africa. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Nairobi and returned to your hotel in the late afternoon.

  • Nairobi National Park, Elephants, Giraffes & Bomas Day Trip

    10. Nairobi National Park, Elephants, Giraffes & Bomas Day Trip

    After a brief introduction, proceed to Nairobi National Park for an early morning game drive. See more than 100 different species of animals including lions, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, rhinos, zebras, gazelles, elands, wildebeests, hyenas and so many more. Next, visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Since its inception, the orphanage has hand-reared more than 150 baby elephants that were orphaned in the wild, often due to poaching. The orphanage helps to reintegrate these gorgeous creatures into the wilds of Tsavo National Park in the east of the country. Learn more about this fascinating venture and see the baby elephants being fed by their keepers. Proceed to the Giraffe Center. The center has been ostensibly set up as a breeding center for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, but now operates conservation/education programs for Kenyan school children. Mee...

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What people are saying about Nairobi

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 154 reviews

The trip to Amboseli was wonderful and the guide and driver Nathan from the local Safari Partner was great and knowledgeable. The game drive lasted three hours and I saw elephants (also up close), wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, lions, ostriches, flamingos, cape buffalo, fish eagles, impalas, baboons and a large hippo. All with the beautiful background of Mount Kilimanjaro. The trip started at 6 am when I was picked from the hotel in Westlands, and we started the game drive at 9am. The lunch was great at the Ol Tukai Lodge in Amboseli, with great scenery. The trip back started at 13:30 and arrived at 6pm in Nairobi, also due to ongoing construction works on the roads. Considering the low turnover of tourists due to the current situation, the safaris were not crowded and enjoyeable. Also the director of the local partner was very helpful sending useful information in a timely manner. GetYourGuide was great as always! I strongly recommend this safari in 2021.

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!

The trip was the best ever had I had a brief stopover in Nairobi and i wanted to have something I booked last minute and the service i got was 5 star instantly after booking i got Whatsapp massage requesting our pick up location Pick up in the the morning was punctual We drop to the park after paying our Admission fees My guide did a brief introduction And proceeded to the park We saw 4 out of the Big 5 My guide/Driver James Was the best ever With wide knowledge and loved his work Will definitely book again and do longer safaris

John M talked with the other guides and guards to make sure that we could get the best wildlife views of the day. Lions and rhinos, oh my! He had other info about activities that made our day wonderful even after the tour ended.

Our game drive with Geoffrey was really great! He was very courteous and helpful. I highly recommend this company!