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Nairobi National Park Half-Day Game Drive

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.

Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Tour with Options

Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Tour with Options

Explore the Giraffe Center, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, and Kazuri Beads factory on a tour in Nairobi with hotel transfers. Feed majestic giraffes, see baby elephants, or witness the craftsmanship behind locally-produced beads and pottery. Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and make your first stop at the Giraffe Center. Admire the creatures as they roam in a semi-wild setting. Learn about conservation efforts and have a chance to feed these gentle giants. Continue to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a sanctuary for orphan baby elephants. As you wander through the wildlife rehabilitation center, be enchanted by the sight of these playful animals frolicking in the water. Watch as the youngest among them are tenderly fed, followed by the 2-3-year-olds, who are now adept at self-feeding. Marvel at their dexterity as they deftly grasp their colossal milk bottles with their trunks. Conclude your tour by visiting the Kazuri Beads Factory, where you can admire the intricate artistry of the beautiful beads and ceramic pottery, all handcrafted by local women. Choose from different options to include a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum at the foot of the Ngong Hills, the Bomas of Kenya displaying traditional villages belonging to several Kenyan tribes, or a game drive in Nairobi National Park. Afterward, be conveniently transported back to your Nairobi hotel.

Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Orphanage, & Giraffe Center

Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Orphanage, & Giraffe Center

Join a full day comprehensive tour of the most important sites around Nairobi. Start with Nairobi National Park, then David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Center, and finish the tour with the Kobe Beads factory. Embark on a full-day trip great for animal lovers, taking visitors up close and personal with Africa’s majestic wildlife. Enjoy a 4-hour game drive through Nairobi National Park where you can see cheetahs, hyenas, lions, leopards, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, many species of birds, and even the rare black rhino. Move on to tour an elephant orphanage and a giraffe sanctuary to feed and learn more about these animals. Finish the day with a visit to the Kobe Beads factory before heading back to your hotel.

Nairobi: National Park, Baby Elephant, & Giraffe Center Tour

Nairobi: National Park, Baby Elephant, & Giraffe Center Tour

Following an early pickup from your accommodation in Nairobi, take a short ride to the Nairobi National Park going straight for an adventurous game drive. Discover the park and all its major animals. Experience the sight of wildlife grazing majestically against the backdrop of the city skyline. The game drive will run up to 11:00 AM. After, head to the Giraffe Center, a nonprofit organization that helps educate people about endangered animals and environmental protection. Learn about giraffes from the guides and have the option to feed them by hand under the supervision of trained staff. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant and rhino orphanage inside the western end of Nairobi National Park offers a wonderful opportunity to see baby elephants being fed milk from bottles. The keepers will give you a lecture on each of them, explaining their names and the stories of how they were orphaned. It’s a great place to go and adopt a baby elephant.

From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Trip

From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Trip

After getting picked up from your hotel in Nairobi, head to the Giraffe Center, where you can see giraffes living in a semi-wild state. Learn about their behaviors, traits and conservation efforts.  You will also get the opportunity to feed these gentle giants.  Next, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Take a walk through the center where baby elephants wait to be fed. Watch them play in the water, gargle their milk, and discover each elephant's personal stories.  Once the youngest is fed, it's time to feed the 2-3-year-olds, some of whom are old enough to feed themselves. Watch as they hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and make quick work of several gallons of milk.  Your final stop before heading back to Nairobi will be the Kazuri Beads Factory. Get the opportunity to admire the beautiful beads and pottery which have been handcrafted by African women.

Nairobi National Park Full or Half-Day Tour with Guide

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 additional visits to the giraffe center, with lunch included at the tamarind. This option also includes a trip to the Karen Blixen Musuem then return back to the hotel and Pick up again at 7 PM to watch a dance show and enjoy a sumptuous dinner. Get transferred back to your hotel in Nairobi at the end of the tour at around 11 PM.

Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center

Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center

This is a full day comprehensive tour of the most important sites around Nairobi. You will start with Nairobi National Park, then David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Kobe Beads then Giraffe center. Animal lovers will love this full-day tour that takes visitors up close and personal with Africa’s majestic wildlife. First, enjoy a 4-hour game drive through Nairobi National Park where you can see cheetahs, hyenas, lions, leopards, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, many species of birds, and even the rare black rhino. Next, tour an elephant orphanage and a giraffe sanctuary to feed and learn more about these animals. Finish up the day with a visit to the Kobe Beads factory before heading back to your hotel.

Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe center

Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe center

Our journey commences at the unique Nairobi National Park, an urban wilderness sanctuary where you can spot iconic African wildlife against a backdrop of the city skyline. Witness graceful giraffes, majestic lions, rhinos, and more in their natural habitat. The juxtaposition of the wild with the urban is truly mesmerizing, offering a surreal and unforgettable safari experience. The adventure continues with a visit to the Elephant Orphanage, operated by the renowned Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Here, you'll encounter the most endearing residents – baby elephants who have been rescued and are undergoing rehabilitation. Watch them being fed, playing, and even taking their daily mud baths. Their stories and personalities will warm your heart as you gain a deeper understanding of the challenges they face in the wild. Expert guides will provide you with valuable insights into the region's rich wildlife and conservation efforts, offering a profound understanding of the vital work being done to protect Kenya's natural heritage. Learn about the dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to safeguard these magnificent creatures and their habitats. By joining this tour, you actively contribute to wildlife conservation and the preservation of Kenya's unique ecosystems. Your visit to the Elephant Orphanage directly supports the rescue, care, and reintegration of orphaned elephants into the wild, making a meaningful impact on the future of these incredible animals. This tour is not just an excursion; it's a life-enriching experience that leaves you with lasting memories of Africa's wildlife and a profound appreciation for the tireless conservation efforts in place. By the end of the day, you'll carry with you a sense of wonder and a strong connection to Kenya's natural beauty.

Nairobi National Park: Half-Day Group Tour with Pickup

Nairobi National Park: Half-Day Group Tour with Pickup

you will have a great experience at the only wildlife national park in the world within a capital city. the park is a host to wide variety of wildlife including the endengared black rhinos, lions, leopards, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and a diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded . All this is in backdrop of the city scrappers . You will have a short rest at the viewpoint located in the park and also the best place for the photos. After your four hours of game spotting you will start heading out and pass by the curio shops for gift buying.

Nairobi: National Park Private Tour in a 4x4 Jeep

Nairobi: National Park Private Tour in a 4x4 Jeep

Explore the Nairobi National Park in an open-roofed Landcruiser where you can spot the various species of birds and also lions, giraffes, and many more. Enjoy spectacular views of the bustling Nairobi city in the background as you explore the wild. Start your tour with a convenient morning pickup from your hotel. Get a head start on your day so you can maximise the amount of animals you see on this full-day adventure. View animals like playful monkeys as soon as you arrive at the gate. Pass by the Ivory Monument with your guide and driver and learn the fascinating history of it. Venture into the deep wild in search of animals and have your binoculars and camera ready to spot them. Conclude your 4-hour game drive and leave with a lot of memories and pictures of your adventure. Finish your day with a return trip to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Nairobi National Park

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4.5
(534 reviews)

Amazing! Musa was a gentleman from start to finish. I was a solo female traveler from Ireland and I had the best tour with Musa. He went above and beyond to make sure I had a great day. I will be recommending Musa to my friends and would vouch for him anyday. Thanks Musa

Francis was fantastic! Very fortunate in that we got to see lions, both male and female, hippos, giraffes, black rhinos, white rhinos, zebras, antelopes, ostriches, monkeys, and crocodiles. Lots of great pictures and memories! Could not have been better!

The tour was amazing! Stephen picked us up from the airport even though we were very early. The goraffe center and elephant orphanage are such unique places. Definitely worth a visit!

We had a wonderful day with Tasha and Linus - they really went above and beyon They made sure we got awesome photo opportunities and taught us about the park and the animals.

It was very nice, our guide George knew a lot about the animals and knew exactly what we wanted and needed too see. It was a very pleasant trip! Definitely worth the money