NAIROBI CITY TOUR/DAVID SHELDRICK wildlife Trust/ KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM AND GIRAFFE CENTER
Pick up from your city hotel by our Driver Guide to have a tour of the Nairobi City Centre, Shopping areas, Parliament Buildings, National Museum and Snake Park. Nairobi has grown from a small railway outpost to a major cosmopolitan center. It is the capital of Kenya and the largest industrial and commercial city in East Africa with a population close to 4 million. Nairobi has a temperate climate all year round with warm days and cool nights. A guided city tour includes a visit to the famous Nairobi National Museum, the adjacent snake park, and Uhuru Park where one gets a splendid view of the city of Nairobi.
DAVID SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE,
After the city tour we drive to the David Sheldrick wildlife Trust. This center has played a significant role in Kenya’s conservation efforts, acting as a watch dog on wildlife affairs. Located in Nairobi National Park, it serves as an orphanage for baby elephants as well as the occasional rhino. Unfortunately, due to the rise in ivory poaching, most of the elephants are there because poachers have killed their mothers, or they have been separated from their mothers for some other reason. The elephants are raised by the orphanage with the intention of gradually re-integrating them into the wild. The age range of the elephants can vary from a few months to three years. As from three to four years the baby elephants are re-introduced back to the wild.
After the Orphanage ,have Lunch at the Karen coffee Gardens and there after in afternoon we drive to the Karen Blixen Museum situated at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The Museum was originally the home of Karen Blixen of the Out of Africa fame. This is combined with a visit to the Giraffe Centre, an educational centre and part of African Fund for Endangered Wildlife. The park has a small herd of Rothschild's Giraffe which are endangered specie and you will get a chance to feed them.
The Nairobi Giraffe center is located 15kms from the city center. The center was founded in 1978 to save the Rothschild Giraffe from extinction. From a safe specially constructed platform, you may hand feed and make friends with the majestic resident Giraffes. You then proceed to Karen Blixen Museum, an immensely popular tourist attraction; The museum’s beautiful wood-panned rooms are filled with interesting archaeological artifacts. You will wind up the tour with a visit to the Utamaduni Craft Center. Here you will see the work of local wood and stone artists and also get an opportunity to purchase some souvenirs.
Later drive back to your respective hotel.