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Day 1: Nairobi Tour

Nairobi City Tour

Are connecting to international flight or have a day to spare? Why not take a day tour of Nairobi city

There are so many sights to see, if the Nairobi traffic allows you can work through a few before heading back to the airport for your late night flight.

Visit the Giraffe Centre and feed the Giraffe, Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum and Kazuri Beads.

Giraffe centre

Start your Nairobi day tour by visiting the The Giraffe Center, This is a successful breeding center for the rare Rothschild Giraffe, found only in East Africa. The center was established in the 1970’s by Jock Leslie-Melville, who successfully raised a baby Rothschild giraffe at what was then his home, in the Langata area of Nairobi. Giraffe center located at Langata, approximately 20 kilometers from the center of Nairobi, Kenya. The Giraffe Center is a wonderful and refreshing way to get up close and personal with the Giraffes, to view giraffes as well as feed them.

Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage

Dame Sheldrick has been raising elephant orphans since the 1950’s when she lived and worked in Tsavo National Park. She established an elephant and rhino nursery in Nairobi’s National Park in the late 1970’s, as part of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The orphanage can be only be visited for an hour every day between 11am and noon. During this hour the baby elephants are brought out to play and to feed, and visitors can watch them from behind a rope. Wardens are on hand to explain the work of the orphanage and to answer any questions. The cost of adopting an elephant baby is $50 Dollars this will allow you to visit your adopted baby, one can touch and feed the baby Elephants with formulated milk. Visits are restricted to very few persons from 4.00 -5.00pm

Karen Blixen Museum

After the elephant visit, have lunch at the original farm house on the land that Karen Blixen farmed (from Out of Africa fame). The also check out the Karen Blixen Musuem. The Musuem is housed in the very farmhouse where Danish author (Out of Africa) Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) lived from 1914 to 1931. The house is located at the foot of the Ngong Hills and was built in 1912, and bought by Karen and her husband Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke in 1917.

Karuzi pottery and bead center

We can end the day by visiting the The Kazuri Bead factory and Pottery Center is a good stop for those interested in local crafts. The ceramic beads, pottery and leather goods are all handmade by disadvantaged women. The factory now employs more than 300 women, all working hard but with great joy. You can get a tour of the factory and watch the beads and pots get fired and glazed, it takes about an hour in total. In the weekends the factory/workshop may be closed, but the shop is still open, so you can purchase souvenirs. The Bead Factory is a popular stop en route to, or from, the Karen Blixen museum, and other sights in the Karen neighborhood. Return back to your hotel or Airport afterwards.

Masai Market

If you have time for souvenir shopping visit the masai market for crafts and every carving under the sun!

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