Excursions from and around Nairobi
The following excursions are available from Nairobi:
Karen Blixen Museum is located in the outskirts on
the city centre, was named after the famous heroin Karen
Blixen (Danish Woman) on
whom the movie ‘Out of Africa’ was based. It is a
fascinating point for all visitors, about 20 minutes
drive from the Nairobi city center. The house has much of its original features still
intact. Photographs and original oil portraits painted
by Ms Blixen adorn t he house, the walls show glimpse of life on
this former coffee plantation.
This was initial called Sir Robert Coryndon Museum but
re-named in 1930 and opened to the public. It is divided
into several wings: including the snake park, aquarium,
areas of arts, human prehistory, ethnography and history
diversities of Kenyan culture. In mammal and birds
galleries, it is where one come close to the exhibits
and refresh his/her experience from the bush.
This excursion begins in the morning when you depart to the colourful City Market
located near the Nairobi city center; visit the Parliament
buildings dating from the 1930s. Inside, be sure to see
the statue of Jomo Kenyatta, needlework tapestries
showing Kenya's history, a mosaic of Kenyan tribes.
Later visit the National Museum of Kenya, The last stop
is at the Snake Park. Drive back to the hotel arriving
for lunch and end your Excursion.
While on an excursion to the Animal Orphanage you'll find that the surroundings are lush with
vegetation and are beautiful to look at against the
reddish dust/clay of the earth - it constantly reminds
you that you're in the heart of Africa. Each animal has
a name and its age and a reference to where it came
from. Other interesting facts include biological details
-its life expectancy, how much and what it eats natural
habitat, etc. You can also read about how each animal
came to be there - whether it was rescued or born in
captivity. If it was rescued, there is a story about who
rescued it, what it was suffering from and a brief tale
of its recovery and rehabilitation.
Located in out skirts of the Nairobi city, one kilometer
from the animal orphanage and Nairobi National Park.
While on this excursion tour you will be treated to
existing traditional music and dances, view traditions
of different tribes ranging from Masai's to the
exhilarating Giriama and coastal dances. Sample
traditional dishes from different tribes and get taste
of Kenya's culture.
‘AFEW’ A creation of Kenyan conservation organization
means “Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife was founded
in 1979. It is only 14km from the Nairobi city centre.
It was founded by the late Mr. John David (Jock)
Leslie-Melville in order to monitor the expenditures of
funds raised by the AFEW – USA which were used to
translocate the Rothschild giraffe from Soy area to the
AFEW centre. While on an excursion tour of Giraffe
centre you will come close to the tallest mammal of the
world, feed it, kiss it, stroke it or even pose for a
photo besides it.