Nairobi City Tour Itinerary; Giraffe Center, Daphne Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage and Karen Blixen National Museum
|MINIMUM: TWO PAX
TIMINGS: 8.30AM TO 1.30PM
DURATION: 5 Hours
DRESS CODE: Casual
Our driver will pick you up from your city hotel after breakfast for Nairobi guided city tour and proceed to Giraffe Centre located in Karen Area next to Giraffe Manor Hotel. It was founded in 1979 by the late Jock Leslie- Melville, a Kenyan citizen of British descent and his wife the late Betty Leslie Melville an American citizen. At the time of inception, there were only 130 Rothschild giraffe in the wild. With the help of the breeding at the Giraffe Center, the population today is around 500. You will have an opportunity to hand feed the Giraffes with pellets provided at the center. Giraffe Centre Natural Trail is home to several warthogs, which freely roam the area along with the giraffes. Giraffe Centre opening time is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Our next stop will be at Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – Kenya, which was founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick in memory of her late husband David Sheldrick, the founding warden of Tsavo National Park. The center has played a significant role in Kenya’s conservation efforts, acting as a watchdog on wildlife affairs and as an orphanage for baby elephants and rhinos. The orphaned baby elephant’s age varies from a month to almost three years and at the age of three to four; they are gradually re-integrated into the wild. While at Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage you can adopt an elephant. Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is opened daily from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm for one hour only.
Karen Blixen Museum located in the Karen area will be our last stop. It was once the centerpiece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish husband, Mr. Baron Bror von Blixen Finke. The farmhouse gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar-winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title. The Museum was built in 1912 by Swedish Engineer.
Karen and her husband bought the Museum house in 1917 and it became the farmhouse for their 4500-acre farm, of which 600 acres was used for coffee farming. Their marriage failed after eight years and in 1921 the Baron moved on and left the running of the farm to Karen. The house was sporadically occupied until purchased in 1964 by the Danish government and then after independence Karen Blixen Museums – Kenya was given as a gift to the Kenya government. Karen Blixen Museum is open daily from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
After Karen Blixen Museum tour, we offer an optional complimentary tour/shopping at Kazuri Beads factory which located within in Karen Area –Nairobi, just 25 minutes’ drive from the city center or 12 km, next to Karen Blixen National Museum, It was started in 1975 by Lady Susan Wood together with two local women as a tiny workshop experimenting in making ceramic beads made by hand. Each bead is handmade, hand painted kiln fired once, glazed, fired again before being strung to make necklaces, earrings or bracelets making each piece of jewelry very beautiful and unique. Kazuri Beads is open from 08:30 am to 06:00 pm. For further clarifications; Kazuri Beads Contact is 020 2328905. Later you will be transferred back to your city hotel. End of the day services.
- Giraffe Centre entrance fee/charges.
- Karen Blixen Museum entrance fee/charges.
- Guaranteed departure; Minimum of two guests.
- Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage entrance fee/charges.
- Transportation, sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary above.
- Pick up and drop off from your preferred city Hotel or the airport.
- Complimentary and unlimited bottled water in the excursion vehicles.
- Services of a local, professional English speaking driver guide who is knowledgeable.
Services not included:
- Travel Insurance.
- Gratuities & Tips to the guides.
- All statutory increases beyond our control.
- All drinks and meals unless otherwise stated.
- Personal expenses unless otherwise mentioned.
- Any other services not mentioned above and/or additional activities.