Nairobi City Tour
For those without much time for long safaris, here is a list of short excursions from Nairobi
whose time ranges from 2 hrs to 2 days. These are particularly ideal for travellers with stop-
overs in Nairobi or those in Nairobi for business.
Nairobi City Tour (including August 7th memorial Park) – 5 hrs
This tour includes a drive through the city centre, the central business areas with views of KICC
and the Parliament Buildings. The tour now also includes a visit to the August 7th Memorial
Park, where the former US Embassy stood before it was bombed by terrorist on August 7th
1998, causing the deaths of 218 innocent people and injuring thousands of others.
Within the Park is The Peace Memorial Museum, which was created and designed within the
Visitors Centre to honour those who lost their lives, as well as to tell the stories of those who
survived and for those whose lives were changed forever. The images and exhibits on display are
meant to educate the public on the appalling consequences of terrorism and sensitize visitors on
the need for peace, tolerance and reconciliation. By the end of the museum tour it is hoped that
each person will be inspired to support peace. Your tour will end with a visit to the Kenya
Price: Per Person US$70
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Open to the public from 11:00hrs to 12:00hrs daily. Located at The Nairobi National Park,
Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage looks after and supports orphaned baby elephants and
rhinos who have lost their mothers to poaching, death, injuries, on getting lost in the wild or
other tragedies. Besides feeding, washing and walking the babies, Daphne and her dedicated
staff of keepers provide emotional support to the orphans as they raise them to be released
back into the wild when they are ready. It is worth a visit to the park to see the young elephants
interacting with their keepers – playing, taking mud baths and being fed with milk. This is a rare
sight to watch and a most memorable way to get up close to the babies and observe their
playful habits, something which is not possible or even safe during your safari in the wild.
Price: Per person US$45
Nairobi National Park – 4 hrs
Visit the Nairobi National Park only a few kilometers from the city center. Of the big five, only
the elephant is absent. The tour will include The Nairobi Safari Walk.
Price: Per person US$172
Bomas of Kenya – 3 hrs
Enjoy the rich traditional music accompanied by dance at this cultural center, then take a guided
tour of the different bomas (huts) within the compound.
Price: Per person US$50
The Carnivore Experience – 2 hrs
Lunch or dinner at The Carnivore Restaurant, considered “Africa’s greatest Eating Experience”.
The Restaurant serves every type of barbecue meat imaginable, including four choices of wild
Price: Per person US$60
Karen Blixen Museum & Giraffe Centre – 4 hrs
A tour of 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 Center, 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.
Price: Per person US$75