Nairobi National Park.
Just outside Nairobi, this is home to large herds of Zebra, Wildebeest, Buffalo, Giraffe, Lion, Cheetah, Hippo, Rhino and even birdlife (over 400 species). Here you can also go on the Nairobi Safari Walk, an educational centre to make people aware of wildlife and habitat conservation. Also in the park is the Nairobi Animal Orphanage.
Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
This Orphanage takes in elephant calves and rhinos from all over Kenya which were orphaned by poaching. Showing is only once per day from 11am-12pm and gives you a great opportunity to interact directly with baby elephants.
In Lang’ata right outside of Nairobi. The Centre breeds the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and has conservation/education programmes for Kenyan children. It also has many warthogs. Here you can feed giraffes by hand. (their tongues can get up to 20″ long and are antiseptic).
Typically the 3rd stop for most tourists after the Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center, this pleasant park is home to ostriches and crocodiles. Surprisingly quite interesting as you get the chance to interact directly with crocodiles and even hold a baby, with very knowledgable employees serving as guides.
About 1.5hrs outside of central Nairobi, this area is a haven away from the chaos of the city where many 3rd and 4th generation British colonialists continue to reside. Crescent Island is a particularly nice place to visit, even if you have already done a safari. Unique because it gives you the opportunity to walk around the grounds literally alongside giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impalas, etc.
Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park.
65 km from Nairobi, is centred around a 2,146-m (7,141 ft) mountain. This is a mountain forest and plain land, with a large population of Buffalo. It also serves as a refuge for Colobus monkeys, bushbuck, duiker, leopard, and a large variety of bird species.14 Falls, a waterfall at Thika.
Thomson’s Falls is a 74 m (243 ft) scenic waterfall on the Ewaso Ng’iro river, which drains from the Aberdare Mountain Range. It is situated two miles from the town of Nyahururu in central Kenya, at 2,360 m (7,750 ft) elevation.
Built in remembrance of the struggle for independence, which Kenya was granted in 1963. The monument is a 24-m (79 ft) high triumphal column supporting a pair of clasped hands and the dove of peace, high over a statue of freedom fighter raising the flag. The monument is surround by fountains and lush-landscaped gardens.
Nairobi National Museum (8:30AM-5:30PM).
Where visitors can learn about Kenya, its history and culture. The museum celebrated 100 years in 2010. A live snake compound is adjacent but not for the timid.
National Railway Museum.
Visitors can learn more about the history of Kenya’s rail and the Kenya/Uganda railway. It also houses, some of the engines and rolling stock from the country’s colonial period.
Karen Blixen Museum.
Is based on the Karen Blixen’s book “Out of Africa”. Her house is now the home of the museum. It is on the outskirts of Nairobi and a taxi or bus can get you to the museum.
Bomas of Kenya.
Portrays Kenya’s culture. Visitors can see exhibits of traditional Kenyan homes, artifacts, dances, music and culture.
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Day 1: Mombasa -Tsavo East /West 2 hrs drive
Pick up shall be 05:00 hrs.
Drive along the main Mombasa-Nairobi highway to the Tsavo East National Park and enter the park through Buchuma Gate.
You will begin searching for animals on entry into the park passing via Aruba Dam and Kanderi Swamp where more animals could be found.
Day 1 – Mombasa – Tsavo East – 2 hrs drive
Pick up in the morning and drive along the main Mombasa-Nairobi highway to the Tsavo East National Park through Buchuma gate.
we shall begin game viewing on entry into the park passing via Aruba Dam and Kanderi Swamp where more animals could be found.
Tsavo East National Park is one of the world’s greatest Wildlife Sanctuaries noted for its vast elephant herds and a variety of wild animals. Lunch time will get us at the lodge where we will check in, enjoy lunch buffet and relax within the lodge/camp.
Mombasa City Tour – Half day.
Pick up shall be in the morning or afternoon from your hotel. The tour picks out some of the highlights of this colorful city including the bustling fruit and vegetable market. The Old Town and Port, Fort Jesus the famous Elephant Tusks in Moi Avenue and Akamba Wood Carvers Centre.
Later you shall be dropped back to your hotel.
Price per person: USD 60 (pick up from North Coast Hotels)
Price per person: USD 80 (pick up from South Coast Hotels)
Haller Park – 4hrs.
Depart after lunch for Bamburi Quarry Nature Trail. The wasteland of the stone quarry has been reclaimed and amongst casaurina trees and other tropical floral reside a variety of wildlife like Buffalo, Hippo and Mzee tortoise, Crocodiles and other Reptiles are found
Price per person : USD 40
Full Day Wasini Island Dhow Trip.
You shall be picked from your hotel early in the morning. Drive further south to Wasini Island.
Board a traditional sailing dhow visiting the spectacular Marine Park of Kisite, home to a myarid of tropical fish and lovely coral formations. During the morning there will be opportunities for snorkeling on the shallow reef, dolphins might be seen, followed by a fresh seafood lunch on Wasini Island .
In the afternoon there shall be a visit to a Swahili village before returning to the mainland and back to the hotel.
Tour Price : USD 135 only per person.
Wasini dhow & Dolphin excursion.
Pick up shall be from your hotel whereby you proceed to the ferry to south coast.
Later proceed to the historical small fishing village of Shimoni on a drive via coastal settlements with views of palm trees, cashew nuts, mango tree plantations.
The day tour includes snorkeling at the Kisite Mpunguti marine park,Dolphin encounters & sea food lunch
Snorkel and marvel at the rich marine life where corals, exotic fish and sea plants are protected. As we sail in the calm waters, we shall be in search for the dolphins that approach our dhow and beckon us to join them for swimming.
The Wasini island tour is a fun and discovery land of pure Swahili Culture. We shall also be visiting the giant coral garden and mangrove forest.
Later, settle down for barbeque seafood lunch with local Swahili accompaniments later board your dhows for the sail to the mainland jetty at Shimoni.
If time will allow there shall be a visit to the Shimoni caves where slaves were “stored” during the old slave trading days before shipment to the Zanzibar slave market.
Price per person: USD 135
Tamarind dinner Dhow – Mombasa.
The Tamarind dinner dhow experience starts with a pick up from your beach resort for a transfer to the tamarind restaurant jetty.
The Tamarind dinner dhow offers the best seafood and dining experience with sumptuous seafood meal, dancing under the stars and a gentle cruise through the peaceful creeks of Mombasa .
Suitable for a romantic or group dining experience
Price per person: USD 105