Parks, Giraffes & Karen Blixen
- 9 - 10 hours
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Most cities have zoos, Nairobi however is a show off and has a national park right in the heart of town. See giraffes grazing with skyscrapers in the background, then discover Karen Blixen's world and feed giraffes by hand on this Nairobi tour that feels a world away from the city.
* Seek out wildlife at Nairobi National Park, an impressive National Park within the city limits
* Enjoy sampling local food at lunch at a local restaurant
* Visit the Karen Blixen Museum and discover more about her life
* Stop by the Giraffe Centre for a close up visit with the endangered Rothschild giraffe
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.<br /> If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
When packing, be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Africa. To respect this, and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not suitable. Topless sun bathing is unacceptable.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
When there's a gorgeous national park within a major city, it kind of just becomes a must-see, doesn't it? On this Nairobi tour, you'll spend almost a full day immersed in natural wonder, from a tour of the giraffe centre to walking in Karen Blixen's footsteps, it's all within the city limits of Nairobi...how cool is that?!
Nairobi National Park is a unique wildlife haven located within sight of Nairobi city's skyline, and it's the focal point for this Nairobi 'city' tour. Here, various herbivores can be seen roaming the park's grasslands, and lion, cheetah, and leopard are just some of the predators that can be spotted, together with over 300 bird species.
Wildlife spotting certainly works up an appetite, so lunch will be served at a local restaurant where you'll get to sample local cuisine and engage with the locals.
After lunch it's time for a little 'Out of Africa', as we drive over to the Karen Blixen Museum, which takes visitors back to the colonial period, reconstructing the lives of those who inhabited this region. You'll see some of the original antique furniture and a re-constructed colonial coffee factory.
From here, it's onwards...and upwards (!) as we hit up the Giraffe Centre, where we have an opportunity to interact closely with the beautiful, endangered Rothschild giraffe. It's a truly special experience, one that you likely won't ever forget.
After a day filled with close animal encounters and local experiences, we'll head back to the city centre where your Nairobi tour will come to a close.