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Nairobi Short Excursions

Nairobi City is the largest city in east Africa and is a cosmopolitan place. It has lively, interesting, and pleasant landscape and is a good place to get essential business and bureaucratic matters seen up. Nairobi has very good places of entertainment such as films on big screens, bookshops, discos, restaurants, cafes and bars full of travelers from all over the world, offices where you can have things done quickly and efficient post services. The city is also the first destination for travelers going to northern Tanzania.

National Museum

The Nairobi National Museum exhibits cultures of the different people of Kenya and its prominent personalities. It also has great display of fossils and a stunning recreation of a prehistoric rock site. There is also an extraordinary cast on the floor, which clearly records the footprints of man’s direct ancestor (Homo erectus) dating 4 million years ago. It also has more than a thousand stuffed and mounted bird species.

Snake Park

Here is where you will be able to see most of the snake species found in East Africa. Some of them are in glass cages others in open pits. There are also tortoise and crocodiles put in their respective pits.

National Archives

This is found within Nairobi central business center. Seen here are photographs, exhibitions of handicrafts, paintings and journals of Kenya’s history.

Railway Museum

Old steam engines and rolling stock are displayed here. This gives an idea of Kenya’s history since the colonial period. There is also a scale model of the venerable MV LUMBU, which lies between Mpulungu (Zambia) and Bujumbura (Burundi). Other sites are Kenyatta International Conference Center, the parliament building, contemporary galleries, a Masai curio market, the colorful city market and many of Nairobi’s historical buildings.

Nairobi National Park and Bomas of Kenya

This is the most accessible of all Kenya’s game parks, being only a few kilometers away from the city center. Here you will be able to see a variety of wild animals such as gazelles, lions, zebras, giraffes, buffalos, cheetahs, leopards, black rhinos and baboons, among others. A boma means a homestead. It provides recreation of Kenya’s traditional life and cultures of its people. The greatest excitement at the Bomas of Kenya is the display of traditional dancing, music and songs performed in a splendid area.

The Ostrich Park

This is a good place for a family excursion and you will get to feed ostriches, see artisans at work making handicrafts and it also has a good playground for kids.

Karen Blixen Museum/Giraffe Center

This is the home of the famous Karen Blixen of the ‘Out of Africa’ film and visitors are able to go through historical life of this fantastic woman. At the Giraffe Center, you come face to face with, admire and feed the endangered Rothschild Giraffe.

SRTS – 001 : 3 HOURS NAIROBI CITY TOUR

This is a city familiarization tour that takes you through the Central Business District viewing the shopping center, City market, parliament buildings, Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) and the Railway station. After this, a brief tour to the snake Park and the National museum a short distance away from the central district.

Cost Per Person: USD$40 per person. Minimum 2 Persons

Tour prices include: Entrance fees

SRTS – 002 :4 HOURS NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK

Here you have a good chance to watch a wide variety of animals within the Nairobi national park. It is Situated about 8 km from the city center and has over 50 species of animals including Rhinos, Lions, Cheetahs and Giraffes among others. The tour also covers the animal orphanage, which is a miniature representation of the park.

Cost Per Person: USD$ 60 per person. Minimum 2 Pax

Park Entrance fee of USD 60 per person payable direct

A visit to David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage, located next to Nairobi national park can also be included at an extra cost of USD 20.per person

Entrance fee of USD 5 per person payable direct www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org

Entrance fee of USD 5 per person payable direct www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org

SRTS – 003: 3 HOURS BOMAS OF KENYA

A “Boma” means a traditional homestead. It is about 15 kilometers from the city; there is a collection of bomas representing 16 ethnic groups. Kenya’s different cultures,customs and traditions displayed here. In the afternoon, the greatest excitement is experienced through the display of traditional dancing, music and song performed in a splendid arena.

Cost Per Person: USD$ 40 per person. Minimum 2 Pax

Excluded:

Entrance fees ($30 per person nonresident, USD 10 resident/citizen payable direct)

SRTS – 004 : 4 HOURS KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM &GIRAFFE CENTER

This takes you to the home of the Legendary Karen Blixen, which has been restored by the National Museum of Kenya to provide her historical life. After this, proceed to the Giraffe center where the famous “Daisy” Rothschild giraffe can be seen roaming freely.

• Cost Per Person: USD$ 60 per person. Minimum 2 Pax .

• Price for Group: Available on request

• Children between 12 to 18 years: 75% of adult price

• Children between 3 to 11: 50% sharing with parents

N/B Prices are per person .. Prices for solo travelers or groups can be requested.

Tour prices include:

• Transportation in a 8 seater safari van with pop up roof

• Game drives to Nairobi National park

• Services of a professional tour driver

Recommended mineral water while on safari

Excluded:

• Entry fee Giraffe Centre Entrance fees ($10 per person for all day nonresident, ksh 1000 resident/citizen payable direct)

Entry Fee Karen Blixen Entrance fees ($30 per person for all days nonresident, ksh 1000 resident/citizen payable derect

Tips and gratuities

• • Lunch at Nairobi mamba village or Carnivore restaurant

• Any other services that is not inclusive in the package

SRTS – 005 : 3 HOURS CARNIVORE EXPERIENCE

Carnivore is a unique restaurant found few kilometers off Nairobi city center. It is for carnivorous and is the only place you can get a variety of game Meat served in one meal. Its succulent steaks and barbecue dishes are recommended for every one especially as a welcome or a farewell Dinner/Lunch. http://www.tamarind.co.ke/carnivore

Cost Per Person: USD$ 70 per person. Minimum 2 Pax