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$47 Guided tours

Nairobi City Walking Tour with Traditional Kenyan Lunch

Explore Nairobi on a 5-hour sightseeing tour with a traditional Kenyan lunch included. Bold and brash yet beautiful, the Kenyan capital can be overwhelming to a first-time visitor, so take the hassle out of exploring with an expert local guide at your side. Discover gems like Uhuru Park, and visit top Nairobi attractions such as Mzee Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum, August 7 Memorial Park and Kenya National Archives. Learn about the city’s culture and history, and then finish the tour with a hearty lunch. Meet your guide in the center of town, and take to the streets of Nairobi to explore and see the sights. First stop is Uhuru Park, a lovely oasis of green space wedged next to the city’s bustling business district. Shelter from the city heat with a walk in the shade as your guide regales you with tales of Nairobi’s complex history and culture. Then, head out to discover the city’s urban delights by both foot and public transport. Stroll past the Kenyan parliament buildings and stop to see Mzee Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum, the resting place of Kenya’s first president. Pose for photos against the backdrop of Kenyetta International Conference Center – an impressive 28-story skyscraper – and then visit the August 7 Memorial Park, built to commemorate the bombing of the US Embassy in 1998.Another highlight of your tour is a visit to Kenya National Archives – a site that’s a history museum in its own right. Browse the array of historical photographs, traditional artwork and Kenyan crafts while learning about the tribes of Kenya from your guide.Stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant in town, and enjoy a Kenyan delicacy as a main course. The menu varies each time, but typical dishes include Kenyan stew (casseroled beef, goat or chicken) and ugali (a creamy cornmeal paste) served with vegetables and a rich sauce.After chatting with your guide about city life and Kenyan cuisine, walk back to the start point to finish your tour.

$204 Sightseeing tours

Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife’s Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi

Head to the leafy ex-colonial suburbs of Nairobi to visit two of the city’s most famous attractions: the Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife’s Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage.Escape Nairobi’s bustling city centre and head towards the leafy suburb of Karen. Nairobi has become famous for its traffic – but you’ll get to sit back and take in the interesting sites of local life on our journey through  East Africa’s largest city. Your driver and guide will be tell you about Nairobi’s history and modern life as you travel. Your first stop will be the Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife’s famous Giraffe Centre. The centre has pioneered an innovative breeding programme that’s helping to grow the population of the endangered Rothschild giraffe in the wild. You’ll learn more about this fascinating animal and the breeding project as you get up close and personal with the giraffes from the centre’s raised walkway. Afterwards, you’ll head the short distance to David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, located on the edge of Nairobi National Park. Since its inception, the project has hand-reared more than 150 baby elephants that have beenorphaned in the wild, often due to poaching. The orphanage helps to reintegrate these gorgeous creatures into the wilds of Tsavo National Park in the east of the country. You’ll learn more about this fascinating venture and see the baby elephants being fed by their keepers. You’ll then head back to central Nairobi, where your tour will end around lunchtime, leaving you free for the rest of the afternoon to explore downtown Nairobi on your own.

$169 Sightseeing tours

Hell’s Gate National Park Walking Tour with Elsamere Conservation Park Visit from Nairobi

Visit Hell’s Gate National Park on a day trip from Nairobi! One of the few Kenyan nature reserves where walking is safe, the park is home to Africa’s more serene wild animals – a fact that sits at odds with the parks hellish-sounding name. Admire zebras, gazelles and rare birdlife like Verreaux’s Eagles, and then visit Elsamere Conservation Center – a big-cat orphanage – on the shores of beautiful Lake Naivasha. Hell’s Gate National Park is your destination of the day, and this incredible park is roughly two hours away. As you travel gaze out the window, admiring breathtaking views of the Rift Valley. Head inside the park, and then step off your coach to stretch your legs; it’s one of the few parks in Kenya where walking is permitted!Stroll around the nature park’s trails with your guide, looking out for the park’s countless herbivores that roam the plains freely. Spot African buffaloes, zebras and gazelles as well as colorful birdlife such as vultures and Verreaux’s Eagles. The park also boasts hot springs and spectacular rock formations and cliffs, so have your camera ready to capture all the sights.Stop for lunch at a restaurant within the park grounds and sample some regional cuisine. As you eat your guide will introduce you to some of the locals, helping to translate so you can chat about the area and the food.Work off your lunch with a stroll to Elsamere Conservation Center on the shores of Lake Naivasha, and learn about Joy and George Adamson who founded the center and devoted their life to wildlife conservation. Famed locally as a sanctuary for orphaned big cats, the center is also home to a troop of white colobus monkeys as well as several species of rare birds such as Verreaux's Eagle-Owl.Return to your coach and travel back to central Nairobi. Your tour then finishes at your centrally located hotel.

$2889 Nature & wildlife

Serengeti to Victoria Falls Adventure

Inhale the fragrant perfume of Zanzibar’s spice plantations, hunt for the perfect snapshot of the iconic Big Five across the Serengeti, feel the thunder of Victoria Falls – uncover the spectacular highlights of four African countries on this stellar 20-day adventure. Enjoy an intriguing combination of stunning wilderness and rural villages from the comfort of our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) and camp under the big African sky for a unique perspective of this majestic land. With a unique itinerary that offers plenty of options, uncover all that this diverse region has to offer.

$391 Small group tours

3-Day Local Tea and Coffee Farming Experience in Kenya

Become a local farmer for 3 days and wear local gear of gumboots and overcoats to enable you enter the farms. Experience tea picking and coffee berry picking. Find out why they are so popular by experiencing the origin, process, production to the final product. Engage with the local farmers and see how lab our intensive it is so that the Kenyan coffee or tea can be enjoyed in other continents.

$865 Small group tours

3-Day Masai Mara Safari from Nairobi

When you will think of going on a safari to Africa, one of the first things that come to mind may be the majestic wildebeest migration. The experience of seeing flocks of wild animals on the same ground cannot be explained in words. This 3-day guided safari offers an exceptional holiday at Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve to witness the abundant wildlife and great migration of wildebeest.