Nairobi National Park and David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Tour

Sightseeing Tickets & Passes in Nairobi

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Visit two of the best tourist attractions in Nairobi, the Nairobi National Park and the Elephant Orphanage. This tour, available only in the morning starting 6.30am, begins with a Safari Drive through the national park where you can see some of Africa's famous wildlife. At 10am you will exit the park and be transferred to the nearby Elephant Orphanage which is open just for an hour daily from 11am to 12pm. The Elephant Orphanage allows you to closely observe orphaned young baby Elephants being fostered for future release back into the Wild, and is generally rated one of the best tourist experiences in Nairobi. The tour ends with a brief stop at the Galleria Mall where you can have a quick lunch or enjoy a spot of craft shopping [at your own cost].
Visit: Shoor Safaris Kenya, NairobiYour English-speaking Driver-Guide will report to your hotel's reception desk at 6.10 am following which you will then be driven to Nairobi National Park in a Safari Tour Micro bus. This transfer could take anything from 20 minutes to 45 min depending on how far your hotel is from the park and also on the traffic conditions at the time. Upon arrival at the park, your Driver-Guide will obtain your entry ticket after which he will open the game viewing roof of the vehicle following which you will be driven into the park to start your Safari tour. Enjoy the scenic forest and open grassland landscapes of the park as your Driver Guide searches for some of the animals in the park during the game drive. This exciting 'mini' Safari gives you the chance of seeing animals ranging from Lions and Rhino to Buffalo, Giraffe and Zebra and much more wildlife as well as over 200 Bird species. The park is also quite scenic and is set against the backdrop of the Nairobi city skyline.  The game drive will be conducted by driving slowly around the park on its unpaved gravel roads and tracks. Once an animal of interest is spotted, the vehicle will stop briefly giving you enough time to see the wildlife or attraction. Your Driver-Guide will also give you information on the park and on it's animals during the drive. He will do so without using a public address system. The game viewing roof will give you an excellent vantage point to view the park and its wildlife. You may also sit on your seat during the drive and follow proceedings from superb visibility of the vehicle's large windows.  By 10am, you will exit the park for onward transfer to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, arriving here by 10:35 am. Your Driver-Guide will lead you to the Elephant Orphanage and obtain your ticket, after which you can enjoy spending time here in the company of the orphaned Elephants until 12pm. Onward transfer to a nearby shopping mall for a short 45 minute stop to allow for a quick lunch or a spot of shopping [ at your own cost]. Upon conclusion of the tour by 2pm, you will be transferred back to your hotel or on wards to your preferred drop off location. NOTE: This tour can only be done in the morning from 6.15 am to 12.30 pm. Group Size is kept small with a maximum of 6 passengers in the vehicle.  Pick Up and Drop off is included from any hotel within Nairobi city limits and the vehicle used is a Safari Tour Van with a game viewing roof and guaranteed window seats.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • National Park fees

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch