Why I love Kenya
“Kenya is where my love affair with Africa took hold and promised never to let go. Wildlife (big cats especially) and wilderness rank among the grand passions of my life and it was here that I saw my first lion on the march (in Amboseli), my first cheetah on the hunt (Tsavo East), my first leopard on a kill (Tsavo West) and where I came so close to elephants (Taita Hills) and black rhinos (Lewa) that I could have...” Read More
Top experiences in Kenya
1 Day trip to Hells Gate and Lake Naivasha From Nairobi
Here is the Days itinerary.7am - Depart Nairobi and start of drive to Naivasha, brief stop over at the Great rift valley view point.Arrive at the gate of hells gate at around 9am. Start of the biking tour at hells gate for 2 hours11am - Visit the gorges inside the park. Gorges are small thin depressions of land mass where you can walk underneath. Some areas have formed caves where you can walk through. This will take 1 hour.12pm - Before heading back to the gate you will be able to visit a Maasai village / community. The maasai is one of the local tribes in Kenya that have maintained a large aspect of their culture. This will also take 1 hour1pm - Finish the tours and bring the bikes back at the gate.1pm - Drive to Naivasha Fishermans camp for lunch.2pm - Take a 1 hour boat ride in the lake for bird watching and hippo viewing.4pm - End of all activities start of drive back to Nairobi.Arrive by 6pmEnd of tour
David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi
Start your tour with pick up at any hotel/ home within Nairobi.The first stop is the Elephant Orphaned Trust; it is strictly open between 11 am and 12 noon. Here you will be able to see rescued baby and teenage elephants and learn their unique stories of how they got there, how they got their names and what plans are there to release them.You will then be driven to the Giraffe centre where you will learn more about the conversation efforts to conserve an endangered species and also get to feed them and take selfies with the Giant animals.You will then be driven to the Kazuri Beads factory. This is a pottery company that makes one of the world most beautiful beads. You will be shown all the stages from the start to the finish. It’s also a unique factory as it employs single mother parents from the neighborhood who earn a living to support their families. You then have the option of being driven to lunch and then to your hotel. Upon request and at no extra transport cost, we are happy to drive you to The Karen Blixen Museum. A famous white settler story, depicted in the famous movie Out of Africa. You’ll learn the story of this amazing woman and how she changed the lives of the local people.
Day Tour: Giraffe Center, Elephant Orphanage and Nairobi National Park
After a pick up from your hotel, the tour begins with a visit to the giraffe center. Here you see the magnificent creatures and learn why they are endangered. You will also learn their behaviours, traits and more conservation education. To cap the visit, you get the chance to feed them under the supervision of a trained staff member.Then head to the elephant orphanage which is only open for a short period each day. Here you will learn more about the baby elephants and what led them to be orphans.You will get more information on raising them and the efforts being made to re-introduce them back to the wilderness.After this, you will have about an hour for lunch (own expense), then you will go to the Nairobi National park through the main gate for a 3-hour game drive. Your guide will be aiming to show you as much variety of animals as possible. If you're lucky, you may spot the rhinos and lions getting ready for the evening. We use a safari van with a pop up roof for easier game viewing and not a small saloon car.At around 5pm, you will depart the park and be brought back to your hotel.
Nairobi National Park, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Museum Day Tour in Nairobi
Join this unique one day city tour full of fun and wildlife activities. You will start by leaving your hotel in the morning and spendings a few hours at the Nairobi National Park. The one and only park within a city in the world. Then, you'll visit David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage, where young orphaned elephants are brought after being rescued and fed until they are mature to be released to the wild. Next, is a visit to the Giraffe Centre where you feed the friendly Rothchilds Giraffe. You will then break for lunch at the Mamba village (crocodile park- own expense) plus some free time for shopping at the Garellia shopping mall and Love Birds gift shops. Then, visit the Karen Blixen museum, the house in the movie out of Africa. Finally, visit Bomas of Kenya - Nairobi Tribal Tour Place named a tourist village in Langata, Nairobi. Bomas (homesteads) displays traditional villages belonging to the several Kenyan tribes. Enjoy local tradition dances and acrobats and clients join as well in celebration local culture.Your tour will finish around 4:30pm with drop off at your hotel for a deserved rest.
Private One-Way Nairobi Airport Transfer
Sit back and relax as you are transported between the main Nairobi airport and your accommodation in the comfort of your own private vehicle which ranges from 3-passenger sedans to 7-passenger vans and 20-passenger buses, depending on the size of your group. For airport arrival transfers, you will find your name clearly displayed on a sign, after the baggage and customs clearance desks. If you are arriving for a conference and event, there is typically a welcome desk located inside the lounge to allow for easy identification of delegates without having to check for their names. Just come to the desk and you will be ushered to your vehicle. For departure transfers, your driver will meet you at your accommodation 4 hours prior to your flight for CITY hotels and 5 hours for hotels OUTSIDE the city including WESTLANDS. Transfer times vary according to traffic, but generally range from 40 minutes to 1.5 hours. When making a booking for this private one-way transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to your accommodation in central Nairobi or vice versa, you will need to advise your flight details and your Nairobi hotel or final destination details.
Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen and Giraffes
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.