Many travelers will have a day and a night to explore around Nairobi, prior to or after their East Africa safari. It’s a major point of access to the Kenya and Tanzania wildlife areas – a warm, friendly and energized city. With a wonderful selection of hotels and retreats in terms of where to stay, here are a couple of ways to spend your time in this vibrant urban hotspot…
Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
If the thought of watching baby elephant playing football makes your heart swell, and you love the sound of watching these gorgeous little orphans drink from a bottle, be sure to include a trip to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. This is a truly amazing cause with a fascinating history – ask us more about this.
Pop into an art gallery or two
Nairobi is home to a handful of exciting contemporary art galleries where it is possible to browse, learn about local artists, and potentially even ship a piece or two home. Ask us for recommendations and how to arrange a visit for you
Experience the Karen Blixen Museum
Who wasn’t enamored by Robert Redford and Meryl Streep in the film ‘Out of Africa’? If you can relate, this excursion will surely be high on your list. This charming farmhouse at the foot of the Ngong Hills gained international fame with the release of the Oscar winning film based on Karen’s autobiography
Spend time at the Giraffe Centre
For one of the best photos that you will capture on your African safari vacation, visit the Nairobi Giraffe center! It’s all eyelashes and tongues here, and these gorgeous, endangered Rothschild giraffes just love the pellets that travelers can buy on arrival. You have the chance to get really close to them as you feed them by hand, and it’s bound to generate a few giggles! Get your cameras ready, this is going to be one for the mantel piece!