City tour Nairobi
Price: € 95
Don’t miss how life is in this African mega-city of 3,500,000 inhabitants: chaotic, cosmopolitan and fascinating, from absolute poverty to luxury in less than 20 minutes. We will visit the Giraffe Center, Elephant Orphanage, the Kibera slum, eat at a local Kenyan restaurant in the center of Nairobi and go up to the KICC to see the aerial views of Nairobi. We will be accompanied at all times by our guide / driver, we will move in a private vehicle with air conditioning and bottles of water. If you want to visit other places such as Karen Blixen’s house, the Maasai market, the Nairobi National Museum … get in touch and we will customize the tour to your liking.
Minimum two people.
The tour lasts 8 hours so we recommend comfortable clothes and shoes.
- 09: 00h Giraffe Center
The Giraﬀe Center is located about 5 kilometers from downtown Nairobi. It was established in order to protect the Rothschild’s giraffe, one of the three subspecies that inhabit Kenya, apart from the reticulated and Maasai.
This center was started by Jock Leslie-Melville, the Kenyan grandson of a Scottish earl, when he and his wife Betty captured a baby giraffe to start a captive breeding program for giraffes at their home, the center’s current headquarters. In this unique place you will be able to see, feed and even kiss this spectacular animal.
- 11: 00h Elephant Orphanage
This orphanage is a project in which small pachyderms are rescued after poachers have killed their mothers. Elephants receive love and affection, all of them have a name and an assigned caregiver who even sleeps with them to emulate the intimate relationship between the mother and her young. Once they are able to integrate, they are returned to the wild herds to Tsavo National Park.
Daphne Sheldrick founded “The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust” in 1977 in memory of her husband, David Sheldrick. This was a well-known conservationist who created the Tsavo Reserve, the largest national park in Kenya, and fought, together with his wife, for the survival and well-being of wild animals, especially elephants and rhinos.
- 1:00 p.m. Visit the Kibera slum
Kibera is the second largest slum in Africa after Soweto in South Africa, made up of more than a million people. Her fame transcends borders, a lot of poverty, tin shacks that are lost before our eyes, almost all the houses without electricity, steep and narrow streets, mountains of garbage everywhere and a terribly high unemployment rate.
One point of light within so much misery is the school / orphanage run by our friend Ben and his mother. The children, simply impressive how they receive you, hug, smile, play, sing … You can collaborate with the school / orphanage by bringing notebooks, paintings, children’s clothing, pencils, etc. Everything will be well received! A visit that leaves no one indifferent and that makes you think.
Part of the benefits from this Tour in Nairobi go to the school / orphanage with which we collaborate in Kibera “InuaMimiRescueCenter”.
- 15:00 Walk through Town and lunch at a Kenyan restaurant
Town is the financial center of this African country, the heart of the city and where all the national administrations are located, from the Kenyan Parliament to the Nairobi City Hall. It is full of local restaurants, shops of all kinds, travel agencies, cafes, cars everywhere …
We will go up to the “top roof” of the Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC) to see the aerial views of Nairobi and have a panoramic view of the city and we will eat in a typical Kenyan restaurant to try local specialties, such as matoke, tilapia, irio, pilau or chapati. If we have time, we can go to the City Market to buy crafts and souvenirs.
- 16:30 “Top roof” of the Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC)
We will go up to the “top roof” of the Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC) to see the aerial views of Nairobi and have a panoramic view of the city and we will eat in a typical Kenyan restaurant to try local specialties, such as matoke, tilapia, irio, pilau or chapati.
After visiting the KICC, the Private Tour will end and the driver will drop you back at your hotel.
We can arrange transportation and reservations to one of the different restaurants in Nairobi for dinner.
Any of the activities mentioned above can be changed by:
- Karen Blixen House Museum
- Nairobi National Museum
- Bomas from Kenya
- Masai market
To download the itinerary in PDF, click here.
- Entrance to the Giraffe Center
- Entrance to the Elephant Orphanage
- Kibera slum tour and school / orphanage visit
- Meal in a Kenyan restaurant
- Entrance to the “top roof” of the KICC
- Pick up from your accommodation in Nairobi (it has a supplement of $ 30 if you want us to pick you up or drop you off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport)
- Transportation with a private Spanish-speaking guide / driver
- Water bottles
Price: € 95 / person
Note: for pick-ups at the airport, SGR train station or hotels outside the Nairobi metropolitan area there is an additional cost of € 25.