Day 1. Nairobi Excursion
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
This is a Nairobi city excursion that takes you to the Giraffe Manor, The Carnivore Restaurant, A tour of the Karen Blixen,Daphne Sheldricks Elephant orphanage, Parliament buildings, Kenyatta International Conference Center, City market and 1998 US Embassy Bomb blast site in Nairobi.
Pick up from your hotel at 0800hrs, proceed to the Daphne Sheldricks Elephant orphanage. Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – is located on a plot inside Nairobi National Park. David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a non-profit organization established in 1977 in honour of the late David Sheldrick. David was the founder warden of Tsavo National Park. David and his Kenya born wife Daphne pioneered techniques of raising orphaned animals mainly and re-introducing them back to the wild. Sheldrick animal orphanage is the first to successfully hand rear infant elephants and return them to the elephant community in the National Parks when grown. Orphaned by poachers and natural causes, infant elephants face certain death and can only survive the trauma if adopted and nurtured until they can be independent.
The orphaned animals at Sheldrick animal orphanage are given 24 hours care by their keepers who became their replacement family. Sheldrick Animal orphanage is located just a few minutes from Nairobi and its a heart-warming experience that should not be missed. It is open for visitors strictly between 11 am and 12noon when the orphans are enjoying their habitual mad bath.
Thereafter, visit the Giraffe Centre. Giraffe Centre was established in an attempt to save the endangered Rothschild giraffe. The Rothschild giraffe had lost its natural habitat in western Kenya due sub-division and resettlement and only 130 Rothschild giraffe were remaining. The Giraffe Centre is home for about 14 resident Rothschild giraffes. At the Giraffe Centre, you will be able to hand feed, observe and even kiss the friendly Rothschild giraffes. Visitors at the Giraffe Centre can also take a guided walk through the sanctuary nature trail. The Giraffe Centre helps educate Kenyan children about Kenyas wildlife and environment while giving local and international visitors a chance to come into close contact with these remarkable, graceful animals. Lunch will be on own arrangement.
Afternoon adventure begins after lunch as ye tour the city, you will see the most interesting elements of Nairobi – Parliament buildings, Kenyatta International Conference Center, City market and 1998 US Embassy Bomb blast site in Nairobi. The city begun in 1899, and grew as a central point for the Kenya – Uganda Railway. Nairobi comes from the Masai word, “Enkare Nyirobi” meaning the “place of cool water. Dinner will be served at the famous Carnivore Restaurant later you will be dropped at your hotel or airport for your international flight on own arrangements.