One day Nairobi City tour

Short Overview

Whether it's a layover or an extra day at the start or the end of your safari, this full-day tour of Nairobi packs the very best East Africa's most cosmopolitan city has to offer into a single day.

You'll visit the Nairobi National Museum, the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Centre, and the popular Bomas of Kenya during your day-long exploration of the Kenyan capital.

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8 am: Nairobi National Museum

You'll be picked up from your hotel after breakfast and proceed immediately to the National Museum of Kenya. A fascinating place to learn about Kenya's history and culture, the National Museum aims to share Kenya's rich cultural heritage with visitors to the city through a variety of exhibits, including Kenyan art, a hall dedicated to the Kenyan Independence war, and the prehistory of man, among others. You'll spend approximately an hour and a half here.

11 am: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

You'll arrive at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust at 11 am. Sometimes known as the Elephant Orphanage, you'll have your chance to have an up-close and personal interaction with these adorable orphaned elephants. During your hour-long visit, you'll observe the resident baby elephants as they feed, exercise, and bathe. You even have the option to sponsor one of the orphans.

12, noon: Giraffe Centre

Your next stop will be the famous Giraffe Centre, where you'll have the rare opportunity to come face-to-face with these beautiful creatures. In this breeding centre for the Rothschild's Giraffe, as well as an education centre, lucky visitors might even get a kiss from these unique creatures!

1 pm: Lunch

You'll be spoiled with choice at lunch, among the world-famous Carnivore Restaurant, the local flavours of the Utamaduni Centre, or the family-friendly atmosphere of Mamba Villabe with its crocodile and ostrich farms.

Lunch is at your own expense. Ask your Shadows of Africa safari expert about including lunch in your quote.

2.30 pm: Bomas of Kenya

You'll wrap up your day with a visit to the famous Bomas of Kenya, a one of a kind living museum that aims to display the multitude of tribal cultures that make up Kenya's rich cultural tapestry. In addition to re-creations of traditional housing and displays of traditional arts and crafts, your tour will include a fascinating presentation of tribal dance and music that is not to be missing out on.

5 pm: Tour concludes

Your driver will take you to the airport or your hotel.