NAIROBI CITY TOUR (3 Hrs)
The tour covers the modern city centre, the National Museum and the adjacent Snake Park, Parliament Buildings, the Railway Museum where old steam locomotives are exhibited including the one from which Superintendent John Lyall was taken from by a man-eating lion in Tsavo in 1901. You will also visit the city market where a wide variety of African curios and tropical fruit and flowers are on sale, ending with a visit to the Kenyatta International Conference Centre view-point which has a revolving restaurant.
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK (4 Hrs)
This unique wildlife sanctuary is just a few kilometres from Nairobi's bustling city centre but despite its proximity over 50 species of mammals can be found there including four of the 'big five'. The tour also includes a visit to the animal orphanage where wounded or orphaned animals are nurtured back to health. The tour returns to the city centre by sundown.
KAREN BLIXEN AND GIRAFFE CENTRE (4 Hrs)
Drive towards Ngong Hills by passing the Ngong village to the Karen Blixen Museum of the 'Out of Africa' fame, which was for many years her home. Later proceed to the Giraffe Centre to view and feed the famous Rothschild's giraffe which is an endangered species from a specially constructed viewing - platform.
(Guaranteed daily at 12.30 p.m. And 7.00 p.m.) Nairobi has many restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. We recommend a dinner or lunch at the Carnivore, which is famous for its succulent steaks and barbecue, dishes including game meat and is therefore dubbed 'the meat eaters' paradise. The restaurant also offers a vegetarian menu; the meal is an excellent complement to a holiday especially as a welcome or farewell dinner. The cost includes transfers to and from Nairobi City Centre.
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK/LUNCH CARNIVORE/BOMAS (1 Day)
8.30 A.M. Depart your Nairobi hotel for the Nairobi National Park, which is 10 km way or 15 minutes drive from the city centre. 4 of the big five except the elephant can be seen and there are a variety of antelopes. The park is home to plenty of migratory game despite its small size being only 114 km². Hippos and a few crocodiles can be seen in the river pools plus a variety of plains game and birds. You will then proceed to the Carnivore Restaurant, which is dubbed 'the meat eaters paradise'. Various meats including game meat are served barbecued though the restaurant also has a vegetarian menu. In the afternoon you will visit the Bomas of Kenya where you will be entertained with traditional songs and dance and an acrobatic show in the main arena prior to which you will have visited the 'Bomas ' or homesteads where the every day lives of the 43 different ethnic groups in Kenya are depicted. Return to the city centre in the evening.
THIKA SPECIAL (½ Day)
Thika town is 45kms from the city centre and within the town you find the Blue Posts Hotel. The hotel was first established in 1908 as a stopover for the white settlers who farmed and lived in the central part of the country on their way out and back to the city. During the Second World War in 1939 the British Army camped on the site and built up a few bandas whose posts they were standing on were painted blue and this is where the name Blue Posts originated. Today two rivers namely Thika River and Chania River each with a natural waterfall surround the hotel popularly known as ‘Hidden Jewel of Thika’. Both rivers originate from the Aberdare Ranges though from different sources.