Top attractions in Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya is the perfect place to experience the incredible wildlife and natural beauty of Africa. The destination simply offers a vacation experience like no other.
Contrary to its name, Hell's Gate National Park is actually a pleasant and comfortable way to experience nature in Kenya. The walking tour of the park offers sightings of many herbivores and exotic birds, as well as the incredible hot springs and gorges that inspired its fearsome name.
Nairobi National Park is conveniently located only a few kilometers from the city's center. The park houses more than 50 species of mammals, including the rare black rhino, and over 400 species of birds. Also inside the national park is the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, where orphaned or wounded animals are taken care of and nursed back to health. Near the Nairobi National Park is the Karen Blixen Museum, which offers visitors a chance to see and feed its beautiful giraffes, an endangered species in Kenya, and to visit the home of the famous author of "Out of Africa."
No trip to Africa is complete without a safari, and the Three Day Safari to Masai Mara is a truly exceptional experience. Masai Mara is one of the most popular destinations in Kenya and its most famous national reserve. The safari offers incredible views of elephants, lions, leopards and many more of Africa's most incredible creatures. Masai Mara exemplifies what makes Nairobi such an incredible destination.
What people are saying about Nairobi
Very irritated having to wait one hour to buy the ticket to start the safari, because there were supposed to be four people on the tills and only two turned up. The actual safari was wonderful! The guide worked very hard to find the animals and was happy to stop when asked. There were specific roads so you couldn’t crowd around a specific animal, I liked that very much. The back drop of Nairobi was spectacular. Seeing the baby elephants was wonderful, the only downfall was that because it s the rainy season everyone was caked in red mud. It was also very dangerous when walking on the paving stones. I hated the giraffe centre, everyone fighting to get a photo and for some reason everyone seemed lose their manners. I would not recommend this centre.
We visited Nairobi National Park on the first day of our Safari Holiday in Kenya. The visit lasted 3 hours and we saw Three female Lionesses with their cubs having justb fed on a Zebra. A pair of Rhinos Buffalo so 3 of the big 5. We saw Lots of other animals loads of Zebra, Different Antelopes and gazelles, a Crocodile and Hippos. Numerous birds. later we visited the David Sheldrick Elephant ophanage at feeding times to see the baby elephants get their milk and mud bath. We then went to the Giraffe centre and fed giraffes by hand. Highly recommend this trip as many Safaris start the day after you arive and this is the ideal way to use the day.
Plan for a FULL day (12 hours). Our only mistake was not having enough time (tour indicates 8 hours). Our guide, Alex, was phenomenal and led our vehicle as well as several other vehicles right into the path of 2 lionesses and their 4 cubs! I’ve been on several game drives and this is not easy without tracking devices. He was extremely knowledgeable and made sure we had the best day. He arranged transport at the last minute when we realized we needed to get back to our hotel before the tour was over.
From the first moment Carol, the tour guide with her own extraordinairy story, welcoms you in the world of One horizon and explains all the ins and outs of the program. The oppertunity to talk to and eat with Kenyan grandmothers who share their life story is by far the best experience I have had in Nairobi - 10/10 would recommend doing this tour to get to see a bit of true Kenya!
We selected this experience on our first night in Nairobi. We were lucky to get a wonderful guide, Dominic, who ensured our needs were met throughout the evening. He ensured our safety, comfort on arrival and waited in his car until we were finished then escorted us back to the hotel. Full praise to him !