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
Quite an incredible experience. We have done city walks in other countries (Peru, Tokyo, Mexico etc.) but this was like no other. First of all, these are former street kids so they show you their city from their perspective - and it's pretty grim. From the smelly rat-infested ledges under the bridge which was their home for a decade or so to the descriptions of how they survived - pick-pocketing, petty thievery etc. - to the time they were in jail - to the account of horrors they have witnessed (& continue to witness) - this is an intense walk that you should undertake being fully prepared to hear the gut-wrenching tales. The fact that these kids have not only survived their unfortunate beginnings - but have also been able to pick themselves up to make a decent and honest living - is astounding. They all speak incredibly good English - and they're mostly self-taught with no benefit of formal education. Uplifting and heart-wrenching at the same time. We did not stay for lunch. :-)
I had a wonderful weekend safari with Tony from Perfect Wilderness Tours. The value for money was spot on. Once we arrived at AA Amboseli Lodge, lunch was provided, then time out before a late afternoon/early safari. So many elephants! The landscape is something else and to see many animals wandering was great. After dinner, the Masai men came in and performed a show explaining their dances and gave a little insight to their lives. Yes you are invited to 'look' at their crafts they bring in, but that's part of the charm, I didn't mind, they weren't pushy and you could barter well. An early start saw us at the park for 7am and we seriously drove non-stop for over 5hrs. Too many sights to mention, all amazing, but was lucky to see a mum and baby hippo out of the swamp. Sadly no lion sightings but get it can be like a needle in a haystack. I was solo on my tour and Tony was knowledgeable, accommodating with my questions and professional. Definitely recommend!
An amazing experience. The guides were very friendly, and respectful. The tour itself goes to places you wouldn’t otherwise see as a tourist, while talking to the guys, and hearing about their interesting stories. The amount of guides on the tour guarantees a personal touch, my and my girlfriend actually had more than one guide per person, so we got to hear from them all. The guys also made sure we felt super safe and comfortable throughout the tour. Towards the end of the tour, we visited a small local which had amazing local food, just what you need after the walking tour. All in all it was a perfect experience, which I can recommend to everyone.
We had a fantastic day out in nature and saw some amazing animals. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We had an issue with out vouchers on entry to the park which caused a delay by around half an hour waiting in the Jeep. It didn’t overshadow our enjoyment of the day though and I would recommend this trip to others who want to see as much wildlife as possible in a tour not too far from Nairobi.
Early morning game drive we saw Buffalos by the roadside,a few Giraffes,Black Backed Jackals,one Secretary Bird,a few Vultures. Highlights for me were one Black Rhino and a Lion pride with cubs along the road. There were five Crocodiles in the pond on the way out. Prompt pickup from our accommodation,friendly driver Tito,a good morning's outing to Nairobi National Park.