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Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Museum Tour from Nairobi

1. Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Museum Tour from Nairobi

Begin your 4-hour trip with a visit to the Giraffe Center, made famous by Daisy Rothschild, a giraffe calf rescued from the Western Kenya border. Daisy and her family form a small part of the herd, living in a semi-wild state at Giraffe Manor. Take the nature trail to the Gogo River and search for giraffes in the wild. Continue with a drive to Karen Blixen's home, made famous by the film, Out of Africa. Karen Blixen lived in the house from 1917 to 1931, when the farm was sold and she left Kenya. From the garden, enjoy magnificent views of the Ngong Hills. Visit nearby Kazuri Ltd. where African women offer paintings and necklaces for sale.

Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Sanctuary, & Giraffe Center

2. Nairobi: National Park, Elephant Sanctuary, & Giraffe Center

You will begin your Nairobi tour with pickup from your hotel and a short drive to the Nairobi National Park. Once having arrived there you will take a game drive through the park for the chance to see animals such as rhinos and lions without having to leave the confines of the city. This Nairobi National Park day tour is a half-day trip to see lions, rhinos, buffalo, and various other animals in the Nairobi National Park and to view the wildlife in this great area. The Nairobi National Park was established in 1942 as a place of recreation by the colonial settlers right next to the bustling and growing city. Highlights of the tour include the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Center. Throughout your tour, you will be granted breaks for both lunch and for shopping, and at the conclusion of your tour you will be returned back to your accommodation.

Nairobi: Elephants, Giraffes, Karen Blixen & Bomas Tour

3. Nairobi: Elephants, Giraffes, Karen Blixen & Bomas Tour

After being picked up from your hotel at 9:00 AM, start your tour at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Learn about how the baby elephants are rescued and taken care off. Continue to the giraffe center, where you can take the opportunity to feed the giraffes. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the nature park.   Next head to the Karen Blixen Museum. Spend 2 hours there, discovering the life and history of the famous Out of Africa author. Then stop for a delicious lunch at Mamba Village. After lunch, continue the Bomas of Kenya where 42 Kenyan tribes are represented. Watch performances of traditional folk songs and acrobatic shows. Visit the traditional houses and get a glimpse of how communities lived in ancient Africa. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Nairobi and returned to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Nairobi: Elephants, Giraffes and Museum Small-Group Day Tour

4. Nairobi: Elephants, Giraffes and Museum Small-Group Day Tour

See African wildlife in Nairobi on a small-group tour to the Giraffe Centre and Elephant Orphanage. Learn how these sites increase education and aid conservation of Africa's wildlife. You also tour the Karen Blixen Museum and visit a bead factory. Start the day by getting up close and personal with Rothschild giraffes, Africa's tallest mammal at the Giraffe Center. Here you can ascend to an observation platform to meet giraffes at their eye level. Continue your Nairobi day trip with a visit to the world-famous David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Here you'll meet a herd of adorable baby elephants and learn about the work done to rescue them from poachers. Tour the orphanage, hear interesting talks about their work and watch the elephants play. Another stop on your small-group tour will be at a bead factory which makes some of the world most beautiful beads. Significant in many East African cultures, beads are used for decoration, ceremonies and as symbols of status. The factory also provides employment to hundreds of local women. There will be a short break and your guide will give recommendations on where you can grab a quick bite to eat. You'll then drive you to the former home of Karen Blixen, famous author of "Out of Africa" and one of the most well-known colonialists in east Africa. Step back in history as you explore the museum and learn her fascinating story. At the end of the day with newly acquired knowledge of Kenya and a great collection of photos, you'll be return to your Nairobi hotel.

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What people are saying about Karen Blixen Museum

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 17 reviews

The trip went smoothly. The guide Peter picked everyone from their hotel at 5:30am and we went to the Nairobi National Park after a short stop on the way near a souvenir shop. We saw many animals, lions with cubs, hippos, crocodiles, rhinos, zebras, giraffes and many kinds of birds. By 10:30 we were done with the safari and we moved to the Elephant sanctuary. There were many baby elephants being fed milk and playing in the mud, which was very nice. The staff presented each one of them. Then we moved to the giraffe center where you can feed giraffes by hand. The last part of the trip we also went to the Karen Blixen museum since some of the guests also booked this trip. It was a very informative tour regarding the author of Out of Africa. I believe the trip was done by Kenya Tours. I warmly recommend the trip to anyone who loves safaris and animals but does not have much time available, or just to complete your trip in Nairobi.

I was paired with Julius for a relaxed afternoon tour, who was very knowledgeable about the sights and history of Nairobi. The giraffe centre is smaller than I expected, although is well worth visiting if you wish to contribute positively toward the conservation of these endangered rothschild giraffes, as well as community education! I loved the Karen B museum and history of her adventures in Kenya. What a wonderful way to end an amazing stay in beautiful Kenya. Thanks Julius!

Experience was ahmazing…my guide Edwin is the best guide ever. I recommend this tour to everyone who visits Kenya

Claudia was so amazing, giving me information and helping me throughout. She was a perfect guide

We enjoyed the activities on this tour. The lunch stop was a very welcome unexpected bonus!