Kiambu County Meet the locals

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From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Trip

1. From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Trip

After getting picked up from your hotel in Nairobi, head to the Giraffe Center, where you can see giraffes living in a semi-wild state. Learn about their behaviors, traits and conservation efforts.  You will also get the opportunity to feed these gentle giants.  Next, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Take a walk through the center where baby elephants wait to be fed. Watch them play in the water, gargle their milk, and discover each elephant's personal stories.  Once the youngest is fed, it's time to feed the 2-3-year-olds, some of whom are old enough to feed themselves. Watch as they hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and make quick work of several gallons of milk.  Your final stop before heading back to Nairobi will be the Kazuri Beads Factory. Get the opportunity to admire the beautiful beads and pottery which have been handcrafted by African women.

Nairobi Storytelling Tour with Former Street Kids

2. Nairobi Storytelling Tour with Former Street Kids

Discover a different side to Nairobi with this extraordinary guided tour. After meeting your guides, who are former street children brought up in the heart of the city, you will embark on a 3-hour guided walking tour as together you explore the Downtown region in the city's center.  As you walk, get real insights into the lives of local youth and street children, as your guides take you through their experience in their former 'home'. Share their captivating life stories connected to the places you visit. Hear how they ended up in the streets and learn how they survived as they teach you some of their street skills.  As you journey through Nairobi, your guides will not only explain how they transformed their lives, but also how they continue to try and improve the situations of their families and friends. Get inspired by their ghetto energy with this more intimate and personal tour. 

From Nairobi: David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Tour

3. From Nairobi: David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Tour

The tour starts by picking you from your Hotel/Home within Nairobi 9:30AM. We will drive you to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust have a walk through the little center from 11am - 12pm in an open space, with a rope fence around it. The youngest elephants come trotting out of the bush to greet their keepers who stand at the ready with giant bottles of milk. For the next 10-15 minutes you can watch each little one slurp and gargle their milk. When they're done, there's water to play with and keepers to nudge and get hugs from. While you get to watch them play and take photos. You find out how old they were when they arrived at the orphanage, where they were rescued from, and what got them into trouble. The most common reasons for getting orphaned being: mother's poached, falling into wells, and human/wildlife conflict. Once the youngest are all fed, they are led back into the bush, and it's the turn of the 2-3 year olds. Some of them can feed themselves, and some are still fed by their keepers. It's very cute to watch them hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and close their eyes with joy as they make quick work of several gallons of milk.

Nairobi: Baby Elephant Orphanage and Bead Factory Tour

4. Nairobi: Baby Elephant Orphanage and Bead Factory Tour

This is a short tour which begins from your hotel at pick up and end with a drop off from your initial pick up location, you will visit the elephant orphanage and see them being fed , play in the mud and listen to the conservation work and efforts by the home of baby elephants.. Best known for our work to protect elephants, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust operates the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. the traditional beading skills of the Maasai women to help them make products that are of higher standards and are both relevant and acceptable to a wider audience. We now have the first Maasai beaded Apple Watch bands ethically made following fair trade principles. They also make belts, bracelets, collars and other beaded products and our work is to provide the support and the platform for these amazing women to amplify their work.

Nairobi: National Park & Elephant Orphanage Guided Day Tour

5. Nairobi: National Park & Elephant Orphanage Guided Day Tour

On this day the driver cum guide picks the guests from the hotel or airport as early as 5.45a.m in order to avoid possible traffic and increase the chances of capturing action in the park.The game drive will run for about four and a half hours.This time is spent in search of the wild animals in this beautiful park.The animals here include the big four and other lesser animals. Mind you this is not a zoo but real wild.The drive here is in a tourist vehicle which has an open close type roof that allows the guests to have a better view of animals and also take great photos.All this time our guests are in the company of an experienced driver/guide. At around 10.15a.m the guests will exit the park and proceed to David Sheldrieks elephant orphanage.This attraction is open daily for one hour, 11a.m to 12 noon.The experience here is amazing.The guests will get up close to the baby elephants and watch them as they drink their milky formulae and as they take mud baths to cool their bodies.During this time there is a narrator who describes each and every baby elephant and where it was rescued.It is sensational! Thereafter the guests are transferred to giraffe centre which is fifteen minutes away.The experience here is incredible.Ever thought of being less than one foot away from the tallest creatures on earth? Go experience it! It is now around 1.pm and the guests will break for lunch at a great spot of their choice or the driver/guide will share his opinion. The day ends with a visit to the famous Bomas of Kenya."Boma" is a swahili word which means homestead and so Boma with an "s" is plural for many homesteads.In Kenya we have a total of 42 tribes and it is in this place where a few tribes,not all are represented through dances in their different regalias.The entertainment here is overwhelming! After a long and enjoyable day the guests are dropped to their respective hotels/residences.

From Nairobi: Private Nairobi National Park Tour

6. From Nairobi: Private Nairobi National Park Tour

Just a few kilometers from Nairobi's bustling city center, you get to Nairobi National Park and Animal Ophanage where over 50 species of mammals can be found, including four of the "Big Five". The park is one of Kenya's most successful rhino sanctuaries and sightings of Black Rhino are almost guaranteed. Nairobi National park has a rich and diverse range of birdlife with 400 species recorded, however all species are not always present and some are seasonal. This tour will also include a visit to the animal orphanage. Located inside the National Park, the orphanage is home to wounded or orphaned animals which are nurtured back to health. Expected to be seen are lions, leopards, cheetahs, warthogs, cranes, antelopes, baboons and more.

From Nairobi: Masai Village Day Tour

7. From Nairobi: Masai Village Day Tour

Discover a culture almost untouched by the modern world and visit a Masai community village. Enjoy the drive with scenic views, explore the village, how the people live, and learn about Masai daily life. Witness singing, dancing, and browse the community's handicraft market. Begin your journey from any accommodation in Nairobi and take in the stunning panoramic views of the Masai region. Arrive in the village, visit an authentic Masai home, and get to know the people who live in this unrivaled ancient culture. Appreciate a welcome ceremony by the Masai warriors and be escorted into the brushwood enclosure, the center of the community. Meet mothers and children of the village and witness the traditional kindling of fire. Take memorable photos, participate in local ceremonies and dances, and find the perfect souvenir from the craft market.

Nairobi: Coffee Factory and Farm Tour with Transfer

8. Nairobi: Coffee Factory and Farm Tour with Transfer

The Fairview coffee estate is home to the world’s finest coffee. Located in Limuru Kiambu county, this beautiful farm with nearly 100 acres under coffee is irrigated by the Riara River fed by streams from the Kenyan highlands. Since it was started in the 1900s, the Fairview farm has produced high-quality coffee due to its rich fertile soils. The coffee estate offers daily tours encouraging domestic consumption of coffee and educating people on the coffee production process. Fairview offers two daily tours at ten in the morning and two in the afternoon, where guests get to enjoy the fresh air as you stroll around the coffee farm.

Half-Day Nairobi National Park Sunrise Game Drive Safari

9. Half-Day Nairobi National Park Sunrise Game Drive Safari

Benefit from a pickup at your hotel, and then take an early morning game drive through the Nairobi National Park. After a short 15-minute ride from Nairobi's city center, get ready to see the wildlife tracks of the Nairobi National Park at sunrise. Due to the limited size of the National Park, there are no elephants as they require a larger living habitat. First, learn about the 3 main ecosystems in the Nairobi National Park consisting of the dry forest western side, the Savannah grasslands, and the boundary riverine ecosystem. Then, discover an impressive array of animals including lion, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, ostrich, hippo, rhino, buffalo and other game animals. Experience the wildlife at the best time of the day as the animals are still very active. Watch some of the big cats returning from a night of hunting. After this, get delivered back to your hotel in Nairobi which marks the end of the tour.

Nairobi: National Park, Baby Elephant,& Giraffe Center Tour

10. Nairobi: National Park, Baby Elephant,& Giraffe Center Tour

Following an early pickup from your accommodation in Nairobi, take a short ride to the Nairobi National Park going straight for an adventurous game drive. Discover the park and all its major animals. Experience the sight of wildlife grazing majestically against the backdrop of the city skyline. The game drive will run up to 11:00 AM. After, head to the Giraffe Center, a nonprofit organization that helps educate people about endangered animals and environmental protection. Learn about giraffes from the guides and have the option to feed them by hand under the supervision of trained staff. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant and rhino orphanage inside the western end of Nairobi National Park offers a wonderful opportunity to see baby elephants being fed milk from bottles. The keepers will give you a lecture on each of them, explaining their names and the stories of how they were orphaned. It’s a great place to go and adopt a baby elephant.

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What people are saying about Kiambu County

This was a fabulous tour and Stephen was an excellent guide. Experiencing these animals so closely and learning if their struggles and triumphs was lovely. I am now the proud sponsor mom of two baby elephants! I plan on going in this tour again before I leave.

Pickup was on time’ James the driver had incredible knowledge of the journey there and back!.. Had an incredible experience at the camp however it could have bin longer.. A MUST DO !!!…..

Elefantastic experience both at Sheldrik park along with the Giraffe center interacting with both amazing creatures. Highly recommend and very nice people.

The elephant facility was utterly fantastic. The giraffes were cool bit other than feeding there was nothing wet PSR to do or see

Hotel picked up was on time and the parks timing was excellent.