Nairobi: National Park, Baby Elephant, & Giraffe Center Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 7 hours
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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. :-)
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.
I booked this tour and didn’t thought much about it, so I had no idea what to expect. But cycling through a national park and being able to see all the animals so close by was amazing! Charles shared all his knowledge with me on the tour and was really helpful with the hiking trails at the viewpoints. I definitely recommend it! And Paul as my driver was amazing as well! Good conversations, learned a lot about the culture and he got me into the boat safari, which was an experience by itself. I absolutely loved the day out at Hells Gate and Lake Naivasha!
My tour guide Paul was great. He showed me everything great about the advertised regions and ushered me her professionally throughout my day and my journey. As for the program: I really enjoyed the biking and the boat ride. The nature there is just breathtaking. The Gauges were closed unfortunately so I will have to come back.
What an absolutely incredible experience. I'm finding it hard to put it into words as I can't do it justice. But I can't recommend this activity highly enough. It was by far my favourite activity in Nairobi, and I got to see a side of the city that few tourists will ever experience.