Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area also forms the Nairobi County. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cold water", the Maasai name of the Nairobi river, which in turn lent its name to the city.
However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun" and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs.
Residents of Nairobi are known as Nairobians. 3 Hours Nairobi City Tour The tour covers the modern city centre, the National Museum and the adjacent Snake Park, Parliament Buildings, the Railway Museum where old steam locomotives are exhibited including the one from which Superintendent John Lyell was taken from by a man-eating lion in Tsavo in 1901.This also includes a visit to the 1998 US Embassy Bomb blast site in Nairobi and a visit to the city market where a wide variety of African curios and tropical fruit and flowers are on sale, ending with a visit to the Kenyatta International Conference Centre view-point which has a revolving restaurant before your guide drops you back to your hotel. 4 Hours Nairobi National Park The tour starts from your hotel to this unique wildlife sanctuary which is just a few kilometers from Nairobi’s bustling city center, but despite its proximity, different species of mammals can be found there, including four of the 'Big Five'.
The tour also includes a visit to the animal orphanage at the park gate. Drop off at your hotel. Excursions to Karen Blixen, Giraffe Centre & Daphne Sheldricks The tour starts from your hotel to this unique wildlife sanctuary which is just a few kilometers from Nairobi’s bustling city center, but despite its proximity, different species of mammals can be found there, including four of the 'Big Five'. The tour also includes a visit to the animal orphanage at the park gate. Drop off at your hotel.
Day Trip to Limuru Tea Estate -Kiambethu Our tours take us to Kiambethu Farms situated twenty miles from Nairobi, a lush and lovely tea estate in the Limuru Highlands where we enjoy lunch hosted by Fiona Vernon, granddaughter of the original settler. Kiambethu still produces tea leaves of the same quality that her grandfather grew when he was the first to plant tea in Kenya almost one hundred years ago. Established in 1910 by the first family to farm tea in Kenya, it has been home to four generations, including the original owner’s granddaughter Fiona Vernon and her husband Marcus, who now operate a lovely restaurant out of their home.
Day Trip to Lake Nakuru National Park Departs in the early morning from your hotel drive through the Escarpment to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, stop at a viewpoint and take pictures of the Great Rift Valley below you. The day is spent game viewing within the park; stop for a lunch at one of the lodges in the Park. After Lunch its time to go hunting, but you can only shoot with your camera. It is time for afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its bird life as thousands of flamingos make this lake their home, among hundreds of other species and wildlife. We return to Nairobi in the late afternoon to arrive in your hotel in the evening.
Day Trip to Lake Naivasha Depart from Nairobi and drive westwards stopping at the viewpoint on the Great Rift Valley. Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake, is home to a variety of birds and wildlife. You may take a boat ride to Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary (Optional activity). NB: Crescent Island is one of the few places in all Africa where you can wander on foot among herds of zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, and giraffe, because of the absence of predators. After lunch in one of the lodges, take an optional trekking/cycling excursion in the nearby Hells Gate National Park. Start off to Nairobi to arrive at your hotel late in the evening.