Nairobi is the capital city of the country of Kenya. It is a great and beautiful city to visit because besides it being a major city, it carries a lot of historical sites, cultural sites, and wildlife. While you enjoy the nature here, you can easily access all public necessities. The people in Nairobi are also very friendly and helpful, and due to the culture normality, visitors are always given special treatment. Therefore follow this Kenya Safari itinerary that is highly recommended for those travelers who are looking for an adventurous vacation destination.
The forest has defined pathways for visitors to walk through or bike on, as they explore the beauty of the surroundings.
The gallery is named after Joseph Murumbi, the then vice president of Kenya, who owned the collection before an agreement to hand it to the government.
Besides the beautiful scenery, the garden has an excellent restaurant and bar, where you can relax and enjoy the magnificent view.
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Day 2: Karura Forest
Day 3: Nairobi National Park
Day 4: Kenya National Archives
Day 5: Nairobi Gallery
Day 6: Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages
Day 7: Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 8: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Day 9: Nairobi National Museum
Day 10: Ngong Hills
Day 11: Departure
Upon your arrival in the capital city of Nairobi, meet your guide outside the airport who will give you a brief about your Kenya safari to get a clear picture of what to expect. Once brief, drive to Amboseli to spot the huge and the massive African elephant herds residing at the foothill of the majestic Kilimanjaro. Call the private transfer that will escort you to your accommodation. After settling into your accommodation, you can ask your guide to take you to the nearest spots that can be covered in the rest of the day.
The second day is reserved for exploring “Karura forest”, the natural beauty of the forest covers about 2,750 acres (1,113 hectares) of land. The forest has defined pathways for visitors to walk through or bike on, as they explore the beauty of the surroundings. The forest is home to about 200 species of birds and other animals such as porcupines, bush pigs, monkeys, and so many other animals and reptiles. The walk is about 50 km (31 miles) of trails, and therefore you are sure to bump into many creatures on the way and take pictures. Also within the forest is a beautiful, serene waterfall and a running river which is a great site to behold.
This park is one of the world’s most famous game reserves because it is found in a major business central city. The park is in an open field in the town, with wild animals such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, black rhinos, hyenas, and buffaloes, among other animals. The park also has over 400 species of wild birds. The park has defined hiking trails and picnic sites for visitors. Tours guides are also available to drive visitors to the park to explore the wild. This park is a major tourist attraction in the city, and you want to visit the city to see this park.
The Kenya National Archives was established in 1965 and contains the Murumbi Gallery, which includes African artifacts collected since the 19th-century. The gallery is named after Joseph Murumbi, the then vice president of Kenya, who owned the collection before an agreement to hand it to the government. This is currently the biggest pan-African art gallery in Africa. Apart from African artifact, the building also has a library collection of African books.
This gallery was built in 1913 and was commonly called the hatches matches and dispatches, because of the births, marriages, and deaths that took place there. This was the first pan-African gallery to be opened, and the Late Joseph Murumbi opened it. Like the archives, he sold the studio to the government in 1976. The gallery is a great place to visit to learn about the history and culture of Kenya.
The day is reserved for discovering “The Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages” which was built around 1906 to 1908. The coffee garden sits on about 5 acres (2 ha) of land with different types of beautiful flowers and a population of birds. Besides the beautiful scenery, the garden has an excellent restaurant and bar, where you can relax and enjoy the magnificent view. The beautiful cottages are in the midst of the gardens with jacaranda, candelabra and other trees. The cabins are designed after historic Swede houses. The garden is a beautiful, and perfect place for a getaway and to have fun.
Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast and hot cappuccino served in your room. While enjoying the sips of hot cappuccino, do not forget you need to rush for a local bus again. This time, you will take one to drive to the east of Lake Naivasha. After a few hours of drive, you will reach your next destination which is the stunning reserve of Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru is Kenya’s first national park and this is the reason why this park witnesses such a huge concentration of animals in it. From buffaloes to pink flamingos, zebras to baboons, and even the most endangered white rhinos. If you are on a full day tour of the park, you might be able to spot at least 7 rare species of rhinos. Not only this, you might be able to spot some tree-climbing lions which Lake Nakuru is mainly famous for. Allow a whole day to explore Lake Nakuru National Park and you will find some of the most stunning spots including elevated lookouts and waterfalls. In addition to this, you will find the park offering some of the stunning backdrops to your safari shots which are more likely to be filled with the wide view of the city of Nakuru, beautiful salt lake at its center, and flooded tree trunk scenery.
The eighth day of the tour is perfect for visiting The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an organization focusing on elephant conservation in order to save them from being extinct. They do so by helping and rescuing orphaned elephants whose parents might have been killed by poachers. The organization was founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne who named it after her late husband, who was the famous founding Warden of Tsavo East Park, a wildlife park in Kenya. This is how the organization works; it operates a digital foster program where people all over the world are given the opportunity to adopt an elephant and support it through a 50 USD donation per year. The orphanage is located in the Nairobi National Park and is a great place to visit.
The ninth day is reserved for discovering the museum that was opened back in 1910 but was closed in 2006 and later reopened in 2008, bigger and better. The museum is an excellent total representation of Kenya’s contemporary art, nature, history, and mostly culture. The park is also famous for the snake park within the museum. It also has a nature trail that lets you enjoy the nature and botanical gardens within the museum. This is a great place to visit with friends and family for a fun day out.
Ngong Hills got its name when the colonialists could not pronounce the Maasai name given to the place, Enkong'u Emuny, which means rhinoceros spring. The hills are green and so beautiful to hike on, along with the defined trails by the Kenya Forestry services. It is a good place for team building and good fun. The South peak overlooks the Rift Valley, giving a breathtaking view while on the North hill is an active wind farm filled with windmills. This is a nature stop you do not want to skip while in Nairobi.
The last day is reserved to accumulate the memories that you have made during the Kenya tour. After having your breakfast at your accommodation, call the private transfer that will drop you to the airport.
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