This small-group door-to-door tour starts at the Nairobi National Park to see some of the nation’s signature wildlife in nature. Next, tour the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the elephant orphanage, and the Giraffe Center, and finish with a visit to the Bomas of Kenya.
Pick up from your Nairobi hotel at 6:00 AM, proceed to the Nairobi National Park on an average 4.5 hour day tour. You shall follow the wildlife tracks of the Nairobi National Park in search of Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Giraffe, Ostrich, Hippo, White and Black Rhino, Buffalo and other game. At 10:30 AM we depart for David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Within the borders of the park lies perhaps the most special animal sanctuary in the world. We’ll visit this unique reserve where rescued baby elephants are saved and nursed back to health. Feeding time is at 11:00 am and we’ll be there to enjoy the sight of dozens of these babies feeding from enormous milk bottles. Feeding is followed by bath time as the tiny elephants roll about and cavort in giant mud baths. And all of this… just a few short feet from you. We shall head to the Giraffe Center from 12:00 noon after a stopover at Kazuri Beads.
Here at the Giraffe Centre, you can climb up the feeding tower and hand feed a food pellet to an inquisitive giraffe. Some lucky visitors have been known to get a giraffe kiss! The Centre is a refuge for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. Here we’ll learn about this beautiful species at the special Information Centre. You may also find yourself surrounded by dozens of schoolchildren, as this is a favorite outing for Kenya’s youngsters. Now it’s your lunchtime, so take your choice of local dining at the Bomas of Kenya restaurant.
The site is a home to an impressive auditorium, one of largest in Africa that seats 3,500 people to watch the internationally recognized Harambe dancers. Daily performances include a selection of more than 30 traditional dances of the different ethnic groups in Kenya, and one of the most impressive performances is the Samburu and Maasai warriors. Hosted events may also include music, theater, fashion show, poetry readings, sports, seminars and many other activities. Bomas of Kenya is a cultural tour of Kenya’s major ethnic groups, such as Mijikenda, Luo, Taita, Embu, Maasai, Kikuyu, Kamba, Kalenjin, Luhya, Kisii, Kuria to name just a few of the native peoples that are represented at the venue. The word “boma” means “homestead”, and here you find replicates of traditional villages that provide interesting insight about each tribe’s societal structure, crafts, music, dancing and much more.
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