Nairobi Day Trips

Got a day to spare in Nairobi?  These one day tours can be added to a longer itinerary before or after your safari or simply taken on their own.  Or if you have loved ones travelling to Kenya, consider giving them one of these experiences as a unique gift.

Visit David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage with OTA - Overland Travel Adventures

Elephant Orphanage

(Half Day)

In 1948, David Sheldrick became the founding Warden of Tsavo National Park, the largest park in Kenya where he was forced to deal with the problem of armed poachers.  After his death in 1977, his wife Daphne established the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  Among other activities, the elephant orphanage is one of the projects of the Trust.  It supports baby elephants who have lost their mothers due to poaching, death from injuries or natural causes, or getting lost in the wild.  Baby elephants (like human babies) cannot survive without care and the dedicated team at the orphanage provide both the physical and emotional care required.  When the elephants come of age, they are released back into the wild.
During visiting hours, the elephants are fed and the keepers introduce each orphan and tell their story.  It’s a rare opportunity to see these young elephants play together and interact with their keepers and potentially you!

 

Price per person:

2-3 people US$55

4-5 people US$40

6-7 people US$30


Inclusions:
Transportation to and from your accommodation
Services of a professional English-speaking driver/guide
Entry fees

Bottled water

Not Included:
Personal expense including visas, travel insurance, laundry, beverages, tips, etc
Accommodation in Nairobi & airport transfers (these can be provided upon request)

Experience Nairobi with OTA - Overland Travel Adventures
City Tour 2
(Full Day)

Pick up from your accommodation and head straight to the Animal Orphanage in Langata.  Next stop is the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage followed by lunch.  In the afternoon we visit the Giraffe Centre and Kazuri Beads before returning you to your accommodation.

 

Price per person:

2-3 people US$160

4-5 people US$130

6-7 people US$110


Inclusions:
All transport between your accommodation and the sights listed and return 
Service of an English-speaking professional driver-guide
Entry to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Entry to the Animal Orphanage
Entry to the Giraffe Centre
Entry to Kazuri Beads

Bottled water

Not Included:
Travel insurance
Visas for Kenya (Approximately $50, to be confirmed by you for your nationality)
Additional optional activities
Tips or gratuities

Lunch

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Hike up Mt Longonot with OTA - Overland Travel Adventures

Mt Longonot National Park (Full Day)

This park is situated approximate 70km from Nairobi and provides a wonderful hiking opportunity for the hale and hearty.  It’s a fairly steep ascent for about 3km from the base to the crater rim – it is (or was) a volcano.  You can then opt to circumnavigate the entire crater rim, which is approximately 7km, before descending back to the base.  From the top you can have expansive views of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha.  Guides and porters are available upon request (extra cost).

 

Price per person:

2-3 people US$125

4-5 people US$85

6-7 people US$70


Inclusions:
Transport between your accommodation and Mt Longonot
Entry to Mt Longonot National Park

Bottled water

Not Included:
Travel insurance
Visas for Kenya (Approximately $50, to be confirmed by you for your nationality)
Additional optional activities
Tips or gratuities​

Lunch

Hike up Mt Longonot with OTA - Overland Travel Adventures
Choose Your Own Adventure

There are plenty of activities you can choose from for your own Nairobi adventure including:

  • Visit David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

  • Head to Kibera to visit Amani Kibera’s projects including the library

  • AFEW Giraffe Centre

  • Karen Blixen Museum

  • Nairobi Museum

  • Nairobi National Park Animal Orphanage

  • Matbronze Art Gallery & Foundry  

  • Nairobi National Park

  • Bomas of Kenya 

  • Horse riding 

  • Shopping

  • Helicopter excursions

  • Browns Cheese Tour

  • Circle Art Exhibition

  • Horse racing at Ngong Race Course

  • Spa treatments

 

Hike up Mt Longonot with OTA - Overland Travel Adventures
CBD Walking Tour
(Half Day)

A two-hour walk in Nairobi's bustling city centre with a local guide. Trained by the National Musuems of Kenya and supported by MCF Panairobi, your guide is a knowledgeable young person who is turning his/her life around, making a life on the streets in a more positive way. Not only will you learn Nairobi's history, but you will also learn what life can be life for a disadvantaged young person from the slum.  Make a difference while enjoying all this vibrant city has to offer.   

 

Price per person:

US$25 per person


Inclusions:

Entry fee to Kenya International Conference Centre for spectacular views

Experienced English-speaking guide

 

Not Included:

Transport between your accommodation and the city centre

Travel insurance

Visas for Kenya (Approximately $50, to be confirmed by you for your nationality)
Additional optional activities
Tips or gratuities​

Visit Nairobi National Park with OTA - Overland Travel Adventures

Nairobi National Park

(Full Day)

Visit Karen Blixen's House with OTA - Overland Travel Adventures

Karen Blixen & Giraffes

(Half Day)

Karen Blixen, made famous with her book (and subsequent movie) Out of Africa, lived in Kenya in the early 1900s.  Her house is now a museum in tribute to the strength and courage of this remarkable woman.
The Giraffe Centre is an educational centre and refuge for a small group of the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffes.  You have the opportunity to feed the giraffes from a platform that puts you at eye level with these giants of the African savannah.  If you are lucky you may even get a kiss from one!

 

Price per person:

2-3 people US$80

4-5 people US$55

6-7 people US$50


Inclusions:
Transportation to and from your accommodation
Services of a professional English-speaking driver/guide
Entry fees

Bottled water

Not Included:
Personal expense including visas, travel insurance, laundry, beverages, tips, etc
Accommodation in Nairobi & airport transfers (these can be provided upon request)

Experience Nairobi with OTA - Overland Travel Adventures

City Tour 1

(Half Day)

Experience the hustle and bustle of Nairobi’s CBD, the business hub of East Africa.  See the key sights of the city including the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, parliament buildings, railway station, and Jomo Kenyatta’s burial place. 
The National Museum illustrates Kenya’s history and culture in an excellent display.  Volunteer guides are available to take you through the exhibition.  The Snake Park is located on the museum grounds, where you can get close to some of Africa’s most deadly critters.

 

Price per person:

2-3 people US$80

4-5 people US$60

6-7 people US$55


Inclusions:
Transportation to and from your accommodation
Services of a professional English-speaking guide
Entry fees to the museum & snake park

Bottled water


Not Included:
Personal expense including visas, travel insurance, laundry, beverages, tips, etc
Accommodation in Nairobi & airport transfers (these can be provided upon request)

Hike in Ngong Hills with OTA - Overland Travel Adventures

Hiking Ngong Hills

(Full Day)

From your Nairobi accommodation we drive out of the city to the nearby Ngong Hills.  This was where Karen Blixen (of Out of Africa fame) preferred to hike and hunt with her companion Denys Finch Hatton.  The hike is about 2.5-3 hours long through Maasai land.  It’s a great day out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Nairobi.

 

Price per person:

2-3 people US$100

4-5 people US$60

6-7 people US$50


Inclusions:
Transport between your accommodation and Ngong Hills
Entry to Ngong Hills reserve
Services of a professional English-speaking driver/guide

Bottled water


Not Included:
Travel insurance
Visas for Kenya (Approximately $50, to be confirmed by you for your nationality)
Additional optional activities
Tips or gratuities​

Lunch

Visit Lake Nakuru with OTA - Overland Travel Adventures

Lake Nakuru (Full Day)

Depart early from your Nairobi accommodation for the nearly 200km drive to Nakuru.  Lake Nakuru National Park is famous as the home to thousands of greater and lesser flamingos. The park also provides sanctuary for Rothschild giraffe, rhino and leopard. We eat lunch in the park and continue with an afternoon game drive.

 

Price per person:

2-3 people US$225

4-5 people US$170

6-7 people US$155


Inclusions:
Transport between your accommodation and Lake Nakuru National Park 
in a comfortable safari vehicle fit for photography, game viewing and touring
Service of an English-speaking professional driver-guide

Entry and game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

Bottled water

Lunch

Not Included:
Travel insurance
Visas for Kenya (Approximately $50, to be confirmed by you for your nationality)
Additional optional activities
Tips or gratuities

Lake Naivasha Safari with OTA - Overland Travel Adventures
Lake Naivasha 2 (Full Day)

Leave early in the morning for the two hour drive to Lake Naivasha and Hells Gate National Park where we begin the day with a cycling safari.  Hells Gate is famous for its rock formations and is one of the few parks which you can safely experience outside a vehicle. 
After lunch, we continue to Lake Oloiden for a boat trip amongst the hippos and flamingos.  As the afternoon sun loses its heat we head to Wileli Conservancy for a walking safari.  There are no predators here and animals graze in peace, providing a rare opportunity to come close to animals in the wild. Afterwards we return to Nairobi.

 

Price per person:

2-3 people US$253

4-5 people US$200

6-7 people US$185


Inclusions:
Transportation to and from your accommodation in Nairobi
Services of a professional English-speaking driver-guide
Park entry fees to Hells Gate National Park and Wileli Conservancy

Bottled water

Lunch


Not Included:
Personal expense including visas, travel insurance, laundry, beverages, tips, etc
Accommodation in Nairobi & airport transfers (these can be provided upon request)

The Nairobi National Park is only 7km from the city centre, making this urban safari adventure truly unique.  Snap some pictures of the wide savannah.... and the city skyline in the background.  If you are staying in Karen, you can sometimes here the lions at night!  Start early in morning, in order to see the animals at their most active.  In the afternoon, visit the Animal Orphanage and Safari Walk. Transfer back to your accommodation.

 

Price per person:

2-3 people US$215

4-5 people US$170

6-7 people US$155


Inclusions:
Transport between your accommodation and Nairobi National Park in a 
custom safari vehicle with pop-up roof, ideal for game viewing
Services of a professional English-speaking driver-guide
Bottled water
Game drives
Park entry fees


Not Included:
Travel insurance
Visas for Kenya (Approximately $50, to be confirmed by you for your nationality)
Additional optional activities
Tips or gratuities​

Accommodation in Nairobi & airport transfers (these can be provided upon request)

Lunch

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