Excursions in Nairobi

Everyone can find something to enjoy in Nairobi, whether you are interested in its history and culture, architecture, great art, or delectable cuisine.

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Information That Will Help With Your Visit to Nairobi

Located in the East African country of Kenya, Nairobi is the capital city of the country. It is home to a wide variety of animals and is known for breeding endangered black rhinos. If you want to take a trip to this city, there are a few things to do and see. You can enjoy the markets, visit the Giraffes Sanctuary, and enjoy the nightlife.

Visit the National Park

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Nairobi National Park is a wildlife park that is surrounded by Nairobi city. The park is one of the largest parks in Africa and is home to several species of animals, including giraffes.

Nairobi National Park is a great place to see a wide variety of wild animals, including cheetahs, leopards, lions, buffalos, and zebras. The park is also home to over 400 bird species.

The best time to visit the park is during the dry season, between June and October. The weather is cooler during this period. It is possible to get to the park by car. A four-wheel-drive vehicle is the best way to see the park.

The park has an open northern and eastern boundary and a fence along the south. There are several trails for walking in the park.

Visit the Giraffes Sanctuary

Located in Langata, Kenya, the Giraffe Centre is one of Nairobi's most popular tourist destinations. The centre is a non-profit organisation that is involved in many conservation initiatives.

Visitors can watch giraffes up close. They can also feed the animals. The Giraffe Centre has a teahouse and curio shop. There is an auditorium where you can watch talks about giraffe conservation.

The Giraffe Centre is open daily from 9:00 to 5:00. Admission fees are 1000 shillings for adults and 500 shillings for children. It accepts Visa and MasterCard.

The Centre also runs art workshops for school children in Kenya. The results are displayed in the gift shop. The proceeds from the gift shop go towards conservation efforts.

Aside from the giraffes, the Centre also houses warthogs and other animals. It is possible to see monkeys, antelopes, and other indigenous birds.


Visit the Serpentarium (Snake Park)

Located about an hour away from the airport in Bangkok, the Siam Serpentarium is an incredible experience. It is a family-friendly place, where you can learn about the importance of snakes in the natural environment.

The Serpentarium features an extensive collection of snakes and other reptiles, including some of the largest. These snakes are housed in large, indoor snake pits. Some of the animals are able to swim in the water, but they can't climb out. There are also outdoor displays featuring several types of turtles.

The park also offers a variety of educational programs. The Keeper's Choice Show, for example, covers different topics, such as venom extraction and tortoises. The facility includes a modern, indoor facility and beautifully landscaped outdoor gardens.

Visit the markets

Visiting the markets in Nairobi is a great way to get a feel for the local culture. The market is full of locally produced produce and artifacts from all over the region. These include baskets, bead works, kikoys, African busts, African prints and clay art.

In addition to the flea market, there are several other attractions worth exploring in Nairobi. Most of these are within walking distance of the Central Business District.

Uhuru Park is a 32-acre green space in the heart of Nairobi. This park contains trees, lawns, and an artificial lake. It's also a popular venue for picnics, celebrations, and protests. It's free to visit. However, there are fees for specific park facilities.

Maasai Market is one of the most famous markets in Nairobi. It's open several days a week, except Monday. It's held at different locations in the city.


Enjoy the nightlife

Whether you are looking for a nightclub with a dance floor or a place to catch a concert, Nairobi has it all. Some clubs play local East African hip hop tunes while others have a more international slant. The good news is, most clubs are open all night.

While you're in town, be sure to check out the famous Maasai Market, which sells African themed fabrics, wood carvings and other curios. You'll also find a variety of restaurants, shops and bars, many of which open late.

The Alchemist is one of the city's best hangouts, featuring a dance floor and food trucks. It also has a full-service restaurant and an outdoor lounge. It hosts regular events and offers cheap beer and cocktails.

Guided tours in Nairobi

Whether you are traveling to Kenya for the first time or you're a local looking to make the most of your visit, Nairobi is an amazing city to explore. With a wide variety of parks and museums, there's plenty to do in the capital of the country.

Located outside of the city center, Nairobi National Park is home to more than 400 bird species and 50 mammal species. It's also the ideal location to see wildlife, especially elephants. This park is best visited in the morning. It also features hiking trails and waterfalls.

Other attractions include the Karen Blixen Museum, which is home to the Rothschild Giraffe family. You'll also find a fascinating display of fossils from East African river valleys.

The Bomas of Kenya are homesteads that reflect the various cultures that have influenced the city. Visitors can also visit a Maasai village and learn about traditional life in the Great Rift Valley.

The city also has a vibrant arts and culture scene. A trip to the Banana Hill Art Gallery or Paa Ya Paa Arts and Cultural Centre will provide you with an overview of the city's current offerings.

Other places to visit are the Nairobi Provincial Commissioners office, which is in a 1913 building on the Uhuru Highway. Then there's the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an orphanage for endangered animals.

If you're looking for a more customized tour, you can hire a Showaround local guide. These guides are able to take you to only the most interesting sights in Nairobi.

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