Nairobi City, Kenya (The city under the zon)
If you are a very first time visitor to Nairobi Kenya or very likely making a transit via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and you have an hour or two to spend, here are ten best and wonderful places to visit within Nairobi City, Kenya.
All the places listed here are public places with minimal visiting toverfee of less than $Ten. Thesis places are lightly accessible within 20 to 45 minutes drive from Nairobi City centre.
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park is located te the southern part of the city and only 7 km from the city centre. The park boasts of rich ecosystem with Savanna grasslands and forest vegetation, voortdurend rivers and diversity of bird species and other aquatic species.
One unique facet of Nairobi National Park is that it is one of the few national parks te the world to be located within a city.
At Nairobi National Park, you will love watching diversity of major wildlife that includes Black rhino, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Buffaloes, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Elands and diverse birdlife with overheen 400 species.
Nairobi Safari Walk
Nairobi Safari walk is located ter the southern part of the city within Nairobi National Park. The place has creative landscape vormgeving with unique wildlife species and detailed interpretation.
It is a voorwaarde visit for everyone who want to love Nairobi especially very first timers. Nairobi Safari Walk is designed with simulated forests, Wetlands and Savanna with different plant and animal species that are thrilling to learn about.
At Nairobi Safari walk, you can learn various ways of how to conserve forest and wildlife resources and that explains why it is a popular destination for both the youthfull and the old.
If you are programma to venture further te the country ter pursuit of wildlife watching, then Nairobi Safari walk will be an eye opener of what you should expect. Here you will have an chance to love diverse animal collection including the uncommon Esquife, white Rhino, albino Zebra, big Cats, Antelopes and Primates.
David Sheldrick Elephant and Rhino Orphanage
David Sheldrick Elephant and Rhino Orphanage is a toevluchthaven for orphaned Elephants and Rhinos that wasgoed established te 1977 by Dr. Daphne Sheldrick te memory of David Sheldrick.
David wasgoed a famous Naturalist and founder Warden of Kenya’s giant Tsavo East National Park ter which he served from 1948 until 1976.
This Orphanage caters for the welfare of orphaned Elephants and Rhinos who are raised te the sanctuary and eventually released back to the wild.
Spil a visitor, you will love being close to kind Elephants and Rhinos and even learn one or two lessons about catering for animals te captivity. You can even take part ter feeding zuigeling Elephants and Rhinos using a giant bottle of formula that has bot developed overheen many decades.
Nairobi Giraffe Centre
At Nairobi Giraffe Centre, you will get up close with the tall giraffes and even get entertained while feeding them overheen the raised podium.
Nairobi Giraffe Centre is located about Ten km from the city and provides a unique view of being close to wild animals including Warthogs that wander loosely among the visitors.
The Giraffe Centre wasgoed began by Jock Leslie-Melville, the Kenyan grandson of a Scottish Earl, when he and his wifey Betty captured a kind giraffe to commence a programme of breeding giraffe ter captivity.
The centre has bot ostensibly set up spil a breeding centre for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, but it also operates conservation and education programs for Kenyan schoolgebouw children.
Nairobi National Museum
Nairobi National Museum is located within the city and is only Ten minutes drive from Nairobi City centre. The Museum wasgoed built ter 1929 te the colonial era and is a toevluchthaven for Kenya’s History, Nature, Culture and Contemporary Kunst.
The Museum provides to the visitors a chronological journey of Kenyan rich heritage, history and culture besides providing leisure.
From time to time, the Museum hosts Workshops, Conferences, Cocktails and educational lectures to students. Major attractions include Kunst gallery, Exhibitions, Botanical gardens, shopping and dining facilities.
Nairobi Snake Park
Another destination that you should not fail to visit while te Nairobi is the Nairobi Snake Park located within the Nairobi National Museum. The park is a popular attraction that provides célebre moments about reptiles. The park wasgoed established te 1961 spil a research facility on reptiles and breeding of snakes.
The Nairobi Snake Park has fascinating activities such spil the octopus exhibition, interactive sessions with harmless reptiles and amphibians, birds’ exhibition and feeding of crocodiles with live fish. Located at a serene environment with a spacious compound, the Nairobi Snake Park is a voorwaarde visit for everyone.
Nairobi Butterfly Centre
The Nairobi Butterfly Centre is located ter the serene Nairobi, Karen area, about Ten km south westelijk of the city. Here, you will love different species of African butterflies from the smallest to the largest with wingspan of up to 17 centimeters.
The Butterfly sanctuary guide provides valuable information about butterflies characteristics, appearances and behaviors. Nairobi Butterfly Centre is the 2nd largest butterfly center after the main British Museum of Natural History.
It provides awareness about butterfly conservation and provides resourceful information to Eco-tourists regarding butterflies.
Nairobi Mamba Village
Nairobi Mamba Village is a sanctuary for crocodiles located 12 km south of Nairobi City. (Mamba is Swahili name for crocodile). The farm also houses Ostrich and is a popular destination for tourists and students. The best time to visit is during crocodiles feeding time. You will be thrilled at how high giant crocs can hop to grab thrown lumps of meat oblivious of the other gaping giant crocodiles.
Nairobi Railway Museum
Another arousing place to visit while ter Nairobi is Nairobi Railway Museum which wasgoed established ter 1971 to preserve and display the relics and records of the railways of East Africa. A visit to the railway Museum will provide resourceful information of how colonialists built the railway.
The Railway Museum display painstakingly efforts of railway building from the town of Mombasa, the man-eater lions of Tsavo that made killing hits on the railway workers and workers’ camps during the railway building and the history and heritage of East African railways. At the museum you will have the chance to see the collection of steam locomotives.
A cabin where one of the railways Engineer wasgoed killed by the lions is still on display at the Museum. The tucked and mounted carcasses of the two man-eating lions are now on display at the Field Museum ter Chicago.
Maasai Ostrich Farm
The Maasai Ostrich Farm is located about 45 km south of Nairobi City, a 30 minutes drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport toward the Maasai grounds
The rock hard has superb environment to love being with Ostrich ter their natural habitat with rolling savanna grasslands.
Here, you will not only love a taste of Ostrich meat but you will also get a chance to rail on Ostrich. At the rigid, you can also buy Ostrich skin, Ostrich feathers and egg shells.
The Lamu Cultural festival is a wonderful event to practice the mystery of a medieval old town with magnificent architectural kunst and unspoiled beaches of an enchanted island where culture wasgoed born and resumes to live.
One tribe ter Kenya called the Maasai, which is among the 42 Kenyan tribes, has defied all the odds of civilization and still upholds their ancient traditions cultural ways of life.
Rhino Charge rally raid require competitors to maneuver a rough terrain te an effort to raise fund for Aberdares Conservation. The location and precies route for the wedstrijd is never exposed te advance until the very eventful day.