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Nairobi City Tour

Nairobi City Tour Ask for your individually tailored Nairobi City tour according to your interests. The following list offers some suggestions. We provide a trained guide as a driver and a minibus or 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser for a day or half day tour.

Bomas of Kenya

bomas

The word "Bomas" means "building". Each tribe in Kenya has its own traditional ways of building houses. Bomas of Kenya shows the traditional architecture in the villages of the various ethnic groups in Kenya and allows the visitors to have an insight into the rural, traditional life of the tribes and their social structure. Every afternoon, traditional dances are shown in a circular theater, which can accommodate up to 3,500 visitors. You will experience a colorful overview of the traditions, rhythms and dances of the different tribes.

karenblixxenKaren Blixen Museum

The Karen Blixen Museum was once the heart of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by the Danish writer Karen Blixen and her Swedish husband Baron Bror Blixen Fincke. The farmhouse gained international fame with the release of the Oscar-winning film "Out of Africa" with Meryl Streep and Robert Redfort, which is based on Karen Blixen's autobiography.

giraffe-centerGiraff Centre

The Giraffe Centre in Karen district was founded in 1979 by Betty and Jock Melville to protect the 120 surviving Rothschild giraffes in West Kenya. Several giraffe families were taken to various reserves and on the private farm of Melville and saved from extinction. If you are not afraid, you can even kiss and feed the giraffes.

daphne-sheldrickDavid Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage

The Elephant orphanage of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is located in the Nairobi National Park. Sheldrick was the first head warden of the Tsavo National Park, founded in 1948 and fought for the preservation of Kenya's wildlife. Orphaned youngsters are raised here until they can be re-introduced to the wild. Visitors can play the young elephants and watch them eating and taking a mud bath or even become foster parents by adopting a baby elephant!

kitengelaKitengela Glass Studio und Shop

The Kitengela Glass factory was founded in 1979 and is one of the few glass factories in Kenya using recycled glass for their products. Located to South of the Nairobi National Park, this place is magical with glass ornaments, wind chimes and giant sculptures made from recycled materials. Visit the glassblowing, the open workshops and see the staff at work.  www.kitengela-glass.com

masai-marketMasai Market

The Masai market is held every Tuesday at the Westgate Shopping Mall and every Friday on the park deck of the Village Market and every Sunday in the Yaya Shopping Center. This is “the” place to buy traditional and handmade gifts and souvenirs. Spread out on the floor the sellers offer traditional Masai jewelry, woodcarvings, masks, drums, clothing and all kinds of other souvenirs. Be persistent on negotiations of set prices!

kazuri-beadsKazuri Beads


Kazuri (Swahili for "small and cute") started in 1975 with a small workshop for handmade jewelry. Their creative products have now become an export hit. Today it employs about 340 women, mostly single mothers. Last year they produced about 5 million ceramic beads, which were exported to over 30 countries worldwide. Visit their workshop and witness the various stages of jewelery making. Finally, you can buy original Kazuri Beads directly at the workshop at discounted prices.

nationalmuseumKenya National Museum

The National Museum was completely renovated in 2005 and displays original stuffed animals and a fascinating insight on the history of evolution. Particularly impressive is the collection of skulls of prehistoric humans who were found in the Turkana region also known as the "Cradle of Mankind". Contemporary art and various exhibitions are also worth a visit!

railwaymusRailways Museum

The Nairobi Railway Museum tells the early history of the construction of the railway line from the port of Mombasa to Uganda’s capital Kampala which boosted the development of Kenya. The museum is divided into the following areas:

 

kenyattaconferenceKenyatta Conference Centre

Main Gallery (collection of smaller items of general interest, such as maps, used dishes and cutlery, lamps, etc.)
Resource Center (library and photographic department contains old railway records, correspondence, books about the building of the railroad, cards, annual reports, and thousands of historical photographs)
Outdoor area (collection of locomotives, coaches and wagons)
The architecturally striking building was named after Jomo Kenyatta, the first President of the Republic of Kenya. Located in the Central Business District of Nairobi, the Kenyatta Conference Center has an exhibition hall, a conference hall and restaurants. The Conference Center is one of the tallest building in Kenya with its 33-storey tower, which stands next to a large exhibition area, built in the traditional shape of an African hut. The Central Chamber is similar to the ancient Roman Senate. Visitors have access to the deck on the roof from where a fantastic view of Nairobi can be enjoyed.

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