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Half Day Giraffe Centre + Karen Blixen + Lunch in a Garden Setting

  • Garden setting for lunch

    Garden setting for lunch Tamarind Group

  • Sticky tongue of the giraffe

    Sticky tongue of the giraffe

Overview

Giraffe Centre - visit the Giraffe Centre located in Langata, where the endangered Rothschild giraffe are being raised. You will have the opportunity to hand feed these gentle creatures, as well as get fantastic close up shots. Feeding the giraffes is facilitated by a well built, raised platform from where visitors can feed these tall animals with ease.

Karen Blixen Museum - The house was once owned by the Danish author, Karen Blixen, who together with her Swedish husband, Baron Bror von Blixen, ran a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The house, located 10 kms from Nairobi city centre, was the centre piece of the farm and after Karen's return to Denmark in 1931, it passed through many owners before being bought by the Danish government and presented to the Kenyan government in 1964, as an independance gift. In 1985, the movie 'Out of Africa' , an autobiographical movie about the life of Karen Blixen, was being filmed in Kenya, and the Museums of Kenya acquired the house and opened a Museum there in 1986. The house gained international fame after the release of the movie, and opens the door to different time period in the history of Kenya. It was restored to the period of Karen's occupation of the house, and you will be able to see some of the original furniture that Karen used. You will also be able to see the Ngong Hills,so beloved to Karen. There is a museum shop onsite, selling handicrafts, posters, postcards, the movie 'Out of Africa' and other souvenirs.

Tamambo Karen Blixen Restaurant is located in the leafy suburb of Karen, on the site of the original farmhouse of Karen Blixen. Diners have a choice of dining in the cosy indoor restaurant with an adjacent outdoor terrace and garden, or in a variety of function areas, such as the Grand Marquee Sultan style tent, all located in the middle of a large formal garden with jacaranda trees, candelabra cactus and bottle brush among 200 species of flower - a great place to enjoy the peace and tranquility of rural Nairobi. On weekends and holidays, music groups perform (jazz, modern music) while guests relax in suede chairs in the long open verandah.

 

 

 

half day excursion

Facts

Per Adult: USD($)176
Per Child(2-12 years): USD($)88
Maximum number of travellers 7
Excursion time 09:30
Departure point Crowne Plaza Hotel, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Drop off point Crowne Plaza Hotel, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Included
  • Ground transportation by minivan with an English speaking driver
  • Entrance fees at the Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum
  • 3 course lunch (set menu) at the Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens (drinks and tips payable direct) download menu 
  • The services of a guide
  • One 330 ml bottle of still water

 

Duration of tour Approximately 5 hours
Recommended to carry
  •  
    Camera
  • money for drinks & tips
Perfect for
  • History buffs

  • Animal lovers

  • Foodie

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