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Full Day Nairobi National Park + City Tour

(Including Visits To The Nairobi National Museum & Snake Park, Railway Museum) + Lunch At A Famous Meat Eatery (*Vegetarian Option Available)
  • Cheetah at the Nairobi Safari Walk

    Cheetah at the Nairobi Safari Walk

  • Locomotive at the Railway Museum

    Locomotive at the Railway Museum

Overview

Nairobi National Park - Nairobi is the only city in the world to boast a 12000 hectare park, teeming with wildlife, right on its doorstep. This unique park is located on the outskirts of Nairobi city and within view of its skyline. It’s rolling plains, riverine woodlands and thick bush lined valleys are home to many large predators including black rhino, lion, leopard & cheetah, as well as buffaloes, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest & eland. Diverse birdlife, manmade dams, the Ivory Burning Site Monument, the Safari Walk and walking trails at the hippo pools are other attractions found in the Park. The unfenced southern boundary means that is provides a welcome dry-season refuge for migratory species and at some point during the year, 4000 zebra, 1000 wildebeest, and 14 species of antelope call it their home. It is the ideal introduction to wildlife for anyone who has only half a day to spare.

City tour – visiting the highlights of the city, namely:

The City Market

Situated in downtown Nairobi, the Market has stalls selling curios, batiks, soapstone, spears, shields and Maasai artifacts. Be prepared for some healthy bargaining as you negotiate with the vendors for something that catches your eye.

The Railway Museum

A collection of relics from the defunct East African Railways, as well as steam locomotives can be seen here, and the railway enthusiast can spend many a happy hour, looking through the collection. It also has the original steam train used in the movie ‘Out of Africa’, as well as crockery, glassware, silverware & cutlery from the old dining cars. It is located adjacent to the Nairobi railway station and consists of the Main Gallery, the Resource Centre (containing old railway records, correspondence, books on the construction of the railway the auditorium, maps & thousands of photographs), and the outdoor collection of locomotives, wagons and coaches.

You can also inquire about the next Steam Locomotive Safari – a ride to & from the coastal city of Mombasa or the Great Rift Valley town of Naivasha on the old steam locomotives.

A miniature train ride is also available for the younger ones around the museum’s mini stations.

The National Museum

This is a fascinating collection of art, history & culture from all over East Africa, including prehistoric artifacts from the Leakey excavations, portraits by Joy Adamson, the well preserved fossil of an elephant and a near complete skeleton of a 12 year old Homo Erectus boy.

The Carnivore Restaurant is situated 4 km from the Nairobi City Centre and is a meat specialty restaurant.

Strikingly different from anything ever seen in Nairobi, the Carnivore does not follow the normal restaurant traditions of ordering food from a menu. Guests simply take a seat at the table and the feast begins.  Whole joints of meat….legs of lamb and pork, ostrich, rumps of beef, sirloins, racks of lamb, spare ribs, sausages, chicken wings, skewered kidneys and even crocodile, that have been roasted over a huge, charcoal pit until cooked to perfection, are brought to your table by friendly waiters. This “beast of a feast” is preceded by the soup of the day with home baked brown bread and butter. Accompanying side dishes include a wide selection of salads and vegetable, as well as exotic sauces made from the Carnivore’s own recipes.

The feast goes on until guests concede defeat by lowering the white paper flag on the table, and then dessert and coffee is served.

The atmosphere of the restaurant is one of a medieval banqueting hall in a rural setting, and the name Carnivore is synonymous with the “dawa” – their signature vodka cocktail, brought to you by Mr. Dawa himself (Dawa in Kiswahili means medicine or magic potion).  The dawa is now one of the most widely consumed cocktails in Kenya.

Adjoining the main restaurant is the informal restaurant, the Simba Saloon, where you can order a la carte meals, and which turns into a nightclub when the sun sets.

 

full day excursion, Carnivore

Facts

Per Adult: USD($)244
Per Child(2 - 12 Years): USD($)122
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
  • Guided minivan tour with an English speaking driver/guide
  • Guaranteed window seat in minivan
  • Entrance fees to the Nairobi National Museum + Snake Park & Railway Museum
  • All you can eat barbecue menu at the Carnivore Restaurant (drinks & tips payable direct) download menu
  • One 330 ml bottle of still water

Not included is entrance fees to the Nairobi National Park of US$ 50 per adult and US$ 25 per child

Duration of tour Approximately 8 hours
Recommended to carry
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • hat
  • sun block
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • money for drinks, tips & souvenir shopping
Perfect for
  • First time visitors to Nairobi
  • History buffs
  • Spouses accompanying conference delegates
  • Foodies (meat lovers)
  • Wildlife enthusiasts
  • Reptile lovers

 

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