Full Day Giraffe Centre + Daphne Sheldrick Sanctuary + City Tour + Lunch At A Famous Meat Eatery
Including Visits To The Nairobi National Museum & Snake Park, Railway Museum , *Vegetarian Option Available
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.
Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Sanctuary** - The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a small flexible charity established in the name of the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park, pioneered the hand–rearing and complicated strategy of successfully rehabilitation of black rhino calves, into established wild rhino communities. They have been responsible for saving many orphaned rhino calves, and their hands on practical experience and inside knowledge of this species is unmatched.
His wife, Daphne Sheldrick, was the first person in the entire world, to successfully hand rear fully milk dependent African Elephant orphans. By 2008, the Trust had successfully raised over 82 infant African Elephant calves. Others are still in the gradual process of reintegration, and others yet are in early infancy at the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Nursery. The Sanctuary has a team of competent Elephant Keepers who take the place of the orphan’s lost elephant family, until such time as their transition to the wild herds has been accomplished – this can take up to 10 years, since elephants develop through age progression. In addition to the rearing of orphaned rhinos & elephants, the Trust also contributes to part of the electrical fencing of the northern boundary of the Tsavo National Park, continues to pressure CITES to uphold the ivory ban through aggressive public campaigns, works to repatriate other animal species, runs desnaring operations and a Mobile Veterinary project, as well as establishing many boreholes & windmills and general conservation issues in Tsavo National Park.
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.
Per Child(2 - 12 Years): USD($)124
- Guided minivan tour with an English speaking driver/guide
- Entrance fees to the Giraffe Centre, Daphne Sheldrick Sanctuary, Nairobi National Museum + Snake Park & Railway Museum
- All you can eat barbecue menu at the Carnivore Restaurant (drinks & tips payable direct) download menu
- The services of a guide
- One 330 ml bottle of still water
- sun block
- comfortable walking shoes
- money for drinks, tips & souvenir shopping
- First time visitors to Nairobi
- History buffs
- Spouses accompanying conference delegates
- Foodies (meat lovers)
- Reptile lovers
- This is where you can foster an orphaned elephant for a minimum of US$ 50 per year
- If you want to spend more time with the little elephants, make sure you stand closer to the milk bottles