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Full Day Nairobi National Park + Daphne Sheldrick Sanctuary + Giraffe Centre

Lunch At A Famous Meat Eatery (*Vegetarian Option Available)
  • Elephants with keeper

    Elephants with keeper David Sheldrick Trust

  • Lone rhino in the Park

    Lone rhino in the Park Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)

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.

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.

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.

The Carnivore Restaurant is situated 4 km from the Nairobi City Centre and is a meat speciality 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, game viewing experience, animal lovers , Carnivore

Facts

Per Adult: USD($)238
Per Child(2 - 12 Years): USD($)119
Maximum number of travellers 7
Excursion time 06:30
Departure point Crowne Plaza Hotel, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Drop off point Crowne Plaza Hotel, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Included
  • Guided minivan safari tour with an English speaking driver/guide
  • Guaranteed window seat in minivan
  • Entrance fees to the Daphne Sheldrick’s Sanctuary & Giraffe Centre
  • 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 park entrance at 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

  • Snacks (if required)

  • money for tips and drinks

 

Perfect for
  • Individuals on a time constraint, looking for a game-viewing experience.
  • Wildlife enthusiasts & animal lovers
  • Foodies (meat lovers)
  • Spouses accompanying conference delegates
Insider Tip*
  • 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

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  • Guest - Graham Ogle

    Tremendous tour with Elias and Joshua, saw all sorts of animals including two lions close up for some minutes. Guides a lot of fun and very helpful.
    best wishes,
    Graham

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