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Full Day Giraffe Centre + Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary + Bomas of Kenya + Lunch at a famous Meat Eatery

(*Vegetarian option available)
  • Baby elephants playing

    Baby elephants playing David Sheldrick Trust

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.

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.

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.

Bomas of Kenya - Kenya is a nation rich in culture, which is being threatened by increasing modernity. To combat the loss of this rich heritage, the Bomas of Kenya has put together a series of tribal cultural shows geared towards promoting her rich cultural diversity. It features virtually all of the 42 tribes in the country, coming together from diverse cultural backgrounds.

There are replica homesteads of different tribes built in the compound where visitors can visit after the show.

 

 

full day excursion

Facts

Per Adult: USD($)227
Per Child(2 - 12 Years): USD($)113.50
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
  • Entrance fees to the Giraffe Centre, Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary, and Bomas of Kenya
  • All you can eat barbeque menu at the Carnivore Restaurant (drinks & tips payable direct) download menu    
  • The services of a guide
  • One 330 ml bottle of still water
Duration of tour Approximately 8 hours
Recommended to carry
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sun block
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • money for drinks, tips & souvenir shopping
Perfect for
  • First time visitors to Nairobi
  • Visitors interested in the tribes and cultures of Kenya
  • Spouses accompanying conference delegates
  • Animal lovers
  • Foodie (meat lovers)
Insider Tip*
  • Here is where you can foster an 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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