Giraffe Centre Nairobi
African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya limited (AFEW (K) LTD) also known as the Giraffe Centre was founded in 1979 by the late Jock Leslie-Melvile, a Kenyan citizen of British descent and his wife the late Betty Leslie Melvile, an American citizen. Jock’s extra ordinary vision of creating an educational institution in conjunction with rescuing the endangered Rothschild giraffes resulted in the present day Giraffe Centre that has become a World famous Nature Education Centre.
Timings : The Giraffe Centre Nairobi is open all through the year, from 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m
Official Website : The Giraffe Centre
Lake Nakuru National Park
Situated on the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives.
Timings : The Lake Nakuru National Park is open all through the year, from 6.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m
Nairobi National Museum
The Nairobi National Museum is located at the Museum Hill, an easy 10 minutes drive from Four Points Nairobi Hurlingham. A stone’s throw away from the Central Business District, it is also one of the most preferred tourist destinations in Nairobi city. According to the National Museums of Kenya (NMK)‘s published objectives,
the Museum aims to interpret Kenya’s rich heritage and offers a one stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure. In addition to the museum, visitors are treated to a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as botanical gardens that offer a serene environment.
Timings : The Museum is open all through the year, from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Official Website : National Museums of Kenya
Nairobi National Park
A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the Nairobi National Park. Wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.
Timings : The Nairobi National Park is open all through the year, from 6.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m
Bomas of Kenya
Bomas of Kenya is a tourist village in Langata, Nairobi. Bomas (homesteads) displays traditional villages belonging to the several Kenyan tribes.
It was established by the government in 1971 as a subsidiary company of Kenya Tourist Development Corporation as a tourist attraction. It also wanted to preserve, maintain and promote rich and diverse cultural values of various tribal groups of Kenya.
Timings : The Bomas Of Kenya Village is open all through the year, from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m
Official Website : Bomas of Kenya
The Elephant Orphanage
The elephant & rhinoceros rescue & rehabilitation facility in Kenya, better known as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a Kenyan wildlife conservation charity founded in 1977 in memory of David Sheldrick by his widow Daphne Sheldrick. It assists and advises the Kenya Wildlife Service and manages an orphanage for elephants and rhinos. This trust is reintegrating orphaned elephants back into the Kenyan wildlife, and is a World Elephant Day associate.
Official Website : The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The Maasai Market
The vibrant Maasai Markets across the country, are truly a festival of colour and form. They offer opportunities for handicraft shoppers to buy some of the rich collection of African arts and crafts, including handcrafts, beaded jewellery, batiks, baskets, sculptures, paintings and souvenirs at reasonably low prices.
These Open Markets attracts throngs of locals and tourists alike looking for unique handicrafts to beautify their households, themselves or as gifts to friends and family.