Nairobi City Excursions

Day 1: Nairobi National Park, Animal Orphanage & Nairobi Safari Walk

Meet at the hotel at 7.30am for transfer to Nairobi National park for a morning game drive.

8.00am – 12.00pm: Nairobi National Park Game Drive

This is the only park located within a city and has all 4 of the big five animal species. Some types of birds found in this park include the saddle billed stork, martial eagle, crowned plover, hadada ibis, white faced whistling ducks, the starling, Egyptian geese and the Hartlaub’s bustard among others.

Nairobi National Park: This is a unique ecosystem by being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city. The park is located only 7 km from Nairobi city centre and comprises of different vegetation types. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush are predominant. The western side has a highland dry forest and a permanent river with a riverine forest. To the south are the Athi-Kapiti Plains and Kitengela migration corridor which are important wildlife dispersal areas during the rainy season. Man-made dams within the park have added a further habitat, favorable to certain species of birds and other aquatic biome. Major wildlife found in the park includes the black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife. Other attractions include the Ivory burning site Monument, Nairobi Safari Walk, the Orphanage and the walking trails at hippo pools. The park is also growing in popularity in hosting corporate events such as bush dinners, team building, Video and film production and special events such as weddings. Within the vicinity is also a three-star restaurant where patrons relax for meals while overlooking the park.

12.30pm – 2.00pm: Lunch

After the game drive, you will have lunch at the Rangers Restaurant which is located right outside the National Park gate.

2.00pm – 3.00pm: Animal Orphanage

After lunch, visit the nearby Nairobi Animal Orphanage where you will see caged animals and birds at close range. This is also a perfect opportunity to see the cheetah, which is rarely seen in the national park.

DSC09346This is the oldest animal orphanage in Kenya established as a refuge and rehabilitation centre for wild animals found abandoned or injured throughout Kenya. Animals received at the facility, undergo a thorough medical examination, followed by treatment where that is called for, before entering into an appropriate feeding and rehabilitation program. Major attractions in this small park include bonding with orphaned animals, up-close view of animals, playing with the cheetah and adopting animals. Some wildlife that can be seen on display include the lion, cheetah, hyena, jackal, serval cat, sokoke cat, warthog, ostrich, leopard, monkeys, baboons, buffalo and various bird species.
3.00pm – 4.00pm: Nairobi Safari Walk

Afterwards you will visit the Nairobi Safari Walk which is also located in the Nairobi National Park.

The Nairobi Safari Walk is the ultimate eye opener to Kenya’s Parks and Reserves. It offers you an opportunity to learn what you expect to see across the country. Introductory talks on Kenya’s parks and reserves, can be arranged for you by the naturalists available on site. You will have a taste of Kenya’s rich Animal collection including the rare bongo, white rhino, albino zebra, a collection of cats, antelopes and primates. The park is also home to a collection of about 150 species of local trees. Get to learn their varied traditional uses too. Some unique plants and animals that are locally extinct or threatened are displayed so that the public can learn the dangers facing conservation today.
After the tour, you will exit from the park and be driven back to your hotel for rest and overnight.

Accommodation and meals on own arrangement

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Package cost: kindly inquire by E-mail (cost depends on the number of people travelling and the season of travel)
Inclusions:

Ø All park entrance fees and game drives
Ø Airport transfers
Ø Lunch on day 2
Ø Services of a professional English-speaking tour driver/guide
Ø Transport in a private excursion vehicle
Ø Applicable government taxes

Exclusions:

Ø Accommodation and hotel meals while in Nairobi
Ø Extras such as beverages and drinks, telephone, etc.
Ø International or local flight fees and departure taxes
Ø Tips to driver / guide
Ø Personal travel insurance including loss or damage of luggage
Ø Any other item not included in itinerary

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2 Days / 1 Night Maasai Mara Private Safari

Summary of Attractions:

The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is an extension of the Serengeti National Reserve in Tanzania. It is not the largest park in Kenya, but probably the most famous. The entire area of the park is nestled within the enormous Great Rift Valley that extends from the Mediterranean Sea to South Africa. The terrain is primarily open grassland with clusters of acacia tree. Wildlife tends to be most concentrated in the western border in the Oloololo escarpment because the swampy ground means that access to water is always good and human disruption is usually minimal

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara National Reserve

Very early in the morning, you will be met at your residence within Nairobi by “Niche Africa Holidays Representatives” and thereafter receive a briefing so as to have a clear picture on the safari as well as the accommodation guide. After the briefing, depart to the Mara, arriving after 5 hours drive. Arrive in time for check in and lunch at the lodge before departing for afternoon game drives. Maasai Mara is also home to the colorfully decorated Maasai tribesmen. You may occasionally see them criss crossing the park as they go about their daily activities completely unbothered by the wild animals which roam in the bushes.

Lunch, dinner and breakfast at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar
DSC09475Day 2: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi

After early breakfast, venture into the park with packed picnic lunch and spend the morning game viewing. The Maasai Mara offers the best game and bird-viewing not only in Kenya, but anywhere in Africa. The views across the rolling golden grasslands studded with acacia trees, rivers and forests are dazzling, the sense of space overwhelming. You will explore the park and the vicinity, gently blending into the surrounding wilderness which remains in its virgin condition, while the landscaped gardens filled with indigenous trees at the back which draw a great variety of birds and butterflies. Later on, you will depart from the park and start the journey back to Nairobi arriving at night. Upon arrival at Nairobi, be transferred back to your preferred residence within the city.

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Cost per person:Inquire from the e-mail

Inclusions:

 All park entrance fees and game drives
 1 night accommodation at selected lodge inclusive of meals
 Services of a professional English-speaking tour driver/guide
 Flying doctors emergency evacuation insurance
 Transport in a private safari minibus with open roof for game viewing and photography
 Applicable government taxes

Exclusions:

 Optional activities like cultural visits, balloon safaris, guided nature walks, e.t.c
 Extras at the lodge i.e. beverages and drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
 International or local flight fees and departure taxes
 Tips to driver / guide
 Personal travel insurance including loss or damage of luggage
 Any other item not included in itinerary