NAIROBI CITY TOUR (D)
Start your Trip with a tour of the City Centre with a walking tour. Short stops at the McMillan library, Moi Avenue, City market, Stanley hotel, Parliament ending at the Nairobi Gallery. Optional lunch at a local restaurant or at the famous and historical Thorn tree restaurant. After lunch, drive to the Nairobi museum and snake park for an afternoon of enchanting discoveries on early man and the flora and fauna of Kenya. Drive back to your hotel in good time for tea and relaxation. Later depart to the Safari park hotel for dinner while enjoying a show from the world famous Safari Cats group.
TEA FARM (B, L)
Depart after breakfast for a leisurely drive away from the city to the lush area of Tigoni, and arrive in time for a cup of tea or coffee while learning more about the history of the farm and process of making tea. Followed by an opportunity to see tea in the field. Later take a walk in the indigenous forest with our resident Kenyan guide who identify the plants and explain how they are traditionally used. Look out for the Colobus monkeys close up and wander in the gardens which are home to a wide variety of birds and flowers. Return to the house to enjoy a pre-lunch drink on the verandah with sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills. Enjoy your three course buffet lunch from our set menu prepared with vegetables from the garden and desserts.
SHELDRICK – GIRAFFE CENTER – KAREN BLIXEN & UTAMADUNI – DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, depart your hotel and drive across the city to the Southern sector. Start off with a visit to the giraffe centre – a wonderful and refreshing experience. The tour gives a completely up close and personal interaction where you have the opportunity to feed giraffes. Mid-morning drive to the nearby Daphne Sheldrick Orphanage and meet orphaned Elephants and at times Rhino that are being hand reared before being returned into the wild. Learn about the extra ordinary work that goes on, view the orphans with possibility to touch them when brought out to play and to feed, and visitors can watch them from behind a rope. Wardens are on hand to explain the work of the orphanage and to answer any questions. Drive over to Karen Blixen museum. Its history dates back to 1914, during the First World War, with the arrival of Karen Blixen from Denmark. After her departure in 1931, the suburbs retained the commemorative home of Karen. The Danish government donated the house, and the surrounding land to Kenya after independence. Enjoy lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee garden – on own cost – before visiting the Utamaduni for some shopping possibilities. Afterwards, you are transferred back to the airport.