The tour covers the modern city center, the parliament buildings,
the Railway Museum and the National Museum where there are spellbinding
displays of early man, tribal regalia and the flora and fauna of
Kenya. The Tour also includes a visit to the adjacent Snake Park.
BEADS AND POTTERY
Kazuri started as a small ceramic workshop experimenting in making
hand made beads and has now grown to a big factory. Its workforce
comprises of destitute single mothers and unemployed school leavers
whose self respect has been restored and is apparent in their confidence
and appearance. In addition on bead work they also make pottery
reflecting African colors and that have made Kazuri famous worldwide
with these unique Kenyan style pottery. The items are available
This orphanage is home to orphan baby Elephants and is open
daily from 1100 - 1200 hours during feeding time. One is
able to watch the orphans as they are brought out to feed
and sometimes can participate in feeding them. There is no
set entrance fees but a small donation is expected to help
sustain the Elephants.
KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM
Situated at the foot of Ngong Hills, this is the farm and
home to Karen Blixen of "Out of Africa" fame. Her paintings and
artifacts are found at her former home now Karen Blixen Museum.
Also known as Isak Dinesen in her writings, Karen Blixen was well
respected by the local African people in her time due to her concern
on their well being.
The center has a nature of approximately 145 acres which
offers home to the endangered Rothschild Giraffes which move
beautifully camouflaged and often emerges out gracefully
and gently to meet their visitors. This is the only place
in the world where visitors experience the wonders of seeing,
touching and feeding the Giraffes.
Located on the outskirts of Nairobi, the park offers spotting
of Lions, Leopard, Rhino and other plains game with the exception
of Elephant. Vegetation is primarily savannah with isolated stretches
of riverine forests. Several hundred species of birds can also
be spotted here. This park is excellent for a day visit from
Nairobi. No accommodation/lodges available inside the park.
LAKE NAKURU DAY TRIP
The tour departs in the morning at about 0800 hrs and drive
through the highland farms of the Kikuyu people before descending
the escarpment into the dramatic landscape of the Rift Valley.
Proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park for lunch payable directly,
After lunch depart for an extensive game drive which focuses
on the magnificent spectacle of the Flamingoes for which Lake
Nakuru is famous for.
LAKE NAIVASHA DAY TRIP
Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by
thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters
are shallow with an average depth of five meters. Lake area
varies greatly according to rainfall, with an average range
between 114 and 991 sq kms. At the beginning of
the 20th Century, Naivasha completely dried up and effectively
disappeared. The resulting open land was farmed, until heavy rains
a few years later caused the lake to return to existence, swallowing
up the newly established estates. Afternoon
wind and storms can cause the Lake to become suddenly
rough and produce high waves.
For this reason, the local Maasai
christened the lake Nai'posha meaning ''rough water'', which the
British later miss-spelt as Naivasha. The
lake and its surrounds are rich in natural bounty, and
the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of Kenya's
prime agricultural regions.Much
of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked
Acacia Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree. These forests
abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world class
birding destination.The waters of the lake draw a great range of
game to these shores.
Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo
wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops
while the Lakes large hippo population sleep the day out in the
shallows.The region surrounding the Lake is well worth exploring.
There are two more smaller lakes nearby, Oloidien, and Sonachi,
a bright green crater lake.
Hell's Gate National
Park lies beside the lake. This Park was named for its pair of
massive red tinged cliffs framing a geothermically active interior
of steam vents and bubbling springs. The park is home to a profusion
of plains game and bird life. Walking is permitted, making it ideal
for hiking, biking, and rock climbing. Boat trips on the lake are
widely available, and is a great way to spend an afternoon or morning.
Sunsets are always stunning, with the haunting call of a Fish
Eagle high over the Lake bringing the day to a perfect end...
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