Theme: Landmarks, Walking, Shopping, Nature, Eco friendly, History
This Nairobi day trip is centered on Non profit organizations based within Nairobi doing extraordinary work in conservation of wildlife, community education and awareness and alternative livelihoods. It is one of the must do mini trips that you ought not miss during your visit in Kenya.
Depart your hotel/lodge at 0830hrs in the morning after your breakfast and head to the Giraffe Centre to arrive at 0900hrs in time when they open the centre. Spend about an hour at the centre and get enlightened about the conservation education activities at the centre. This is where the breeding of the endangered Rothschild has been ongoing since its inception in the 1980s. Here you can hand feed the giraffes on a raised platform. Apart from that, they do have a 100 acre nature sanctuary through which you can take a walk
Leave the Giraffe centre at 1015hrs and head for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to experience the modest work done to conserve orphaned baby elephants. Located inside Nairobi National Park, DSWT is a trust harboring young orphaned baby elephants and rhinos and go through the process of re-introducing them back into their wild natural habitat *The orphanage is only opened between 11am and 12pm
After the elephant orphanage visit head to Utamaduni or Tamambo for your lunch as well as sample some souvenirs
Leave Utamaduni at 1400hrs and head to Karen Blixen Museum for an approximate 1hour tour exploring the farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of ‘Out of Africa’ lived between 1914 and 1931. She left after a series of personal tragedies and the house has been preserved as a museum. A part in the movie ‘Out of Africa’ starring Merryl Streep and Robert Redford was shot around the house
Thereafter leave the museum and visit the nearby Kazuri Bead Factory. Kazuri means “Small & Beautiful” in Swahili and the factory began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting on handmaking beads. Kazuri provides employment to the Kenyans, a larger percentage of women covered thus empowering women. After this you return to your lodge/hotel for a relaxing evening
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