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Nairobi is a jolly place to go and explore the greatness of Kenya. It has its share of cool landmarks, top attractions, adventure tours and cultural activities that will leave you with a lasting impression on your mind. 

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Nairobi, the wildlife capital of Africa, can be an overwhelming place for a first-time visitor. Been the business hub of East African Community it’s a busy place. Whether its from tourists to business one can still have the pleasure of enjoying Nairobi to the full. From the vibrant streets of Nairobi of the local people going about their business to the Top Attractions that are acclaimed world over, to the local fine dinning areas the city has to offer.

If you are on business holiday, then worry not! There’s a perfect plan for you to mix work and play. Conference tourism is a thing now, and many people take advantage of this times to sample and explore the amazing spaces they find themselves in. Nairobi has not been left behind. Hosting major international business conferences Nairobi has earned its place as the conference capital of Africa.

Nairobi, the city under the sun, is a city of opportunities and immigrants. Most people come to Nairobi from different parts of Kenya and East Africa in hopes of bettering their lives. For the most part, the real life here does not disappoint.

A first-time visitor will feel the vibrancy of the city just arrival. Kenya is often perceived or referred to as Eastern and Central Africa’s Financial, Communication and Transportation hub. The city of Nairobi is the largest metropolis in East Africa, and is home to the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE), one of Africa’s largest stock exchanges. With its growing communication industry, and the realization of the Silicon Savannah dream, Kenya’s economic future looks promising.

Often, we find ourselves with time to explore while we are travelling. Layovers are an opportunity to quickly explore what Nairobi has to offer. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the capitals international airport. Fortunately, most of the attractions are literally 30minutes off the airport and one can easily explore this Nairobi Top Attractions within minutes of their layover as they await their next flight.

Let’s explore them one by one.

Nairobi National Park

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If you love African wildlife and don’t have the luxury of time to go on multiday safaris across the country, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Literally you can spot the big five within minutes of your arrival in the wildlife capital, Nairobi. Its very easy, Rustic Nature Tours safaris guide will pick you up at the airport take you to the park 20minutes from JKIA have a 4-5hour game-drive. On the look-out will be the lion-prides, rhinos both black and white, giraffes, gazelles, elands, leopards, African water buffalo, cokes heartbeats, among other wildlife as they wonder about in their natural habitat. The biosphere is so incredible that you have an ecosystem where the wildlife flourish without any human interference and the wildlife in Nairobi National Park leave their natural life uninterrupted. Next time you have a half day layover, then this is a plan for you! 

Elephant Orphanage Nairobi-David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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The Elephant sanctuary Nairobi, or, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust operates an orphan elephant rescue and wildlife rehabilitation program in Kenya. This elephant orphanage Nairobi was based in 1977 by Dame Daphne Sheldrick to honor her late husband, David Sheldrick. Since 2001, it has been run by their daughter, Angela Sheldrick.

The orphanage is always on top of the list to most visitors to Nairobi. Even if you have just a few hours in Nairobi this is possible. The elephant orphanage can be visited even on short stay in Nairobi. Literally the visit is open to the public daily from 11-12noon strictly. However, one needs an advance booking or reservation to be able to visit. But worry not just get in touch with Rustic Nature Tours and we will arrange a reservation for you and plan a guided professional tour for you to the David Sheldrick wildlife trust or Elephant Orphanage which is located inside the Nairobi National Park at no extra cost.

Throughout your visit to the elephant orphanage, you will have the chance to look at the infants being hand-fed by their carers, and having fun with a mud tub or soil dusting. The go-to is each entertaining and academic, with one of many keepers giving an enchanting lecture concerning the venture’s historical past and targets, the problems that face elephants within the wild, and the practicalities of elevating very younger wild animals by hand. You may even be launched to every one of the infants, studying somewhat bit about their story and character. You’ll be able to take loads of photographs, and afterward, there is a small present store that sells souvenirs of your journey.

Love the elephants? Then it’s simple you don’t have to miss this Nairobi top attraction while in Nairobi. Rustic Nature Tours guarantees you a place to watch this baby elephants as they get hand-reared to eventually be the gentle giants we know they deserve to be. The elephant orphanage will be a nourishment to your travel plans, let us help you make it happen. Book a Tour Now

Giraffe Centre Nairobi

giraffe3The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Giraffe Centre – locally referred to as The Giraffe Centre – plays a pivotal role in conserving the critically endangered Rothschild giraffe (which differ from other giraffe subspecies as they have no patterning below the knee).

Numbers were dwindling quickly due to habitat encroachment and mass hunting; before conservation initiatives began, approximately 100 Rothschild’s giraffes remained in the wild.

The fund was founded in 1979 by Betty and Jock Leslie Melville (a grandson of a Scottish earl) after raising a Rothschild giraffe, Daisy, in their Langata home. Today, due to their conservation efforts, the population has doubled to 300 across Kenya.

Hands filled with molasses pellets; you nervously drop them one by one onto the outstretched grey tongue of an impatient giraffe. A visit to the Giraffe Centre directly supports the conservation of endangered Rothschild Giraffe, and is a great way to meet Africa’s tallest mammal up close. You may also observe warthogs snuffling at their hooves, scavenging on the fallen pellets. Book a tour to Girrafe Centre

Karen Blixen Museum

Well, this tour brings about the historical & cultural perspective of colonial Kenya. Karen Blixen Museum was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. The farm house come into fame after the Oscar winning film ‘Out of Africa’ was broadcasted and is based on the Karen’s an autobiography by the same title.

If you loved Out of Africa, you’ll love this museum in the farmhouse where author Karen Blixen lived between 1914 and 1931. She left after a series of personal tragedies, but the lovely colonial house has been preserved as a museum.

Set in expansive gardens, the museum is an interesting place to wander around, but the movie was actually shot at a nearby location, so don’t be surprised if things don’t look entirely as you expect!

Bomas of Kenya

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The Bomas of Kenya is a cultural center located in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. It was established in 1971 as a subsidiary of the Kenya Tourist Development Corporation (KTDC). The primary purpose of the center is to preserve, promote, and celebrate the rich and diverse Kenyan culture by showcasing traditional villages, music, dance, and other art forms.

The name “Bomas” is derived from the Swahili word “boma,” which means “homestead” or “enclosed community.” The Bomas of Kenya is designed to represent different ethnic groups in the country, showcasing their unique traditional architecture, social structures, and ways of life. The center has recreated traditional homesteads of various Kenyan tribes, including the Kikuyu, Maasai, Luhya, Luo, and Kalenjin, among others.

In addition to the traditional homesteads, the Bomas of Kenya also features a theatre, where visitors can watch live performances of traditional music and dance. The center is home to one of the most famous dance troupes in the country, the Bomas Harambee Dancers. The troupe performs a variety of traditional dances and songs from different tribes, allowing visitors to experience the rich cultural heritage of Kenya.

Bomas of Kenya is an important tourist attraction in Nairobi, as it provides an opportunity for both local and international visitors to learn about the country’s diverse cultures and traditions. It also serves as a valuable educational resource for students and researchers interested in African culture and history.

The Bomas of Kenya is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to gain an understanding of Kenya’s vibrant and diverse cultural heritage. Book a tour to Bomas