Daytrip Excursions

NAIROBI CITY TOUR | 3 HOURS.

Pick-up from your hotel after breakfast 0900-hrs and Explore like a local the heart of magnificent Kenya's capital city of Nairobi (city in the sun), discover its splendors including historic places like “Uhuru Park’’ (Freedom Park where Kenya got its independence 1963). Marvel over grand parliament buildings, the colorful city Market, Railway Museum, and have a bird’s eye view of the city skyline on top of Kenyatta International Conference Centre building. Visit the Mzee Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum, a grand circular structure with a pathway flanked by Kenyan flags—to discover where Kenya’s first president body was laid after his death in 1978. Afterwards, walk to the August 7th Memorial Park which was built to commemorate the 1998 bombing of the United States of America Embassy building. Thereafter have an authentic lunch at Ranalo Restaurant for local delicacies.

Tour Package Cost from US$ 125
Tour Cost Includes:

  1. Round transport in a safari vehicle
  2. Gate fees and government taxes everywhere
  3. Nairobi city tour, colorful city market, Uhuru park, Parliament building, Railway museum and America Embassy Memorial park
  4. Lunch at Ranalo Restaurant for local delicacies
  5. Driver guide

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Tips or gratuity
  • Drinks

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK | BABY ELEPHANTS & RHINOS ORPHANAGE CENTRE | 6 HOURS.

Nairobi National Park Kenya's first ever National Park is unspoiled wildlife haven within sight of the city's skyline. No other bustling capital-city in the whole world like Nairobi can boast of a paradise of wildlife at its doorstep. This unique wildlife sanctuary is a stone-throw away from the capital city centre. The park offers more than 45 different species of mammals including four of the “big-five” e.g. lions, cheater/ leopards, rhinos, buffaloes and other plain games in abundance. The tour can be extended with visits to the animal orphanage where wounded or orphaned animals are natured and later returned to the wild (Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Trust). The park is also Ornithologists-paradise with over 300 bird species including the Secretary bird, crowned cranes, vultures, peckers and many more. The best time to visit the park is in the morning at sunrise and especially when combining the two places as schedule below: -

Tour Package Cost from US$ 195
Morning tour schedule:

  1. 0545-hrs: Pick up from location/locations to be advised
  2. 0600-hrs: Arrive at the park gates for Entrance fees payments
  3. 0605-hrs to1030-hrs: Begin game viewing drives in the park, there after proceed to David Sheldrick Animal Orphanage to arrive in good time at the centre. The show starts at 1100-hrs up to 1200 noon. You can adopt a baby elephant here and buy souvenirs. After this, the driver will take you back to the hotel or lunch at Carnivore Restaurant additional cost applies us$45

Afternoon tour schedule:

  1. 1330-hrs: Pick up from your hotel/residence within Nairobi to be advised
  2. 1400-hrs: Arrive at the Nairobi park gates for entrance fees  payments
  3. 1405-hrs to 1730-hrs: Game viewing drive in the park with nature walks
  4. 1830-hrs: Tour driver /guide will then drop you back to your hotel or at Carnivore Restaurant for dinner. Additional cost applies for dinner us$45

Tour Inclusions:

  1. Transport in a safari vehicle
  2. All the park/gate entry fees including government services and taxes
  3. Visits to Nairobi National Park for 4.5 hours of game viewing drive
  4. Baby Elephants and rhino Orphanage Trust Centre show
  5. Drinking mineral water
  6. Driver guide

Tour Exclusions:

  1. Lunch and drinks
  2. Tips or gratuity

Note: Combining Nairobi park tour and baby Elephants and rhino orphanage tour is ideal to start in morning tour schedule only.


GIRAFFE CENTRE | BABY ELEPHANTS & RHINO ORPHANAGE | KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM | 4-5 HOURS.

Karen Blixen Museum is located on the outskirts of Nairobi. Its history dates back to 1914, during the First World War, with the arrival of Karen Blixen from Denmark. At the foot of the Ngong Hills, Karen Blixen established herself as a coffee farmer. Proceed to Giraffe Center for a refreshing and wonderful experience and come face-to-face with the famous Rothschild Giraffes for a cup of coffee with the Giraffes. Later-on proceed to Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage Trust for the protection and preservation of endangered species of orphaned baby elephants and rhinos calves. The orphanage helps save lives of these orphan calves, which are ultimately released back to the wild after they’ve grown old enough. During this tour, the calves are brought out to play in muddy-water then bottle-fed with milk. The wardens are at hand to explain the work of the orphanage and to answer any questions raised by visitors:

Tour Package Cost from US$ 125
Tour cost includes:

  1. Transport in a safari vehicle
  2. Pick-up from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off  to your hotel
  3. All the gate/ park entry fees including government services and taxes
  4. Visits to Giraffe Centre, Baby Elephants and Rhino orphanage and Karen Blixen Museum
  5.  Driver guide

Tour cost excludes:

  1. Lunch and drinks
  2. Tips or gratuity
Note:  Lunch/ dinner can be taken at Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, Carnivore restaurant or similar.

KIBERA SLUMS TOUR | 3 HOURS.

Kibera slum is located some 10 kilometers southwest of Nairobi-city with an estimated population of 2.5 million inhabitants encompassing an area of 2.5 square kilometers and representing 60% of the Nairobi population. It is the biggest urban slum in sub Saharan Africa and the second biggest in the world.

Tour Package Cost from US$ 85
Inclusions in the tour:

  1. Transport to/from the slums
  2. Local guide and community fees
  3. Visit local-primary school, families leaving with HIV/AIDS, non-governmental projects, 

Exclusions in the tour:

  • Tips or gratuity
  • Lunch and drinks
Note:  Lunch/ dinner can be taken at Carnivore restaurant or at similar place.

GIRAFFE CENTRE | 2 HOURS

Explores the Giraffe Centre located at Langata, approximately 18 kilometers from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. The Giraffe Center is a wonderful and refreshing experience undertaken during African Splendours tours in Nairobi. Nairobi Giraffe Centre tour gives a completely up close and personal interaction where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed and take coffee with them. The centre has rescued, hand-reared and released around 450 orphaned giraffes back into the wild since opening in 1979. Young giraffes born at the Centre and later translocated to different parks and conservancy e.g. Soy Sambu Ranch near Lake Elementaita, and Kigio Conservancy near Gilgil and Sergoit ranch in Eldoret while recently some trans-located to Mwea National Game Reserve . Today the Rothschild Giraffe population in Kenya is about 500.

Tour Package Cost from US$ 75
Tour cost Includes:

  1. Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off  back to your hotel
  2. All the gate entry fees including government services and taxes
  3. Visits to Giraffe Centre only
  4. Driver guide

Tour cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and drinks
  • Tips or gratuity
Note:  Lunch/ dinner can be taken at Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden or similar Carnivore restaurant or similar restaurant in the city

BABAY ELEPHANTS/ RHINOS ORPHANAGE | DAPHNE SHELDRICK TRUST:

Daphne Sheldrick is a world–class conservation figure and the premier authority on the successful raising of milk–dependent infant elephant and rhino orphans. Daphne Sheldrick's Animal Orphanage is only visited for an hour every day between 1100-AM and 1200-Noon. During this hour the baby elephants and rhinos are 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.

Tour Package Cost for normal viewing from US$ 75
PRIVATE VISIT: Private visits can be arranged with Splendours of African Tours at 1500 hrs for a cost of us$480 (1baby elephant/ rhino to 2 Guests). The Private visit allows you to touch and feed the baby Elephants with formulated milk.
Tour Cost Includes:

  1. Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off  back to your hotel
  2. All the gate entry fees including government services and taxes
  3. Visit to Daphne Sheldrick Elephants/Rhinos Orphanage Trust
  4. Driver guide

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Tips or gratuity
  • Lunch and drinks
Note:  Lunch/ dinner can be taken at Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden or similar Carnivore restaurant or similar restaurant in the city

KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM | 2.5 HOURS

Karen Blixen Museum is located on the outskirts of Nairobi. Its history dates back to 1914, during the First World War, with the arrival of Karen Blixen from Denmark. At the foot of Ngong Hills, Karen Blixen established herself as a farmer. After her departure in 1931, the suburbs retained the commemorative home of Karen. Part of the movie ‘‘Out of Africa’’ was shot here. The Danish government donated the house and the surrounding land to Kenya after independence. The house was restored by the Danish government, and was used during the filming of "Out of Africa" which immortalized Karen Blixen's book by the same name. It is now a museum opened to the public since 1986…Welcome to Karen Blixen!

Tour Package Cost from US$ 85  
Inclusions:

  1. Transport in a safari car
  2. Gate entry fees and government taxes
  3.  Driver/ guide

Exclusions:

  1. Lunch and drinks
  2. Tips or gratuity

Note:  Lunch/ dinner can be taken at Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden or similar Carnivore restaurant or similar restaurant in the city


BOMAS OF KENYA | 3 HOURS.

‘A Boma’ meaning homestead’ just a few kilometres from the bustling Nairobi city, we showcase Kenya’s 42 ethnic communities’ in their splendors. The traditional set-up homesteads depicting from different cultures background and guides are at hand to tell the history of these rich cultural heritage. Proceed to the splendid arena where you will be entertained by traditional songs and dancers, folklores and acrobatic shows.

Tour Package Cost from US$ 85
Tour cost includes:

  1.  Transport in a safari car
  2. Gate entry fees and government taxes
  3. Tour driver/guide

Tour cost excludes:

  • Lunch and drinks
  • Tips or gratuity

Note:  Lunch/ dinner can be taken at Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden or similar Carnivore restaurant or similar restaurant in the city


CARNIVORE RESTAURANT | 2-3 HOURS.

Nairobi has many restaurants offering variety of locals and international cuisines. We recommend a dinner or lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant which is famous for its succulent steaks and barbecue dishes as an excellent holiday compliment into Kenya, especially as a welcome or farewell dinner. The restaurant also offers vegetarian at Tamarind Restaurant-Nairobi which is a sister-restaurant to Carnivore Restaurant which serves sea food-menus e.g. Lobster Fish, Crabs etc.

Lunch/ dinner cost from US$ 85
Inclusions:

  1. Round transport in a safari car
  2. Lunch/ dinner at Carnivore restaurant
  3. Tour driver/ guide

Exclusions:

  1. Drinks
  2. Tips or gratuity

TEA FARM TOUR AT KIAMBETHU | HALF-DAY TOUR:

Kiambethu Tea Farm is just 30-km/ 40 minutes’ drive from the city of Nairobi towards Limuru and provides a tranquil insight in the life of a settler farm. A visit or a stay at Kiambethu tea farm makes a memorable time with a visit to the indigenous forest, insights to the tea making process right from the farm, factory and to the table.

Kiambethu Tea Farm is one of Kenya's oldest tea farms. It's a family run business run by Marcus and Fiona Mitchell and it is here where you get to enjoy a 'tea luncheon' with them.
Accompanied by the resident Kenyan guide, guests can also take a short walk into the small indigenous forest and learn about the plants and how they were used traditionally, watch the Colobus monkeys and birds who are resident in the gardens or just enjoy the sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills.

On your arrival at the Kiambethu Tea Estate, you will be welcomed for early lunch and afternoon tea. The Kiambethu Estate is located at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level, in a truly magnificent garden with views of the spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro and the Ngong hills and has lush acres of tea plantations that seem to vanish in the horizon.

The lecture on growth of tea is a good learning experience. For instance, you will see tea pickers on the farm plucking the top two leaves and bud from each plantation. Tea needs good rainfall, which is plenty in the region so tea is picked all year round.

After the tea is picked, they are sent to the factories to be processed and sold to local and export markets. Kenya is the third largest producer of tea after Sri Lanka and India.

Tour Package Cost from US$ 150
Tour cost includes:

  1. Round Transport in a safari vehicle
  2. Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off  to your hotel
  3. Gate entry fees including government services and taxes
  4. Visits to Kiambethu Tea Farm and see production processes
  5. Lunch
  6. Driver guide

Tour cost excludes:

  1. Tips or gratuity
  2. drinks

LAKE NAIVASHA JOY ADAMSON | BORN FREE:

Lake Naivasha is the second freshwater lake in Kenya located North West 95 km/ 1 hour drive from Nairobi. It’s part of the Great Rift Valley. Day trips depart from Nairobi after breakfast and the journey takes you northwest of Nairobi to the Great Rift Valley Floor. Along the way you make a special stop to enjoy the panoramic and breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment.

Once in Lake Naivasha we proceed to Elsamere Conservancy for an adventure walking safari. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at one of the Lodge located on the shores of Lake Naivasha Highlights close encounters with wildlife. Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The lodge/ Camp is a haven for lovers of nature, set in Acacia forest on the banks of Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley. It is the former home of the late Joy Adamson who, together with her husband George Adamson, became world famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with the lioness Elsa, as told in her bestselling book and subsequent film, ‘Born Free’ and she did much of her writing at Elsamere up until her murder in 1980.

This beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus is 13 km's across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to its shoreline. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the lakes large hippo populations sleep the day out in the shallows. Our next discovery takes us to Crescent Island Conservancy. The terrain is flat, making it easy for walkers of all abilities to enjoy themselves.

There is a lot of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, wildebeests, zebras and impalas. It is also a heaven for birds with 300+ species recorded. The lake has a lot of hippos, which you can easily spot from the island. Among the resident birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes and a variety of herons. A number of mammals can be seen grazing in the surrounding lake environs, such as zebra, impala, buffalo, giraffe, Kongoni and, at night, hippos. We return back to Nairobi in the evening around 1830-Hrs.

Tour Package Cost from US$ 285
Trip Itinerary:

  1. 0700-hrs: Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi
  2. 0830-hrs: Welcoming coffee or tea
  3. 0900-hrs to 1245-hrs: An adventure walking safari to see different animals at Elsamere conservancy
  4. 1300-hrs:  Back to the lodge from the walk for lunch
  5. 1400-hrs:  Time at Leisure
  6. 1500-hrs to 1700-hrs: Crescent Island tour
  7. 1800- hrs: Depart for Nairobi
  8. 1900-hrs:  Back to Nairobi hotel.

Tour Cost Includes:

  1. Round Transport in a safari vehicle + Knowledgeable/expert driver guide
  2. Pick-up from your Nairobi hotel after breakfast at 0700-hrs and drop-off  same hotel in the evening around 1900 hours.
  3. Park Gate Entry fees including government services and taxes
  4. Visits to Elsamere Conservancy and the Crescent Island tour
  5. Guiding fee at Elsamere and Crescent Island tour
  6. Lunch in one of the lodges
  7. Boat ride
  8. Drinking mineral water

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Soft and Alcohol drinks
  • Tips or gratuity

MOUNT LONGONOT HIKING | DAY TRIP.

The trip departs daily from Nairobi to Mount Longonot [dormant]. Drive through the agricultural land with a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley for panoramic views of the escarpments below. On arrival, you will fill-in the forms at the park gates authorities, then hike up to an attitude of 3,321 meters above sea level. Circumnavigate the crater-rim and before descending into the crater-floor. Climb out of the crater then proceed to the park gates to connect your transport back to Nairobi.

Trekking Package Cost from US$ 250
 Trekking Cost Includes:

  1. Round transport in a safari vehicle
  2. Pickup/ drop-off from your Nairobi hotel
  3. Park entry fees and government taxes
  4. Lunch / Drinking mineral water

Excludes:

  1. Trekking gears e.g. good hiking-boots, walking sticks, sun glasses etc…
Tips or gratuity

KENYA AND TANZANIA SHUTTLE-BUS SERVICES ACROSS BORDER-TOWNS:

The trip departs daily from Nairobi to Mount Longonot [dormant]. Drive through the agricultural land with a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley for panoramic views of the escarpments below. On arrival, you will fill-in the forms at the park gates authorities, then hike up to an attitude of 3,321 meters above sea level. Circumnavigate the crater-rim and before descending into the crater-floor. Climb out of the crater then proceed to the park gates to connect your transport back to Nairobi.

We offer shuttle-bus services to and from Airport to Nairobi city hotels and from Nairobi Airport to Arusha or Moshi towns in Tanzania via Namanga border. The scheduled departures are in the Morning at 0800 hrs and afternoon at 1400 hrs from our Nairobi offices. The same time-scheduled applies for shuttle-bus from Arusha/ Tanzania to Nairobi/Kenya daily.

The Kenya and Tanzania countryside is beautiful and eco-friendly as you drive through the lush beauty-green savannah land. This adventure-drive along the lush terrain and wildlife, will give you a chance for a glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro. The journey starts from Nairobi's down town crossing Namanga border town of Kenya and Tanzania where you’ll stop briefly for Visa formalities and refreshments. Proceed on to Arusha or Moshi-towns the base town of Mount Kilimanjaro climbers.

Note: Transfers price from Nairobi, Kenya to Arusha or Moshi towns in Tanzania is US$ 45 and US$ 55 per person respectively.

Nairobi Transfers: We pick-up our clients from JKIA-Airport, Nairobi with private Limos and shuttle-bus services to various city hotels in Nairobi e.g. Hilton, Sarova Stanley, Intercontinental, Serena, Fairmont Norfolk Hotel, Jacaranda, Meridian hotel, Panafric hotel, 680 Hotel, Boulevard, Fairview, Safari Park hotel, Nairobi Safari club, Parkside, Kenya Comfort, Downtown hotel, Heron court, Nairobi Back packers and many more for as little as US$ 35 per person