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Africa overland safariLangata Giraffe Centre

The magnificent Giraffe Centre opened in 1983 to protect the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. The aim of this centre is to educate the local community and travellers about the conservation and importance of these creatures which are facing extinction. Located on the edge of the Nairobi National Park, this centre allows you to see these gorgeous and gracious creatures close up, and to learn about their habits and habitat they live in.

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David Sheldricks Wildlife Trust

The David Sheldricks Wildlife Trust is probably the ‘top’ activity to do whilst in Nairobi. Located just outside the Nairobi National Park, this trust was established in 1977 and offers the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world, raising over 150 orphaned elephants. Once a baby has graduated from the nursery, they are reintegrated into the wild in Tsavo East Park. Foster an elephant, or a rhino, and visit the centre for the feeding times of these intelligent animals and see the amazing work done at this pioneering conservation organisation for wildlife and habitat protection, the largest in East Africa.

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Karura Forest

This stunning urban forest is located within the city limits and a great break from the hustle and bustle of the city. The forest sits on a bed of volcanic rock and hosts many indigenous animals. Enjoy several attractions from picturesque cascading waterfalls to forest glades and trails – great for the outdoor enthusiasts.  Join in on a guided tour and breathe in the fresh air. Note: It is not recommended to walk alone in this park. Use guided tours only.

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Karen Blixen Museum

Based on the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, this house was the centrepiece of a farm once lived in by her and husband Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. The farm gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’, an Oscar-winning film based on Karen’s autobiography by the same title and starring one of Hollywood’s leading actresses – Meryl Streep!  It was then that this iconic house becomes a museum.

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Eat at Carnivores Restaurant

This famous restaurant is an open-aired restaurant and offers a huge selection of meat from goat to crocodile and game meats. It’s known as the ‘Ultimate Feast of Beast’. The meat is chargrilled and skewered on Maasai swords over a pit of burning coals and served at the tables by the waiters as they carve directly onto your plates. If you love your meat, this is a local spot to visit. Vegetarian options are available.

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Visit the Village Market Curio Stalls

Is shopping on your mind? Then this market is certainly worth a visit.  Home to over 150 outlets that sell brightly coloured Maasai jewellery. Bustling with local wooden artefacts and unique handmade Kenya crafts, this a shopping haven. After shopping, sit back with some local food and listen to the entertainment and enjoy the lively atmosphere and local culture at its best.

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Bomas of Kenya

This unique tourist village showcases the colourful and diverse tribes of Kenya, known as the ‘miniature’ Kenya. The word Bomas was derived from ’Boma’ – a Swahili word for enclosed homestead, and now there are many different ‘Bomas’ each one representing one of Kenya’s ethnic groups. Situated 10km from the city centre, travellers who visit this village will learn more about the culture, music and lifestyle of the villages. Shop for local curios and stay for the exciting traditional dancing which starts at 2:30 pm on weekdays.

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