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Are you planning a short stay or stopover in Nairobi and you are interested in a short trip to see around Nairobi and Kenya, in this article we give you details on the best Nairobi day trips and tours. Nairobi is the capital and largest city in Kenya it was formerly known as “Enkare Nyrobi” a Maasai phrase meaning cool waters. Nairobi has many hotels of all categories, lively markets, malls, museums, cultural centers, snake parks, sanctuaries and wildlife parks, stadiums and golf courses with Nairobi National park in close proximity this makes it one of the most beautiful international cities in the world. Nairobi City is one of the major entry points by Air in East Africa which has made it a major economic centre and hub for filming in East Africa. With just a few kilometers drive from Nairobi you can find busy business districts, urban slums, rural areas, industrial neighborhoods, historical and colonial houses, farms and wildlife parks which offer great opportunity to film. Nairobi city has great history of its colonial past up to Independence times making it great for film makers who focus on history, nature, science and modern society.
Top Places to visit on Nairobi day trips and tours
Kenya is truly a beautiful country. It tells a story of contrasting landscape, treasured wildlife, all year round sunshine and hospitable people and its major hub is Nairobi. The following are the major spots of the city great for filming each has its unique aspect of History, Geography and Culture, some are located within the city and others in the city environs.
The Nairobi National Museum
The Nairobi National Museum is an archive of Kenya’s history, geography and culture, the museum gives you an opportunity to have an in-depth insight about Kenya and what it has to offer. At the museum you will be able to film tradition Kenyan cultural artifacts, rare minerals, stuffed birds and live snakes among other attractions depicting Kenya’s history.
The Nairobi National Park
The park is located just 7 kilometers away from Nairobi. Nairobi National Park is unique in being the only protected area in the world with a variety of animals and birds close to the capital city. The park gives you an opportunity to film the country’s beautiful and diverse wildlife. The park has over 80 recorded mammal species including buffalo, rhino, lion, leopard, crocodile and hippos, over 400 bird species can be spotted in the park. The park is also known as one of the most successful Kenya Rhino sanctuaries.
Giraffe Manor, Hotel with Giraffes
Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel owned by The Safari Collection, it is one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in Kenya. The most fascinating thing about the Giraffe Manor is the resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes who at times visit the hotel in the morning and evening that poke their long necks into the windows in a hope to receive some food and treat. This is great to film during filming in Nairobi and a night stay here can be included as part of the complete tailor made filming itinerary in Kenya.
Nairobi Animal Orphanage
Nairobi Animal Orphanage is another great to film in Nairobi; it is the oldest animal orphanage in Kenya. It is located amidst the lush vegetation of Nairobi National Park, it was established in 1964 as a refuge and rehabilitation centre for wild animals found abandoned or injured in Kenya. Animals received at the Orphanage centre go through a medical extermination followed by treatment before entering a feeding and rehabilitation program.
Nairobi Safari Walk
The Nairobi Safari Walk is a showcase for Kenya’s parks and reserves allowing visitors to discover what they can expect to see across the country. On this walk you will have an opportunity to film and see a sample of the country’s rich animal life up-close including the rare bongo, white rhino and albino zebra as well as cats, antelopes and primates.
The Karen Blixen Museum
The Karen Blixen Museum is a former home of coffee planter and author Karen Blixen, this provides a window into the country’s colonial history. At the museum you will film the museum’s coffee plants, facilities, agricultural college, and memorabilia describing the country’s past.
The Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC)
Nairobi city is a hub for business leaders, diplomats and international exhibitions which are hosted in the Kenyatta International Conference Center. Filming the KICC will give you an opportunity to capture and show a glimpse of Nairobi’s present and future as a center of business in Africa.
The Ngongo Hills
The Ngongo Hills present a different between urban modernity and beautiful undisturbed nature which is present in Nairobi. At the Hills you will be able to film where areas where the edge of the city meets Kenya’s lush rural landscapes.
Kibera Slum in Nairobi
Kibera slum is the largest slum in Nairobi. It offers an opportunity to film the day to leaving of Kenyans in the slums, at this slum there is also an opportunity to see giraffes roaming a savannah near to the city.
Where to stay in Nairobi
Lodge options to stay in during filming in Nairobi range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for details. Lodges in Kenya Include New Kenya Lodge, Ngongo House, Giraffe Manor, Osoita Lodge, Konar House Lounge among others.
How to book a Nairobi day trips and tours
Once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed we will need you to send us an email here so that we check for availability of services online once we confirm all services are available for your planned dates we will let you know so that we can send you a draft itinerary to start planning for your safari trip to Kenya. Once you confirm the itinerary we will send you an invoice for you to make a deposit, Once the payment is done and we have received it on our account we will go ahead and secure all services accordingly. It is advised to book your safari to Kenya in advance at least 2-3 months’ prior your visit especially if you are planning to travel in the peak season of June to October.
Kenya Tourist Visa Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa to get to Kenya. Many travelers prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Kenya this is the best option and you will be able to get the Kenya Tourist Visa online upon paying USD51.00 for Tourist Visa
What is the best time to visit Kenya?
Safari in Kenya is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November this offers great sightings and easy shoots.
Why book Nairobi day trips and tours with Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Kenya. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Kenya safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about Nairobi day trips and tours.