Nairobi City Tour – Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre, Daphne Elephant Orphanage, Marula Flip Flop Recycling and Kazuri Beads
Our Nairobi excursion where you spend a wonderful half day at the historical Karen Blixen Museum (Out of Africa) and with giraffes and baby elephants! Visiting the Giraffe Centre and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
Karen Blixen Museum: A short tour to the home of the pioneer coffee farmer, Karen Blixen of ‘Out of Africa’ fame, is now preserved as a museum. A visit to this museum provides an opportunity to step back in time and gain an insight into this remarkable woman’s life. Views of the Ngong Hills can be admired from the beautifully landscaped gardens of the museum. The Karen Blixen museum is one of a number of very interesting regional museums and archeological and prehistoric sites of the National museums of Kenya, and it continues to be an immensely popular tourist attraction with the same words ‘I dreamt of Africa’.
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage: Here you will come close to elephant calves! And become part of the David Sheldrick Conservation Foundation that rehabilitates baby elephants and other wildlife here located at the periphery of the Nairobi National Park. These babies have lost their mothers to poaching, death, injuries, on getting lost in the wild or other tragedies. Daphne and her dedicated staff raise them to be released back into the wild when they are ready. It’s worth visiting and see humanitarian care to the wildlife and the heart it takes to care. They charge a small entrance fees instead you can buy a souvenir or donate for the conservation.
Giraffe Centre: The Giraffe Centre is Africa’s pride of international celebrity. Since its founders, Jock and Betty Leslie Melville, rescued a baby giraffe named Daisy from a heavily poached area of western Kenya in 1974, their home has become a household name among wildlife lovers worldwide and Daisy a star in her own right. Today, Daisy’s home has been opened to the world and provides what is felt is the very best place to begin or end your safari or if in a conference or transit it worth coming close to wildlife from the bustle of the city where you feed giraffes with your own hands and have the closest touch. Other animals includes the tortoise, warthog and a parrot.
Kazuri Beads Factory Tour: KAZURI, which means ‘small and beautiful’ in Swahili, began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting on making ceramic beads made by hand. Each bead is shaped from clay by hand, then kiln fired, hand glazed and fired again before being strung to make a necklace or bracelet. Founded by the late Lady Susan Wood back in 1975 to create employment for struggling single mothers, Kazuri now employs 350 local women. The workshop is still located where she started Kazuri 36 years ago in Karen on part of the coffee farm once owned by Karen Blixen of ‘Out of Africa’ fame.
Tour Itinerary: Pick up at 10:00am and visit the Sheldrick Orphanage at 11:00am, head out for lunch at Tamambo’s and later visit the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre, Marula Flip Flop Recycling and Kazuri Beads.
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A Nairobi excursion where you spend a wonderful half day at the historical Karen Blixen Museum (Out of Africa) and with giraffes and baby elephants! Visiting the Giraffe Centre, the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Flip Flop Recycling and Kazuri Beads.
- Entry Fees ar Karen Blixen Museum, Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre
- Lunch at Tamambo Restaurant
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