Visit Top Nairobi spots such as Nairobi national park, Nairobi museum and city tour. Nairobi Day tours are short or full day trips in Nairobi. Touring Nairobi attractions in a one day tour is fun since most of the places are close to town while the most exciting places are a full day drive out of the Nairobi city Centre.
Go to Nairobi sites like Nairobi national park, Nairobi railway museum, the national museum and a city tour. Here are some of the most popular day tours in Nairobi that you can go to:
- Nairobi National Park
- Giraffe Centre
- Nairobi Elephant Orphanage
- Hells Gate National Park
- Mt Kenya National Park
- Amboseli National Park
- Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Nakuru National Park
- Mt Longonot National Park Day Hike
- Sweetwaters And Ol Pejeta Conservancy Day Trip
- Aberdare National Park
1. Nairobi National Park Half Day Trip
Go and see 4 of the big five animals only 10 minutes from your hotel room. Nairobi national park is the only park located within a capital Centre in the world. This makes Nairobi the wildlife capital of the world. Nairobi national park half day trip is a very popular day tour from most of the Nairobi hotels. Located only 7km from the CBD and only 3km from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the Nairobi national park offers a chance to do a 4hr game drive if you have a free morning or afternoon in town. Nairobi national park is a 117 sq. km area to the south of the city. The park is electric fenced on the Eastern side and open on the western boundaries. This park is home to thousands of animals including lions, buffaloes, leopards, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, hyenas, cheetahs, elands, wildebeests, hartebeests, Thompson gazelles, impalas, baboons, ostriches, snakes, hippos, crocodiles and many more animals. The Nairobi national park is extremely popular due to its proximity to the city and the fact that you can see some of the big five animals so close to your hotel. A game drive in Nairobi national park lasts for 4 hours and you can choose to do an afternoon or morning game drive in the park.
2. Giraffe Centre
Visit the giraffe centre and pet, hug and kiss these gentle giants as you feed them with pellets by hand. Located only 10km from the Nairobi city Centre, the giraffe Centre is home to a family of endangered Rothschild giraffes. The facility is owned and managed by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife AFEW whose main mandate is to provide education on wildlife and conservation. Giraffe Centre provides you an opportunity to interact with these humble giants and feed them with pellets by hand from a raised platform. The giraffe Centre is also connected to the giraffe manor and one can book a lunch or tea reservation and enjoy a meal in the company of the giraffes. You will be able to take selfies while hugging a giraffe at the giraffe Centre. There is also a siting of the odd warthog which looks misplaced but very much at home among the giraffes.
3. Nairobi Elephant Orphanage
Go and interact with orphaned baby elephants in sheldrick elephant orphanage located very close to your hotel and adopt one. Located within the Nairobi national park, the Nairobi elephant orphanage is managed by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Otherwise known as the Sheldrick elephant orphanage, the place home to orphaned baby elephants who have lost their mothers to poachers, separation or from natural causes. The Sheldrick elephant orphanage takes them in and hand rears them until they are seven years old and ready to be returned to the wild. Sheldrick elephant orphanage is home to more than 17 baby orphans at any given time. The handlers feed them with a special milk formula from plastic bottles and are quite a sight to watch as they rush for the milk bottles. The orphanage has a public viewing and lecture from 11am to 12noon. People that have adopted a baby elephant can book private time to visit their adoptee from 5:00pm every day. The chief handler gives a lecture on each of the elephants past history during the public viewing.
4. Hells Gate National Park Day Trip
Visit hells gate national park and go on to the bowels of the earth in the deep gorges trickling with steaming hot water geysers and springs. Hells gate national park is known for it hot geysers and springs and the intricately curved deep gulleys that seem to swallow you. The park is a very popular walking safari day trip destination from Nairobi. Hells gate is located some 68km north west of Nairobi and sits along the floor of the Great Rift Valley. It is among the few parks in Kenya where walking is allowed and you can view hundreds of animals on foot including zebras, buffalos, giraffes, hyenas, antelopes, impalas, vultures, and many more. The park is popular for the shooting of the movies Lion King and the Tomb Raiders –Cradle of mankind. A day trip to this park includes a hike in the gulley, walking safari in the plains and optional swim in the largest outdoor spa pool or rock climbing.
5. Mt Kenya National Park Day Hike / Climb
Climb and hike on Mt Kenya in a single day and get the most stunning views of the peaks only 3 hours from nairobi. Located some 175km north of the capital city, Mt Kenya national park is a very popular attraction to hikers and nature lovers. Mt Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain standing at 5199m above sea level after the Mount Kilimanjaro at 5895m asl. 1 Day tours to Mt Kenya are available with an early departure for a day hike to 3800m above sea level. This 1 day Mt Kenya hike from Nairobi allows you to get close to the peaks enough to have the most amazing views of peaks Batian, Lenana and Nelion. You will find yourself walking through deep rain forests with chances to see elephants, waterbucks, leopards and many birds’ species. The Mt Kenya 1 day climb provides you an opportunity to be one with nature in the most exciting hiking trail close to Nairobi. Departure from Nairobi is at 5:00am and returns to the city by 6:30pm after a 4-5 hour hike up the mountain. To achieve higher altitude in a day climb, the best 1 day mt Kenya climbing route is the Naro Moru as it takes shorter time to reach it from Nairobi.
6. Amboseli National Park Day Trip
Mingle with the wild elephants of amboseli and take pictures of the highest peak in Africa. Among one of the premier national parks in Kenya, Amboseli National park is located some 215km south west of Nairobi city. The Amboseli 1 day trip from Nairobi is exciting and takes about 12hours. Amboseli is a 392 sq km park located at the border with Tanzania and at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Amboseli national park day trip departs Nairobi at 5:00am and returns by 7:00pm. This park is famous for its amazing views of Mt Kilimanjaro. But the most popular attraction in Amboseli national park are the over 1,500 African wild elephants found in the park. Amboseli has the highest density of wild elephants in Kenya and it is the closest place you can view elephants in the wild from Nairobi. Amboseli national park is also home to lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffalos, hippos, impalas, jackals, giraffes, gerenuks, elands, wildebeests, zebras and many others. Amboseli has recently become popular with sightings of thousands of flamingos among the more than 400 species of birds in the park. The drive is mostly paved park from an 18km stretch from the Oloitoktok highway to the Irimito gate which is corrugation. The Amboseli day trip from Nairobi is very popular with day trippers who have a day to spare from Nairobi.
7. Masai Mara Day Trip
Drive to Masai Mara in a day and get lost in the abundance of Mara wildlife all in a day. Located some 280km North West of Nairobi city, the Masai Mara is by far the most popular park in Kenya. Masai Mara day trip from Nairobi is a very exciting adventure although you will spend more than 6 hours on the road. The 5hr Masai Mara game drive is a welcome reward for the long hours on the road to and flo. The Masai Mara 1 day trip starts from Nairobi at 4:30am and arrives in Mara at 8:30am. The Mara 1 day game drive trip returns back to Nairobi by 7:00pm when you are dropped off at your hotel. The Masai Mara game reserve is a 1500 sq km park located next to Serengeti of Tanzania. This park is the most visited park in Kenya. The Mara is home to more than 3 million animals including the big five lions, elephants, rhino, buffalo and leopards, other animals include giraffes, gazelles, impalas, hyenas, wild dogs, cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles, zebras, topis, and many more.
8. Nakuru National Park Day Tour
Lose yourself among the millions of flamingos of lake nakuru and marvel at tree climbing lions and lazy rhinos. Nakuru National Park is located on the rift valley floor some 160km north west of Nairobi. Nakuru Park is very popular with day trippers and has a lot of visitors year round. Nakuru national park day trip includes a 5 hour game drive and a package lunch in the park. The departure for 1 day Nakuru trip starts at 6:00am and drives the 2hrs distance from Nairobi. The Nakuru day trip game drive takes you around this scenic lake and the acacia forest to see the many animals like lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, gazelles, baboons, zebras, cheetahs and many more. Nakuru National Park is known for its huge bird population of more than 450 species of birds including the pink flamingoes. Recently, the park has become flooded beyond the park gate house rendering the eastern side in accessible. The Nakuru one day trip is a fun way to spend a day outside of Nairobi doing game drives near Nairobi.
9. Mt Longonot National Park Day Hike / Climb
Climb and scramble up this tough 1 day mountain hike destination from Nairobi to get the best views of ever green crater. Mt Longonot is a Strato-volcanic mountain located some 68km from Nairobi city on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Mt Longonot is one of the several volcanic mountains strewn across the Great Rift Valley and is by far the highest. Mt Longonot 1 day hike is a very popular hiking destination from Nairobi if you want to spend the day on all your fours, puffing and huffing to the crater rim for that wonderful view from atop. The Longonot day trip is a favorite with adventure loving day trippers from Nairobi and it takes almost a whole day. If you depart Nairobi early enough at dawn, you are likely to do it in half a day, returning to Nairobi by 3.00pm. You can opt for the longer trek around the crater rim and back to gate or the shorter up to rim and back to gate climb. Mt Longonot day climb is one of the closest climbing 1 day tours from Nairobi.
10. Sweet Waters Chimpanzee Orphanage n Ol Pejeta Conservancy Day Trip
Drive to Sweet waters and meet our cousins, the chimps, at this amazingly beautiful orphanage and conservancy while watching the big five. Sweet waters one day trip includes a game drive in the majestic Ol Pejeta conservancy with the Mt Kenya peaks in the back ground. Sweetwaters chimp orphanage is a very popular day trip destination from Nairobi for day tripping clients. The sweet waters orphanage and conservancy is located some 194km from Nairobi. Sweet waters Chimpanzee orphanage hosts a group of chimpanzees and it’s the only place in Kenya that you can see chimps. This is also where the last two of the northern white rhinos are found in the whole world. The ol Pejeta big five conservancy is the second park after Masai Mara that you are guaranteed to see all the big five in a single day game drive. It’s makes for a very scenic drive driving half way around mt Kenya and across the equator only to arrive and take pictures of the big five animals with the mountain in the background. Mt Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa at 5199m asl and has the most beautiful peaks with snow atop. A full day trip to sweetwaters conservancy starts at 5:00am and arrives at 8:00am 5 to 6 hr game drive and returning to Nairobi by 6:00pm.
11. Aberdare National Park Day Trip
Get drenched under the tens of waterfalls mist in this picturesque park with hundreds of sites and animals to see in a day. This mountain park is one of the most popular for 1 or 2 day tours from Nairobi. Aberdare 1 day tours can be for simple touring and game driving in the park or a trout fishing expedition. Either way, you will be flustered by the absolutely amazing views of the moorland and moss draped trees dripping with morning dew and the many animals here. Located only 161km from Nairobi city, this mountain range traverses 4 counties. The park is home to elephants, rhinos, leopards, giant forest hogs, buffalos, waterbucks and many more animals. Aberdare national park day trip starts at 5:00am and returns to Nairobi at 6:00pm. Important sites to visit in Aberdare one day tour include peak Satima, Karuru falls, Chania waterfall, salient and elephant buff.
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