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Top 5 Nairobi Game Drive Day Tours from NBO Airport

Explore Nairobi parks in a Nairobi game drive day tour to Amboseli, masai Mara, Nairobi national park, Nakuru, Aberdare, Bogoria, Mt Kenya and other parks. The Nairobi game drive trips are a fun way to spend a layover at NBO international airport.

Here are 5 best Nairobi game drive day tours from NBO airport

  • Nairobi Game Drive day tour in Nairobi national park from NBO
  • Masai Mara game drive from Nairobi
  • Nairobi Game drive to Amboseli National Park
  • Lake Nakuru National Park game drive tour from Nairobi Airport
  • Aberdare Game Drive from Nairobi NBO Airport

You can choose to go on any of the above game drive day trips from Nairobi NBO airport if your time allows. Most of the roads are paved and the furthest park is Masai Mara at 280km and 5 hours away from NBO airport.

1.  Nairobi National Park Game Drive from NBO Airport

1. Nairobi National Park Game Drive

Explore Nairobi national park in a 4hr game drive from the NBO airport and see the most of the big five animals. A visit to Nairobi national park can be either in the morning or the afternoon. You are able to decide which option suits you depending on your arrival and departure flight times. The good thing is that the park is just 3km from the terminal using the east gate, right on the highway to the airport. This park is only 117sqkm and only takes you 4hrs to complete a game drive. The main keystone animals to see here include the rhinos, lions, buffalos, leopards and giraffes. Other animals include crocodiles, hippos, zebra, wildebeests, elands, baboons, hyenas, hartebeests, jackals, gazelles, impalas among others. You cannot imagine you can be lost in the wilderness only a few minutes from the NBO international terminal.

2.  Masai Mara Game Drive from Nairobi NBO Airport

2. Masai Mara Game Drive

Masai mara game drive from Nairobi airport. You can only do this tour from the airport if you have more than 16hrs layover at NBO airport, and your flight arrives at 0500hrs and your second flight departs at 2300hrs. The drive one way to Masai Mara is 5 hours and the tour departs at 5:00am from Nairobi. This tour is mostly unavailable from NBO airport due to the many hours needed to complete it. However, if you have a full day to spare in Nairobi, then this is your best game drive safari you can hope for. Masai Mara is a 1500sqkm game reserve North West of Nairobi and on the border with Tanzania. The park is home to over 3 million animals and has the highest concentration of big cat predators. This makes Masai Mara game reserve the only place you have a guarantee to see all the big five animals in a single day. The wildlife abundance in Masai Mara and the generally expansive savannah grasslands make for a dramatic theatre for game drives. It is here that you will see wildlife to no end. It is only in Mara that your thirst to see all the wild animals of Africa will be met and quenched, even in a day trip. The tour starts at 0500 and returns back to Nairobi at 1830hrs having completed 6hrs of very exciting game drive.

3.  Amboseli National Park Game Drive from NBO Airport

3. Amboseli National Park Game Drive

Amboseli is also some huge distance from Nairobi and unless your flight is early, you won’t get the time to complete this tour. For people that have more than a full day in Nairobi however, you can dedicate a whole day to travel and watch wildlife in Amboseli national park game drive. Your visit to Amboseli starts at 0500hrs and drives south west on A1 up to Emali and detours right on Oloitoktok road. Another hour and a half will get you to Amboseli national park Irimito gate. The most interesting things to see in Amboseli will be the hundreds of elephants that don’t seem to mind vehicles around them. There are over 1500 elephants in Amboseli. In an area of 392sqm km and only about 50sqkm is frequented by animals, that elephant population size quickly becomes very humbling. There are so many elephants in Amboseli that you will them at every turn especially at the evergreen swamps at the middle of the park. You will also marvel at the most majestic views of Mt Kilimanjaro with its sow covered peak kibo. Here, you can take hundreds of pictures of wildlife against the back drop of the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro. There are no rhinos in Amboseli but you will be able to see most of the other big five animals and many others. The best time to visit Amboseli is from December to March when all the wildebeest have calved and the park is awash with brown coloured fawns. The predators and hyenas are always close in town in this time of plenty.

4.  Lake Nakuru National Park Game Drive Tour from NBO Airport

4. Lake Nakuru National Park Game Drive

Explore Nakuru national park game drive from NBO if you have an early flight in and a late flight out of Nairobi. This park is only 160km North West of Nairobi and is therefore easier to get to. With the latest departure time from Nairobi at 0800, you can be picked from the airport and get to Nakuru by 1100. You will do a 4 hr game drive and be dropped back at the airport by 1900hrs. Nakuru is a small park at 177sq km and a game drive in the park takes about 4 to 5 hrs to complete. Nakuru is a bird sanctuary and has been home to over 2 million pink flamingos which you can watch on the lake shore. You are allowed to disembark from the car at certain places and walk to the shore.  Some of the most interesting animals to watch here include the tree-climbing lions. It’s still a matter of speculation as to the reason why only lions from Nakuru like to climb trees. The rhinos love to keep next to the roads and you can almost touch one. Leopards can also be seen lazing in the acacia trees or escorting you on the game drive tracks in the park. There are also giraffes, buffalos, hyenas, klipspringer, impalas, pythons, baboons, hippos and many more animals to see. One of the most amazing sightings if the stripped hyena.

5.  Aberdare National Park Game Drive from Nairobi

5. Aberdare National Park Game Drive Tour

Located some 175km north of Nairobi, the Aberdare a national park is a mountain park in central Kenya. This park is renowned for its scenic beauty as opposed to its wildlife. Some alpine areas of Aberdare national park resemble the Scottish highlands with moss draped tree stems and misty or foggy hillsides. The grassy moorland resembles the meadows of England and has some of the most clean and cool rivers. You can decide to do a day trip from NBO and do a game drive here to see the elephants, buffalos, leopards, duikers, waterbucks and bushbucks among many others. Aberdare national park is however best suited for an overnight stay at the salient region to see the wildlife at the waterholes at night including rhinos, leopards and elephants. The best places to stay in Aberdare national park include the Ark and the treetops lodges. Most of the luggage is left in the base hotels in Nyeri as the park lodges are built on stilts and have a strict limitation on weight. They also have a wakeup call service at night whenever an important animal is sighted at the artificially lighted waterhole at night.

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Masai Mara Day Trip – Top 7 Masai Mara Game Reserve Attractions

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Discover Masai Mara day trip to see big five animals, wildebeest migration and the Masai people culture. Visiting Masai Mara in a day trip is a very rewarding experience despite the long drive to the Mara. Find out the 7 best Masai Mara sites to see in a Masai Mara game reserve day trip.

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Here are the best Masai Mara day trip attractions to see in your 1 day game drive from Nairobi

  • Enjoy views of the Kenyan rural countryside
  • View the scenic Great Rift Valley enroute to Masai Mara
  • Drive in a 5 hr game drive in the park
  • View the Big five animals in Mara in a day trip
  • Go to the Mara river to see the Crocodiles and Hippos
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch in one of the lodges
  • Visit a Masai village in the afternoon

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1. Enjoy Views of Kenyan Countryside En route To Masai Mara

Enjoy seeing the people and homes and lives of the Kenyan country side as you drive North West towards the Masai Mara. You will drive past the kikuyu highlands of central Kenya before descending into the Great Rift Valley through some of the most scenic views. Kenyan people lifestyles are exciting to watch children rushing to school at 6.00am, an old cow being ferried on a motorbike, a Masai grazing his hundreds of cattle. It’s exciting to see people going about their business in rural Kenya en route to your Masai Mara 1 day Tour from Nairobi.

                       1. Masai Mara Day Trip Road from Nairobi

2. View the Scenic Great Rift Valley Floor on Your Way to Mara

View the most captivating scene only 45 minutes from Nairobi. The Great Rift Valley sits right on your way to the Mara and you have to cross the rift valley floor down through the eastern escarpment. There is a scheduled stop over at the rift valley view point to take in these great views of the valley below. You can see the Mt Longonot and Mt Suswa from here. It’s a great sight to see on your route to the Masai Mara one day trip from Nairobi.

                        2. View of Great Rift Valley Floor

3. Drive for a 5hr Game Drive in the Masai Mara

Drive inside the park after arriving at 9.00am for a 5hr game drive to see all the animals here. The Masai Mara game drives are very comprehensive since we ensure you leave early from Nairobi. Masai Mara one day game drive can extend to 6 hrs or less if you also want to go for a Masai village visit in the afternoon. Usually, we reserve an hour for the Masai village experience. Nothing beats your Masai Mara 1 day game drive in terms of abundance of wildlife and naturally flat plains for perfect game drives.

                           3. Drive on 5hr Masai Mara Game Drive

4. View the Big 5 Animals in Masai Mara

View the big five animals including lions, buffalos, elephants, rhinos, and leopards in Masai Mara in a single day. Masai Mara game drive guarantees you sighting of these 5 animals and hundreds of many more. The Masai Mara game reserve is home to over 3 million wild animals and this is a very high density of animals. Everywhere you look you will see animals strewn all across the expansive plains. A Masai Mara one day game drive trip is one of the most rewarding day trips from Nairobi. Despite the fact that you will spend over 6 hours on the road both ways, your game drive will make up for the long drive. Luckily the roads have been all tarmacked up to the park gate and its now faster and more comfortable to drive to the Masai Mara.

                           4. View the Big Five Animals in Mara

5. Go To Mara River To See Crocodiles and Hippos

You can go to the Mara River to watch the crocodiles and hippos if time allows you. The Mara River is a further 100 kilometers and in most cases, you may prefer to maximize your time doing a game drive as opposed to rushing to the river. However, you may request your driver to drive straight up to the Mara River and you start your game drive to the north of the park with the river. You can then drive slowly southwards as you do the game drive and exit in the evening for Nairobi. If you make it to the river you will be rewarded with viewing 15ft nile crocodiles and very huge hippos in the water.

                              5. Go to Mara River

6. Enjoy A Buffet Lunch In A Lodge

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch in any of the many hotels in Masai Mara. The buffet lunch is an experience by itself as you will enjoy a wide variety of fresh and tasty local and continental delicacies. The buffet caters for all types of diets including vegan, and gluten free diets. You are simply spoilt for choice of food in a hotel buffet. Many people however to carry some light packed sandwich lunch from Nairobi to maximize their time on the game drive since they can have their lunch in the car as they watch the wildlife.

                             6. Enjoy a Buffet Lunch in Mara

7. Visit A Masai Village In The Afternoon

Visit a Masai village in the afternoon to interact with these interesting tribesmen. The Masai is a warrior tribe that has retained its traditions and culture for all these years. They will teach you how they make fire from sticks. Learn traditional archery, and their jumping dances. You can also use the chance to buy their traditional souvenirs or curios to take home. The Masai village visit wraps up your 1 day Masai Mara day trip but it is an optional detour as not everyone takes it. You can let your tour operator know if you want to include the Masai village visit in your Masai Mara 1 day trip itinerary.

                              7. Visit a Masai Village in Mara

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Top 11 Nairobi Day Tours from the JKIA NBO Airport, Wilson Airport or your Hotel Room

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:

  1. Nairobi National Park
  2. Giraffe Centre
  3. Nairobi Elephant Orphanage
  4. Hells Gate National Park
  5. Mt Kenya National Park
  6. Amboseli National Park
  7. Masai Mara Game Reserve
  8. Nakuru National Park
  9. Mt Longonot National Park Day Hike
  10. Sweetwaters And Ol Pejeta Conservancy Day Trip
  11. 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.

1. Nairobi National Park Half Day Trip



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.

2. Giraffe Centre



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.

3. Nairobi Elephant Orphanage



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.

4. Hells Gate National Park Day Trip – Hiking and Biking



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.

5. Mt Kenya National Park Day Hike / Climb



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.

6. Amboseli National Park Day Trip



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.

7. Masai Mara Day Trip



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.

8. Lake Nakuru National Park Day Trip



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.

9. Mt Longonot National Park Day Hike



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.

10. Sweet waters Chimpanzee Orphanage



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.

11. Aberdare National Park Day Trip


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