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Things to do Near Nairobi Airport

Nairobi Airport things to do in a day include visit to Nairobi national park, elephant orphanage, giraffe Centre, Nairobi museum, lake Naivasha and hells gate national park among other places to visit in 1 day trip.

5 Day Tours near Nairobi Airport on a Layover

Take any of these 5 things to do near Nairobi airport on a layover to several spots near Nairobi. You can go for a game drive, hike, climbing, bird watching, sightseeing and boating and hiking day tours near Nairobi airport. Here are 5 things to do near Nairobi airport on a layover wait below:-

  • Nairobi national park game drive from Nairobi
  • Hells gate and Lake Naivasha 1 day trip from Nairobi
  • David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre
  • Nairobi city walking tour from NBO airport
  • Nairobi Museum, Karen Blixen and Railway Museum day tours from Nairobi airport

These are the closest day tours from Nairobi airport that you can go for game drives, climbing, walking safari, bird watching, sightseeing among others.

  • Nairobi national park game drive. You can take a Nairobi park day trip and enjoy a game drive in the park from the NBO airport. The park is located some 10 minutes from the NBO departure terminal and you can do a game drive here if you have 5 hours or more of a layover at Nairobi international airport. Animals here include lions, buffalos, rhinos, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, elands, wildebeests, zebra, impala, cheetahs, gazelles and many more. You can also visit the dams and river in the park to see some of the most beautiful sites. A sunrise inside Nairobi national park is a to-die-for experience.
  • Hells gate national park, lake Naivasha, MT Longonot. Hells gate allows walking safaris among wildlife including giraffes, buffalo, zebra and more. Hells gate is a volcanic park with lots of geysers, hot springs and hot streams. Lake Naivasha is a beautiful lake that offers boat fishing for common carps, tilapia, crayfish and others. You will also see the hippos at the hippo pool including hundreds of birds and wildlife around the lake. Mt Longonot is a dormant strato-volcanic mountain which is medium difficulty but with the best views into the crater below. A Hike on Longonot takes 5hrs and its 13km from gate to around the crater rim and back to gate.
  • David Sheldrick elephant orphanage and Giraffe centre. David Sheldrick elephant orphanage is located in the Nairobi national park western edge. The Sheldrick elephant rescue centre takes in orphaned baby elephants that have been abandoned by their mothers due to human wildlife conflict and poaching. The David Sheldrick baby elephant sanctuary has a public viewing and lecture every day from 1100hrs to 1200hrs. The giraffe centre is a sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild giraffes which also includes the giraffe manor. The African fund for endangered wildlife runs this Centre for the benefit of conservation education. You can visit both of these places if you have layover starting from 0400hrs to 1000hrs up to 1400hrs.
  • Nairobi city walking tour from NBO airport. The Nairobi city walking tour can start from the airport and includes a walk past the railway yard, the American embassy memorial park, the KICC convention centre helipad, the city hall, catholic cathedral, parliament buildings, president’s office, and the first president’s mausoleum. Your walking Nairobi city tour will also take you through the streets of Nairobi to see the Victorian age colonial buildings done by the British and the Nairobi University.
  • Nairobi Museum, Karen Blixen, Railway Museum. This is a tour of famous Nairobi museums. The tour starts with the Karen Blixen museum where the life of a colonial aristocrat was lived. It’s a story of fame and love for Africa and romance. Next is the railway museum where you will observe the building of the railway from Mombasa to Kampala by the British colonialists. The railway was instrumental to the beginning of Nairobi city. Finally, you will visit the Nairobi museum to watch the history, people, culture, animals and birds of Kenya. The museum is a rich place to learn everything about Kenya. This tour may require at least 6hours to cover all the 3 museums.

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Nairobi National Park Layover Tour from NBO Airport

Nairobi national park layover tour

Explore Nairobi national park on a 4,5,7,8 hour layover at the NBO international airport. You can take afew hours to discover what the only park in a capital city in the world has to offer. Nairobi national park is only 3km away from the NBO airport terminal and you can therefore opt to spend your time among the wildlife as opposed to watching the walls inside the transit lounge.

Top 6 Sites in Nairobi National Park Layover Visit

Nairobi layover tours from Airport

Nairobi national park layover tour from NBO airport. The Nairobi park is home to 4 of the big five animals. It is only the elephants that you won’t find at the park due to its relatively smaller size as compared to other parks. This article explains the main attraction sites in Nairobi national park for your enjoyment. You can choose to join friends and go on a day trip to hike, game watch, walk safari, bird watching, or sightseeing in the park. Here are 6 top Nairobi national park layover tour from NBO airport highlights.

  • Discover the Ivory Burning Monument on Nairobi NBO layover
  • Explore the Nairobi National park dry Highland forest and its wildlife
  • Explore the Nairobi park savannah animals and sites
  • Visit the Wetlands and dams in the Nairobi park
  • Do some birdwatching in a Nairobi nbo Layover tour
  • Visit the Mokoiyet and view point sites in Nairobi Park Layover from NBO

There are other interesting places to visit in Nairobi national park and your driver guide will take you to most of them if your hours on layover allow it. Find time and join us to go to Nairobi national park for some animal viewing, hiking, birding and picnicking.

1.  Discover The Ivory Burning site Monument

1. Ivory burning monument and picnic site

The ivory burning monument in Nairobi Park is a place where over 3 burnings of ivory stock piles has taken place over a course of 4 decades. The last 3 presidents have engaged in symbolic burning of ivory stock piles captured from poachers and traffickers. There is a small monument and a signage explaining the elephant conservation challenges the country has changed and its hardline stance against trade in ivory and poaching of elephants.

2.  Explore the Dry Highland Forest in Nairobi Park

2. Dry Highland Forest in Nairobi National Park

This is the dry highland forest that occupies the western side of the park. This is the highest point in Nairobi Park. The forest has some great game driving tracks where you can drive to look for the resident wildlife including the leopards, black rhino, and duiker and dik dik antelopes. It is an amazing site when you encounter a leopard walking right on the game trails.

3.  Explore the Nairobi park Savannah grasslands

3. Nairobi national park savannah

The Nairobi national park is mostly a savannah grassland habitat with most of the antelopes and big cat predators occupying this region. Most of your game drive takes place in the savannah and you have a chance to see the cheetahs, lions, buffalos, giraffes, gazelles, impalas, rhinos, zebras, wildebeests and  Hyenas. The grassland is home to some of the biggest birds including ostrich, kori bustard, secretary bird and other birds of prey like the martial eagle and kites.

4. Visit the Nairobi Park Wetlands, Dams and Rivers

4. Nairobi National Park Dams and Rivers

In some of the most beautiful scenery, Nairobi Park has created several huge man made dams to help the wildlife in times of drought and dry weather. The park has not less than 4 main dams and a river Mbagathi that forms the southern park boundary. All these wetland areas and dams are home to several interesting big and small wildlife like the crocodiles, hippos, terrapins, fish, pelicans, herons, among many others. It’s a very interesting game drive to visit some of these dams and take pictures of the animals on your 4,5,6,7 hours layover in NBO airport.

5.  Do some Birdwatching in a NBO Nairobi national park layover tour

5. Bird watching in Nairobi national park

If you are a bird watcher enthusiast, we can arrange to offer you a few hours or a full day of bird watching in Nairobi national park. Here you will be able to identify more than 150 birds out of the recorded 500 species of birds in this park. The tour company provides you with a bird guide book and a pair of binoculars. We have experienced bird guides with more than 10 years’ experience and they will be very helpful for you to see more than 100 species of birds in your short Nairobi national park birdwatching layover tour.

6.  Visit the Mokoyiet, Kingfisher and other viewpoints

6. View Points in Nairobi Park

Nairobi national park has some of the most scenic view points and picnic sites that you may want to go to during a layover at Nairobi Park. You can request your driver to drive you to these sites t see the park from a vantage point. You can also go to the leopard gorge and the hyena dam for those memorable shots of Nairobi national park scenes.

There are many other places you can visit during your short NBO layover stay. You may want to request your tour operator in Nairobi for a full list of places to visit on a Nairobi airport stopover.

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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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Top 6 Nairobi Day Trips from NBO & Wilson Airport

Visit Top Nairobi Day trips from NBO airport like Nairobi national park, Nairobi Museum, Amboseli Masai Mara etc. Going to Nairobi 1 day tours from NBO International airport, Wilson airport or your hotel for game drive. Below are some of the best places to visit in Kenya for a day trip.

Nairobi Day trips

Here are the top 6 Nairobi day trips / tours that you can go for from Nairobi NBO airport.

  • Visit Nairobi national park
  • Go on a Masai Mara one day game drive
  • Explore Amboseli national park
  • Watch Flamingos at Nakuru Park
  • Hike for a day in Mt Kenya National Park
  • Go Fishing in Aberdare National Park

1. Visit Nairobi National Park

Visit the Nairobi national park from NBO international airport or your hotel room. You will arrive in Nairobi national park in less than 10 minutes as the park is only 7km from your hotel and only 3 km from the Nairobi airport. At this park you will enjoy watching 4 of the big five animals including lions, rhinos, buffalos and leopard. The park is also home to zebras, elands, gazelles, baboons, hyenas, wildebeests, giraffes, hartebeests, jackals, cerval cats, cheetahs and others. Nairobi is one of the most popular Nairobi day trips due to its proximity to the airport and the CBD.

1. Nairobi National Park

2. Go On a Masai Mara Day Trip

Go and watch the big five animals in the Masai Mara game reserve in a single day from Nairobi. Masai Mara is only 280km from Nairobi and the road is now fully paved and takes you 3 hours to get there. Your Masai Mara 1 day trip starts from Nairobi at 5:00am and arrives at the Mara at 8:30am. You will start your game drive at that time until 2:00pm. That’s a full 5 hours of game drive and you will see a lot of animals. Your one day Masai Mara game drive allow you to see all the big five including lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalos and leopards. There are also over 3 million animals in the Mara and the best plains to do a game drive. Everywhere you look you will see wildlife in Masai Mara. The Masai Mara 1 day tour returns to Nairobi at 7:00pm and you have an option of visiting a masai village in the afternoon before returning to Nairobi.

2. Masai Mara Day Trip

3. View the Amboseli National Park Elephants

View the wild elephants of Amboseli national park in an Amboseli day trip. Your trip to Amboseli national park starts at 5:00am and drives along the Mombasa highway to email and branches off right towards Oloitoktok. Your game drive in Amboseli starts from 8:30am and you will have at least 5hrs or 6hrs. The wildlife you will see in Amboseli include the elephants, lions, leopards, hippos, giraffes, elands, zebras, hyenas, wildebeests, buffalos, gazelles, baboons among others. The attractions in your Amboseli one day trip include the views of MT Kilimanjaro, observation hill hike, Lake Amboseli flamingos and lake kioko. Amboseli is however more popular for its large elephant herds and the views of the highest peak in Africa on MT Kilimanjaro. This is one of the most popular Nairobi 1 day trips.

3. Amboseli National Park

4. Watch Flamingos at Lake Nakuru National Park

Watch hundreds of birds in a Nakuru day trip from Nairobi. Nakuru national park day trip is popular for its great views of the millions of flamingos and other animals. You will drive North West for 160km in a all paved highway to Nakuru town and drop towards the park. The lake lies on the floor of the Great Rift Valley and is a alkaline lake which produces blue green algae, the main source of food for the flamingos. Lake Nakuru national park is popular for animals such as leopards, lions, rhinos, buffalos, gazelles, zebras, baboons, cheetahs, giraffes, elands, hyenas, klipspringer among others. It’s a small park at 177 sq km and its takes you only 4 hours to complete a game drive. You can also go to the baboon cliff and Makalia water falls for scenic places. Nakuru 1 day trip is among the top 3 most popular day tours from Nairobi.

4. Nakuru National Park

5. Hike on Mt Kenya for a Hiking Day Trip

Hike for a day in MT Kenya national park and enjoy some of the most scenic places in Africa. You can take this tour on short notice and get the driver to pick you up at 5:00am in the morning with a packed lunch. Your hike starts at 9:00am with packaged lunch and water, through the Naro Moru gate to the trail head at met station. You will start your hike from met station at 3300m and climb up to 3800m to the observation point. Here you can see the peaks of Nelion, Lenana and Batian from a close up. The views of the peaks you get from the observation point on MT Kenya are worth all the effort and hassle of climbing through bog, forests and crag.  This MT Kenya 1 day hike takes 3 and half hours up and 1 and a half hours; down but is worth the effort.  Mt Kenya one day hike is very popular with guests that have only a day to spare and are looking for an active adventure before their flight home.

5. Mt Kenya National Park

6. Go fishing in Aberdare National Park

Go on a fishing day trip from Nairobi to aberdare national park. The rivers on the moorland in Aberdare Park are rich in rainbow trout which was introduced here in the colonial era from the UK. You can go on a fishing trip in aberdare and catch some trout on the rivers. The closest gate to the moorland is mutubio gate which is on the Nyandarua south west side of the mountain ranges. Aberdare fishing day trip from Nairobi is popular with people looking for peace and tranquility when fishing. The drive is 3hrs through mutubio gate which is 139km from Nairobi. In a good day you can catch and release over 20 rainbow trout with the largest one being about a foot long. You will need to come with your own gear or request for gear to be ready for you. You will return back to Nairobi by 6:00pm and dropped off into your hotel room after a great fishing day trip from Nairobi.

6. Aberdare National Park

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

Tour Overview

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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Amboseli National Park Day Trip – Top 7 Amboseli Attractions

Visit Top Amboseli Sites in the Amboseli national park in a day. Visiting Amboseli Park in a day trip is a popular one day tour from Nairobi city center and a very exciting excursion. Find out what are the 6 attractions in the park to see.

Amboseli National Park Day Trip

Here are the best 7 Amboseli day trip attractions not to miss on a one day tour to the park

  • See Amboseli wild elephants
  • Hike up the Amboseli Observation hill
  • Drive though the lake Amboseli lake bed
  • Watch Millions of flamingos in the park
  • Take a  5hr game drive to see lions, buffalos, leopards
  • View the roof of Africa- Mt Kilimanjaro ice covered peak at 5985m asl
  • Eat a buffet lunch at a lodge


1. See Amboseli Wild Elephants.

You will marvel at the hundreds of elephants that you can see in Amboseli especially near the ever green swamps. You will be taken hostage by groups of wild elephants as they cross the road. You can be at some times 30 elephants deep but these are gentle giants and you will be perfectly safe as they are used to safari vehicles. You are so close to them you can see their amber coloured eyes and the small hairs on their skin. The elephants are the biggest attraction for most people going on an amboseli national park day trip.

1. Amboseli Wild African Elephants


2. Hike up the Amboseli Observation hill.

At some point in your game drive, you will visit the observation hill where you can hike up to see Amboseli from a vantage point. From here you will watch the whole of the park and see the hippos below, the elephants drinking from the water well and many other animals below. This attraction is the climax of your amboseli day trip.

2. Hike up the Amboseli Observation Hill


3. Drive through Lake Amboseli Lake Bed

You can take a drive through the dry lake bed of Lake Amboseli in the dry season. The lake bed is an expansive plain of white caked earth which at times produces mirages of simmering water at the horizons. The lake is however in accessible during the rainy season.

3. Drive on Lake Amboseli


4. Watch Millions of Flamingos in Amboseli Park

Flamingos are the latest addition to the bird species in Amboseli. You can see millions of flamingos on the shallow waters of the swamps especially in the dry seasons when the water levels are hot too high. These flamingos are always a beauty to watch in Amboseli. The flamingos are a new addition to the sites during your one day amboseli trip.

4. Watch Millions of Flamingos in Lake Amboseli


5. Take a Game Drive to see Lions, Buffalos, Leopards etc

You will take a 4 or 5 hours game drive in Amboseli to see the rest of the animals including hippos, giraffes, baboons, gazelles, jackals, impalas, elands, zebras, wildebeests, hyenas among others. Among the big five animals, only the rhino is not available in Amboseli national park. January to march is the best time to see hundreds of baby wildebeests as its their breeding months. You also see a lot of big cat predators and hyenas during this time. It’s the best time to go on an Amboseli 1 day trip from Nairobi.

5. Take a Game Drive in Amboseli National Park Day Trip


6. View the Roof of Africa- mt Kilimanjaro Peak Kibo with Snow

When you get to Amboseli early enough, you will be able to view the ice capped peak kibo standing at 5985m asl. This is the highest point in Africa and at that point you are watching the roof of Africa. You can take hundreds of pictures of the animals with the back ground of Mt. Kilimanjaro which makes an authentic African safari experience.

6. View the Roof of Africa -Mt Kilimanjaro


7. Eat a Buffet Lunch

You will have a chance to enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch from any lodge in Amboseli during your game drive. The buffet lunch is as experience in itself with fresh foods and very tasty African and continental dishes to sample. You will be spoilt for choices in this eat as you can lunch.

7. Eat a Buffet Lunch on an Amboseli 1 Day Trip

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