nairobi day trips

nairobi day trips

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

Nairobi Day Trips Contacts, Telephone, email

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