Layover Day Tours in Nairobi

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Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya Kenya Tour Guide: Layover Day Tours in Nairobi

Top 7 Layover Day Tours From NBO Airport in Kenya

Layover Day Tours from Nairobi NBO Airport

Layover day tours from Nairobi NBO airport or Wilson airport is a few hours of enjoying what Nairobi has to offer before your next flight out. This article will explain 7 of the best places to visit in and around Nairobi if you happen to be on transit through the NBO airport. You can join up with other people and go on a game drive, hiking, sightseeing or even bird watching in Nairobi from NBO or Wilson airport. Here are places to go on a layover day tours from Nairobi NBO airport:-

These are a few of the layover places to go in Nairobi and around Nairobi. There are many other places that you can visit from the Nairobi airport stopover time. You can contact your Nairobi tour operator for further advice on what you can do in a Nairobi 1 day stopover. Find a NBO layover tour to join and go on a game drive, hiking, birdwatching, boating, horse riding or sightseeing tour.

1.      Explore Nairobi National Park 4hr Game Drive

1. Nairobi National Park

Explore Nairobi national park layover tour. You can go on a short game drive in Nairobi national park form the airport at whatever time you arrive in Nairobi. The Nairobi national park is only 117sqkm and a full game drive takes only 4 to 5 hours. This is enough time to cover most of the park and see as many animals as you possibly can. You will need to get a transit vise which is Usd 20 on arrival in NBO airport. There is usually a queue for the visa but you should be through immigration desk in a matter of 20 minutes. Make sure to have your luggage checked into your next connecting flight from NBO before you exit the airport. The Nairobi national park layover tour is one of the most popular with transit travelers due to its proximity to the airport. Infact, the east gate is only 3 km from the airport terminal. Your driver will drive you into the park and start doing a 4hr game drive. You will watch the lions, rhinos, hippos, buffalos, crocodiles, giraffes, leopards, elands, gazelles, impala, hyenas, wildebeests and many more animals. If you dislike being stuck in airports, the Nairobi national park stop over tour is your best place to go for a short but very rewarding game drive. The tour drivers make for great company and you get to learn an awesome lot about Kenya’s wildlife and people. While at it, and time allowing, you can throw in a city tour or a visit to a local museum and possibly a dinner at the carnivore restaurant.

2.      Explore Nairobi Museum and a City Tour from NBO

2. Nairobi Museum Tour

You can also decide to go for a visit to the Nairobi museum from NBO Nairobi airport. The Nairobi museum is famous for the fossil remains of the oldest human names as Turkana boy. This is a 1.5million year’s old fossil find that gives credence to the cradle of mankind being Africa. The museum also holds historical pieces as well as a lot of animal species. There is also a bird section which catalogues all the birds found in Kenya. The museum also has a snake park where you can visit and see the infamous black mamba, rock python, cobra among other snakes. You will also be taken on a drive-by city tour to see the monuments and old Victorian buildings built by the British colonial regime in Kenya pre-independence. The guide will explain the roots of how Nairobi came to be from the late 1800 to date.

3.      Enjoy a Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant

3. Carnivore Dinner experience

The layover dinner at carnivore restaurant is your best bet for a real Kenyan meat culture. The carnivore is located a few minutes from the airport and offers sumptuous meats including mutton, beef, ostrich, chicken, crocodile and much more. It’s an amazing outdoor dining experience in an African setting with the Centre piece being the giant sized barbecue oven. The carnivore dining experience is an eat-till-you -drop (the flag) set up. You will keep coming back for more dinners once you are hooked to the carnivore experience.

4.      Visit a Masai Village in Nairobi Layover

4. Masai Village Visit

The best Masai village experiences are to be had near Amboseli or Masai Mara parks. If you have enough time, you can go for the Masai village in Amboseli some 3hrs away, but this would mean that you have more than 10hrs layover. The good thing is that you get to combine the Masai village visit with a few hours game drive in Amboseli national park. You will be welcomed by the Masai people in song and dance to their village. The Masai guide will narrate to you about the rich Masai culture and you will be amazed at some of the things you learn about them. The people will also invite you to do the aduma jumping dance, done mostly by men. The women too will invite you for the dances done by women. You will be taught how to do traditional archery and spear throwing and how to make fire using sticks. The climax is to go into one of the Masai houses and experience their lifestyle. You will see their households set up including kitchen, bedroom and where the young sheep sleep inside the house. Later you visit the Masai market within the Maasai village to buy any of their curio items in support of their culture.

5.      Discover Amboseli National Park on a Layover

5. Amboseli National Park Day Trip

Discover the Amboseli national park on your layover tour. Your will need 12hours to be able to do the Amboseli layover day trip from NBO. The park is located some 232km south west of Nairobi and it takes 3hrs one way. The tour departs Nairobi at 0600hrs at the latest but it’s possible to set off at 0500hrs. You will arrive at the park by 0900hrs and start your game drive to see the hundreds of elephants, hippos, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, buffalos, leopards, hyenas, wildebeests, gazelles, and much more. What will attract you most to Amboseli is the magnificent view of the highest mountain peak in Africa. This is MT Kilimanjaro peak kibo standing at 5895m above sea level. The view of the snowcapped peak kibo is so majestic that everything else seems to bow in respect to its enormity. You can take hundreds of pictures of MT Kilimanjaro in the background of your wildlife shots. The trip returns back to Nairobi by 0730hrs in time for a drop off at the airport for your next flight.

6.      Visit Nakuru National Park on NBO Stopover

6. Nakuru National Park Day Tour

A visit to Nakuru national park is possible from NBO since the park is only 160km from Nairobi and takes about 2.5hrs due to traffic. You can take this tour if you have more than 10hours of layover in NBO airport. The roads are all paved and the drive is very good with amazing views of wildlife and scenery on the country side. There is wildlife virtually everywhere on Kenyan roads and especially on the way to Nakuru national park. Nakuru Park is renowned for its 2 million flamingos which form a pink ribbon around the lake always. Recently however, there has been serious flooding and the flamingos have left for other shallower lakes. You may want to find out from your tour operator if there are any flamingos in the park at that time. Some of the animals your will see in lake Nakuru national park include the tree climbing lions, buffalos, hippos, leopards, rhinos by the roadside, hyenas, giraffes and many more other animals. You can enjoy a buffet lunch in one of the many lodges inside the Nakuru national park. A good layover game drive in Nakuru national park takes about 4 to 5 hours. You will return back to the airport by 1900hrs and dropped off at the airport. If your next flight out of Nairobi is at 2300hrs, you may want to stop for a dinner at carnivore with a 2030hrs drop off at the airport.

7.      Visit Nairobi Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre From NBO

Nairobi Elephant Orphanage Day Tours

7. Nairobi Elephant Orphanage Day Tour

Visit Sheldrick Nairobi elephant Orphanage and giraffe Centre. These two are rescue centers for elephants and giraffes respectively. The Nairobi elephant orphanage is a rescue Centre for abandoned baby elephants. The David Sheldrick wildlife trust runs the orphanage and they hand rear the baby elephants until they are 7 years and ready to be reintroduced to the wild. You can visit the Sheldrick elephant orphanage from NBO airport for the public viewing. The orphanage is open to the public from 1100 to 1200 hrs strictly. So if your NBO flight arrives in the morning hours, you can be able to do the nbo layover tour to the elephant orphanage and the giraffe centre. You can probably add lunch at carnivore or a visit other NBO layover sites and day tours like Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi museum, railway museum, Karen Blixen museum, Nairobi Safari Walk, Nairobi animal orphanage, kakuzi beads factory or the kitengela glass factory.

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.

Book or request more info on NBO layover tours from Robert via WhatsApp message or call on +254722661827 or email us at info@sojournsafaris.co.ke

Top 7 Layover Day Tours From NBO Airport in Kenya

Layover Day Tours from Nairobi NBO Airport

Layover day tours from Nairobi NBO airport or Wilson airport is a few hours of enjoying what Nairobi has to offer before your next flight out. This article will explain 7 of the best places to visit in and around Nairobi if you happen to be on transit through the NBO airport. You can join up with other people and go on a game drive, hiking, sightseeing or even bird watching in Nairobi from NBO or Wilson airport.

  • Explore Nairobi National Park 4hr game drive
  • Explore Nairobi museum and city tour
  • Enjoy a dinner at carnivore restaurant
  • Visit a masai village
  • Discover Amboseli National Park
  • Visit Nakuru National Park
  • Visit the Nairobi elephant orphanage and the giraffe Centre

These are a few of the layover places to go in Nairobi and around Nairobi. There are many other places that you can visit from the Nairobi airport stopover time. You can contact your Nairobi tour operator for further advice on what you can do in a Nairobi 1 day stopover. Find a NBO layover tour to join and go on a game drive, hiking, birdwatching, boating, horse riding or sightseeing tour.

1.      Explore Nairobi National Park 4hr Game Drive

1. Nairobi National Park

Explore Nairobi national park layover tour. You can go on a short game drive in Nairobi national park form the airport at whatever time you arrive in Nairobi. The Nairobi national park is only 117sqkm and a full game drive takes only 4 to 5 hours. This is enough time to cover most of the park and see as many animals as you possibly can. You will need to get a transit vise which is Usd 20 on arrival in NBO airport. There is usually a queue for the visa but you should be through immigration desk in a matter of 20 minutes. Make sure to have your luggage checked into your next connecting flight from NBO before you exit the airport. The Nairobi national park layover tour is one of the most popular with transit travellers due to its proximity to the airport. Infact, the east gate is only 3 km from the airport terminal. Your driver will drive you into the park and start doing a 4hr game drive. You will watch the lions, rhinos, hippos, buffalos, crocodiles, giraffes, leopards, elands, gazelles, impala, hyenas, wildebeests and many more animals. If you dislike being stuck in airports, the Nairobi national park stop over tour is your best place to go for a short but very rewarding game drive. The tour drivers make for great company and you get to learn an awesome lot about Kenya’s wildlife and people. While at it, and time allowing, you can throw in a city tour or a visit to a local museum and possibly a dinner at the carnivore restaurant.

2.      Explore Nairobi Museum and a City Tour from NBO

2. Nairobi Museum Tour

You can also decide to go for a visit to the Nairobi museum from NBO Nairobi airport. The Nairobi museum is famous for the fossil remains of the oldest human names as Turkana boy. This is a 1.5million year’s old fossil find that gives credence to the cradle of mankind being Africa. The museum also holds historical pieces as well as a lot of animal species. There is also a bird section which catalogues all the birds found in Kenya. The museum also has a snake park where you can visit and see the infamous black mamba, rock python, cobra among other snakes. You will also be taken on a drive-by city tour to see the monuments and old Victorian buildings built by the British colonial regime in Kenya pre-independence. The guide will explain the roots of how Nairobi came to be from the late 1800 to date.

3.      Enjoy a Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant

3. Carnivore Dinner experience

The layover dinner at carnivore restaurant is your best bet for a real Kenyan meat culture. The carnivore is located a few minutes from the airport and offers sumptuous meats including mutton, beef, ostrich, chicken, crocodile and much more. It’s an amazing outdoor dining experience in an African setting with the Centre piece being the giant sized barbecue oven. The carnivore dining experience is an eat-till-you -drop (the flag) set up. You will keep coming back for more dinners once you are hooked to the carnivore experience.

4.      Visit a Masai Village in Nairobi Layover

4. Masai Village Visit

The best Masai village experiences are to be had near Amboseli or Masai Mara parks. If you have enough time, you can go for the Masai village in Amboseli some 3hrs away, but this would mean that you have more than 10hrs layover. The good thing is that you get to combine the Masai village visit with a few hours game drive in Amboseli national park. You will be welcomed by the Masai people in song and dance to their village. The Masai guide will narrate to you about the rich Masai culture and you will be amazed at some of the things you learn about them. The people will also invite you to do the aduma jumping dance, done mostly by men. The women too will invite you for the dances done by women. You will be taught how to do traditional archery and spear throwing and how to make fire using sticks. The climax is to go into one of the Masai houses and experience their lifestyle. You will see their households set up including kitchen, bedroom and where the young sheep sleep inside the house. Later you visit the Masai market within the Maasai village to buy any of their curio items in support of their culture.

5.      Discover Amboseli National Park on a Layover

5. Amboseli National Park Day Trip

Discover the Amboseli national park on your layover tour. Your will need 12hours to be able to do the Amboseli layover day trip from NBO. The park is located some 232km south west of Nairobi and it takes 3hrs one way. The tour departs Nairobi at 0600hrs at the latest but it’s possible to set off at 0500hrs. You will arrive at the park by 0900hrs and start your game drive to see the hundreds of elephants, hippos, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, buffalos, leopards, hyenas, wildebeests, gazelles, and much more. What will attract you most to Amboseli is the magnificent view of the highest mountain peak in Africa. This is MT Kilimanjaro peak kibo standing at 5895m above sea level. The view of the snowcapped peak kibo is so majestic that everything else seems to bow in respect to its enormity. You can take hundreds of pictures of MT Kilimanjaro in the background of your wildlife shots. The trip returns back to Nairobi by 0730hrs in time for a drop off at the airport for your next flight.

6.      Visit Nakuru National Park on NBO Stopover

6. Nakuru National Park Day Tour

A visit to Nakuru national park is possible from NBO since the park is only 160km from Nairobi and takes about 2.5hrs due to traffic. You can take this tour if you have more than 10hours of layover in NBO airport. The roads are all paved and the drive is very good with amazing views of wildlife and scenery on the country side. There is wildlife virtually everywhere on Kenyan roads and especially on the way to Nakuru national park. Nakuru Park is renowned for its 2 million flamingos which form a pink ribbon around the lake always. Recently however, there has been serious flooding and the flamingos have left for other shallower lakes. You may want to find out from your tour operator if there are any flamingos in the park at that time. Some of the animals your will see in lake Nakuru national park include the tree climbing lions, buffalos, hippos, leopards, rhinos by the roadside, hyenas, giraffes and many more other animals. You can enjoy a buffet lunch in one of the many lodges inside the Nakuru national park. A good layover game drive in Nakuru national park takes about 4 to 5 hours. You will return back to the airport by 1900hrs and dropped off at the airport. If your next flight out of Nairobi is at 2300hrs, you may want to stop for a dinner at carnivore with a 2030hrs drop off at the airport.

7.      Visit Nairobi Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre From NBO

Nairobi Elephant Orphanage Day Tours

7. Nairobi Elephant Orphanage Day Tour

Visit Sheldrick Nairobi elephant Orphanage and giraffe Centre. These two are rescue centers for elephants and giraffes respectively. The Nairobi elephant orphanage is a rescue Centre for abandoned baby elephants. The David Sheldrick wildlife trust runs the orphanage and they hand rear the baby elephants until they are 7 years and ready to be reintroduced to the wild. You can visit the Sheldrick elephant orphanage from NBO airport for the public viewing. The orphanage is open to the public from 1100 to 1200 hrs strictly. So if your NBO flight arrives in the morning hours, you can be able to do the nbo layover tour to the elephant orphanage and the giraffe centre. You can probably add lunch at carnivore or a visit other NBO layover sites and day tours like Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi museum, railway museum, Karen Blixen museum, Nairobi Safari Walk, Nairobi animal orphanage, kakuzi beads factory or the kitengela glass factory.

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.

Book or request more info on NBO layover tours from Robert via whatsapp message or call on +254722661827 or email us at info@sojournsafaris.co.ke

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