STT 001B: Nairobi National Park | Bomas of Kenya | Giraffe Center
Duration: 2 Days
Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi
On arrival in Nairobi, you will be transferred to your fabulous Five Star accommodations.
Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel.
Day 2: Nairobi
Today you get an early start to an experience of a lifetime. Only a few minutes drive from the center of Nairobi, a variety of wildlife lies and roams freely in this unique park which covers an area of 44 square miles. The chief attraction at the Nairobi National Park is the African Lion. The only member of the big five not found here is the elephant. This tour also includes a visit to the animal orphanage near the main entrance of the park, where sick and stray animals are kept before returning to the wild.
For lunch, you will be immersed in an authentic Kenyan cultural experience at the Bomas of Kenya. This is an amazing set up that offers you a first hand experience of the diverse culture and lifestyle of many of Kenya's 42 tribal groups. Enjoy an array of rich traditional dances, local villages and handicrafts on display here. Try authentic Kenyan foods.
Your afternoon will be spent visiting the Rothschild Giraffe Center where you can feed and visit with the large population of giraffes.
About the Giraffe Center: The Giraffe Center is a non-profit organization founded by Betty and Jock Leslie-Melville in 1979. Situated in Langata, just 20 km outside Nairobi City Center, the Center is dedicated to educating the Kenyan youth in conservation of the environment and the preservation of endangered wildlife and their habitats. The Center is home to endangered Rothschild giraffes, only found in the semi-arid regions of Africa where trees and bushes are plentiful. They live to be about thirty years old and their main enemy is man, who kills them for their meat and hide. Their main defense is their keen eyesight, running speed (up to 35 mph) and their powerful kicks.
The conservation of the Rothschild became necessary following the destruction of their natural habitat in Western Kenya and their slaughter in Uganda during Gen. Iddi Amin's era. There are over 500 Rothschild giraffes in Kenya today including seven at the Center. Their conservation is a success story in Kenya and the world. The Giraffe center also home to the leopard tortoise and boasts over a hundred acres of undeveloped and undisturbed indigenous forest, the remnant of the natural forest that once surrounded Nairobi.
Enjoy a relaxing cup of tea at the captivating Giraffe Manor then return to your hotel to refresh and have a quick dinner before being transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
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