The 10 Top Nairobi Day Tours, Trips and Excursions in 2017

Nairobi Day Trip; One (1) Day Nairobi trips to Amboseli, Nakuru, Longonot, Mt Kenya, lake Naivasha and more. Nairobi city is located at 1700m above sea level and has a population of 4 million people. The city is a hub for the east and central African region and many business meetings happen in this town on a daily basis. There are as such many people that will find themselves with a free day on a weekend and would want to go out there and see what there is to see near Nairobi.

1. Nairobi National Park Half Day Trip

nairobi-national-park-1The Nairobi national park is located just within the city’s boundaries and it takes only 10 minutes to drive there from the city centre. The Nairobi park is famous for its game drive where one can see the four of the big five including the lions, buffalo, leopard, rhino and the many others.

Nairobi national park is also a great place to do bird watching safaris as it has more than 400 species of birds to watch with a professional bird guide. The park offers half day tours in the morning and in late afternoon.

2. Nakuru National Park Day Trip

NakurupicNakuru Park is a 177sqkm park located some 159km north west of Nairobi. This is a lake park which has some of the best sights and bird watching opportunities. The Nakuru 1 day trip is popular with the bird watching groups to see the pink flamingos that line its shore in the peak season and numer more than 2 million.

The park is also known for its great game drive where you can see most of the big five animals including many others. The park is known for its large population of lions, leopards and rhinos which are very easy to see in the park. Lake Nakuru is easy to reach from Nairobi and all roads are paved which makes it convenient and fun for the road trip.

3. Amboseli National Park Day Trip

Amboseli 1 day game drive tour is a very popular destination from Nairobi to see mt Kilimanjaro which is the highest in Africa at 5895m asl. The Amboseli national park day tour safari is a great way to see this mountain and take pictures. The park is also popular for its great game drive where you can see lions, buffalos, hippos, giraffes, gazelles, cheetahs, hyenas, zebra, impala, wildebeests and many others.

4. Longonot 1 Day Hike

Longonot is one of the best places to hike near Nairobi. This mountain is a dormant volcanic bluff with a crater at the top. The mountain stands at 1776m above sea level and is a very popular place for students and groups to do an active expedition from Nairobi. The Longonot hike takes 3-4 hours to cover the 3.1 km from base to crater rim and back. The trip around the crater rim is longer and can take upwards of 6hours or more.

5. Mt Kenya One Day Hike

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Mt Kenya Climbing Day Trip

Mt Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa and stands at 5199m asl. The mountain is located some 193km north east of Nairobi. Our day trip is designed for the visitor who has limited time and who is not interested in reaching any of the summits. This safari is tailored to those who are interested in seeing the fascinating vegetation zones of an equatorial mountain and the associated rich animal and bird life.

On this safari departure from the lodge is 08 00hrs then drive to road head of the Naro Moru Track (altitude 3,000m.). Your Guide sets a leisurely pace for a relaxing trek up the mountain. Stop at about 3,600m. for your picnic lunch and then continue your stroll to the crest of the ridge at 4,000m, from which vantage point you have a splendid view of the main peaks as well as the Teleki Valley. A quick descent to the met Station, and back to the Lodge in time for dinner.

6. Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island Day Trip

The crescent island is located in lake Naivasha and it’s a great place for walking safaris from Nairobi. The crescent island conservancy has giraffes, hippos, impalas, zebras, wildebeests, and many other animals. Lake Naivasha is located some 90km from Nairobi aon the great rift valley floor and its one of the most captivating places to visit for a boat ride on a weekend from Nairobi. You can combine the boating on lake Naivasha with an hour walking safari on crescent island to enjoy the breeze and walking around the animals.

7. Hellsgate National Park Hiking trip

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Hellsgate National Park Walking and Biking Safari

Hells gate is a park located some 98km from Nairobi and its one of the best places to hike among the most scenic landscape. The parks landscape is so unique that it was used in the movie Lion King lion buff and wildebeest stampede scenes. Hellsgate offers an option for hiking in the park to see the wildlife on foot including giraffes, gazelles, buffalos and others.

You can also hire a mountain bike and explore the park on a bicycle. There are also hot water springs that have been harnessed and made into a swimming pool where you can go and enjoy a swim in the hot water from the geysers in this area.

8. Nairobi Safari Walk

The Nairobi safari walk is a huge zoo with larger enclosures and has 4 of the big five animals including lions, leopard, rhino, buffalo and many other animals. They provide a glass observation blind where you can see the lions through glass. The place also has a long board walk that goes into the Nairobi national park to the river below.

Nairobi safari board walk is exciting as you get to meet baboons and other monkeys on your way to the river and you may be lucky to see a buffalo in the wild among other animals. The Nairobi safari walk has crocodiles, hippos, giraffes, wildebeests, zebra, gazelles, rhino, buffalo, lions, cheetah, leopard, impala, among others. There is also a lovely nature trail for a walking safari while watching the bird in the trail.

9. David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

The Nairobi elephant orphanage is a baby elephant sanctuary where they keep the abandoned calves and hand-rear them until they are seven years. By this time they are ready to be reintroduced into the wild. The Sheldrick elephant orphanage day trip is offered from 11:00am to 12:00noon where they have a public show and lecture to learn about each of the baby’s life history. You can also adopt a baby elephant for Usd 50.

10. Giraffe Centre

The giraffe centre is a sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild giraffes which are very few left in the wild. The centre is managed by the conservation organization called the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife AFEW who also runs the giraffe manor next door. The giraffe centre offers an opportunity to feed, cuddle and kiss the giraffe’s while taking memorable pictures. You can stay at the giraffe manor and enjoy breakfasts with the giraffes popping in your breakfast table through the specially designed windows.

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