Adventure Backpackers Tanzania

Nairobi national park , David shedrick(Elephant orphanage) , Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen




NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK Nairobi National Park is located 7 Kilometers south of the City Center. If you fall into the temptation of taking a game drive you will be able to see lions, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, cheetahs and a diverse birdlife. The park also offers campsites, picnic sites and walking trails. If you do not have much time to spare or you would like to do as much as you can, visit the Animal Orphanage which is located at the entrance of the Nairobi National Park. THE DAVID SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE This orphanage takes elephants and rhino calves from all over Kenyan National parks who have been orphaned by poaching, and later releases them back to the wild when they are grown. The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is located 30 minutes from the city centre and the donation fee / entrance charge is KES. 500 (approx. USD 5). The time allowed to see the elephants is between 11-12 noon when the keepers bring them to a restricted area to feed, play and be seen by visitors. The guides also teach about caring for the baby elephants and their history since they were adopted. NAIROBI GIRAFFE CENTER The Nairobi Giraffe Centre is a not-for-profit organization managed by Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya Limited (AFEWK) located 20 kilometers from Nairobi Centre, and about half an hour?s drive from Nairobi National Park. Activities include feeding giraffes, learning about giraffes and other wildlife. Across the Giraffe Centre is a small picnic/nature walk site with a variety of plants and birds species. KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM This was initially a farm owned by a Danish author Karen and her Swedish husband Baron Bror Von Blixen Finke. The movie ?Out of Africa? was filmed in the farm. In the same compound is Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages, and Tamambo restaurant for a meal and the authentic Kenyan coffee. Karen Blixen is under the management of Museums of Kenya and opens Monday through to Sundays including public holiday from 0930 am to 18:30 pm. You will get a guided tour around the Museum.