SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE, KAREN BLIXEN AND GIRAFFE CENTRE TOUR
Book with us today and get a unique opportunity to visit and do more activities in rural Kenya as well.
Spend a beautiful half day out with giraffes and baby elephants while at the same time visit the historic Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi. This excursion takes us to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which gives care and a refuge for Baby Elephants and Rhinos. Visit as well The Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum, a reference to the author of the book Memories of Africa.
Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen and Giraffe Centre, Nairobi
David Sheldrick Conservation Foundation rehabilitates baby elephants as well as other wildlife such as rhinos. These babies have lost their mothers to poaching, death, injuries, on getting lost in the wild or other tragedies. The Giraffe Centre is located in Langata, approximately half an hour away from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in order to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe that is found only in the grasslands of Africa. The centre is also home to several other wildlife including warthogs which freely roam the area along with the giraffes. The main attraction for visitors is feeding giraffes from a raised observation platform. Karen Blixen is a museum about the life and times of Karen Blixen in Kenya.
What’s the experience like during this tour?
- Feed at the feeding platform and learn about giraffes and baby elephants
- Get up close and personal to baby elephants and giraffes
- Take great pictures of the baby elephants and giraffes
- Be informed on the possibility to sponsor your own elephant
- Learn how baby elephants are orphaned and introduced back to the wild
- You also have the possibility to see baby rhinos
Optional Lunch at Carnivore Restaurant
This is optional but we propose never to miss it if you have never been to Nairobi’s Carnivore Restaurant before. If you chose so, we will head out to the Carnivore Restaurant for lunch at the end of this tour. Carnivore restaurant is considered ‘Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience’. This open-air meat specialty restaurant has strikingly different food, service and atmosphere. Every type of meat imaginable, are roasted on traditional Masai swords over a huge, visually spectacular charcoal pit that dominates the entrance of the restaurant.
The waiters then carry these swords around the restaurant, carving unlimited amounts of the prime meats onto sizzling, cast iron plates in front of you. Normal beef, pork and chicken, Crocodile and many others including Ostrich are some of the specials that you will find on the menu. A wide selection of salads, vegetable side dishes, and a variety of exotic sauces accompany the meat feast. Dessert and coffee follow this. The full meal including a soup course is at a set price.
Drinks are charged separate but all food and desserts are included in the price. We recommend a dinner or lunch at the carnivore as an excellent welcome or farewell dinner. The Carnivore is also home of the Simba Saloon, a delicious a la carte restaurant by day and a popular nightclub. The informal indoor/outdoor atmosphere, exceptional snacks and the pulsating rhythms of Africa combine to ensure an exciting ambiance.
This Day Trip Includes
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- A local guide/driver for the whole tour
- Entrance fees where applicable
- A 1/2 litre bottle of water
Does Not Include
- Tips and personal expenses
- The comprehensive insurance
- Cancellation and repatriation
- Anything else not mentioned in the travel contract