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Half Day Tour - Nairobi City Tour - Day Trip from Nairobi

A short tour or excursion of Nairobi through the Nairobi Central Business District, Shopping Center, City Market, Parliament Buildings, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Railway Station, and a brief tour of the Snake Park and National Museum on the outskirts.

Itinerary for the Nairobi City Tour/Excursion:

Depart in the morning to the city center, where the important commercial and administrative areas are located. The main industrial area is located to the south, beyond which, is Nairobi National Park, a wildlife preserve and major tourist attraction.

Visit the City market located near the city center, and other smaller open-air markets filling many of the city's open spaces. Drive through the large central city square passing by Nairobi's city hall; Kenya's parliament building; the Kenyatta Conference Center; the Law courts; and mausoleum of Jomo Kenyatta.

Next, visit the Parliament buildings dating from the 1930s. Inside, be sure to see the statue of Jomo Kenyatta, needlework tapestries showing Kenya's history, a mosaic of Kenyan tribes.

Later visit the National Museum of Kenya containing the discoveries at Tanzania's Olduvai Gorge and at Koobi Fora in northern Kenya. Also on displays are wildlife statues plus a wide range of weapons, ornaments, and headdresses of various Kenyan tribes that offers an introduction to the country and its peoples. Among other displays are about Kenya's modern history and an extensive ornithological collection and contemporary art from across eastern Africa.

The last stop is at the Snake Park, which contains a variety of reptile and fish species. The reptile section is the oldest with outside pit type cages housing Leopard Tortoises, White-throat Monitors, and snakes. A separate wall of glass-fronted concrete vivariums contains the venomous snakes. The new orchids and fish sections are new and have adapted modern designs displaying the fish and plants in an aesthetic way.

The package includes: Gate entrance fees, transport, professional guide


Half Day Tour / Excursion - Nairobi National Park and the animal Orphanage Tour

Nairobi national park is located within the city's skyline,  offering unparalleled game viewing in the plains, Also an ornithologist’s paradise with over 300 bird species. The animal orphanage is located adjacent to the park rehabilitating baby elephants and other wildlife.

Itinerary for the Half Day Tour / Excursion - Animal Orphanage and Nairobi National Park Tour

On this day trip from Nairobi you'll depart in the morning to Nairobi National Park covering an area of 117 km2. The park is unique by being the only protected area in the world with a variety of animals and birds close to a major city. There is a diversity of environments with characteristic fauna and flora. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush predominant.

The western side has a highland dry forest and a permanent river with a riverine forest. In addition, there are stretches of broken bush country and deep, rocky valleys and gorges with scrub and long grass. Man-made dams have also added a further habitat, favorable to certain species of birds and other aquatic biota. The dams also attract water dependent herbivores during the dry season. This park is also one of the most successful of Kenya's rhino sanctuaries. Attraction include annual wildebeest and zebra migration in July/August, Black rhinoceros, diverse birdlife, large predators, aggregations of large herbivores, Ivory Burning Site Monument and walking trails.

Later visit the Animal Orphanage, which was established in 1964, as a refuge for wild animals found abandoned, orphaned or injured throughout Kenya. The aims of the orphanage were to release the animals into the wild whenever possible, provide conservation education to Kenyans and visitors from all over the world. Over the years, exotic animals' species not necessarily falling in the categories mentioned above have found their way into the animal orphanage. Problem animals have also been restrained here. However, the orphanage today remains the most visited wildlife facility in Kenya and especially by Kenyans. Later transfer back to your hotel.

This Nairobi day trip tour package includes:

Gate entrance fees, transport and professional guide. 


Full Day Tour - Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru National Park is known for its very shallow strong alkaline lake with the huge crowds of flamingo, landscape of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides of the Euphorbia forest.

Itinerary for the Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru Tour from Nairobi

Depart in the morning to Lake Nakuru National Park and on arrival have a mid morning game drive in the park until lunch to be taken at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. In the afternoon continue with game drive in the park.

Lake Nakuru located in Central Kenya about 140km north-west of Nairobi and covers an area of 188 sq km. It was first gazetted as a bird sanctuary in 1960 and upgraded to National Park status in 1968. A northern extension was added to the park in 1974 and the lake was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990.

The parks food chain is the cyanophyte spirulina platensis which can support huge numbers of lesser flamingo. Other attractions include Lake Nakuru a very shallow strong alkaline lake 62 sq km set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland next to Nakuru town. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a Euphorbia forest on the eastern perimeter.

There are about 56 different species of mammals including white rhinos, water buck, leopard lion and buffalo. Features include Lion hill, Baboon cliff and out of Africa, Enasoit Hill, Honeymoon hill, Lion hill ridge and Makalia waterfall. There is a unique vegetation of about 550 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa and yellow acacia woodlands. In the late afternoon, exit the park and return back to Nairobi.

The package includes:

Park entrance fees, lunch, transport, professional guide 


Nairobi Carnivore Restaurant Tour

Carnivore Restaurant is Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience, a barbeque not only serving normal beef, pork and chicken but also game meat like Giraffe, Zebra, Crocodile, Hartebeest, Ostrich and a wide variety of vegetarian dishes.

Itinerary for the Carnivore Restaurant Tour

Visit the Carnivore restaurant for a sumptuous lunch or dinner served at an ideal eating spot for meat lovers including game meat.  Set in lovely gardens outside the city center, the Carnivore considered 'Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience' is an open-air meat specialty restaurant having strikingly different food, service and atmosphere to anything ever seen in Kenya.

Every type of meat imaginable, including four choices of wild game, 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. 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.

The Carnivore is also the home of the Simba Saloon, Nairobi's most popular nightclub and disco. The informal outdoor atmosphere, exceptional snacks and outstanding entertainment ensure a vibrant and exciting night out.

The package includes:

Return transfer from city hotels 

Bongo Safari has come up with a unique day trip to meet the needs of tourists. Most of the time tourists come to Kenya expecting to see Kenya but they end up seeing the beautifull sandy beaches and wild animals. But Bongo Safari wants to give you something different. Instead of sitting idle in your hotel after safari or a city tour, we give you the rare opportunity to see real Kenya and real Kenyans. 

Most tourists only see a small part of Kenya and leave the big and interesting part. Bongo Safari has come up with this day trip that will quench your thirst for Kenya. On this meet the people Mombasa tour we shall use different modes of transportation ranging from Matatus (Public Service Minibusses) to Boda-bodas and Tuk - Tuks (Motorbike Taxis). 

Visit a local school for young kids, see how they school, visit the Kongowea market - the biggest market in Mombasa see how local people do business, visit a children's home play with the kids and have a good time with them. 

Mombasa : Meet the People Tour/Day Trip Itinerary

After breakfast we head straight to the school, spend one hour with the kids, leave for the Kongowea market - the biggest market in Mombasa selling dry fish, chicken, beef, vegetables etc. We shall walk through the market buy whatever you like. Thereafter head for lunch which will take about one hour then head for lunch. After lunch we shall visit one of children’s home play with the kids for about two hours. Pay a visit to one family and have a first hand experience of how Kenyans leave. The modes of transport shall be ranging from Matatu, Motorbike, Tuk tuk and sometimes Bicycles. Matatus are the common means of transport in Kenya, they are colorfull and they bring you closer to Kenyans and some have music. Tuk Tuks are three wheelers and they normally carry three passengers.

The price caters for the transport, guides allowance. It does not include lunch, tips and anything of personal nature. Things to carry some sweets for the kids, sunglasses, suncreams, cameras and anything that you may think is necessary.

Mombasa is the perfect place to help you fall into the naturally languid rhythm of Swahili life while still enjoying the modern comforts of home. Mombasa is the largest city on the Kenyan coast and also the largest coastal port in east Africa. The city’s population is overwhelmingly African, many of whom are Swahilis, but there is a remarkable range of races and cultures here, from Africans to British expats, Omanis, Indians and Chinese.

The most interesting part is the characterful Old Town, with its narrow, winding alleyways, historic Swahili houses and the remains of the mighty Fort Jesus. This day exist on a visit to the highlights of Mombasa.

Mombasa City Tour Itinerary

This cooperative employs an incredible 10.000 people from the local area. It is also a nonprofit organisation and produces very fine animal woodcarving. Woodcarvers are people who do carving with their hands. They make the most beautiful carvings. Akamba Handicraft is locates in Mombasa North near Moi International Airport. Because of the handcrafted each one of them is unique. Among the most popular products are animal art crafts especially the Big Five (Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant and Rhino). There are also variety of human sculpture, depicting both realistic and abstract African Art and many more different items.

During our stay you can look how the man make all the carvings. It is heavy work and you will be surprised about the things they can make. From one peace of wood they can make everything, it is amazing to see!

A visit to Mombasa would not be complete without a visit to the Elephant tusks. These were set up in 1952 to commemorate the visit to the town by Queen Elizabeth 2. The Elephant tusks write the letter 'M'. There are four of these M’s around the city of Mombasa. Everybody can recognize Mombasa because of these Elephant tusks.

We will take a lunch at Ngomongo Villages Park. The park is located in Mombasa North, 15 kilometres from town. The Park is situated in an abandoned MURRAM quarry, that has been reclaimed into a lush forest over ten years period.

Ngomongo villages park is a collection of 9 divers Rural Kenya Tribal Homesteads. Each homestead is complete with a Hut, cultivated crops, domestic and wild animals (like crocodile and ostrich) wild animals traps, charms and even village witch doctor. Each village has tribe specific activities for you to engage in including archery, boating, rafting, forest walk, hook fishing, grinding and pounding maize.

To date, Ngomongo cultural village is fanning out its reclamation exercises to the surrounding farms by recruiting the local farmers into planting trees to mark out their farm borders. The ultimate plan is to fan out the success locally, regionally and then nationally. It is nice to be here because of the animals and the nature! So it’s a good place to relax and to take our lunch. We will take a rest here to get some energy for the rest of the day!

After the lunch we will travel to Fort Jesus. This is Mombasa’s biggest tourist attraction. The metre-thick coral walls make it an imposing edifice, despite being partially ruined. The fort was built by the Portuguese in 1593 to enforce their rule over the coastal Swahilis, but they rarely managed to hold onto it for long. It changed hands at least nine times in bloody sieges between 1631 and 1875, finally falling under British control.

After the entrance you will find a museum which contains ceramics, reflecting the variety of cultures that traded along the coast. When you look trough the ‘windows’ you will have an amazing view over the beach and the harbour. With the sun on your head you will feel free and relax between the old ruins.

At least we will make a walk into Old Town. You will ever remember this walk because of the old buildings, the different cultures you will see, the Muslims, the mosques.

The houses in old town are characteristic of coastal East African architecture, with ornately carved doors and window frames and fretwork balconies, designed to protect the modesty of the female inhabitants. I will show you around and during our walk I will guide you between the different cultures in this ‘old town’. 

After this day we will bring you to your hotel.

 

The price: 75 euro per person for the whole day including lunch, entrees and fuel for the car!

 

 

 

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