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Top Attractions in Nairobi

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  • Kylie B
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I sponsor an elephant and rhino so I was very excited to do this tour and I wasn't disappointed, I loved every minute of it it just went way too quick so savour it
    They do it very well you just have to understand its about the animals not us, so it is quick and only one limited time each day so I love that they do it for the right reasons and haven't turned it into a money making circus. I couldn't see my Rhino Maxwell so that was disappointing but I understand why
    definitely put this on your list and donate to them as much as you can, they are all about the animals and we need to support that
    Written 9 May 2024
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  • Benhard N
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We dropped by as part of a 3 day tour that saw us doing Nairobi, Hell's Gate and Mt Longonot National Parks. Feeding the giraffes is one of the highlights of this place. Take this from someone who has experienced it first hand, it's an encounter that transcends the ordinary. Standing face to face with a giraffe, you're struck by its magnificence. The sensation of its rough tongue delicately caressing your palm is as exhilarating as it is humbling. You feel a connection that bridges the gap between human and beast. There aren't so many places that can replicate the intimacy of this encounter. To imagine we would have passed it were it not for our guide Robert, is baffling. Only after his insistence, did we make the detour – a decision for which we will be forever grateful. His passion for wildlife and his intimate knowledge of the place ensured that we didn't miss out on one of the most magical experiences of our lives. We contacted him through +254725894994 and rthuo541@gmail.com!
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • richj65
    Chicago, IL1,688 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I suggest getting the jeep 4x4 because it is not restricted to the main road. You are more likely to see more animals, but it is still a hit or miss portion. There is a risk of getting stuck in mud, but the driver knew how to get out of it. Overall, it was a good experience.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • Where_to_travel_next
    Vancouver, Canada6,353 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was not familiar with her so it was interesting to hear her history and impact to Kenya. We toured the grounds where it was a coffee plantation and her home. A large wedding happened to be taking place while we were there. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and encouraged questions. I will have to watch Out of Africa on the plane ride back.
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • Elvira B
    New Orleans, LA87 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Staying at Trademark hotel for a few days, I could use some physical exercise: luckily this forest is pretty close by!
    I decided to walk from the hotel. A quiet walk through very protected area (daytime). The forest is not very big but there are several trails to choose from. Because of rainy season, options were limited for muddy and slippery conditions. However if you bring good walking shoes then this shouldn’t be a problem. Bear in mind the altitude.
    All in all I walked around 10 miles/17 kms this morning. But if you take a taxi, you can opt for 2 miles/3 km to around the 3 or 4 fold of this, in different trails.
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • Dena D
    Bethlehem, PA77 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is a lot to see here, especially interesting were the pix of earlier periods in Kenya. Very good coffee shop (Vogue) and good craft shops.
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • PamJ
    Beaverton, OR6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I didn’t see any reference to this but a blue monkey walked right by me on the railing on the third floor in the mall . Not sure how common, but surprising!
    Written 3 May 2024
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  • Brian L
    43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful hike on the outskirts of Nairobi. The first hill is quite long but can be driven up. There are 7 hills total, but my favorite view was actually the third hill. This is a rather challenging hike, especially in the heat of the day as there is very little shade. Plenty of people on the trail, but not a ton of tourists. Those that don’t come are missing out as the hike features beautiful views of both the rift valley and Nairobi. I would be comfortable doing the hike with no guide but arranging transportation may be the challenge.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Esther G
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles