One of the most captivating aspects of being a tourist in Kenya is getting the opportunity to attend their famous city tours. This unforgettable experience will make you fall in love with this country even more. You get a first-hand experience of what exactly makes Kenya the crème de la crème of the tourism industry.
A good number of travel Kenya flights land in Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). This is your first stopover when coming for a tourism venture in the country. Nairobi is Kenya's capital and largest city. Therefore, it is vital for you to have a Nairobi experience to get the gist of what Kenya has in store.
The Nairobi City tour is simply a chance to go around the capital. It usually ranges about 3-4 hours of your daytime. You get picked up from the hotel. Prepare yourself to behold the splendour that makes Nairobi Kenya's number one city. There are the eye-catching botanical gardens and the National Museum, not forgetting the Railways museum as well. Let me not get started on how bewitching the architecture of the central business district (CBD) buildings are and not to mention the array of historical monuments found at several areas along the city’s roads. Besides, you get to have a taste of the mouth-watering Kenyan cuisines for lunch.
This day tour gives you a glimpse of Kenya’s people in terms of culture and history. What makes it even more remarkable is that it will cost roughly a mere $ 65. However, prices do differ depending on the package inclusion, Tour Company, and group size. But, trust me, none will hurt your pocket.
It is a city tour that takes about 4 hours. Found 10 km from Nairobi’s city centre, the Karen Blixen Museum has gained recognition as it was the home of the famous “Out of Africa” novel. If you remember, a film was made based on the book, and it won an Oscar. The place is a farmhouse that has several souvenirs of the movie as well as Kenya's culture and history.
A short distance away is the giraffe centre. It is the home of the famous Rothschild giraffe. This is among the endangered wildlife species, and most of them are rescues. What makes this trip a must-visit is the chance to feed this beautiful animal. Do not fret; they don't bite.
The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage usually opens from 11 am to noon. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and touch baby elephants. They are rescues and orphans. And you get to see them playing around.
This is a 4-hour tour that takes you around Nairobi National Park. You get to see more than 100 wildlife species. Inclusive are members of the big cat family like lions, cheetahs and leopards. There is also zebras, giraffes, rhinos, buffaloes, and plenty more wildlife.
Tour companies charge an approximate of $200 give or take.
Kenya is a multi-cultural nation, and the city of Nairobi hosts all the tribes of the country. Shopping for souvenirs may be a challenging task, especially when there is a need to converse with locals not conversant with the English language. This trip will take to all the best spots for shopping that even travel Kenya websites do not mention. Famous shopping areas comprise Maasai Market, Galleria shopping Mall, and Utamaduni Crafts centre. There are more places, and you will have a guide throughout for any aid.
It will cost roughly $100. .
Other Nairobi city tours from different companies include Airport Pick and Nairobi City Tour, Bomas of Kenya (typically included in the Giraffe Centre Tour), and Kibera Slum Guided Tour.
It will cost roughly $100. .
Every travel Kenya diary must include a visit to its coastal region- home of the ultimate Kenyan tourism destination and definition of relaxation. Towns such as Mombasa, Malindi, Diani, and Lamu guarantee full Swahili culture exposure.
It is the second-largest Kenyan city. Most of the day, city tours involve a visit to the major tourist attraction centres. The tours maybe by bus, Nissan, or the famous tuk-tuk if the groups consist of few people. Different tour companies offer various city tour options depending on duration. There is a full-day option, half-day, and even a 2-hour one. However, a full day is best.
This involves 6-7 hours of your day. You get to visit all the famous spots, eat a delicious Swahili or seafood lunch, cross the Indian Ocean in the ferry, see the Arabic architectural buildings and go souvenir shopping. These famous spots are Fort Jesus (a historical site), Haller Park to watch more wildlife, Old Town, and Nguuni Nature Sanctuary.
It costs around $150
If you want the finest of the Kenya coast, this trip provides just that. The price is quite affordable at $650. Day 1 will be seeing the best of Mombasa. Afterwards, day two will be a visit to Malindi, most specifically Watamu. This is a renowned tourist destination. Get to visit their marine park. If you come around august, get a rare opportunity to see the humpback whales migration. Day 3, tour Diani Beach. It is a fabulous relaxation spot.
No travel Kenya scrapbook is complete without a visit to Lake Nakuru. It costs $ 240, and you are picked at the hotel in Nairobi at precisely 7 am. Approximately by 10 am, you arrive at the Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake is famous with birdwatchers as you can see over 400 bird species; the prominent being the pink flamingoes. There is various wildlife like giraffes, rhinos, and colobus monkeys.
The bewitching tallest mountain in Kenya is a must-see. Tourists visit this glacier-covered volcanic mountain and dare to put their adrenaline-filled hearts to the test by climbing its famous three peaks. Most of Mt. Kenya National Park tours take 3-5 days. Below are some examples.
The cost is $180 per day. Its hiking route begins from Nanyuki.
It is for 8 days for the price of an estimated $1200. .
This uses the Chogoria route, and it costs $830. .
A 4-day tour costing $ 1030. The hike follows the Sirimon route said to be the easiest way to reach Mt. Kenya’s lowest peak- Lenana.
The city tours for Kenya’s major tourism attraction regions are ample. The above are just a drop in the ocean. Thus, as you plan your travel Kenya itinerary opt for these city tour options for a memorable visit of this majestic land.
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