Holidays to Nairobi, Kenya

As the capital of Kenya and its largest city, Nairobi is often used by travellers as a launch pad for the most awe-inspiring adventure of their lives to the Maasai Mara and other national parks. But thanks to the conservation work carried out by staff at Nairobi National Park, it’s possible to see lions, rhinos, buffalo, leopards, cheetahs and many more species in their natural habitats within reach of Nairobi.

On the outskirts of Nairobi is an elephant orphanage run by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which hand-rears orphaned elephants and rhino calves from across Kenya, before releasing them back into the wild. The nearby Giraffe Centre and Giraffe Manor Hotel carries out a similar role for its favoured animal. Many visitors are not only enthralled by the sight of these incredible creatures, but moved at being in such close proximity to them.

Lovers of culture and history are catered for via the Nairobi National Museum and the Karen Blixen Museum. The latter is housed in the former home of the pioneering Danish farmer, activist and writer whose most famous book, 'Out of Africa', was turned into an Oscar-winning film.

Back in the city, it's easy to spend time in the bars, restaurants, markets and shops where a real flavour of modern life and many varied cultures are experienced. Recuperate with a quiet stroll through the picturesque Uhuru Gardens, Karura Forest, Arbortum or City Park where visitors rub shoulders with the resident monkeys. 


  • The wild residents of Nairobi National Park

  • Kenya's rich heritage at the Nairobi National Museum

  • Experience colonial Africa at Karen Blixen’s Museum

  • Hand-feed giraffes of all ages at the Giraffe Centre

  • Interact with orphaned elephants at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

  • Gorgeous gardens, forests and parks complete with resident wild monkeys

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I really do think that Kenya is one of the most adventurous and fun safari destinations. Flying in a bi-plane over Lewa WIldlife Conservancy with a birds eye view of the giraffe and elephant below, I felt like I’d gone back in time to an older safari era.

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