Unforgettable Day Trips & Excursions
For travellers who also like to combine a safari with a beautiful beach, the Kenyan coast will not disappoint, offering outstanding beaches and a wide range of activities.
There truly is so much more to the beautiful country of Kenya than just the famous safari, from The Elephant Orphanage to dolphin boat trips, from the history of Fort Jesus to vibrant and bustling city tours. There really is something for everyone.
So why not delve a little deeper and experience the culture, history and the stunning sights on offer by booking a tour or excursion to give you the full Kenyan experience.
The Giraffe Centre
An unforgettable day trip from Nairobi to the amazing Karen Blixen Museum and The Giraffe Centre.
Starting the day off at the museum which was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by the Danish author, Karen Blixen and her husband. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s book of the same title. This museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya and was opened to the public in 1986 and still has much of the original furniture on display in the house.
Later you will proceed to The Giraffe Centre where you will feed the famous Rothschild giraffe. The Giraffe Centre was started by Jock Leslie-Melville, the Kenyan grandson of a Scottish Earl, when he and his wife captured a baby giraffe to start a programme of breeding giraffe in captivity at their home in Langata, home of the present centre. Since then the programme has been a huge success resulting in the introduction of several breeding pairs of Rothschild giraffe into Kenyan National Parks.
The Carnivore Experience
The Carnivore Restaurant is considered ‘Africa’s greatest eating experience’. This open-air meat speciality restaurant has strikingly different food, service and atmosphere to anything ever seen in Kenya.
With 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 to 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 exotic sauces accompany the meat feast.
This is also the home of the Simba Saloon, Nairobi’s most popular nightclub and disco. The informal outdoor atmosphere and outstanding entertainment ensure a vibrant and exciting night out.
Nairobi City Tour
On this Nairobi city tour you will visit the Nairobi railway station museum, Nairobi city market, the parliament buildings, the national museum and also the Nairobi snake park.
This city walking tour covers the modern city centre, the colourful sights of the city market, the historical parliament buildings, the landmark of Nairobi, the 7th memorial park bomblast and much more.
You will see the spell binding displays of the early man tribal regalia and the flora and fauna of Kenya at The National Museum before enjoying the exhibits of reptiles, fish and succulent plants and the Nairobi Snake Park.
Day Trip to Lake Nakuru
A stunning day trip from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park. This is a full day trip to the Great Rift Valley Escarpment where you will see flamingos and other water birds, white rhinos and buffalos and some of the nearly 450 species of land birds.
Lunch is then taken before an afternoon game drive where rhino, buffalo, cheetah, zebra giraffe, lion and plenty of antelopes and gazelles can be seen roaming in these open plains which also has a section of highland forest as well as stretches of broken busy country, deep rocky valleys and gorges with shrub and long grass. Ornithologists view over 300 bird species including the secretary bird, crowned cranes, vultures, peckers and many more.
On the return journey, there is a stop of Lake Naivasha where bird watchers will delight in the fantastic array of bird life among the acacia trees.
A truly wonderful day trip from Mombasa to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small charity that was established in 1977 to honour the memory of a famous naturalist, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE.
The conversation rehabilitates baby elephants and other wildlife that have sadly lost their mothers to poaching, death, injuries, on getting lost in the wild or other tragedies. The dedicated staff here raise these elephants to be released back into the wild when they are ready.
The Elephant Orphanage is definitely worth a visit to witness the humanitarian care to the wildlife and the gigantic heart that it takes to care. If you want to get close to elephant calves then this trip is definitely for you.
Mombasa City Tour
This one day excursion will immerse you in the international history and flavours of this culturally rich city. With its Arabic, Portuguese and Swahili cultures, Mombasa offers busy markets, ethnic neighbourhoods and a distinctive heritage to explore.
On this tour you will visit the old town of Mombasa, the historic Fort Jesus Museum – synonymous with the history of the East African Coast, the food and spice market which will give you a glimpse into the lives of the local people, the trademark elephant tusks which are the gateway to Mombasa, Likoni Channel – the port entry into Kenya and also the Akamba wood carving factory to marvel at the local talent in art form.
This tour is a must if you want to discover the culture, origins and fun of Mombasa whilst also immersing yourself in some local shopping.
Wasini Dhow and Dolphin Excursion
A must do day trip when visiting the coast of Mombasa, you will head out to the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park for a full day of swimming, snorkelling, sailing, bird watching and of course, dolphin viewing.
Sailing on a traditional dhow with its distinctive slanting triangle sails, you will sit close to the waterline, taking in the playful sea creatures as they swim alongside, entertaining your group.
This popular coastal sea excursions offers a full day of activities and also includes a sea food lunch on board.
This day excursion provides you with a guided tour to a sanctuary for lost and orphaned wild animals.
Haller Park, formerly known as the Bamburi Nature Trial, is situated in a unique ecological restored quarry. In 1971, Rene Haller started a quarry rehabilitation drive with the backing of Bamburi Portland Cement Company and they rehabilitated the southern part of the quarry that comprises of 75 hectares.
Visitors here have the unique opportunity of close up contact with the variety of animal species such as hippos, giraffes, buffalos, zebras, waterbucks, elands and Oryx. Here you can also enjoy the opportunity of feeding the Rothschild giraffes at the feeding platform.
This one day excursion takes you to the beautiful town of Malindi. Malindi is famous for icons such as Vasco de Gama Pillar and Gedi Ruins.
You will start your day with a visit to the Gedi ruins in the southern part of Malindi and later get to adventure through old palaces and mosques that were built using sand in the early 15th century.
On this excursion you will also have the chance to visit the museum which houses ancient porcelain, Persian glass and other ancient hardware and you will also have the option to visit the snake farm showcasing collections of different species of snakes from the eastern part of Africa.
Tamarind Dinner Dhow
Sail and dine on this romantic and very special evening cruise. Set against a stunning colourful sunset, your traditional dhow gently cruises the calm shore as soft music accompanies cocktails and your gourmet dinner.
Tamarind is one of the finest restaurants in the area and their renowned cuisine will complete for a perfect evening.
Visit a Local School
A personal favourite of ours and an experience that we are sure you will never forget. During this excursion we will take you to visit a local school allowing you to meet the children and the teachers and experience firsthand the African education system.
During this excursion, we can first stop off at a local supermarket allowing you to purchase some school supplies for the children if you wish.
These children are likely to be some of the happiest children you have ever met and the pure joy and excitement that they express from such simple things as being gifted a pencil and notebook will be sure to leave a lasting impression on you.