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Spending a day in Nairobi what to do?

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Spending a day in Nairobi what to do?

Hi,

We will be arriving in Nairobi late at night in August and then the next daywe want to visit Giraffe center, Shedrick's Elephant center and Bomas of Kenya. We are family of 5 and we will be renting a car with driver. If we start around 11-12noon what is the best route to take in order to finish for late dinner around 8pm. How do we arrange our journey? Is this possible within this time?

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1. Re: Spending a day in Nairobi what to do?

Sheldrick is only open to general public between 11am-12N, so suggest you arrange to start your sightseeing right after breakfast to get from hotel to wherever. Maybe visit Karen Blixen first, then to Sheldrick for 11am, then the Giraffe Center... others stuff, incl. lunch and whatever else in the afternoon. Depending on your hotel, can return there for dinner and be reading for whatever the next day, i.e., safari... or if heading home, off to the airport for flight.

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2. Re: Spending a day in Nairobi what to do?

Since we do not have time we will just go to shedrick's, giraffe center and the to Bomas between 2:30-4pm what do you think? Since we are arriving late at the night before we want to get soem rest and start around 10am - what do you think? We will have to skip Blixen

Also since we are limited in time is it ok to go for Masai Mara express for 1 night/2days or go for 2 nights? any recommendations?

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4. Re: Spending a day in Nairobi what to do?

Hi - kick off your day with a visit to the Nairobi Orphanage & Safari Walk in Langata. Then proceed to Sheldrick Ele. Finally go to Giraffe Centre in Karen.

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5. Re: Spending a day in Nairobi what to do?

Is the safari walk in the orphanage?

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6. Re: Spending a day in Nairobi what to do?

No - it's separate from the Orphanage but, within same KWS compound. Entrance Fee is also separate.

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7. Re: Spending a day in Nairobi what to do?

You need to get to Sheldrick by 11 am, as suggested by an earlier post

The Elephants will be taken back to the bush sharp at noon...so I would do as below:

10 am - leave hotel for Sheldrick

Next stop at Giraffe Centre (30 min from Sheldrick to here; taking into account traffic)...you would need app. 30-45 min at the Giraffe Centre; you can have lunch at the Galleria Shopping centre and then visit the Bomas of Kenya...again I think about 1 hour here will be enough.

You would also have tome for Karen Blixen if you dont need to go back to your hotel but rather stay out.

A nice restaurant in Karen is Talisman...would be the icing at the end of a nice day

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