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“Up close and personal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park
Kenya
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Ranked #17 of 210 Attractions in Kenya
Type: National Parks
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Oakland, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Up close and personal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Helen the giraffe was having quite a day when we arrived. She was eating pellets held out by us humans, relishing them with her almost prehensile tongue. It was magical to feed her and, even better, to give her a bit of a cuddle while the local guide fed her. I've always adored giraffes so this was definitely a peak experience for me!

The gift shop has many lovely things - including t-shirts for children and babies that are much harder to find elsewhere. The quality is quite good and the prices aren't as high as I expected they'd be.

Visited September 2013
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“Head over heals for Giraffes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Bundle these sights, which are all in the same area and approx. 20 km from the city center. All are worthwhile! If you've read 'Out of Africa', the Karen Blixen home is a must.

Visited September 2013
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“In Africa......out of Africa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Even if I hadn't seen the movie, this museum is excellent. Karen Blixen was an amazing person and her home is exceptional. Do visit, don't hesitate. Did not know she was in the coffee business and saw her coffee roasting machinery.

Visited August 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Nairobi best Excursions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Nairobi walk in the National Park, one of its kind! Very rarely can you find a park or a zoo where you can feed the giraffes! Historical sites too..

Visited December 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I wasn't interested in going, but was persuaded by my sister-in-law and I enjoyed it. My mother got quite moved hearing the guide talking about Karen Blixen and her wonderful efforts. The house is beautiful. So cool even in the heat. We'd just watched "Out of Africa", so it was fun to sit where Robert and Meryl had sat for the filming, telling stories and drinking on the verandah.

Visited July 2013
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