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“Whistle stop visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park
Kenya
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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“Whistle stop visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had a week end away in Nairobi and wanted to pack as much in as possible........we were lucky with our driver Alex from the pool of taxis at the Fairview Hotel who was not only a good driver but an amusing raconteur. He certainly knew his wildlife and made the tour of the Nairobi National Park great fun. Saw a good cross selection of animals but no Lions as we were a bit late in the day and they were probably having their siesta! A Mother rhino and babe were the main highlight followed by a Secretary Bird! Just loved the giraffe centre and the breeding programme to help the endangered Rothschild Giraffe.........Karen Blixen Museum is a 'must see' for Out of Africa movie fans - excellent guide who filled us in with all the facts. Delightful tours around the bungalow.

Visited March 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 attraction reviews
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“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Nairobi National Park is amazing. We went on a day-long safari and saw lions, baboons, giraffes, gazelles, and many birds. Then we went to the Giraffe Center and kissed a giraffe!

Visited June 2013
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Olney, United Kingdom
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“well worth a visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Was worth the visit evoking memories of Kenya's colonial past .Much of the interior is original and efforts have been made to recover or replace items from Blixen's time that may have been lost. Out guide (Elizabeth ) was really good.

Visited March 2014
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“A "must"when you visit Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

These attractions are a “must” when you have time available in Nairobi. Ask your hotel to book a taxi for you for a full day and buy the driver lunch and refreshments during the day, that is expected. Start very early from the hotel and visit the National Park first, proceed to the Giraffe Centre where you will be able to feed these beautiful and amazing animals. The drive from the main gate in Lang’ata to Karen Blixens house is not too far and all in all, it will be a very nice day. Be prepared for heavy traffic when you drive back to the city centre from Karen.

Visited August 2013
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“great places to see close to Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

National park indeed good for spotting game (if you do not have the time to visit Massai Mara or similar...), Karen Blixen Museum (Out of Africa-Site) is also very interesting and old original interior items still to be seen there. Giraffe Center is nice, too. You get very Close to the giraffes, can even feed them (if you like mouth to mouth;-))

Visited February 2014
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