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“Karen's and Giraffes and Wildlife, Oh My!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Center

Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Center
Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #2 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: National Parks
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“Karen's and Giraffes and Wildlife, Oh My!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The tour Karen Blixen's museum in Nairobi was more than expected including well kept grounds with beautiful flower beds, antique machinery and an immaculately preserved house. No photgraphs were allowed inside during a well presented guided tour, but one was able click away outside. Especially thrilling for we fans of this author who was passionate about the people of Kenya was being able to sit on the very seat she used to dispense medicine on a weekly basis. Well worth the admittance fee.
The giraffe center, set up to preserve and repopulate the rare and endangered Rothschild's Giraffe is a well organized and run operation. Feeding the giraffe standing on the ground or up on a raised platform is a thrill to be remembered. The twenty or so giraffe are being managed to be rereleased into the wild when old enough. This visit had special meaning as forty years ago, my wife and I had the opportunity to help capture on of the first Rothchild's to be moved away from the human encroachment on their original territory in upcountry Kenya.
Nairobi national Park is a haven for diverse animal species of the African savanah. It is possible to photograph wildlife with skyscrapers in the background. Some newer Nairobi housing goes right up to the park's boundary. There is a migratory route kept open for animals to enter and leave the park. Our Kenyan driver had a "pop top" van which is ideal for game viewing. He was also in constant touch with other drivers on his cell phone and thus we were able to see a maximum number of game in a minimum of time.

Visited May 2013
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“Fun tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I had Peter as a guide. He was fantastic. Visited at day time which meant than some of the animals were out of sight. Fantastic to maintain a parl almost in the middle of the city

Visited May 2013
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“Up Close and Personal to Giraffes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Giraffes eating out of your hands. Incredibly close - watch out for a head but! Worth the trip for kids and people interested in getting close to nature within Nairobi

Visited April 2013
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“18 guest safari”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

It was a wonderful safari especially sighting Cheetah and leopard meeting and charging at each other and the lions were watching keenly at Masai Mara.Oh!everyone was anticipating for the worst to happen.
Bathing at Mombasa beach and touching wildlife marine creatures. Wauh.
Sheldrick Falls guided walking with rangers watching live game. It was fantastic and we took bush lunch in the middle of the Park.

Visited November 2012
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“Good outing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

There are different sections:
1) 'Safari Walk' as the name says, you walk inside the forest, following the path already made with suspended bridge. Along the way, you can see animals at close distance.
2) 'Animal Orphanage' is a place where you can see the animals kept in the protected fence.
3) 'Vehicles Drive Safari' is the section that you go to the open nature in the savannah with the car. You can see different kind of animals. It is not allowed to go out of the car. It's scaring if you are stuck in the midlle but there is the patrol of park officers.

It's a wonderful safari experience!!

Visited July 2012
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