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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Safaris
Nairobi Central Business District
Safaris • Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nairobi Central Business District
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What travelers are saying
- Lovely to see the cheeky elephants, sad they are orphans. Good that they can raise money here to continue their work. Be prepared to have your heart strings tugged.Written August 8, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We went with another couple the day before our 2 week safari tour started, and had a terrific time. It is amazing that this national park is within the city limits of Nairobi- a city of several million people. It was at times strange to see gazelles and rhinos and other large mammals in the foreground, and the city skyline in the background.
We saw well over 100 large mammals that game drive (in a hired van with driver) and it was a good warm up experience.Written August 7, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- What a majestic place if you love Giraffe's.
We booked a half day tour with Grace Tours thru Viator and boy it was worth every penny. Be sure to arrive by 08:45 am as you may be allowed early and the first to be feeding them without a crowd. An amazing place with good arrangements. You need to wash your hands and then provided with a coconut shell full of pellets to feed the giraffes. You proceed to a feeding deck and the keepers call the Rothschild giraffes by making noises and soon they are eating pellets off your hands. We fed Eddie the male along with some young ones. You are given an hour and take pictures and videos as much as you want. You are also given a brief overview about the 3 types of Giraffes, their habitat, where they are found and how they are bred in the facility. It is a must visit place while in Nairobi.Written August 12, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The good thing with Karura is you can never get tired as there are many routes to exit such as passing the waterfall and just posing, the cave which is great as well. the River Cafe is a have-to-go one when done with walking. There is a slide and swings to chill afterwards.Written July 26, 2022
- An old place that gets a new breath of air ,there is a formal tour now that depending on the guide is very informative.The old relics in the house still exist and one can feel transported back to such a time when she lived here.An evening watching the movie would top off the day.Lots of nice place around Karen to laze away the day after this small interlude.Written August 6, 2022
- I wish we had had more time to explore this museum on our own. We hired a city guide and he had a side deal with some guys hanging outside the front of the museum to show us around. Our museum guide was nice and seemed to know a lot but I would have preferred to explore on my own. My favorite part of the museum was the bird hall where there cases of gorgeous species of birds - hundreds of them! They were incredible to look at!
Recommend going but getting a museum guide is not worth it.Written July 14, 2022
- The place is so nice for hill climbing, camping,picnic and also sight seeing,
The view of Nairobi from the top of the hills is breath taking and also the view of sunset from up there is un imaginableWritten August 1, 2022
- You really get to see birds eye view up here. Even though it was chilly, cloudy and cold when I went the views were still amazing. Worth a visit if you have time.Written July 15, 2022
- This place is a little gem. For me it was totally unexpected to find such a lovely park.
In it you can find many monkey and different trees.
It is a beautiful place to spend time with kids, have pic nic, relax or do jogging.
I wonder if they shoot video clips or movies in this place.Written October 3, 2021
- Getting to this museum is a little convoluted—the approach to it is down a curving dirt road, past the outdoor sections of the museum (which are separated from the road by heavy wire mesh). To get on to the dirt road itself, you have to first go through a gate manned by a security guard, who will get you sign in, in a register. The actual tickets to the museum have to be bought at the museum building, at the end of the dirt road. The entry fee is $10 per adult (or KSH 600) and $2 per child (or KSH 100)—which doesn’t work out the same if you know the exchange rate, which the staff here don’t seem to. Since we didn’t have shillings , only dollars, we ended up paying $22 for my husband, me, and our daughter; if we’d paid in shillings, it would have been much cheaper. Make sure you bring along sufficient shillings.
The museum spreads out across four rooms and the large yard outside. The first room is the largest, and the most interesting. Before we started, a museum staffer conducted us to a relief map of Kenya and gave us an introduction to the history of the Kenyan railways: how the system was designed by the British primarily to allow them access to the Nile in Uganda; how Indians were brought in to work as supervisors while local Kenyans provided most of the labour; the progress made; and important landmarks and incidents related to the railways, such as the infamous Tsavo maneaters.
After this interesting little talk, we were free to go about the museum , looking at the exhibits for ourselves. The first room has a vast range of exhibits, ranging from photographs, survey maps, station masters’ chairs, a track inspector’s bicycle (and a similarly used trolley), plus other memorabilia from the late 1800s and early 1900s, all relating to the laying down of the railways in Kenya. There are also other interesting objects here, including the porcelain set used on board train by Princess Elizabeth when she visited Kenya in 1960 along with her husband Prince Phillip (as many would know, by the time she left Kenya, she was Queen Elizabeth II)—sofas on which she sat while in Kenya are also in the museum.
Another highlight of this room are three claws of one of the Tsavo man-eaters that disrupted work on the ‘Lunatic Line’, as the Mombasa-Nairobi line was known. The claws are kept safely in a little plastic box, at the staff’s office: we asked to see these, and were shown them readily enough.
The second room is much smaller, and contains signalling equipment and other communications equipment used by the railways, from bells and lamps and early typewriters, to telephones of various vintages. In the third room are items related to ships and water transport: models of ships associated with Kenya, and a good bit about a German cruiser named Konigsberg, which was sunk off the coast during World War I. This room contains a fine sideboard and the captain’s table salvaged from the Konigsberg.
The last room is about modern railways in Kenya, most of which are being developed with Chinese collaboration.
After these four rooms, we went off to the large, gravelled yard outside, where are stationed several engines, coaches and related railway equipment. Several of these are open, and you are allowed to climb in to look around. For me, the most interesting piece of history here was stationed inside the pale blue shed near the gate: here stands Coach #12, a first class coach inside which a British police officer, Superintendent Charles Henry George Ryall, had decided to sit up, armed with a gun, to try and kill one of the Tsavo man-eaters. Unfortunately for Ryall, he fell asleep—and was killed by the lion, which entered the coach.
A little outside the shed and close to the gate of the yard is a locomotive which was used in the filming of the movie ‘Out of Africa’.
A fascinating museum.Written January 31, 2020
- Samuru national park is it's own parks. It's very dry but there are still some very cool unique stuff to see. The Grevy Zebras are beautiful, the Reticulated Giraffes are amazing and like a reserves in Kenya the are amazing. Visit if you can!Written August 2, 2022
- Great meal, good service in pretty garden setting. Options for outdoor or indoor tables, with small charcoal heaters if outdoor or big fire for indoors in the colder months. Food generally 'western' style but a couple of local options. Ranges from main meals to lighter options.Written August 8, 2022
- What a wonderful experience it was today. The staff couldn't do more to answer questions or assist further. The food didn't stop coming and we were so full we couldn't finish it. Lovely grounds and setting. Would certainly recommend to all. My mother and I went as a duo. I must make an extra note at the samosa's! OMG they were so delicious. Thank you to Purity and her team who made it such a great day.Written July 7, 2022
- Amazing experience , great coffee and skillful staff, special shout to Irene who did quite a fun and interesting coffee tour that gave me the desire to be back, its a place worth a visit,Written January 5, 2022
- It seems to be fairly well run and the animals would have died if not looked after at this place. The orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, various monkeys, etc. It takes care of not a huge variety. Giraffe centre is by far amazing.Written December 28, 2019