Half Day Nairobi Excursion to Karen Blixen
Museum, Giraffe centre,
Daphne Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage
A Nairobi excursion where you spend a wonderful half day at the
historical Karen Blixen museum ( Out of Africa) and with
giraffes and baby elephants! Visiting the Giraffe Manor and the
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage-The David Sheldrick Wildlife
Trust: A Haven for Elephants and Rhinos.
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage where you come close to
elephant calves! Daphne Sheldrick As part of the David Sheldrick
Conservation Foundation rehabilitates baby elephants and other
wildlife here at her home just outside of Nairobi National Park.
These babies have lost their mothers to poaching, death,
injuries, on getting lost in the wild or other tragedies. Daphne
and her dedicated staff raise them to be released back into the
wild when they are ready. Its worth visiting and see
humanitarian care to the wildlife and the heart it takes to
care. They charge a small entrance fees instead you can buy a
souvenir or donate for the conservation.
The Giraffe Manor Africa's pride of international celebrity.
Since its founders, Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville, rescued a
baby giraffe named Daisy from a heavily-poached area of western
Kenya in 1974, their home has become a household name among
wildlife lovers world-wide - and Daisy a star in her own right.
Today, Daisy's home has been opened to the world - and provides
felt is the very best place to begin or end your safari or if in
a conference or transit it worth coming close to wildlife from
the bustleof the city where you feed giraffes with your own
hands and have the closest touch.Other animals includes the
tortoise, warthog and a parrot.
Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Blixen Museum is located on the outskirts of Nairobi on
Karen road. Its history dates back to 1914, during the First
World War, with the arrival of Karen Blixen from Denmark. At the
foot of Ngong hills, Karen Blixen established herself as a
farmer. After her departure in 1931 the suburbs retained the
commemorative home of Karen.
The Karen Blixen museum is one of a number of very interesting
regional museums and archeological and prehistoric sites of the
National museums of Kenya, and it continues to be an immensely
popular tourist attraction with the same words ' I dreamt of
Drive toward the Ngong Hills to the
Karen Blixen Museum.
This museum was originally the home of Karen Blixen, who came to
Kenya from Denmark in the early part of this century; the
present museum site is at the heart of the larger coffee
plantation run by Blixen between 1914 and 1931. The house and
surrounding land was donated by the Danish government to Kenya
at independence; the house was restored by the Danish government
and was used during the filming of Out of Africa, which
immortalized Karen Blixen's book by the same name. The Museum
was opened to the public in 1986.Much of the original furniture
is on display in the house, and combined with the beautifully
landscaped gardens and encompassing view of the Ngong Hills, the
Museum has continued to a be very popular destination for
international and local visitors.
The original kitchen has been restored and is now open for
viewing. A Dove Stove similar to the one used by Blixen is on
display, as are other period kitchen utensils. Reconstruction of
the coffee factory as an additional attraction is underway and
other early farm machinery is also on display, depicting the
early settler life in Kenya.
Later proceed to the Giraffe Centre to see and feed the famous
The Giraffe Center is a non-profit organization founded by Betty
and Jock Leslie-Melville in 1979. Situated in Langata, just 20
km outside Nairobi City Center, the Center is dedicated to
educating the Kenyan youth in conservation of the environment
and the preservation of endangered wildlife and their habitats.
The Center is home to endangered Rothschild giraffes, only found
in the semi-arid regions of Africa where trees and bushes are
plentiful. They live to be about thirty years old and their main
enemy is man, who kills them for their meat and hide. Their main
defense is their keen eyesight, running speed (up to 35 mph) and
their powerful kicks. The conservation of the Rothschild became
necessary following the destruction of their natural habitat in
Western Kenya and their slaughter in Uganda during Gen. Iddi
There are over 500 Rothschild giraffes in Kenya today including
seven at the Center. Their conservation is a
success story in Kenya and the world.The Giraffe Center also
home to the leopard, tortoise and boasts over a hundred acres of
undeveloped and undisturbed indigenous forest, the remnant of
the natural forest that once surrounded Nairobi.The forest is
anextension of the type occurring in the adjacent Nairobi
National Park and the Langata Ololua forests, which have
identical tree species. The forest also has an impressive
variety of bird species, which can be viewed throughout the
The giraffe center is a wonderful and refreshing experience to
enjoy as an excursion while in Nairobi. The tour gives a
completely up close and personal interaction where guests have
the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed them.personal
interaction where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes
as well as feed them.kiss them, touch them- just a great
Program: Any Day.
*Pick up at the hotel or airport 1000hrs
*Sheldrick Orphanage: 11am-12pm
*Giraffe center: 12pm -1:30pm
*Karen Blixen Museum: 1:.30 -3pm
*Rate includes - Transport / all entrance fees
( Optional lunch at Carnivore Restaurant for US$ 30 ).
Minimum rate per person US$ 140