Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Most Recommended One Day Nairobi City Tours & Safaris: Top 3 Nairobi Day Tours in Nairobi Animal Park, Giraffe Centre and Elephant Orphanage

Fun Nairobi city Day Tour:

Nairobi city has alot to offer in terms of wildlife areas that you can go to and spend a one day tour with animals in a park or in an orphanage. Nairobi national park is by far the most recommended place to visit to see all the wildlife in their natural settings. Daphne Sheldrick is also a popular place here you see orphaned elephants being fed and the giraffe center where you get to feed the giraffes by hand yourself.

Which are the Top One Day Nairobi City Tours & Safaris 1: Nairobi National Park

The nairobi national park is located afew minutes from the CBD and is the only wildlife park in a capital city in the world. Nairobi national park is very accessible and is the most popular nairobi city one day tours destination. There are more than 40 mammal species in the park and over 500 types of birds.

The animals found in this park include lions, cheetahs, hippos, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hartebeest, crocodiles, eland, ostrich, baboons, warthogs, hyenas, leopards, impalas, grants gazelles, Thompsons gazelle and others. These animals are located in 3 habitats of Western dryland forest, southern lowland grassland savannah and a riverine ecosystem on the south western boundary.

Your game drive in the park lasts for 4hrs and you will be able to see most of the park as it is not a very large place. The game drive includes a nairobi walking safari by the river to see the crocodiles and hippos. You will use a specially made safari mini van with a pop-up roof top which will be opened to allow you watch the wildlife while standing.

The nairobi national park day tour is offered either in the morning or afternoon. You can combine nairobi national park tour with a dinner or lunch at the rangers or carnivore restaurants which are nearby. The best time to see wildlife is early in the morning or late in the afternoon when animals come out during the cooler temperatures to hunt. Nairobi national park is one of the most fun places for nairobi city one day tours and safaris.

Which is the Top One Day Nairobi City Tour & Safari 2: Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

The Daphne Sheldrick is located inside the nairobi national park and is one of the most popular one day nairobi city day tours. The orphanage takes in orphaned elephant babies and takes care of them until they are mature enough to fend for themselves in the wild.

Daphne Sheldrick baby elephant orphanage tour allows visitors from 11am to 12pm when they can watch them being fed with milk from feeding bottles. The baby elephants like to play alot and can be seen wallowing in the water pools and they also enjoy human affection alot.

The orphanage is manages by a conservation trust fund which was formed in 1977 by the late husband to Daphne who was also the founder warden of Tsavo National Park-The largest park in Kenya. Daphne Elephant orphanage encourages visitors to make a donation or even adopt an elephant and spend some quality family time together.

Daphne Sheldrick baby elephant sanctuary is one of the best one day nairobi city tours and safaris.

Which are the Top One Day Nairobi City Tours & Safaris 3: Giraffe center

The giraffe center is located about 6km from the nairobi national park in the Karen suburbs. This is a sanctuary for the Endangered Rothschild giraffes which are very few in the world. The giraffe center is among the most fun places for a one day nairobi city tour or safari since it allows the visitors to touch and feed the giraffes from a high platform.

The giraffe center is managed by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife -AFEW which is managing many conservation programs in Africa as well. You can make a donation and ensure that they keep working for the giraffes and they will send you occasional newsletter about their progress and projects.

The giraffe center is one of the most interesting places to visit in your nairobi city one day tours and safaris.
Sojourns Safaris offers you One (1) Day Nairobi city tours to all these attractions. To find out more on the One Day Nairobi tours, click here : One Day Visit Around Nairobi or here: Nairobi National Park Tours


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