Embracing Nairobi: A 5-Day Cultural Exploration

Durations5 Days

Tour TypeKenya Safari

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Overview Explore Nairobi’s bustling downtown district like a local during this private, full-day tour. Learn about Kenya’s rich cultural and natural heritage during a visit to the Nairobi National Museum, with admission tickets included. Learn about the 1998 bomb blast that rocked the city at August 7th Memorial Park. And enjoy panoramic city views from the top of the Kenyatta International Conference Center. A full-day private Nairobi city tour: National Museum, Memorial Park, Conference Center Enrich your visit with insider knowledge from your own personal tour guide Relax with comfortable ground transfers, including hotel pickup and drop-off All admission tickets are provided, plus complimentary bottled water

Nairobi National Museum Start your day with a visit to the Nairobi National Museum, which is situated on Museum Hill, a short distance from the city center. The museum offers a unique display of Kenya’s rich heritage, both cultural and natural. Marvel at Ahmed, the massive elephant, who became a symbol of Kenya at the height of the 1980s poaching crisis is displayed here. He was placed under 24-hour guard by President Jomo Kenyatta. Explore the museum’s permanent collection, through the hall of Kenya, some ethnological exhibits such as the extraordinary Kalenjin cloak made from the skins of Sykes Monkeys and a mosaic map of Kenya made from the country’s butterflies. Ne Read more 2 hours • Admission Ticket Included 2 Kenyatta International Conference Center This will be our next stop.

The iconic 28-storey building is located along Harambee Avenue in the City Square of Nairobi. The skyscraper’s rooftop provides a 360-degree picturesque panoramic view of the city center and its horizons. Only then can one appreciate the beauty and complex pattern that it embodies. We will then proceed to the Nairobi view point on the recreational grounds of an ordinary Kenyan, Uhuru Park as we learn more on its historical significance to the Kenyan Nation-State. Chronologically will find our way into the Central Business District. As we walk, we will share tales told in real-time by your guide of the history of pre-independence Nairobi

Memorial Park Next, (optional tour), we will continue with our tour traversing through parliament road, unto harambee avenue, unto August 7th Memorial Park, bomb blast site. Born out of tragedy, the August 7th Memorial Park stands as a symbol of peace & hope amidst the challenges of our world today. The park stands at the site where the former United States Embassy used to stand. Here, you will learn & appreciate the importance of peace world over as you visit the memorial museum. The memorial museum was created to honor those who lost their lives during the tragic event on August 7th 1998. The center also tells stories of those who survived & for those whose lives Admission Ticket Not Included

KOBE TOUGH beads & leather This is a pottery company that makes one of the world most beautiful beads. You will be shown firsthand all the stages from the start to the finish. It’s also a unique factory as it employs single mother parents from the poor neighborhood who earn a living to support their families. It’s a women empowerment center for the community. The center was started by women who formerly worked for Kazuri beads factory when it shut down during the pandemic. This was reprieve for them as they could continue to provide for their families.

Utamaduni Craft Centre After exciting beads factory tour, we will continue to utamaduni crafts center. The best African craft shop in Nairobi, Utamaduni is a must to drop into on the way to some of the exciting venues in Nairobi’s green suburb of Karen/Langata, known for the famous writer, Karen Blixen’s original farm with beautiful views of the Ngong hills. Incorporate a visit to this unique house of crafts on the day of your visit Nairobi. The shop, a converted Kikuyu house with 18 shops, is a treasure trove of African crafts, antiques and art, with friendly staff to assist and help pack or ship if needed. After shopping stop and have refreshments in the large beautiful garden restaurant