Amazing Nairobi

Jaydee Travels would like to take you through some of the amazing things you can do while in Nairobi, The capital City of Kenya. Let us tour Nairobi.

Transfers within the City

When you get to Nairobi Either by Air, Road or Rail (SGR) you can get an Uber Taxi Service to move you around the city at a fee that is reasonable. Other modes of transport are the BodaBoda Riders or Public Matatus.

Talking of Amazing Nairobi Matatus ….this are pimped buses with creative graphics, music and tv screens on board to entertain the travelers. It’s just an adventure to just board one.

Accomodation

We have a lot of good hotels and apartments in the city. For today I recommend Brandy Bus Karen. At 10,000 Kshs per night that can accommodate a maximum of 4.

An old-school bus that has been revamped into a cozy and distinct Airbnb home. Tucked away in the serene beautiful suburbs of Karen it is a perfect place to escape.

The Bus is close to many tourist attractions, restaurants, bars and close to both airports. All shopping,banking etc are accessible nearby.

There are two double beds upstairs and two small single beds downstairs that also serve as sofas. There is outdoor seating and an outdoor fireplace.

Guest access
Guest have access to the entire bus and surrounding garden including the tennis court.

Other things to note
Please note there is an unfenced swimming pool on the property so do not let children out of the bus area unsupervised.

Nairobi National Park

Referred to the Worlds National Park, it’s about 20km from the Kenyatta international airport, 6 Kms from the Wilson Airport and about 9 kms from the Central Business District (City Centre) Nairobi.

Home to the four of the big five. While here you will see black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and a variety of birds.

Here you will see rhino sanctuary for breeding and restocking other parks, Over 400 bird species with about 20 European species migrants, Picnic Sites you will definitely enjoy your day.

Park Fees are in two categories:

Resident – 400 adult, 200 for a Kid.  Non Resident – 35 dollars adult, 20 dollars for a kid.

CARNIVORE

Beast of a Feast – a variety of meats including ostrich, crocodile and camel, are roasted over charcoal and carved at your table. An open-air restaurant in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. Its about 11km from the park and 10km from the City Centre. Here you can have your lunch have some drinks and get a lot of entertainment to cover your afternoon.

DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST

Elephant sanctuary – about 17km from the  city center, here you will see orphaned elephants that are fed between 11am to 12 noon daily. One of the caretakers of the elephants will tell stories of each elephant and you can adopt a baby elephant at an annual fee of 5000 kshs. With that you can have an evening appointment with the elephants and have a more close contact with elephants.

The baby elephants are kept there until they get to an age that they can be released back to the parks.

The main objective of this project is to educate the humanity how this elepants become orphans and how you can prevent this happening in the future.

Entry Fee 500 Kshs

GIRAFFE CENTRE

Next to David Sheldrick….established in order to protect the endangered giraffe that are found only in the grasslands of East Africa. The main purpose is to educate Kenyan school children and youth on their country’s wildlife and environment, as well as give local and international visitors an opportunity to come into close contact with the world’s tallest species, the giraffe.

Entry Fee 400 for Resident and 1500 for non-resident

MAASAI MARKET

An open-air markets you can find curios, paintings, drawings, clothes and fabrics, jewellery and wood-carvings. Below are locations each day of the week within the city.

  • Tuesday: Westgate Shopping Mall in Westlands (the upper car park) relocated to Kijabe Street opposite the Norfolk Hotel
  • Wednesday: Capital Centre on Mombasa Road near the airport
  • Thursday: Nakumatt Junction Shopping Mall on Ngong Road
  • Friday: Village Market in Gigiri (the upper car park)
  • Saturday: The High Court parking lot in the city center (behind the Hilton)
  • Sunday: Yaya Centre in Hurlingham

Kenyatta Internationa Conference Centre (KICC)

a 28-story building located in Nairobi within the city centre…  KICC is the largest Convention centre in Eastern Africa with the capacity to hold a large number of delegates. The largest room, The Tsavo ballroom has the capacity to host over 4000 delegates.

RoofTop entry 150 for residents, 400 for non-resident.

MAMBA VILLLAGE

13 Kms from the city centre..home to over 70 nile crocodiles the biggest in africa. The view of the crocodiles is exciting, the creative lake created in an African map.

GO KARTING

Located next to carnivore grounds.

Nairobi’s most thrilling venue – the place to chill with your friends. Between and after your racing, enjoy great food and drink at their sports Bar and Restaurant.

Charges:

 5 – 8 Years  Ksh900
 9 – 12 Years  Ksh1000
 13 – 16 Years  Ksh1100
 17 – Adults  Ksh1300

KARURA FOREST

Urban Forest – around 10 kms from the City Centre.  You can do your own exercises whilst at the forest, Cycling through the nature trails, A perfect place for outdoor activities.

 

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