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Nairobi Half-Day Tour in a Museum, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center

Nairobi Half-Day Tour in a Museum, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center
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Tour snapshot
Half-day combo tour: animal conservation, giraffes, and Karen Blixen
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
104
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    104
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Manor, and the Karen Blixen Museum on a half-day tour that includes convenient pickup and drop-off at the airport or your Nairobi hotel. You can learn about wildlife conservation at a rhino and elephant orphanage, feed giraffes at Giraffe Manor, and tour Blixen’s historic house, which has gorgeous views of the Ngong Hills.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Chance to explore history and wildlife without leaving Nairobi
  • Convenient, round-trip transport from Nairobi hotels or the airport
  • Morning and afternoon departures available to suit your schedule
What to expect
Meet a driver at your hotel or at the Nairobi airport for transfer to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an animal conservation site that’s just outside Nairobi National Park. Learn about on-site conservation efforts, such as how orphaned elephants and rhinos are prepared for life in the wild. Next, head to Giraffe Manor, where you have the option to meet giraffes and feed them by hand. From there, continue to the Karen Blixen Museum, former home of the Danish author and coffee farmer who wrote 'Out of Africa.' With furniture and décor that date back to the early 20th century, the house is a fascinating glimpse into Kenya’s past. Following your time at the Karen Blixen Museum, the tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Chance to explore history and wildlife without leaving Nairobi
  • Convenient, round-trip transport from Nairobi hotels or the airport
  • Morning and afternoon departures available to suit your schedule
What to expect
Meet a driver at your hotel or at the Nairobi airport for transfer to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an animal conservation site that’s just outside Nairobi National Park. Learn about on-site conservation efforts, such as how orphaned elephants and rhinos are prepared for life in the wild. Next, head to Giraffe Manor, where you have the option to meet giraffes and feed them by hand. From there, continue to the Karen Blixen Museum, former home of the Danish author and coffee farmer who wrote 'Out of Africa.' With furniture and décor that date back to the early 20th century, the house is a fascinating glimpse into Kenya’s past. Following your time at the Karen Blixen Museum, the tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18516P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees .( David sheldrick = 15$.(Only cash) Giraffe center 15 $.(credit card only) Blixen 12$
  • Entry/Admission - Karen Blixen Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Entry/Admission - Giraffe Centre
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • All Hotels and Residencies within Nairobi city or Nearest Airport.
  • Airports:
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No restrictions. everybody can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 104 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees .( David sheldrick = 15$.(Only cash) Giraffe center 15 $.(credit card only) Blixen 12$
  • Entry/Admission - Karen Blixen Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Entry/Admission - Giraffe Centre
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • All Hotels and Residencies within Nairobi city or Nearest Airport.
  • Airports:
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No restrictions. everybody can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 104 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Karen Blixen Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Giraffe Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.0
85 reviews
Excellent
51
Very good
15
Average
7
Poor
7
Terrible
5

N.G.
4 contributions
Mar 2022
Eric, our driver, was very friendly and knowledgeable, not only of the places we visited but the city as well. He arrived on time to pick us up and went over the schedule for the day. At the Giraffe Center, we were able to focus on feeding the giraffes while Eric took pictures and videos of us. We had a wonderful time. This tour is such a great value, there were other tours that we looked at that were much more expensive. We were very happy with the tour and would gladly take it again if we are ever back in Nairobi.
Written 11 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Safarilinks2
Thank you for taking your time to write such a wonderful review about the tour with our guide Eric. We are glad you had a fantastic time with us during the day tour We look forward to serving you again in future.
Written 12 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Burger M.
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Very spontaneously I booked this beautiful Tour. I was so lucky to get a extraordinary Guide, Douglas,
who was very knowledgeable about Nairobi in general as well as all the interesting and nice places in and around the city.
Since i was travelling alone, he accompanied me in every place up to the main entrance, explained to me everything and assisted me where help was needed.

After every visit (Giraffecenter - Elephant Orphanage – Karen Blixen Museum)
i never had to wait or look for him, he was always at the right time in the right place 😊

Douglas had the ability to give a visitor the feeling not just to be a tourist but a good friend!

Thank you Douglas for a wonderful day 🙏
Written 25 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Safarilinks2
Dear Burger-Mar. Thank you very much for booking our tour and taking your time to write avery Good review about the experience you had during the tour with our guide Douglas. We will not hesitate to let Douglas know you commented him. We welcome you again to sample more of our tours in future. Thank you once more.
Written 25 April 2022
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Johan G
New York City, NY111 contributions
Alex was great as he tried very hard to find you animals for you to see at the Nairobi park. We were able to see giraffes, lions, rhinos, etc. we also visit the giraffe centers and feed them. Stop at a Gift shop plus the Karen Blixen Museum I gave them 4 stars because they didn’t mention that the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphaned Was closed. A little heads up would of been nice but the rest of the trip was fine.
Written 3 August 2021
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Dear johan2k5, Thank you for taking your time to write a review about your experience about the day tour with our guide alex, we are glad you liked it. the David sheldrick elephant orphanage is now open
Written 4 August 2021
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pamelaew
Musanze District, Rwanda6 contributions
I enjoyed the Karen Blixen Museum and the Giraffe Center.
But I did not go to the Elephant Orphanage and was not told that there was a limit and that I didn’t make the 100 visitor limit and after my Giraffe Center visit. Douglas the driver lied to me continually:
1) You’ll be able to get into a group on the next day; 2) he said that he would refund a portion of my money. Of course, he never did.
I’m very disappointed that Trip Advisor has such despicable people on its payroll.
Thank You for allowing me to voice my complaints.
Pamela Watkins
Written 3 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Safarilinks2
Thank you for taking your time.tiwrite a review about the tour.the elephant orphanage has limited spaces for guests and one needs to book the tour more than 24hours before the day of visit.
Written 4 May 2022
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AlexJ
8 contributions
Honestly it was so nice. Unfortunately the elephant shelter was closed so we went elsewhere but we ended up visiting the giraffe center, the karen blixen museum and had lunch in a very pretty area. We also arranged with Alex to take us to the national park which was incredible. Alex was truly a sweetheart and I had beyond an amazing time. Here are some mesmerizing photos that cannot begin to explain how great Alex and the tour was:
Written 2 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Safarilands
Thank you for taking your time to write such a nice review about your experience with our guide Alex during the day tour. w are pleased you had a wonderful time during the tour. Looking forward to serving you again in future.
Written 3 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anna R
1 contribution
May 2021
People should know that the elephant orphanage has been closed for a year. This fact isn't mentionned on the advertisement. You also have to pay extra if you want to be dropped of at the airport.

In the end, you pay 50 USD for a ride to the museum and the Giraffe Center. The company should clearly inform clients that the elephant orphanage is closed and adapt the price of the trip, or think about another activity to offer to clients.
Written 6 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Safarilinksaf
Thank you for writing about your review about elephant orphanage. we highly regret that you were disappointed by the closure, we will update the information on the website so that clients can know
Written 7 May 2021
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Roberto
11 contributions
Feb 2020
Very nice experience particularly if you don't have much time in Nairobi. Visting the Blixen museum and walking through the garden of the estate brings back very good memories. Elephants & giraffes were all so lovely and very friendly to people.
First time feeding a giraffe.
Lunch was also good and whilst we were waiting for the food some local guys entertained the restaurant guests with some acrobatic games.
Thank you for this lovely day!
Written 15 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Safarilands
Hello, It was indeed a pleasure to be of service to you. well noted and we are glad this was a wonderful amazing day for your with our highly rated guide/driver Alex no doubt you enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you once more.
Written 19 February 2020
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Guillaume B
Copenhagen, Denmark6 contributions
Feb 2020
Nice tour but it took way too long. Mainly due to two participants who spent nearly 1h30 (!) shopping at one of the stop and delayed the whole tour. But basically everything took more time than planned. Alex was super nice, but he should have been more firm. In the end, out of 7 participants, 5 got very frustrated. 2 even had to skip the last stop because they had to go to their hotel. Not ok.
Also I was supposed to be picked at 9:00. Had to wait 30 minutes, then I was driven to a shopping mall where we waited again (at least) half an hour because the first stop (the elephant orphanage) opens at 11:00. That was too much waiting.
Also know that you will stop at a gift shop and then at a pretty expensive restaurant for lunch. This was not mentioned in the tour description, I actually chose this tour because I didn't want to waste time shopping. In the end we had to wait looooooooooong time for the others to shop :-(
Written 29 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear guillaumeb219, Thank you very much for booking our tour and submitting such an elaborate review about your experience . we are glad you recon the tour was nice and guide was a nice person, however at some point you should know where you book a joining tour it happens some participants have their ow interests and it is somehow hard for the guide to fully control them. with the crazy traffic in Nairobi city ,some times it is delayed for pick up due to your own location and proximity to the starting point 30 minute minus or plus is due to this unavoidable logistical arrangements. we will rectify areas of concern and be more cautious in trimmings so that it does not take long as you have pointed out .
Written 1 March 2020
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Chris N
3 contributions
Dec 2020
I had a great experience. Eric (the driver) came to pick me up early. He provided a lot of information during the tour. He even helped me negotiate some prices with some artists and sellers. It went really well.
Written 12 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking your time to write a review about your experience with us we are glad you had amazing time with our guide Eric.
Written 12 December 2020
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Kathrine M
11 contributions
Wonderful Day. We booked this tour last mindre the Night before and Douglas was very helpfull and fast respondent to meet our desires. The 1/2 day was full of impressions, varied and inspiring but never stressfull and we enjoyed every second. Thank you Alex for great guidance and help
Written 18 February 2020
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Safarilands
Hello, It was indeed a pleasure to be of service to you. well noted and we are glad this was a wonderful amazing day for your with our highly rated guide/driver Alex no doubt you enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you once more.
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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