Nairobi, the largest city of Kenya, is popular for the wildlife escapades revolving around the big five. But safaris only provide a limited experience for this diverse country. Those interested in sampling its diversity can try out the following.

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and being home to the busiest international airport in Eastern Africa, it is well connected to the rest of the world by flights of major airline operators. Safari experiences of the country are famous and thousands of tourists book air tickets to the country with the intention of sampling its exotic flora and fauna. There are also many attractions in the metropolis that though not placed prominently on the radar of casual travellers, would definitely enhance the holiday experience. Following are the top tour ideas for those planning to book tickets on long-haul flights arriving at the airport of Nairobi.

Nairobi City Tour

Culture vultures purchasing tickets onboard international flights landing in Nairobi can ill-afford to check out the numerous sights and sounds, which are unique to this bustling urban settlement. The day trips commonly offered by local operators and travel agents include a visit of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which features numerous orphaned rhinos and elephants.

Kenya-Nairobi-city-tourAnother popular attraction is The Giraffe Centre, where travellers can avail of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hand feed one of the many Rothschild giraffes here. Lunch is served at The Carnivore Restaurant, which features exotic meats of the various wild creatures found in Kenya. The final stop of this day trip is the famous Karen Blixen Museum, which showcases many of the original works created by the famous novelist Karen Blixen. She lived in Kenya for a few years and wrote the famous novel Out of Africa about here experiences in the country. Other places one can choose to visit in the city include its bustling markets which sell a wide range of products ranging from regional handicrafts to herbal remedies. However those seeking to pick up souvenirs are advised to visit the market with a trustworthy local in tow and bargain to the maximum extent to get the best prices on any of the products. Being a part of the cross-city adventure and experiencing its varied sights and sounds is sure to leave one gloating about their decision to purchase tickets aboard international flights arriving in Kenya.

Hell’s Gate National Park Day Trip

This is one of the popular day trips undertaken by most travellers who travel to Nairobi aboard international flights for a holiday. The adventure starts with an early morning start from the city to reach the scenic Lake Naivasha. Along the way one may choose to stop at specific designated spots to observe and admire the beauty of the Rift Valley or partake of the sumptuous breakfast cuisine at a local cafe. The next stop is the Hell’s Gate National Park, the centrepiece of the visit and one of the few parks in Kenya that allow visitors to move around freely on foot.


The wildlife showcased at Hell’s Gate includes a wide range of birds and herbivores, while its diverse terrain includes numerous gorges, cliffs and hot springs. During lunch at the nearby restaurant, holidaymakers can sample a wide variety of local cuisines and closely observe the ways of the Kenyans. The final stop later in the afternoon, is the Elsamere Conservation Centre located on the banks of Lake Naivasha. Most local operators include the price of entry tickets for the destinations in the total price quoted for the excursion. Being part of this tour is sure to make travellers feel that the unique holiday experience was worth the monies spent in buying tickets on flights destined for Nairobi.

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