Planning Your Trip to Nairobi, Kenya could not be easier! Situated on the Indian Ocean coast, Nairobi is currently the country’s third largest city and is an extremely popular tourist destination for all budgets. Nairobi is also known as the “City of Lakes” owing to its many natural lakes, including the iconic Victoria Falls. With an endless array of activities and attractions to accommodate all budgets and tastes, there’s more to this glorious city than just its magnificent international airport.
One of the most popular activities in Kenya is the game and safari; a great way to enjoy some serious wildlife while seeing nature at its very best. Going on a game drive allows you to see the true diversity of the Nairobi landscape, from savannahs, fields, forests, and grasslands to plateaus, and is an excellent introduction to Kenya’s unique geographical features. However, if you are looking for more excitement when exploring this stunning capital, then a safari trip to Nairobi will offer the thrill of a lifetime. From an amazing assortment of zebras, giraffes, flamingos, and wildebeests to lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and mountain goats, to more tame game such as chickens, lions, buffaloes and impala, the safari to Nairobi offers something for everyone.
If you’re planning a Kenya game drive, the first day’s excursion should begin with a visit to Mombasa, the biggest city within Kenya. Here, you’ll find Mombasa harbour, which is also home to a wide variety of water sports and activities. Your afternoon in town will begin with a leisurely stroll to the ancient Fort Jesus statue, which has served as a starting point for many a battle fought against the British. If you are feeling particularly brave, you may even want to book a guided safari trip to Nairobi; here you will be pampered by local specialists and allowed to experience the true spirit of the Nairobi culture. This is also a good day to go out into the wild and backwaters to view some of Kenya’s great wildlife.
The second day of your Kenya safari should begin in Mombasa again, this time going by vehicle. Enjoy the scenic drive as you take in the flora and fauna of the area, as well as the stunning coast line and the graceful waves crashing along the coast. Once in Mombasa, you can visit the Naivasha National Park. The park is home to hundreds of thousands of Bornean elephants as well as a wide range of other animals including the large herds of Kenya cows and the Kenya deer. It is a good day to go swimming as you swim with the dolphins or watch elephant herders as they pass through the area on their way to watering stations.
The third day of your trip to Nairobi starts out with a trip to Maasai Mara, a region renowned for the Big Five wildebeests migration. Here you can camp right next to the animals and try your luck driving the animals into water, but be careful as these animals have sharp senses and very sharp teeth! You can continue on with the safari by stopping at various watering stations, such as the Wadi Dalemia Waterhole, the Turkana People’s Resource Centre, and the Nyati Safari Camp to observe the various animal activities. At the end of the day, it is best to continue onto Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi, which is always packed with visitors due to its popularity as the modern city. On your way to Nairobi from Mombasa take the time to visit the Kenyan Coast, one of the world’s busiest ports. Take a day to sample the cuisine and shop at one of the main markets before returning to Mombasa.
Your fourth day in Nairobi starts with a visit to the Kenyan coast where you can have a quiet swim and spend the day watching the waves crash onto the shoreline. After swimming you have the option of having lunch at a local restaurant before continuing onto Mombasa. For the rest of the day you have the option of visiting Kenya’s national park; Tarangire National Park, the Turkana National Park, or the Naivasha National Park. If you like you can stay overnight in one of the camps established around the parks and then return to Nairobi for a comfortable and relaxing night in bed before heading back to your luxurious hotel.