7 Day Itinerary in NairobiEdit This
Nairobi plays a fitting tribute to the wild genius of East Africa with its national parks, bird sanctuaries and exciting game viewing trails. The quaint markets, museums and historical monuments accentuate the exotic culture and heritage of Kenya. Here is a 7 day itinerary to enjoy the rugged charm of Nairobi.
Day 1-Nairobi National Park
This is the best place to get acquainted with the rich wildlife of Kenya. The Nairobi National Park houses several species of mammals including the big cats, wild buffaloes, giraffes, zebras and a host of other wild animals and birds. Hop into a jeep to enjoy a thrilling game viewing ride with an experienced guide. Visitors can also go for a nature walk at the Education Center or nurse a few sick animals at the Animal Orphanage nestled in the park.
Start with a visit to the National Museum that exhibits several items significant in shaping the region’s historical and cultural identity. There are artifacts, folk art and cultural symbols along with an array of indigenous rocks and minerals. Move to the countryside home of the celebrated writer Karen Blixen and view the vintage furniture used by her along with other interesting memoirs chronicling the author’s life.
Day 3-Riuki Cultural Center
Visit the Riuki Cultural Center for an ethnic and cultural odyssey of a traditional Kenyan hamlet. Observe practices relating to the region’s exotic culture and everyday lifestyle. There are local food items, regional tribal dances, ethnographic lectures and theatrical performances by the Kikuyu tribe. Experience the hospitality of the tribes with their folk customs and drink the locally brewed Muratina from a horn.
Day 4- The Giraffe Center
Take a trip to the Giraffe Center that preserves the endangered Rothschild giraffes. Enjoy feeding the amiable and graceful giraffes and go on a nature trail through the lush park to view over 165 species of birds.
Day 5- The Village Market
Visit ‘The Village Market’ that features more than 160 stores selling a variety of stuff from spices, jewelry and artifacts to local fabric, fresh fruits and ethnic costumes at bargain prices. There are over 300 Kenyan artisans displaying their handcrafted creations.
Day 6- Ngong Hills
Take an exciting trek through the Ngong Hills at the Great Rift Valley. The destination comprises of five peaks with the highest taking approximately 70-90 minutes to climb.
Day7- Mosques of Nairobi
Take a tour of the city’s mosques and view the intricate architecture of their dramatic arches, domes and pillars. The St Marks strip at Waiyaki Way houses the most prominent and culturally significant mosques in the region.
Nairobi is a mixed bag of natural, cultural, artistic and architectural attractions that are worth exploring with a well-chalked itinerary.
Day 1: Nairobi-Lake Nakuru
Pick up from your hotel at 0730am after the breakfast,then drive south with the first stop over in great rift valley where you will have sometimes as you take the photos as you get the history on how this valley was formed.