Senior Travel in Nairobi

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Nairobi exudes the wild spirit of West Africa with panache and features several attractions and things to do for senior travelers. Tough not one of the easiest and comfortable places to travel to, this one’s a sure shot winner for senior visitors looking for pure adventure and unconventional exploratory pursuits. Here are some ideas for senior travelers to make the most of their trip to Nairobi.

National Museum

This is a  storehouse of some nice and rare pieces from Kenya’s historical, cultural and artistic legacy. The Museum exhibits everything from pre-historic memorabilia and well-preserved animal fossils to ethnic tribal folk art displays and other items chronicling Nairobi’s exotic culture. Some of the finest artistic masterpieces in the museum are the People of Kenya tribal portraits and the Kenyan flower watercolors by J. Adamson. The ‘Early Man’ section features fossils straight out of the pre-historic era along with the Geology Gallery that has a stunning collection of minerals and rocks.

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park is located approximately 15 minutes from the main town center of Nairobi and houses more than 60 rhinos along with over 75 varieties of mammals including lions, cheetahs, giraffes, wild buffaloes, warthogs, zebras, leopards, ostriches and many more. There are also hundreds of rare and exotic indigenous birds that grace the wetland park region along with a few migratory species that can be spotted occasionally. The park also features an Animal Orphanage that nurses sick and abandoned animals back to health and an Educational center that conducts Safari Walks. The entrance fee is 500 Kenyan Shillings for adults and 200 Kenyan Shillings for children.

The Village Market

The Village Market located at approximately 6 miles from the Gigiiri city center features over 160 stores selling an array of colorful, traditional artifacts and cultural symbols along with local jewelry, printed fabric and fresh local produce. The destination also houses a few restaurants and a movie theater.

Karen Blixen Museum

This is a nice farmhouse museum and historical home that was inhabited by the celebrated author of Out of Africa-Karen Blixen. The author lived here from 1924 to 1931 and the quaint country side home exhibits several memoirs from her life.

Nairobi may not be the first name to come up for senior travel, however it does have some interesting attractions like museums, national parks and local flea markets that are great for sightseeing and bargain shopping.

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