Jun 21, 2021

When to Book Your Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, and any other safari destination in Kenya.

Answer: We recommend booking your game drive and safari before the day your safari to Lake Nakuru National Park begins. 

Lake Nakuru National Park

As you plan to visit Lake Nakuru National Park, going for a game drive is one of the highlights of your safari. Planning how and when you want to do your game drives will affect the experience you have in your safari and the value you get from it. Considering that you have already chosen the type of safari vehicle, having a qualified and experienced driver/guide is necessary if you are to have the best game drive experience to Lake Nakuru National Park. And the best way to have a qualified guide is by planning the details of your safari beforehand. You will have enough time to ask the necessary questions regarding your game drive and also talk to your guide if deem it fit.

Booking your game drive once you arrive at the park is also possible. But you might have to put up with the uncertainties of the late planning. The guide you get from your last-minute booking at the park might not fit your preferences. 

We recommend early planning and bookings for your safari and game drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. 

If you would like to know more about the attractions and see more safaris to Lake Nakuru National Park, see this comprehensive guide to booking your Lake Nakuru National Park

To booking your safari to Lake Nakuru National Park, contact us at info@kenya-adventure-tours.com

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Oct 16, 2019

​Away, but not Far from the City; Nairobi National Park 4 hour Tour

If you are looking for place to unwind or bond with family and friends, then Nairobi National Park is the place to be. Heading out for a game drive in the Nairobi National Park allows you to experience game drives within a few minutes drive from the city center. As you head out for the half-day game drive in the Park, You will have the chance of being away, but not far from the city.

Nairobi City

Nairobi city is considered the best starting point for Safaris to the rest of the country and other destinations in East Africa. Whether you are looking forward to your first safari experience in East Africa, or are a discerning traveler looking forward to your next great Kenya adventure experience, Nairobi is a good starting p​​oint for your Kenya safari. Going for a safari within Nairobi gives you the opportunity to break off your schedule, while not being too far from the city experience. The Nairobi National park gives you the opportunity for a wild experience in close proximity to the hustle and bustle of the city life.
Nairobi National Park Tour

Transportation for the Nairobi National Park Tour

Nairobi National Park is close to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which serves several international destinations around the world. Closer to the park is the Wilson airport, which serves light aircraft and conveniently connects the capital city to the different destinations around the country. 

So, you can enjoy your Nairobi National Park game drive early in the morning, while preparing to have dinner in Mombasa, Kisumu, Masai Mara, Amboseli, or Northern Kenya. As we offer airport transfer services, you can enjoy the convenience of spending less time on the road and having more time exploring the City's wild side. You can book your airport transfer as a stand-alone service or as part of the Nairobi National Park four-hour game drive. 

 After the Nairobi National park game drive, you can either be transferred to your hotel, head off to your next Kenya Safari destination, or be transferred to the airport to catch your flight. The transportation process is efficient and done on time. You can also count on the services of our professional tour/driver guides during transportation from one destination to the next or the airport transfers. 

Other Attractions Around the City

You might take the option of a full day to explore the Nairobi National park and have some time left to visit some more attractions near Nairobi city. In this case, consider visiting the Bomas of Kenya, Giraffe centre, Karen Blixen Museum, Elephant Orphanage or embark on a guided tour around Nairobi City. 

You will have a chance to see Kenya’s different cultures celebrated through song and dance, conservation efforts meant to preserve some of Kenya's endangered animal species, learn more about Kenya's history, and experience Nairobi's vibrant culture as reflected in the people you meet. For any of the additional activities or attractions you choose to add to your itinerary, you are sure to have a memorable experience exploring the 'city under the sun'.

Other attractions and points of interest to consider during your time in Nairobi include the Nairobi Safari walk, Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National Museum & Snake Park, Karura Forest, The Forest, and more. Your ability to combine the Nairobi National Park tour with another attraction will depend on the time you have at hand. Planning beforehand will ensure you pick attractions based on the information and what you would like to see.

Booking the Nairobi National Park Half-day Tour

You can make bookings for your Nairobi National Park game drive in simple steps. You can start off by Sending us your details (Name, contact number/email, date of travel and time, number of travelers). You will then receive a response from our representative with your booking confirmation and further steps on how to secure you booking via payment. 

You can embark of this tour as a private game drive, or join a travelling party (Social distancing guidelines apply).

Ready to go for a game drive in the Nairobi National Park? 

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Sep 20, 2018

Visit the Bomas of Kenya for a Unique and Memorable Cultural Experience

This Bomas of Kenya tour, you will give you the opportunity to explore Kenya's beauty  as expressed through expression of the local people's cultural lifestyle.
The Bomas of Kenya hosts traditional song and dance as featured by members from the different Kenyan Cultural communities. It is the way of celebrating each other's differences, in a friendly and conducive atmosphere. Cultural tours cost less and are worth so much more.

The Bomas of Kenya is a perfect example of a Kenyan Cultural hot-spot, for the display of the different vibrant Kenyan cultures. It is among the few places around Nairobi City where you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the different cultural communities in Kenya at a friendly rate.

The performers are usually dressed in traditional attire, and perform in front of an eager audience. Excitement saturates the atmosphere as traditional song and dance bridge the gap between tradition and modernity. Toward the end of the dances, the excitement reaches a climax, as the audience from all over the auditorium is drawn in, and joins in the performance. The dancers, audience, and singers all join in a united frenzy of traditional dance and song. It is a place well-worth the visit during your visit to Nairobi.

You will also have the opportunity of visiting the traditional homesteads, as replicas of the various traditional homesteads around Kenya.

The auditorium opens on weekdays (2:30-4:00 pm) and weekends+Public Holidays (3:30-5:15pm). On weekends and public holidays, the management grants access to traditional villages (10:00am - 6:00pm).The entrance charges are quite friendly.

Kenya Adventure Tours offers you the opportunity to experience the Bomas of Kenya tour, for  cultural diversity as featured at a single location. Contact us for Student group visits to the Bomas of Kenya. Kenyan Local as well as international student groups have the chance of visiting this culturally-rich center.
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Oct 8, 2017

Explore Kenya's Wild in Search of the Big Five; Visit Samburu National Reserve, Masai Mara Game Reserve, and Aberdares National Park

This safari presents you with the opportunity for exploration of the arid northern Kenya frontier and the South-west plains of the Masai Mara. The Samburu National Reserve presents numerous unique species of animals and birds for the visitors' observation. A visit to the reserve will give you the opportunity to see the Rothschild giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Grevy's Zebra and the Reticulated giraffe. These are species unique to Samburu National Reserve, and the surrounding environment. The Ewaso Nyiro River cuts through the reserve, offering the only reliable source of water for animals during the dry season. The dry season is the best time for visiting the Samburu National Reserve. Predators stalk the unsuspecting prey, as thirst forces them to approach the rivers banks for a drink.

Proceed to the Aberdares National Park, where checking in to the Ark will form the highlight of your visit to this destination. The accommodation in elevated accommodation facilities enables visitors observe wildlife and take pictures from a vantage point in the balcony. Accommodation at Tree tops lodge enables visitors watch animals as they come to drink at a water pool located close to the lodge. After spending the night in Aberdares National Park, head to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, which will also mark the climax of your Big Five game safari. Engage in both morning and afternoon game-drives in Masai Mara reserve and discover the unmatched numbers of animals and birds.
Highlights: Wildlife viewing (Samburu, Aberdares, Masai Mara), cultural experiences (Samburu, Masai Mara) and scenic views.

*this safari can be customized to fit your requirements.

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Masai Mara Game Reserve, Lake Naivasha, and Amboseli National Park Wildlife Tour

This adventure tour gives you the opportunity to explore the pristine Kenyan landscape. Start-off your tour in Nairobi and proceed to the Amboseli national Park. Large elephant herds roaming in the plains of the Amboseli National Park is the main attraction in the area. Numerous bird species also inhabit the park, and this might prove an attractive tour for bird-watching enthusiasts. The Mount Kilimanjaro offers scenic views on early mornings as the suns' rays illuminate the snow-capped mountain. Later depart from the Amboseli National Park, headed for Lake Naivasha. The lake and its surrounding environment is favorable for bird-watching tours. A visit to Hell's Gate and optional boat ride at the Lake are additional activities to make your stay at lake Naivasha one worth remembrance. Proceed to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, which also marks the climax of your Kenya adventure tour. The Masai Mara is among the East-African destinations with large concentration of wildlife and additional activities for the visitor, such as balloon rides.

Highlights: The highlights of this tour are spread over the different destinations. They include Wildlife viewing, Bird-watching and recreational activities.

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Jul 14, 2017

Safari Options Available in Nairobi, Kenya

You have the desire to explore Nairobi City? Well, you will be in for a rare treat. Nairobi will serve you well as a first time or regular visitor. It is deservedly regarded as the suitable departure and end point for most safaris in the East African region. You can rarely have a dull moment in the city under the sun. The unique aspect about Nairobi is that, with some cash at hand, informed choice of attractions, and enough time to spare, you will be treated to some of the best attractions and cultural experiences available in East Africa. Some attractions and leisure spots in Nairobi offer free access, while some charge an entrance fee. Talking of Kenyan cuisine, diverse and vibrant local cultures, and history of the city - its all part of Nairobi city. Its all part of what makes Nairobi city one of the unique places in Africa. Some of the many Safari options to consider in Nairobi include;

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Karen Blixen Museum
Giraffe Centre
Nairobi National Museum & Snake Park
Carnivore Gardens
Uhuru Park
Nairobi National Park
Bomas of Kenya
Ngong Hills
City Park
Karura Forest
The Forest 

The best way is to choose an attraction based on your interests, time at hand, and how much you are willing to pay for the activity. It might prove challenging to try visit all attractions in a day. Working with an experienced local guide will prove useful as it will save you time and money. The guide will also organize your transport at a friendly rate. Depending on the length of your stay in Nairobi city, you are likely to get much value at highly reduced prices.  Having a map of Nairobi showing the local attractions might prove useful if you decide to do a lone excursion in the city. In case you are a non-resident learning few Swahili words will help you feel comfortable communicating using National language. 

Your appreciation of the beauty in Kenya's wild side will most likely start with an exploration of the safari options available in Nairobi city.

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