Benesi Safaris Kenya

Excursions in nairobi

Nairobi City Tour

From Nairobi Hotels at 0900
A tour of the city of Nairobi will recall some of the early days of this now modern city, including stops at the City Market,  Curio market, Jamia Mosque, Parliament, the monument of Jomo Kenyatta, The Kenyatta International Conference Centre ,  The Law Courts and the National Museum. Spend sometime  at the renowned National Museum, where there are spellbinding displays of early man,tribal regalia and flora and fauna of Kenya. The tour also includes a visit to the adjacent snake park..
Two options /add-ons

  • Includes lunch at a local restaurant at the conclusion of the tour
  • Joins the Karen Blixen /Giraffe Centre tour, making it a full day excursion.

Karen Blixen & The Giraffe Centre - 3hours

From Nairobi Hotels at 1400
Begin with a visit to the former home of famous novelist Karen Von Blixen.The house contains many of her original pieces along with some pieces donated by the makers of the film “Out of Africa”. The beautiful gardens boast a spectacular view of the Ngong Hills, where Denis Finch-Hatton , Karen’s lover who died in a tragic airplane accident in Tsavo,lays buried.
Stop at the Kazuri Bead Factory where you have an opportunity to see how the beads are made. Then continue to the Giraffe Centre where you have the opportunity to feed the Giraffe from an elevated platform. The nearby Giraffe Centre is a sanctuary for the rare and protected Rothschild Giraffe, one of the 3 races of giraffe found in Kenya .One may touch , and feed by hand the beautiful creatures that live in the private reserve of the Giraffe Manor.


Bomas of Kenya

From Nairobi Hotels at 1400
A short drive from the city takes you to the Bomas of Kenya, a cultural centre .The Bomas (meaning homesteads in Swahili) represents Kenya’s 1`6 ethnic group’s .During your visit you will be entertained with a variety of cultural dances and music- and have an opportunity to learn about Kenya’s diverse ethnic groups.

Nairobi National Park- 3 hours

From Nairobi Hotels at 0800 &1400
Enjoy a morning or an afternoon game drive in this National Park located within the city limits of Nairobi. Lion, rhino and a great variety of plains game can all be found within the borders of the park
Nairobi National park is only 7kms  from the city centre , and the first park to be gazetted in the country, is unique by being the only protected area in the world with a variety of animal and birds close to a major city.
The Nairobi national park is one of the most successful of Kenya’s rhino sanctuaries that already generating a stock of reintroduction in the species former range, Due to this success, it is one of the few parks that the visitor can be certain of seeing a black rhino in its natural habitat.
Visitors may also visit the adjacent Safari Walk and Animal Orphanage.
COST US$120 P.P ( MIN 2 PAX).

Carnivore Experience- 3hours

Departs from Nairobi Hotels at 1200 & 1800
Enjoy lunch or dinner at the popular Carnivore Restaurant where you can sample barbecued wildebeest, zebra, crocodile, ostrich and other types of game meat which will be brought to your table on spears. (Vegetarian dishes are also available)
In the style of a Brazilian churrasceria, 6kms from the city centre, The carnivore Restaurant is a popular spot for meat lovers.

Rift Valley Lakes- Full Day

From Nairobi Hotels at 08.00 Hrs
You will be collected from your hotel lobby. Drive west to Lake Nakuru National Park with a brief stop at The Great Rift Valley's view point, short game drive en-route to your lodge. Lunch at Lake Nakuru lodge. Afternoon games drive around the Lake.
16.00 Hrs Drive back to Nairobi arriving at around 18:00 Hrs. Drop off at your hotel or at the international airport for your departure flight.
COST US$200 P.P (MIN 2 PAX).

Orphan Animals & the Butterfly Research Centre- Half day /Full day

From Nairobi Hotels at 0930
Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage and watch the tiny orphans being bathed and learn how each one has to be loved and brought up. Then drive to the African Butterfly Research Centre. After lunch in the Caterpillar Café, visit the flying house set up by the leading lepidopterist in Kenya. COST US$90 P.P (MIN 2 PAX).
Extend this tourThis tour can be extended by joining the Karen Blixen and Giraffe Centre tour after lunch

Mamba Village

Nairobi Mamba Village resort, located in Nairobi's leafy Karen suburb, about 13 kilometers away from the hustle and bustle of Kenya's capital city. This is a replica of natural paradise, spread over 30 acres, complete with 4-star lounge and several restaurants, with seating capacity for more than 500 guests at a time. The visit of Mamba Village can be included in Nairobi's exclusive circuit alongside the Karen Blixen Museum, the Giraffe Center and the Nairobi National Park.
The crocodile farm is among the main attractions at Nairobi Mamba Village and the pens are home to an estimated 70 Nile crocodiles. Four Maasai Ostriches can also be found strutting around their pen with grace. Visitors often come into direct personal contact with them when given the opportunity to feed these gallant birds from their hands. The experience is always satisfying and exciting especially for children.

Balloon Safaris- approximately 1 hour

 Departs daily
From Masai Mara lodges at pre-dawn hours.Float gently over the grazing animals as the sun rises. On landing, enjoy a champagne breakfast in the reserve.
US$500 P.P