Nairobi Cultural and Historical City Tour with a Local

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8 hour 0 minutes (approx.) Mobile ticket Offered in: English
Overview

Discover the beating heart of Kenya with our specially designed one-day cultural and historical tour of Nairobi, a city renowned for its vibrancy, diversity, and rich heritage. Experience a perfect blend of past and present, urbanity and nature, all within the bustling capital. From colonial-era history to cultural performances, and from wildlife conservation to local craftsmanship, Nairobi distinctive charm is sure to captivate every traveler. Start your journey through time at the Nairobi National Museum, where Kenya cultural and natural heritage is beautifully showcased. Immerse yourself in Kenya diverse cultures at the Bomas of Kenya, and finally, experience the colorful crafted artifacts at the utamaduni craft Centre. Get ready to explore, learn, and be inspired as we navigate the best of what Nairobi has to offer.

What's Included
  1. Entry/admission at Bomas of Kenya
  2. Pick up and drop off at your hotel/residence
  3. Entry/admission at the KICC
  4. Private transport & bottled drinking water
  5. Entry/admission Nairobi National Museum
  1. Lunch available for purchase
  2. Tips & gratuities
Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your
7/16/2020 - 6/21/2024
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

End Point

Queen Victoria Statue
30/A, Nrupathunga Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
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What To Expect

Start your day with a visit to the Nairobi National Museum, which is situated on Museum Hill, a short distance from the city center. The museum offers a unique display of Kenya's rich heritage, both cultural and natural. Marvel at Ahmed, the massive elephant, who became a symbol of Kenya at the height of the 1980s poaching crisis is displayed here. He was placed under 24-hour guard by President Jomo Kenyatta. Explore the museum's permanent collection, through the hall of Kenya, some ethnological exhibits such as the extraordinary Kalenjin cloak made from the skins of Sykes Monkeys and a mosaic map of Kenya made from the country's butterflies. Next hall is the birds of east Africa exhibit, a huge gallery of at least 900 stuffed specimens. Then follows the great hall of mammals. Cradle of Humankind, the highlight of which is the Hominid Skull Room – an extraordinary collection of skulls that describes itself as ‘the single most important collection of early human fossils in the world’.

Nairobi National Museum

This will be our next stop. The iconic 28-storey building is located along Harambee Avenue in the City Square of Nairobi. The skyscraper’s rooftop provides a 360-degree picturesque panoramic view of the city center and its horizons. Only then can one appreciate the beauty and complex pattern that it embodies. We will then proceed to the Nairobi view point on the recreational grounds of an ordinary Kenyan, Uhuru Park as we learn more on its historical significance to the Kenyan Nation-State. Chronologically will find our way into the Central Business District. As we walk, we will share tales told in real-time by your guide of the history of pre-independence Nairobi and post-independence Nairobi. We will walk through the city visiting different landmarks, including KICC, Kipande house, among others.

Utamaduni Craft Centre

Next, (optional tour), we will continue with our tour traversing through parliament road, unto harambee avenue, unto August 7th Memorial Park, bomb blast site. Born out of tragedy, the August 7th Memorial Park stands as a symbol of peace & hope amidst the challenges of our world today. The park stands at the site where the former United States Embassy used to stand. Here, you will learn & appreciate the importance of peace world over as you visit the memorial museum. The memorial museum was created to honor those who lost their lives during the tragic event on August 7th 1998. The center also tells stories of those who survived & for those whose lives were changed forever by the 1998 terrorist bombing of the US embassy. After these reflections & appreciation of the importance of peace we will have a quick view of down-town Nairobi to have a feel & experience of the day-to-day life of the ordinary Kenyan. Our city tour will continue now to beads women factory.

August 7th Memorial Park

This is a pottery company that makes one of the world most beautiful beads. You will be shown firsthand all the stages from the start to the finish. It’s also a unique factory as it employs single mother parents from the poor neighborhood who earn a living to support their families. It's a women empowerment center for the community. The center was started by women who formerly worked for Kazuri beads factory when it shut down during the pandemic. This was reprieve for them as they could continue to provide for their families.

Kenyatta International Conference Center

After exciting beads factory tour, we will continue to utamaduni crafts center. The best African craft shop in Nairobi, Utamaduni is a must to drop into on the way to some of the exciting venues in Nairobi's green suburb of Karen/Langata, known for the famous writer, Karen Blixen's original farm with beautiful views of the Ngong hills. Incorporate a visit to this unique house of crafts on the day of your visit Nairobi. The shop, a converted Kikuyu house with 18 shops, is a treasure trove of African crafts, antiques and art, with friendly staff to assist and help pack or ship if needed. After shopping stop and have refreshments in the large beautiful garden restaurant and if you are a bird watcher the many exotic birds will keep you entertained. Make sure you make utamaduni a part of your Kenya holiday itinerary.

Bomas of Kenya

After lunch(optional) we will proceed to experience the rich cultural heritage of Kenya. Enjoy the rich culture from the 53 ethnic communities in Kenya through traditional folklore dances, & a very informative session as we explore & visit the different homesteads to see for yourself the actual real life of our people. Bomas of Kenya mainly preserves, maintains and promotes the rich diverse cultural values of all ethnic communities. Daily performances include a selection of more than 30 traditional dances of the different ethnic groups in Kenya, and one of the most impressive performances is the Samburu and Maasai warriors. End of tour

Additional Info
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  3. Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  4. All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  5. Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  6. Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  1. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time
  2. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  3. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  4. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  5. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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