Staying with us offers more than camping
Nairobi Tented Camp has plenty of its own attractions and part of the joy of the place is just enjoying the seclusion of the wilderness. But of course its unique location offers a whole wealth of things to do during your stay, here is a small selection:
An obvious and unmissable part of any safaris adventure best experienced at the start and end of the day.
Nairobi Tented Camp has special permission for guests to do short guided walks accompanied by a ranger up the Kisembe Valley from the camp.
DAVID SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
The saying goes – ‘an elephant never forgets’ and this couldn’t be truer, particularly
for the baby elephants that are fortunate enough to be rescued by the team at the Sheldrick Trust. So intense is an elephant’s upbringing that even when re-released into the wild the Sheldrick elephants never forget their keepers. Click here to visit
AFEW GIRAFFE CENTRE
In 1974 Jock and Betty Leslie Melville adopted their first giraffe – Daisy. After Daisy came Marlon and before they knew it the Leslie Melville’s were single handedly contributing to the rescue of the rare Rothschild giraffe. Today their legacy remains in the form of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife an education and breeding programme. In 1974 less than 100 Rothschild giraffe remained, today over 700 are in existence… eight of which can be visited at the giraffe centre in Langata.Click here to visit
KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM
The story of Karen Blixen has been made famous by her book ‘Out of Africa’ which was later turned into a film featuring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The Karen district of Nairobi was named after this resolute woman and her house stands as a reminder of her incredible belief in Kenya and determination to make her life in Africa a success. Click here to visit
The Kenya National Museum was set up in colonial times by the famous palaeontologist Louis Leakey. It showcases many of the discoveries regarding human origins made by the Leakey family and their Kenyan helpers in many parts of the country where fossil remains may be found. The museum also has in its collections many artefacts garnered from Kenya’s diverse peoples and the beautiful paintings of them by Joy Adamson of “Born Free” fame. Click here to visit
Kazuri Beads in Karen was set up by Lady Susan Wood, the wife of the founder of the Flying Doctors of Africa. A pottery, it is a great place to buy attractive ceramic beads and crockery as gifts to take home. Visitors can also enjoy a tour round the workshop and see all the woman at work. Click here to visit
Marula Studios was recently set up by Julie Church to showcase her incredible array of household accessories made from flip-flops washed up on the beach in the Kiunga Marine National Park on the North Kenya Coast. A part of the sales revenue is sent back to support Community Conservation projects in this beautiful but poor part of the country. It is a great place to buy unique, hand-made gifts (which supports Marine Conservation) and also now houses some other great gift items such Bakuli Blu pottery. Click here to visit
Utamaduni was set up to support local craftsmen by giving them a place to show and sell their hand-made artefacts such as carvings, kikois, khangas, shoes, sandals and other gift items, which are unique to Kenya. You can find almost anything in this warren of little shops, whilst for those a little less retail focused the Veranda restaurant next door, serves perfect ice cold passion juice and good Kenya coffee.Click here to visit