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Welcome to Nairobi - 'the green city in the sun;' blessed with a variety of attraction some of which include:

Nairobi City Tour
A tour of the City Center, Kenya Railway Museum, August 7th Memorial Park, Shopping areas, Parliament Buildings, Nairobi National Museum and Snake Park.

Nairobi National Museum is a museum containing the Leakey family discoveries at Tanzania's Olduvai Gorge and Koobi Fora in northern Kenya. Wildlife displays haven't been updated for years, but you may want to view the range of weapons, ornaments and headdresses of various Kenyan tribes—a good introduction to the country and its peoples. Also on view are original watercolors by Joy Adamson, who wrote Born Free, and displays of Kenya's modern history. Be sure to look in on works in the exciting new art center run by the Kuona Trust. (You can buy art in the contemporary art hall upstairs). Within the museum grounds is a snake park with live East African snakes: puff adders, black and green mambas and other reptiles. An aquarium with marine and freshwater fish recently opened on the grounds. There's a free bird walk every Wednesday, leaving at 08:30 hrs from the museum parking lot. Both facilities are open daily 09:30-18:00 hrs.

Kenya Railway Museum in Nairobi exists because of the Uganda Railway. This museum is fascinating and should not be missed, even though it's a bit hard to find. It's filled with fascinating historical photographs and relics from old trains, as well as actual trains you can climb onto. (One of them is the carriage in which Charles Ryall was dozing in 1900 when a lion seized him through the window, broke his neck and carried him off.) Located near Nairobi Railway Station and open daily 08:30-17:00 hrs.

August 7th Memorial Park - On 7th August 1998, a terrorist bomb attack on the US Embassy in Nairobi took the lives of 218 innocent people and injured several thousand others, many permanently. Others may also have perished on that fateful day, although they were never identified. Today the August 7th Memorial Park stands at the site of that terrible tragedy – a memorial to all those who lost their lives, and a tribute to the courage of the several thousand others who have had to cope with permanent injury and/or the loss of loved ones. The Memorial Park and Visitors Center is owned and maintained by a non-profit organization called the August 7th Memorial Trust.

The August 7th Memorial Trust is a private sector initiative conceived in February 1999, with the objective of building and maintaining a Memorial Park on the site of the former US Embassy building in downtown Nairobi, destroyed by the terrorist attack on August 7th 1998.

The land on which the Park stands was kindly donated by the Government of the United States of America. Following a funds drive in April 1999, the Park was finally completed and opened to the public in August 2001.

The Park has become a major landmark in the city attracting visitors and tourists from all walks of life.  Visitors to the Memorial Park may find it hard to believe that on August 7th 1998, the park was the scene of total pandemonium. A sense of quiet prevails.

The Memorial Park was built as:
A memorial to the innocent people who lost their lives as a result of the 1998 bombing.
A garden of solace for those directly affected by the tragedy.
A tribute to the courage of those who have coped with injuries sustained and/or the loss of a loved one.
A condemnation of terrorism.

Key Features to be seen at the Memorial Park
The central feature of the Park is the wall that commemorates the 218 people, who died – with each name inscribed on a granite slab.
All the plants are Indigenous Kenyan Plants:
The fountain bubbles in the centre of the park and is made in the shape of the famous Chinese sign “ The Ying Yang”-
A sculpture, made up of debris from the blast, dominates one side of the Park – striking and poignant at the same time.

The Visitors Centre
The Visitors Centre was made possible through a grant from USAID. This building was put up on the site of the former Ufundi Cooperative House, a 7 storey building that used to stand next to the Embassy, and which took the full force of the blast.

The Visitors Centre provides an excellent gallery cum exhibition area, an ultra modern conference room, audio-visual center and a conference room.

Key Features of the Visitors Centre include:-
 1) Houses exhibits that will inform the public about the history and background of the August 7th bombing;
2) Provides a venue for an archive for items of relevance to the bombing;
3) Provides a venue for researchers studying issues of terrorism and peace-building;
4) Acts as a centre for outreach to the public to educate them about the futility of terrorism and the need for peaceful coexistence;

Visitors are requested to treat each other and the gardens with respect, and to conduct themselves in a manner befitting the sanctity of the site, as many of those present will be remembering the loss of a dear one or the change in their personal circumstances.

Each of 2 pax US$

Bomas of Kenya
This is the biggest theatre in East Africa, to celebrate the culture and the heritage of the Kenya people, the Bomas of Kenya organizes traditional dances that display the diversity of the various ethnic groups that make up Kenya. It is located 15 minutes drive from the city centre just opposite the Nairobi National Park and it is opened on daily basis.

Each of 2 pax US$

Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Open daily to the public for one hour only (11:00-12:00 hrs). Located at The Nairobi National Park, Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage looks after and supports orphaned baby elephants and rhinos who have lost their mothers to poaching, death, injuries, on getting lost in the wild or other tragedies. Besides feeding, washing and walking the babies, Daphne and her dedicated staff of keepers provide emotional support to the orphans as they raise them to be released back into the wild when they are ready. It is worth a visit to the park to see the young elephants interacting with their keepers – playing, taking mud baths and being fed with milk. This is a rare sight to watch and a most memorable way to get up close to the babies and observe their playful habits, something which is not possible or even safe during your safari in the wild.

Each of 2 pax US$

Nairobi National Park
This park is conveniently located so it is ideal for business travelers and holiday makers alike, it is the only one in the whole world found within a capital city. In the dry season, this park is teaming with wildlife and there is a small migratory pattern of animals as they cross over from the rift valley in search of water in the various dams and intermittent rivers in this park. Located on the outskirts of town and easily accessible, this 44-sq-mi/114-sq-km park is fenced on the Nairobi side but open to the migration of game from the Athi plains and the Kitengela and Ngong conservation areas. It's possible to see rhinos, hippos, lions, leopard, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, warthogs, antelope and more than 400 kinds of birds (the only animals not found in this park are elephants). Consisting of plains, forests, tree lines, watercourses and deep, rocky gorges—are significant areas and landmarks: At the Impala Observation Point, you'll find (on a clear morning) an elevated, panoramic view of the Athi plains and Mt. Kilimanjaro. At this site groups often arrange for champagne breakfasts and sundowner cocktails. At the "Ivory-burning Site," President Moi ignited 60 tons of ivory recovered from poachers—a dramatic gesture indicating Kenya's disapproval of the corrupt ivory and rhino-horn trade and raising the world's consciousness about protecting endangered species. Near the hippo pools is an ideal picnic site; in this area is a nature trail shaded by acacia and shared with vervet monkeys (a ranger will guide you, if you wish). The lone tree, twisted and stunted by World War II bombing practice, became a familiar landmark on the plains and a favorite haunt of lions. Open daily 06:00-18:00 hrs. This is combined with a visit to the Nairobi Safari Walk.

Each of 2 pax US$

Karen Blixen Museum and The Giraffe Center
The restored house and grounds, with furniture and photographs of Danish author Karen Blixen, who wrote under the name Isak Dinesen, of Out of Africa fame. The house was originally a coffee plantation out in the country, but now finds itself on the outskirts of Nairobi. The quiet, tree-lined roads and large yards with older homes make this a pleasant place to visit. The Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens restaurant is next door, adjacent to a particularly interesting old settler's house. It's open for lunch noon-15:00 hrs. The museum is open daily from 09:00-18:00 hrs. This is combined with a visit to The Giraffe Center, which saved Rothschild giraffes from extinction. Now you can see them up close and even feed them. Excellent gift shop sells animal-motif souvenirs (at great prices) with profits going to wildlife preservation. open daily from 09:30-17:30 hrs. Donations to the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife appreciated.

Each of 2 pax US$

Carnivore experience. Lunch or dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant, considered "Africa's greatest Eating Experience". The Restaurant serves every type of barbecue meat imaginable, including four choices of wild game.

Each of 2 pax US$

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