Half-Day David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, And Karen Blixen Museum Tour From Nairobi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All Hotels
    and Residencies within Nairobi city or Nearest Airport.
    Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi KenyaWilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Spend a wonderful half day with giraffes and baby elephants and exploring the historical Karen blixen museum. The tour visits the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: A Haven for Elephants and Rhinos, and the Karen blixen museum dedicated to the writer of the book Out of Africa.
Spend approximately 1 hour at the mamba village resort for lunch and you may also like to visit the crocodile park in the resort ( own expense which is optional).


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Get up-close to native wildlife

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Stop At: Karen blixen museum, Nairobi

Karen Blixen house puts you right in the movie, Out of Africa
The history of the institution dates back in 1910 when a museum was established in Nairobi by the then East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society [currently the East African Natural History Society.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi National Park provides a safe haven to orphaned baby elephants rescued by the DSWT. The Nursery provides the first stage in the hand-rearing and development of milk dependent baby elephants. Once they graduate from the Nursery, aged 2-3 years, the elephants move to one of the DSWT's Reintegration Centres in Tsavo East National Park, from where they will ultimately return to the wild.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Giraffe centre, Nairobi

The Giraffe centre is the creation of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya), a Kenyan non-profit organisation. Our main purpose is to educate Kenyan school children and youth on their countrys wildlife and environment, as well as give local and international visitors an opportunity to come into close contact with the worlds tallest species, the giraffe.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nairobi mamba village, Nairobi

Nairobi mamba village resort, located in Nairobis leafy Karen suburb, about 13 kilometers away from the hustle and bustle of Kenyas 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.

Duration: 1 hour


Local taxes

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Fuel surcharge

Bottled water


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Food and drinks


Entrance fees . ( David sheldrick = 5$. Giraffe center = 10 $.Karen Blixen 13

Entry/Admission - Karen Blixen Museum

Entry/Admission - David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Entry/Admission - Giraffe Centre

Entry/Admission - Nairobi Mamba Village

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant meals not included

Wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 61 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Feb-2020

    Unbeknown to me this is an add on tour. The actual group starts at 6am. The tour coordinator didnt count me into the vehicle so I had to squish in the middle of the front seat. The driver picked me up and had to waste 1.5 hours for us to meet up with the actual group. He did take me to a souvenir shop so that was nice. Elephants were nice. But it was super crowded and seriously i would skip it if u have already seen elephants. The Karen museum i did skip but the few who did it said it was great. Our driver was willing to take us to a shop not listed in the tour. Dinner was expensive and took 1.5 hours. We rushed to the giraffe center. It was the highlight for me. It was wonderful and not overly crowded. I would have paid just for a driver to take me just to here. Amazing. If i compared it to a tour in the USA i would have been frusterated and disappointed. However, it isnt USA and I was happy to get out. We were 2.5 hours late getting back to the hotel. But hey it seems normal in Kenya that times are only a suggestion.

  • 31-Oct-2019

    Visiting the orphanages's were fantastic experience.
    I have mixed thoughts on the museum. It was not what I expected and disappointing to pay so much money and to be told we have to leave a tip for the guide. The museum was not worth what the entry fee. I wish could of been given the option not to go on the museum tour.
    Entry fees were not outlined clearly on the website before purchasing the tour. This came up once I had booked the tour. So basically the tour only included transport.
    The guide that drove us around was pleasant.
    The bus was old and the seat I was told to sit in was broken (the seat that moves to allow people to get in the back of the bus). I had to ask if I could sit in the front due to the broken seat. This made my trip more comfortable.

  • 15-Jul-2019

    Amazing day watching Elephant calves play in the mud, feeding giraffes and a bit of history with Karen Blixen and out of Africa

  • 09-Jul-2019

    The only thing you’re getting for this price is a driver. It’s too expensive, and not worth the money.

    There was a lot of just waiting around. We had tree different drivers, and had to change cars. Not very smooth.

    They also took us to a gift shop, and stayed there for 30 minutes. It was not in the description, and I did not like that.

    The restaurant they took us to was pricey, and the food was bad.

    I would recommend going to the elephant orphanage and giraffe park, but take en Uber! An Uber will take you straight there, and cost a lot less.

  • 01-May-2019

    My mother and I enjoyed the half day tour to the giraffe centre, elephant sanctuary and the Karen Bliksen museum. Our driver Alex was flexible as we changed our pickup place a night before. He arrived 10 mins early and was already waiting for us when we were done.

    The tour ended up being with just us two on the day, so we took our time at the different sites. The Giraffe centre was absolutely heart warming, getting to feed the giraffes was awesome and the talk by the guide was great.

    The elephanat sanctuary was just as amazing as we watched the baby elephants being fed their milk. It was also heartwarming to hear the conservation stories from the centre and the good work that is being done.

    The Karen Bliksen museum was also informative and was super nostalgic with the "Out of Africa" memorabilia.

    Our driver also stopped off at a nice restaurant after the busy day.

    The only thing that was disappointing was that Alex was just a driver, not really a guide. He really didn't share much with us on the journey and couldn't really answer questions about some of the places we saw on the way. This was disappointing as we had read reviews about one of the drivers James who was apparenlty great and gave extra information.

    The mini van was also very old and the seatbelts were rusted and some of them did not work.

  • 21-Sep-2017

    If you only have a half day to visit I highly recommend this tour. The elephant orphanage is tremendous,we actually adopted a baby elephant. The giraffe center is a quick stop to admire these amazing animals and feed them,and finally if you are a fan of the movie Out of Africa as I am you will really get a kick out of visiting the home of Karen Blixen. The driver picked us up at the hotel where we stored our luggage and then off to the airport to fly to Arusha.

  • 17-Jul-2017

    This was a great experience and a perfect way to see some of the top attractions around Nairobi. Each of the three places was special and unique. My only disappointment was that the gentleman who accompanied, Douglas, us served more as just a driver than as an actual guide. He would provide information when asked, but did not lead a tour and instead just drove us to the three places. It would have been nice to have been given more details about Nairobi, it's history and all, as we were going to the places. He was also about 15 minutes late getting us to the elephant orphanage, so we lost the first part of the talk. But, he later allowed us time to go eat at the Carnivore Restaurant, and so overall the experience was a very nice one.

  • 01-Jan-2017

    Possibly over-priced as there are very enthusiastic, and cheaper, taxi drivers willing to drive you to and from destinations. But my guide was happy to deviate from the route to show me places of interest and was well-defined in history, issues and possible future of Nairobi