While not a safari destination per se, if you're overnighting in Nairobi before or after your safari, there are some excellent wildlife reserves and santuaries worth a visit.
On the outskirts of the city, you'll find Nairobi National Park. There's a variety of wildlife here to whet your appetite; plains animals like zebra, giraffe and wildebeest as well as predators like lion and cheetah and over 400 bird species. The park is a conservation education centre and the animal orphanage within the park is a sanctuary for many injured and displaced animals.
Not far from there is the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, which focuses on baby elephant and rhino that have been orphaned as a result of poaching. Mornings are the best times to visit.
In the Lang'ata region, not far from the city centre, is the Giraffe Centre. They have implemented a breeding programme for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, also with a strong conservation and education focus. You'll be able to feed these long-necked beauties by hand.
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Our 6-Day Masai Mara Budget Safari delivers some of the best game viewing opportunities in East Africa, for an affordable price. This fully guided, scheduled small group safari overnights in eco-friendly, en-suite tents along the banks of the Talek River on the edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Custom departure dates can be arranged. Book early to avoid disappointment!
This affordable 6-Day Masai Mara Wildlife Safari takes you on the journey of a lifetime to one of the best game viewing areas in East Africa. Our small-group safari is fully-guided and overnights in a luxury tented safari camp that is located in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve on the edge of riverine woodlands that overlook the Mara River. To avoid disappointment, be sure to book early!
Our 7 Day Kenyan Adventure Safari Tour introduces you to the wilder side of Kenya on an affordable budget. Explore Laikipia Plateau's sweeping plains on foot where the last of Kenya’s African wild dogs have found refuge. Discover why the Masai Mara with its lush grasslands, acacia woodlands, rolling savannahs and abundance of wildlife is one of Africa's most iconic safari destinations. In season, witness one of the world's natural wonders, the Great Migration, where one and a half million wildebeest, zebra and antelope leave the Serengeti for the Masai Mara.
Our 7 Day Classic Kenyan Conservancy Safari combines two of the most popular travel regions in Kenya — Laikipia and the Masai Mara. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, central Kenya, offers 365 km² of quality game viewing. Spend three nights at Kicheche Laikipia, situated at an active waterhole with frequent visits by elephant, black rhino, plains game and a wealth of birdlife. Then fly down the Rift Valley to an exclusive conservancy near the Maasai Mara National Park. Only a few vehicles are permitted here. Enjoy unhindered views of spectacular wildlife in some of the most breathtaking African scenery.