BUDGET PLACES TO VISIT IN NAIROBI DURING HOLIDAYS

Nairobi park tour packages

Kenya’s capital has the best budget places to visit in Nairobi during holidays.

Nairobi is the only capital city in the world hosting a National park that can be accessed from three locations namely; Mombasa road, Langata road, and Magadi road. Nairobi is a busy city all 24/7 with people doing all manner of businesses such as trading, transport, and entertainment.

However, at night the business slows down as people retire to their homes. Whether looking for budget places to visit in Nairobi during holidays, the city offers endless spaces for you to enjoy during the Christmas and Easter season holidays.

Among the best affordable places to visit in Nairobi includes;

Nairobi Safari Walk & Orphanage

Nairobi safari walk is among the top rated affordable tour destinations in Nairobi for locals and foreigners looking for a quick wild fix once in the capital. This is a flagship project by the Kenya wildlife services to help raise conservation funds. With its raised wooden boardwalk that allows for uninterrupted views of the animals, the Safari Walk is a show case for Kenya’s Parks and Reserves, allowing visitors to discover what they can expect to see across the country. Visitors can see a sample of the country’s rich animal life including the rare bongo, white rhino, and albino zebra as well as big cats, antelopes, and primates. It is also home to some 150 species of local trees.

Nairobi safari walk fees

The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is another best rated tour destination located in the Nairobi National Park. It serves as a treatment and rehabilitation center for wild animals. The Orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons, and buffalo.

Various birds can also be viewed including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes, and ostriches.

Nairobi safari walk entry Fees

CITIZENSRESIDENTSNON RESIDENTS (USD)
Adult200Adult200Adult20
Kid100Kid100Kid10

Nairobi National Park

A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the Nairobi National Park. The biggest wildlife national reserve in the world within capital city. It is also one of the budget places to visit in Nairobi during holidays. It features wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes, and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.

Nairobi park lions

Nairobi National park entry Fees

CITIZENSRESIDENTSNON RESIDENTS (USD)
Adult400Adult400Adult35
Kid200Kid200Kid20

Giraffe Centre

The Giraffe Centre is the creation of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya), a Kenyan non-profit organization. It is an affordable tour destination in Nairobi whereby you interact with the Giraffes at close proximity. Our main purpose is to educate Kenyan school children and youth on their country’s wildlife and environment, as well as give local and international visitors an opportunity to come into close contact with the world’s tallest species, the giraffe.

Giraffe manor kissing

Giraffe center entry fees

CITIZENSRESIDENTSNON RESIDENTS (USD)
Adult400Adult400Adult15
Kid200Kid200Kid7.5

Nairobi National Museum

Nairobi National Museum is located at the Museum Hill, approximately 10 minute drive from the Nairobi city center and accessible both by public and private means. It is a top rated budget tour destination within Nairobi especially for School kids and students.

National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament, the Museums and Heritage Act 2006. NMK is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya’s past and present cultural and natural heritage. This is for the purposes of enhancing knowledge, appreciation, respect and sustainable utilization of these resources for the benefit of Kenya and the world, for now and posterity.

NMK’s mutual concern for the welfare of mankind and the conservation of the biological diversity of the East African region and that of the entire planet demands success in such efforts.

In addition, NMK manages many Regional Museums, Sites, and Monuments of national and international importance alongside priceless collections of Kenya’s living cultural and natural heritage. As an institution that must respond to the growing needs of the society, NMK is striving to contribute in a unique way to the task of national development.

National museum of Nairobi

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.

You also add Nairobi gallery and Karen Blixen to the visiting museum list.

Nairobi National Museum entry fees

CITIZENSRESIDENTSNON RESIDENTS (USD)
Adult200Adult600Adult12
Kid100Kid400Kid6

Karura Forest

The Karura Forest Reserve is an urban upland forest on the outskirts of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. It boosts of close proximity to the Nairobi central business district making it accessible throughout the year. It is ranked as a top adventure destination Nairobi especially to adventure lovers.

This remarkable geographical location and natural resource is one of the largest gazetted forests in the world fully within a city limits. It covers an area of about 1,000 ha (2,500 ac) and today is a shining example of how country-based corporate social responsibility and individual philanthropy can serve to secure and protect a country’s natural resources.

The forest offers eco-friendly opportunities for Kenyans and visitors to enjoy a leafy green respite from the hustle and bustle of the city to walk, to jog, or simply to sit quietly and experience the serenity of nature in all its diversity.

Karura forest fees

Karura forest entry Fees

CITIZENSRESIDENTSNON RESIDENTS (USD)
Adult100Adult200Adult6
Kid50Kid100Kid3

Oloolua Forest

Oloolua Nature Trail is located in the Karen neighborhood within Nairobi at the indigenous tropical dry Oloolua forest in Kenya. It is famed for its friendly and relaxing nature trails that makes it among the top 5 adventure destination within Nairobi.

Oloolua Forest hosts the Institute of Primate Research (IPR) in Nairobi which is located about 20km from the Nairobi city center in the Karen suburb.

To reach Oloolua Nature Trail in Nairobi Karen area, one has to take matatu or bus number 24 from the Nairobi city center and a light at the Karen and Bogani road junction near Karen Blixen Museum in Kenya. From the Karen and Bogani road junction, Oloolua Nature Trail is about 500 meters to your left. Alternatively, you can hail taxi or use à private vehicle.

Nature trails Karen

Oloolua forest entry Fees includes; Adults 200 and children 100

Nairobi Arboretum

Nairobi Arboretum is a 30.4 hectares of wooded landscape, an oasis close to the heart of the city situated in the Kilimani area, about 3 km from city center and adjacent to the State House. It is bounded by the Kirichwa Kubwa River, Arboretum Drive, and the Kenya Girl Guide Headquarters. The arboretum is canvased as the best picnic site within Nairobi for College students as well as general public looking for adventure, convenient, and affordable site.  The Nairobi Arboretum is one of Nairobi’s few remaining green spaces, it has shaded walkways, picnic lawns, and jogging trails.

The Arboretum was established in 1907 by Mr. Batiscombe, the then Deputy Conservator of Forests, to try out introduce forestry trees for Kenya. It was gazetted as a national reserve in 1932 and in 1996 a title deed issued by Commissioner of land designating it as a public owned reserve. It was a trial plot for fast growing exotic tree species, to meet the high demand of fuel wood required for the newly constructed Kenya- Uganda railway line and thus help save Kenya’s indigenous forests.

Picnic site Nairobi

Nairobi arboretum Entry fees for adults is Kshs.65 while kids is Kshs.27

Ngong Hills

Ngong hills forest is located in the northern tip of Kajiado County and it’s about 25Km from Nairobi city. The forest covers an area of 3077.6 ha. It is managed by Kenya Forest Service (KFS). It is hosts Kompass getaway where you enjoy adrenaline activities such zip lining, archery and cycling. It is the most preferred top hiking destination in Nairobi as well an outdoor picnic site.

Flora

The vegetation of Ngong hills forest includes exotic and indigenous tress for example pine, cypress(Exotic)sandal wood, Acacia, croton (Indigenous) mainly determined by altitude, soils type and human utilization of the land. Grazing and forest fires also determine the spatial variation in vegetation cover.  

Fauna

The forest is known to host a variety of animals which includes: buffaloes, wild pigs, porcupine, and dik-diks. These animals are residents of the forest and their movement is usually determined by factors such as drought, water, and forage availability. 

Hiking places Nairobi

Activities 

  • Hiking
  • Picnics
  • Camping
  • Viewing
  • Religious activities i.e. prayers
  • Team building
  • Weddings  

Paradise Lost

It is located within Kiambu town in Kenya, 14 kilometers from Nairobi, and about 10 minute drive from city center. Paradise Lost Resort and park, is a magnificent tourist attraction oasis within a Coffee plantation. It prides itself as an affordable tourist attraction site in Nairobi.

Paradise Lost Resort Kiambu, Kenya was discovered in 1996 by coffee farmers. Paradise Lost Resort is à beautiful scenery which oozes with beauty that the name fittingly benefits the surrounding and the nature. The main attraction at 54 acre farm Paradise Lost Resort are the caves that are eroded by the nearby Gichi River with their entrance screened by an impressive cascading Paradise Lost waterfall.

Our facilities and quality services offered makes Paradise Lost Resort extremely popular as a perfect place to spend the weekend.

Top picnic site Nairobi

At Paradise Lost you can enjoy;

  • Exploring the stone age Caves
  • A stunning waterfall
  • Picnics
  • Fishing
  • Boat riding
  • Visiting a coffee farm
  • Horse riding or camel riding
  • Nature trails
  • Bird Watching

Paradise Lost Resort fees are Ksh. 400 for adults and Kshs. 300 children.

Shedrick wildlife trust

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife and habitats.

It is the best elephant sanctuary in Nairobi.

Working across Kenya, our projects include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.

Elephant santuary Nairobi Kenya

Shedrick wildlife trust minimum donation for entry is Kshs 1,500 / US$15 per person 12 years and above, and Kshs 500 / US$5 for those under 12 years of age. This is collected upon entry, in Cash or via Mpesa, on the day of your visit. 

In conclusion, Wakenya Watalii tours travel offers affordable tour packages in Nairobi ranging from Kshs. 2,000 per person in a tour van and Kshs. 2,500 per person in a tour land cruiser.

We always ensure that we create memorable memories during the Nairobi tours that also includes country wide destinations such as the Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo, Nakuru, Samburu, Mt.Kenya, and Mombasa.

To reserve a full day or half day tour, call: +254 738 418 674 or email to bookings@wakenyawataliitourstravel.com

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