Nairobi Hotels and Excursions

Gamewatchers Safaris can offer a choice of selected hotels and excursions in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The name "Nairobi" originates from the Maasai name 'Ewaso Nairobi' - translating as "The place of cold water". Founded over 100 years ago as a rail depot on the line that linked Mombasa and Uganda, it quickly evolved to become the capital of British East Africa in 1907, and eventually the capital of the independent Republic of Kenya in 1963.

The city retains its sense of the past, with an excellent museum and historical home of Karen Blixen, author of "Out of Africa". It is unique in having a national park within a few miles of the city centre where lions, rhinos and other African wildlife can be seen by visitors.

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Hotels in Nairobi

Gamewatchers Safaris can arrange your stay in a selection of leading hotels in Nairobi: The Giraffe Manor is an elegant and exclusive small hotel with highly trained staff and one of Nairobi's finest kitchens. There's also Ngong House, a truly unique experience where the guest accommodation is in treehouses and Nairobi Tented Camp - an authentic safari camp deep inside Nairobi National Park on the edge of the city.

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Excursions

During a stay in Nairobi we can arrange a number of interesting excursions including a visit to the Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Centre, the Karen Blixen Museum or the Nairobi National Park to name a few. To cost an excursion just take the per vehicle rate for a half day or full day and add the excursion cost per person as provided below. Typically one can do 1 - 2 excursions in a half day and 2 - 4 in a fully day, plus a lunch or dinner.

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Transport

Transfers in Nairobi or Mombasa can be based on 4 seater saloon cars, 6 seater minivans or 18 seater coaches while Kenya safari transport is based on 6 seater minivans or 6 seater 4x4 Landcruisers/Landrovers depending on preference.

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