Day Trips: Nairobi One (1) day trips are full day tours from Nairobi city from one of Nairobi hotels to view Kilimanjaro, Masai mara, Amboseli, lake Nakuru, lake Naivasha, mt Kenya, Hellsgate, Nairobi park, Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage, giraffe centre, karen blixen among others. Nairobi 1 day trips are offered as private or joining in shared group safaris or even as solo game drives. These are the top 3 nairobi day trips to take while on a layover or if you have an extra day in the city.
1. Amboseli National park Day Trip
Amboseli national park day trip is one of the most popular full day tours from nairobi city. The one day trip to amboseli is popular since many people visiting nairobi would wish to see the highest peak in africa which is mt kilimanjaro only 215km south west of nairobi city. Mt Kilimanjaro is located inside Tanzania and borders amboseli to the Kenyan side. The best views of this mountain are seen from the Kenyan side. A one day amboseli national park day tour itinerary is as below:
Amboseli National Park 1 (one) Day Trip Itinerary
5:00am: Pick up from your nairobi hotel by our driver guide
9:00am: Arrival at the amboseli national park and start viewing the mountain and the many elephants here
11:00am: Further game drive looking for the cheetahs and lions in the park
1:00pm: Enjoy a picnic lunch at the observation hill while watching the hippos, elephants and antelopes in the pond
2:00pm: One more game drive in the park as you exit for nairobi.
3:00pm: Exit the park with enroute game drive.
Cost of Amboseli 1 day trip: Usd 190 in a group of 4 persons
2. Lake Nakuru National Park Day Trip
Lake nakuru is an alkaline rift valley lake which is located in a park by the same name. The lake nakuru 1 day trip is a favorite with bird watching groups interested in seeing the millions of flamingos. The lake is home to more than 600 species of birds including lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalos, hyenas, zebra, gazelles, hippos, giraffes, rhinos and many other wildlife. Lake nakuru national park is a 177sqkm and is fully fenced. The park is 160km north west of nairobi and right inside the great rift valley. It is easy to reach from nairobi and the roads are paved all the way. A lake nakuru one day trip itinerary looks like the one below:
Lake Nakuru National Park 1 (one) Day Trip Itinerary
6:00am: Depart Nairobi for lake nakuru passing through the great rift valley.
6:30am: Make a scheduled stop on the estern escarpment of the Rift valley to look into the valley below.
9:00am: Arrive in nakuru national park and start your game drive around the lake and the acacia forest.
11:00am: Visit the makalia water falls and the baboon cliff to have a panoramic view of the park.
1:00pm: Have a packed lunch at the airstrip or the makalia falls
2:00pm: Continue with an afternoon game drive as you exit the park
3:00pm: Exit the park for a drive back to nairobi after watching all the birds flamingos, and animals
3. Mt Kenya National Park 1 Day Hiking Trip
Mt Kenya national park is located some 175km north of Nairobi in Central Kenya. The mountain is the second highest in Africa standing at 5199m above sea level. It has three peaks Nelion, Batian and Lenana which are visible on a clear day. The mountain is very popular with day trips where you can go in a day and climb up to 4200m to have the greatest views of the peaks close up. A hiking day trip to mt Kenya starts early and you will have a guide to climb with. The vehicle actually drives up to Old Moses camp (3300m) on Sirimon route or up to the met station (3050m)on Naro moru route. You only have to walk about 1200m past the rainforest to get to the alpine region which is plain with clear views of the peaks. A one day hiking in mt Kenya itinerary looks like the one below:
Mt Kenya 1 Day Hike Itinerary
5:00am: Depart Nairobi for mt Kenya with breakfast enroute
8:00am: Arrive at the Sirimon gate and enter into the park. The vehicle will drive you to the Old Moses camp
10:00am: Start your hike from Old Moses through the rain forest and into the alpine /moorland region
11:00am: Enjoy the views of the peaks from the observation point or proceed on to Mackinders valley
1:00pm: Enjoy a lunch at the picnic site on the moorland
2:00pm: Take lots of photos and start the descent back to old moses camp where the car is waiting for you.
4:00pm: Drive back to the Sirimon gate and out of the park heading back to Nairobi after a great 5hr -6hr trek
7:00pm: Arrive back in Nairobi and check back in to your hotel.
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