1 Day Nairobi Tours | Sojourn Safaris | Nairobi Kenya Day Excursions
1 Day Nairobi tours are short one day tours from one of Nairobi hotels to parks like Amboseli, Nakuru, Nairobi park, Longonot and Aberdare. Nairobi 1 day tours are offered for hiking, game drive, game viewing, mount Kilimanjaro viewing, Mt Kenya viewing, photographic tours, birdwatching tours and many more.
Amboseli National Park Day Tour
Amboseli national park is a 390 sqkm area some 232km south west of Nairobi along the Kenya Tanzanian border. The Amboseli park is located just below the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro and is the second most popular park in Kenya after masai mara. Amboseli offers the best views of the Mt Kilimanjaro mountain peak. The Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa standing at 5895m asl.
A one day trip to Amboseli starts at 0500 hrs and returns back at 0630hrs. The Amboseli day trip is offered as a private or joining in shared safari from Nairobi. The cost starts from Usd 230per person for a minimum of 2 persons.
Amboseli is best known for its wildlife photos against the Kilimanjaro background. The most sought after animals here are elephants, lions, hippos, buffalos, leopards, giraffes and cheetahs. There are also many birds for a bird watching trip in Amboseli.
Nairobi National Park Day Trip
Nairobi national park is a 117 sq km protected area located just 7km from the city centre. Nairobi national park is only 15 minutes from your hotel room and a game drive here lasts for 4 hours. Some of the most popular activities in a Nairobi national park half day tour include bird watching, hiking, walking, game drive, photographic tours, sightseeing and picnicking.
Nairobi national park has some interesting animals including rhinos, lions, giraffes, buffalos, hyenas, leopards, zebras, hartebeests, elands and many others. A morning game drive starts at 0600hrs and ends at 1100hrs. A Nairobi national park half day trip price is Usd 50pp excluding park fees.
Lake Nakuru National park Day trip
Lake Nakuru is a 177 sqkm park located some 160km north west of Nairobi and on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The lake and surrounding acacia forest s and savannah are protected as a bird, rhino and Rothschild giraffe sanctuary. Lake Nakuru is also protected under the RAMSAR wetland areas convention and is an important bird area. There are over 600 species of identified birds in Lake Nakuru national park.
A day trip to Lake Nakuru starts at 0600hrs and returns at 0630hrs. It includes a picnic lunch, transport, guide, park entry fees and bottled water. The cost per person is Usd 210pp in a minimum group of 2 persons.
Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Lake Bogoria is another soda lake on the Great Rift Valley floor. The lake and surrounding areas of the Ngelenderi hills form the park. Lake Bogoria is known for its active geysers and hot springs which visitors could boil eggs on the steaming shoreline areas.
Lake Bogoria is located some 247km north west of Nairobi and some 87km from Nakuru town to the north. The lake is famous for the millions of flamingos that have migrated here from Lake Nakuru due to the abundance of blue green algae that thrives in alkaline waters.
Most flamingo tours from Nairobi are now going for day trips to Lake Bogoria to see the flamingos in their large numbers. A day trip to Lake Bogoria from Nairobi may include afew hours in Lake Nakuru as well and costs Usd 290 per person in a group of 2 persons minimum.
Mt Kenya National Park Hiking Trip
Mt Kenya is a mountain national park located some 175km from Nairobi to the north. The mountain is located in central Kenya region and is the second highest mountain in Africa standing at a height of 5199m asl. The Mt Kenya day trip is designed to allow visitors to trek to the moorland where they can get better views of peak Lenana, Nelion and Batian.
A day trip starts from Nairobi at 0500hrs and gets to the park at 0800hrs. The car will drive you up part of the mountain to Old Moses camp at 3300m asl. From here, the hike to the moorland is only 1200m passing through the Mackinder valley to the observation point on the moorland.
You will take great pictures, enjoy a picnic lunch and start descent returning to Nairobi by 1900hrs. A Mt Kenya 1 day hiking trip costs Usd 220 per person in a minimum group of 2 persons.
Hells gate National Park Hiking Day Trip
Hells gate is a small park of 68 sqkm located some 130km from Nairobi. The park is located on the volcanic Great Rift Valley floor and it is home to 2 geothermal power stations and a series of hot springs and geysers. Hellsgate national park has such dramatic landscape that it inspired the scenery of the 199s’ movie ‘The lion King’. Other movies shot on location in this park was the Lara Croft’s Tomb raiders: Cradle of mankind.
The park has deep gorges, steep cliffs, savannah grasslands, volcanic plugs like the Fischer’s tower and central tower and hot springs and geysers. It is one park of the only two that allow walking and cycling in Kenya. The park has animals that one can see including giraffes, buffalos, gazelles, impalas, and the rarely seen cheetahs, lions, and hyenas. A Hellsgate national park hiking and biking trip starts from Usd 125 per person in a minimum of 2 persons group.
Mt Longonot National Park Day Trip
Mt Longonot national park is located some 81km from Nairobi city using the Kamandura-Mai Mahiu – Narok Rd. The mountain is a strato volcano that last erupted in the 1860 and it has a crater filled with small ever green trees. The mountain has several peaks around the crater rim which the masai used to name the mountain.
A round trip hike (gate – around the rim-gate) takes 3-4 hrs and is about 10km long with medium difficulty. The Mt Longonot hike is a great way to spend a day from Nairobi and can be done in a single morning. The day trip includes park fees, services of a guide, transport and picnic lunch at the crater.
The cost is Usd 150 per person in a group of 2 persons.
All these day trips are different in terms of what is included but generally the below are included unless otherwise stated in a specific itinerary.
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