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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Nairobi Day Trip Packages to Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Mt Kenya, Longonot, Hellsgate
Nairobi 1 day tours are half or full day trips to Nairobi park, Amboseli, lake Nakuru, Mt Kenya, Longonot, Hellsgate and other parks. Nairobi day trips are available for joining in shared tours or solo and private safaris.
The Nairobi day excursions start early from 0500 or 0600 hrs and can take the whole day. Nairobi 1 day tours include hiking, game drive, game viewing, birdwatching, photographic safaris, boating, cycling and others.
Amboseli National Park Day Tour Safaris
Amboseli is a 392 sq km protected area located some 232km south west of Nairobi. The park is located at the border with Tanzania and Kenya and below the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. The park is one second most popular in Kenya due to its proximity to Mt Kilimanjaro. Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa standing at an impressive 5895m above sea level.
The Amboseli national park is also popular for its many elephants that number more than 1500 individuals. These are very easy to see in this park and they come very close to your car. The elephants have been studied for more than 30 years and most of them are identifiable through names and markings.
A one day trip to Amboseli starts from 0500am to 1830hrs and is all inclusive of Transport, park fee, picnic lunch, services of a driver guide, bottled drinking water and at least 5hrs of game drive. The cost of an Amboseli day trip starts from Usd 190 per person for a group of persons.
Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour
Lake Nakuru is a 188 sqkm park located some 160km from Nairobi to the North West of Nairobi. The park is a famous bird watching destination from Nairobi. The lake Nakuru is another soda lake on the floor of the rift valley in the same class as Lake Turkana, Lake Bogoria, Lake Manyara and others. Lake Nakuru national park is popular for its flamingos which are more than 2 million when the algae food is available.
The lake Nakuru is also popular as a rhino sanctuary and a Rothschild giraffe sanctuary. The park offers a great game drive to see the birds and animals here including lions, buffalos, hippos, rhinos, gazelles, giraffes, antelopes and many more. The day trip to Nakuru starts at 6:00am and returns to Nairobi by 6:30pm with a drop off at your hotel.
A one day game drive in Lake Nakuru is an all inclusive joining in or private tour and includes park entrance fees, guide services, picnic lunch, transport in a safari minivan and bottled water. Nakuru one day game driving tour costs start from Usd 180per person in a group of two persons.
Nairobi National Park Day Trip
Nairobi national park is located only 7km from the city centre and its takes only 15minutes to get there. The Nairobi national park is a 117 sqkm protected area which is fenced on one side facing the city and open on the other. The park is popular for half day game drives in Nairobi for layovers, transit travelers, and even delegates to conferences in Nairobi.
The park is home to over 100 animals including lions, hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, baboons, elands, hartebeests, wildebeests, leopards, hyenas, rhinos and many others. There are also over 400 bird species in the Nairobi national park. A game drive in Nairobi national park lasts for 4hrs since the park is small enough.
Most tours in Nairobi Park start from 6:00am to 11:30pm when you are dropped off at your hotel. A Nairobi national park day tour starts from Usd 50 per person in a group of at least 2 persons.
Mt Kenya National Park Day Trip
Mt Kenya national park is located some 175km from Nairobi. The park is a 390 sqkm and a reserve of another 390 sqkm. Mt Kenya national includes a rainforest lower slopes of the mountain and a moorland alpine region at 4000 m and above and the rocky crag region near the peaks.
Mt Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain that stands at 5199m above sea level. The views of the Mt Kenya peaks Batian, Lenana and Nelion are the biggest attraction in a 1 day Mt Kenya trip. The peaks can be seen best from the moorland region and this is where a 1 day trip here tries to achieve.
You will drive up the mountain up to the Mt station or Old Moses on Naro Moru and Sirimon routes respectively. From here, you will trek for approximately 1200 km to reach the moorland and have the closer and clearer views of the peaks. You will take pictures here before a descent to the gates and drive back to Nairobi.
The Mt Kenya day hike starts off from Nairobi at 0500hrs and returns back at 1900hrs. The tour starts from Usd 190 per person for a group of at least 2 people. It is an all inclusive tour including park fees, mountain guide fee, transport to and from the park, picnic lunch and bottled drinking water.
Mt Longonot National Park Day Trip
Mt Longonot National Park is located some 82km north west of Nairobi city on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Longonot is a stratovolcano which stands at 2786m above sea level and is situated very close to Nairobi. It is popular for mountain hiking for people in Nairobi on a short stay. The Mt Longonot hike starts from 0600hrs and ends at 1400hrs return to Nairobi.
Longonot hiking trail is 14km long from gate to the peak and around the crater rim and back again to the gate. This hike takes about 4-5hrs to complete and is of moderate difficulty. The crater is grown with small trees and some smoke vents can be seem inside the crater. Mt Longonot has many animals like plains zebra, giraffe, Thomson's gazelle, buffaloes, hartebeest and African leopards and others.
A Mt Longonot day hike cost starts from Usd 120 per person excluding park entrance fees.
Aberdare National Park Day Trip
Aberdare national park is high altitude national park located in central Kenya created to protect the slopes flora and the moorland of the Aberdare Mountains. The Aberdare landscape ranges from high moorland, peaks, indigenous forest, ravines, streams, and waterfalls. The park receives a lot of rainfall and the highland moorland is full of mist, rain and old man beard moss dripping of water.
The salient region of the park has a lot of animals including elephants, rhinos, bongo, giant forest hogs and leopards. The treetops and the ark lodges are located in the salient region and are some of the most popular lodges due to the fact they have a waterhole and salt lick in front of their restaurants for game viewing.
Aberdare is located 100km north of Nairobi and covers an area of 766 sq km and forms part of the Aberdare mountain ranges. The park contains a vast range of landscapes that stretch from 4200m peak Satima to their deep v shaped valleys with streams, rivers and waterfalls, moorland, bamboo forests, and rainforests.
Animals easily observed include the leopard, elephant, East African wild dog, giant forest hog, bushbuck, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, Cape buffalo, suni, side-striped jackal, eland, duiker, olive baboon, black and white colobus monkey, and Sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of the African golden cat and the bongo - an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Animals such as the eland as well as spotted and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands.
Aberdare national park 1 day trip also offers fishing trips, hiking trips and game drives.
There are many other 1 day Nairobi tours but these are the top 5 Nairobi day tours that are most popular.
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