NAIROBI CITY WALKING TOUR
Nairobi was founded in 1899, the city was handed capital status in 1905. Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. It is popularly known as the “Green City in the Sun”. The city has an elevation of 1661M (5450 ft) above sea-level. Nairobi is currently the most populous city in East Africa. Home to many companies and organizations, Nairobi is established as a hub for Airlines into Africa, business and culture within East Africa. The Nairobi city walking tour is among the best things to do in Kenya for all seasons . The journey takes us to the Nairobi National Museum, Snake park, the National Gallery, Parliament buildings, Kenyatta International Convention Centre; the landmark of Nairobi (KICC), the 7th Peace Memorial Museum, the Nairobi railway station museum, and finally Kenya National Archives.
Our half day Nairobi city tour begins at 0900 hrs at the Nairobi National Museum, located at the Museum Hill, is approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the Nairobi city center. Nairobi museum houses some of the most celebrated collections of history, culture and art from Kenya and East Africa. This is the best place to experience the best Kenyan culture collection. The museum aims to interpret heritage of Kenya to stimulate appreciation and learning. Adjacent to the Museum is the snake park. On display are ; cobras, puff adders, mambas and the large African-Rock python (non-poisonous) found only in Kenya. It also hosts Several species of crocodile found in Africa, the American alligator, fresh water terrapins and tortoises are also on display aquariums holding coral fish from the East African lakes and rivers are a main feature of the park. Snake Park also provides refuge and home for abandoned, threatened, rescued reptiles. Proceed to National Gallery. This gallery houses temporary exhibits.
The Nairobi national museum currently hosts the Murumbi Collection exhibition, which includes artifacts from across Africa collected by former Vice President Joseph Murumbi, including art, jewelry, postage stamps, books, and other cultural items. Our trip hence proceed to the Parliament of Kenya. The Kenyan parliament consist of the National assembly and the Senate which is opposite the the Kenyatta international Convention center(KICC) which is considered among tallest buildings in Nairobi city. It was established by the first president of Kenya. From the rooftop one can catch the best views of Nairobi city. This is also the most visited tourist destination in Nairobi city as it hosts some of the best conference facilities in Africa. This is followed by a walk to the 7th Peace memorial park which was designed and created to honor those who lost their lives during the tragic event on 7th Aug 1998.
From here we shall proceed to the Nairobi Railway Museum just across. Railway museum traces its modern roots back to being a simple rail depot along the rail route from Mombasa to Uganda. Located near the Nairobi railway station, this museum provides a history of rail travel in East Africa, a chance to see old locomotives, and even some functioning models. From here we will head to our final destination for today at the Kenya National Archives established in 1965, it holds over 40,000volumes of public records and archives. Its mission is to offer consultative records management services to the public service; acquire and preserve valuable public as well as private records as part of the national documentary heritage; and ensure timely accessibility of records and archives to users.
Includes & Excludes
- Professional English speaking Guide
- Entrance fees to the museums and parks
- bottled drinking water
- Transfer from and to pick up point .
- Items of personal nature
- Snacks and refreshments
- Items not mentioned in the inclusions
- Tips and gratuity for your guide