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Karen Blixen, Beads Factory, Giraffe Center & Bomas Day Tour

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Visit the Giraffe Center, see Rothschild giraffes, Karen Blixen museum, visit the Kobe Bead Factory traditional bead workshop and Bomas of kenya get a taste of Kenyan culture dance experience.

Highlights

  • Learn about Kenya’s diverse cultures at the Bomas tourist village
  • Learn more about giraffes and see them from a safe distance at the Giraffe Cente
  • Visit the Karen Blixen Museum to learn more about the Danish author's life
  • See how traditional Kobe beads are made from start to finish at a bead worksho

Description

Giraffe Centre Start your tour with pick up at your Nairobi Hotel 8:00am. Start off to the Giraffe Center, headquarters for the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife made famous by 'Daisy Rothschild. It is quite an experience being eye to eye with a giraffe - you can get a real sense of the size of these gentle giants.There is also an education centre with lots of information about the breeding and conservation of the rarest of Kenya’s three giraffe species. Learn their behaviors, traits and more conservation education as you get up close and personal on a raised observation platform 2 Kobe Beads Factory The next stop visit Bead Factory. This is a pottery company that makes one of the world most beautiful beads. You will be shown all the stages from the start to the finish. It’s also a unique factory as it employs single mother parents from the poor neighborhood who earn a living to support their families. This pottery, ceramic and bead factory employs all single mothers to make its beautiful gifts and souvenirs - which are now exported all around the world. There is a gift shop which stocks some of their wares. Please note that the workshop is closed Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, however the gift shop is open 7 days. 3 Karen Blixen Museum You will then be driven to the old colonial house of Danish author, Karen Blixen. Now a museum, this property and the surrounding Ngong Hills were made famous in the book and then the movie ‘Out of Africa’. It is a must see for all Danes and lovers of African history and romance. You will then break for Lunch (own expense) 4 Bomas of Kenya then start the drive to Bomas of Kenya. The Bomas of Kenya is a cultural centre at Langata, near the main gate to Nairobi National Park. The talented resident artistes perform traditional dances and songs taken from the country's various tribal groups, including Arab-influenced Swahili Taarab music, Kalenjin warrior dances, Embu drumming and Kikuyu circumcision ceremonies. It's touristy, of course, but it's still a spectacular afternoon out.It is a must visit for all visitors. Then dropped back to your Hotel around 5-6PM

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Transportation Karen blixen entrance fee Giraffe Center entrance fee Bomas of Kenya entrance Fee Driver Guide

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