KIBERA SLUM TOURS

kibera

WELCOME to kibera the biggest slum in East Africa. Kenya bush expeditions tours and travel appreciates your presence in Kenya.  Our guides born and living in Kibera will show you the very best of kibera slums. See the ways the people of Kibera improve their lives. The people here are friendly and welcoming.

For the matters of security, a fully armed security will accompany you talking with you freely as you pass through the narrow streets of kibera.  Watch as small scale traders continue peacefully with their business.

Children will stop to say, JAMBO, as you walk armed with your camera.

Sounds of Mzungu, Mzungu, from children should not worry you, they are appreciating your visit!

This fantastic tour will last 3 to 4 hours

Our driver will pick you from your city hotel and drop you after the tour. Nowhere, you walk alone.   We are with you throughout the tour.
What to see

  • A bead factory: people here are creative. Animal bones are converted to beads and kitchen ware. Watch as women and men sweat on their work.
  • a typical Kibera-house. Feel welcome in one of the houses in Kibera and ask your questions about the day-to-day live in Kibera;
  • The biogas center: a fantastic view over Kibera and picture-point. You can see that also human waste is converted to energy.

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Nairobi Karura Forest

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Are you one of those nature friendly people and would like to tour indigenous forest in Nairobi, then this tour is designed for you. 20 minutes’ drive from the CBD along limuru road, takes you to Karura forest.

Karura Forest Reserve is located in the northern part of Nairobi city. At 1,041 hectares, it is one of the largest urban gazetted forests in the world.  The forest contains nearly all the 605 species of wildlife found in Nairobi including three types of antelope. It is managed by Kenya Forest Service (KFS).        

Grimm’s Duiker, Bushbucks, Bush pigs, Genet Cats, Civets, Bush babies, Porcupines, Syke’s Monkeys, Ground Squirrel, Hares and the Epauletted-bat.

Reptiles: Include pythons, green snakes and monitor lizards.

Birds: The forest hosts around 200 species of birds including Ayres Hawk-eagle, the African Crowned Eagle, the Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, the Hartlaub’s Turaco, the Narina Trogon, Owls, Crested Cranes, Sparrows, Doves, Weavers and Vultures.

Butterflies: Include the African Queen and Desmond’s Green Banded Swallowtail.

Plantations: Cover 632 hectares. Species found include Araucaria cunning hamii, Eucalyptus saligna, E. globula, Grevillea robusta, Cupressus torulosa and Cupressus lusitanica.

Shrubs: Include Strychnos henningsii (Muteta), Erythrococca bongensis (Muharangware), Vangueria madagascariensis (Mubiro), Rhamnus prinoides (Mukarakinga), Caesalpinia volkensii (Mubuthi), Solanum incanum (Mutongu), Elaeodendron buchananii (Mutanga) and Rhus natalensis (Muthigio).

Other areas of special interest Karura Forest

  • Other important attractions that visitors to Karura Forest enjoy are:  
    Mau Mau caves
    • Scenic waterfalls and rivers
    • Picnic sites
    • Marked walking trails 
    • Small wetlands that are habitats for birds
    • The incinerator formerly used by Central Bank of Kenya to burn old currency notes
    • The area about which the late Professor Wangari Maathai carried out a campaign against illegal acquisition of forest land.

Activities available
In Karura Forest, one can undertake the following activities:

You can enjoy the following activities at Karura forest

  • Forest walks
    • Forest drives
    • Bird watching
    • Butterfly watching
    • Cycling
    • Running
    • picnicking

Important things to remember when visiting Karura forest:
• Enjoy yourself; in addition to seeing, pause and listen regularly. 
• Stop to allow wildlife to move off the tracks before you pass. 
• Do not feed wild animals.
• Do not start fires in the forest. 
• Do not take away animals, animal products, plants or plant parts. 
• Do not mark or deface tree stems, stones and other features. 
• Avoid unnecessary noise as it disturbs both wildlife and other visitors. Do not exceed 40kph when driving in the forest.
• Take all the litter that you brought away with you. 
• Keep to the designated tracks and paths when walking and always be sure of where you are headed to or coming from as orientation in forests can be difficult.

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Nairobi national museum and Snake Park

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10 minutes’ drive from the city center takes you to Nairobi national museum. The Museum aims to interpret Kenya’s rich heritage and offers a one stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure. In addition to the museum, visitors are treated to a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as botanical gardens that offer a serene environment. 

Built in 1929, this is the flagship museum for the National Museums of Kenya, housing celebrated collections of Kenya’s History, Nature, Culture and Contemporary Art.

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Carnivore restaurant

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The Carnivore is the ultimate ‘Beast of a Feast’ A variety of meat including ostrich, crocodile and camel, is roasted over charcoal and carved at your table. Delicious side dishes and an exceptional array of sauces complement this fixed price feast that also includes soup, a selection of desserts and Kenyan coffee. Set in attractive tropical gardens, the service and the décor are outstanding.

This famous restaurant is a must visit for all game meat lovers. Experience and have a taste of game meat in this world class. Good for both lunch and dinner. …..4hours tour

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Bomas of Kenya

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Escape from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi to this African cultural center. You will be entertained by traditional dancers from various ethnic tribes of Kenya. You are also guided through various traditional houses and farm storage structures.

Visit time from 3.30pm.
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Karen Blixen Museum

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Escape from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi to this wonderful museum. Visit this museum and learns more about Karen and Blixen lives. Visit their rooms and farm seeing their stuffs and farm equipment respectively. Later visit the grave of finch Hatton located on the slopes of Ngong hills.

Located 10km from the city Centre, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title.

The Museum is open to the Public every day (9.30 am to 6pm) including weekends and public holidays. Visitors are encouraged to be at the Museum by 5.30. Book Now

Giraffe center

Nairobi Kenya Safari

Welcome to African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, commonly known as the Giraffe Centre. Founded in 1979 as a core breeding Centre of the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe and further escalated its conservation efforts in 1983, opening up an outstanding environmental education centre for the Kenyan youth. As of now, A.F.E.W (K) Ltd. – Giraffe Centre deals with breeding of the endangered Rothschild giraffe, Ecology Trips, Training of Trainers Workshops, National Environmental Competitions, Funding Micro-projects, Monitoring and Evaluation, Production of resource materials among other environmental conservation activities.

Escape from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi to this giraffe’s sanctuary. Visit the giraffe center and have fun caressing and kissing the giraffes as you feed them straight from your mouth! Open throughout the day.

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