City Tour (
8:00am - 12:00pm )
was Founded in 1899, the city was handed capital status from Mombasa in 1905.
Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. It is popularly known as the
Green City in the Sun. Nairobi is also the capital of the Nairobi
Province and of the Nairobi District. The city lies on the Nairobi River, in the
south of the nation, and has an elevation of 1661M (5450 ft) above sea-level.
Nairobi is currently the 4th largest city in Africa and the most populous city
in East Africa, with an estimated urban population of between 3 and 4 million.
According to the 1999 Census, in the administrative area of Nairobi, 2,143,254
inhabitants lived within 684 km².Nairobi is now one of the most prominent
cities in Africa politically and financially. Home to many companies and organizations,
is established as a hub for Airlines into Africa, business and culture within
City Walking Tour Covers
Railway Station Museum |
Nairobi City Market | Parliament Buildings | Nairobi Railway Station Museum |
National Museum & Nairobi Snake Park
Nairobi city walking tour covers the modern city center the colorful Nairobi city
market, parliament buildings, Kenyatta International Conference Centre; the landmark
of Nairobi (KICC), The 7th memorial park bomblast, the Nairobi railway station
museum, Nairobi snake park and the renowned National Museum where there are spell
binding displays of the early man tribal regalia and the flora and fauna of Kenya.
snake park is one of the National Museums of Kenya attractions located adjacent
to Nairobi National Museum and is extremely popular with visitors. On display
are, cobras, puff adders, mambas and the large African-Rock python (non-poisonous)
found only in Kenya.
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
Apart from the attraction, the snake park provided refuge and
home for abandoned and unwanted reptiles including a giant tortoise that is still
currently living at the park. The specimen was found wondering along a road in
Limuru in 1961. The snake park has continued to provide refuge to a number of
abandoned, threatened, rescued and unwanted reptiles to date.
park has continued to attract visitors steadily over the years. The public in
Nairobi over the years to date has continued to receive help in removal of snakes
from residential premises as well as advice on handling of reptiles especially
Snake identification service is also provided. Visitors to the
snake park get to enjoy the exhibits of reptiles, fish and succulent plants.
Nairobi snake park tour is open daily (including public holidays) from 09:30 Hours
- 18:00 Hours
You can combine the Nairobi
snake park tour with the National museum tour
National Museum is located at the Museum Hill,approximately 10 minutes drive from
the Nairobi city centre. It is the flagship museum housing some of the most celebrated
collections of history, culture and art from Kenya and East Africa. The museum
aims to interpret heritage of Kenya to stimulate appreciation and learning. This
museum is open daily (including public holidays) from 0830hrs -17300hrs.
Museum was initiated in 1910 by the then East Africa and Uganda Natural History
Society [currently the East African Natural History Society (EANHS)]. The group
consisted mainly of colonial settlers and naturalists who needed a place to keep
and preserve their collections of various specimens. Its first site was at the
present Nyayo House in the Nairobi city centre. The site soon became small and
a larger building was put up in 1922 where the Nairobi Serena Hotel now stands.
1929, the colonial government set aside land at the Museum Hill and construction
work started at the current site. It was officially opened in Sept. 22 1930 and
named Coryndon Museum in honour of Sir Robert Coryndon, one time Governor of Kenya
and a staunch supporter of Uganda Natural History Society. On the attainment of
independence in 1963, it was re-named the National Museum of Kenya (NMK).
October 15th 2005, previous Nairobi Museum closed its doors to the public for
an extensive modernization and expansion project that is now complete. The outcome
is impressive; the Nairobi Museum has been transformed into a magnificent piece
of architecture that puts it in competition with other world class museums.
artworks, the materials used in the fabrication of outdoor sculptures, the landscaping
and the botanic gardens, link to the three pillars of Kenyas national heritage
i.e. nature, culture and history. A welcoming ambience of harmony between the
galleries, the non gallery spaces, the museum landscape and its entrances, make
museum visits more exciting. The galleries have been reorganised to interpret
the heritage of Kenya to stimulate appreciation and learning. To capture the feel
of diversity and interactivity, there are mixed galleries to show the personality
of the new museum. Under the nature pillar, there are 5 exhibitions. These are
Human origins, Mammalian Radiation, Ecology of Kenya, Natural Diversity and Geology.
Under Culture, the exhibitions include Cycles of Life, Cultural Dynamism and Creativity.
The tour returns to your city hotel or residence.