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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the biggest and most successful park in the world that rescues and preserves orphan elephants. It is an important organization protecting the wildlife in East Africa. After the elephants grow and become old enough they are freed back to the wild.

Giraffe Centre

Giraffe Center is located in 5 km away from Nairobi city-center, in Langata. The center preserves and protects the endangered Rothschild giraffe species, which are found exclusively in Eastern Africa.

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park is Kenya's first national park founded in 1946 in capital Nairobi. A huge electric fence divides the park and its wildlife from the city. The park is unique for its proximity to the urban area. Nairobi National Park is home to a large number and variety of wild animals.

Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum is the house museum of famous Danish writer Karen Bilxen, who lived here from 1917 to 1931. The writer is famous for authoring the book named "Out of Africa". The museum is housed in a bungalow-style farm house built in 1912.

Nairobi National Museum

Nairobi National Museum exhibits the rich historical heritage of Kenya. It was established in 1910. The museum is the centerpiece of National Museums of Kenya. The museum's permanent collection covers history, nature, culture and contemporary art of Kenya.

Karura Forest

Karura Forest is the largest urban forest of Kenya located in capital Nairobi. The forest is very much visited since 1932. With 1 063.0 ha surface area it is largest of three main forests in Nairobi. The forest contains indigenous tree species, as well as 200 species of birds.

Kenyatta International Conference Center

Kenyatta International Convention Center is the primary convention center of capital Nairobi. The iconic building serves as a symbol for the city. It is the third tallest building in the city with 105 meters height and 28 floors. Kenyatta is located in the City Square of Nairobi.

Nairobi Mamba Village

Nairobi Mamba Village is a resort Karen suburb, 13 km away from Nairobi. The resort is famous and attracts tourists from all over the world for its renowned Crocodile Farm. The Crocodile farm is home to approximately 70 African Nile crocodiles and 4 Maasai ostriches.

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

The Karen Blixen Coffee Garden is located around the original farmhouse of Karen Blixen Musuem. It is 20 kilometers away from Nairobi city center. The coffee garden is full of large old trees, blooming flowers, a variety of birds and butterflies.

Ngong Hills

Ngong Hills are series of hills along the Great Rift Valley, located 23 km southwest from Nairobi. The highest peak is 2460 meters above sea level. The hills are a popular day-trip destination for joggers, hiker and picnickers.

Nairobi Arboretum

Nairobi Arboretum is a forest reserve in Kenyan capital Nairobi. It covers an area of 30 hectares. The forest is located in the Kilimani neighbourhood. Arboretum was established in 1907 by Mr. Batiscombe. Later in 1932 it became a national reserve.

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