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The name of this capital and largest city of Kenya comes from the Maasai phrase meaning "the place of cool waters". Both Mount Kenya to the north and Mount Kilimanjaro to the south east are visible from Nairobi on a clear day. Many 20th century novels have been set in Nairobi, the most famous undoubtedly 'Out of Africa', written by Karen Blixen as her account of living in Kenya in the early 20th century. The film won 7 Academy Awards and its popularity prompted the opening of Nairobi's Karen Blixen Museum. 

For some, Nairobi only serves as a transit point en route to Kenya’s many exceptional wildlife reserves, however the city has much to offer in its own right, either at the beginning or end of your safari. The leafy suburb of Karen with its backdrop of the Ngong Hills is the perfect base from where to visit the aforementioned Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi’s giraffe sanctuary or the excellent Sheldrick Trust’s elephant orphanage. Or you may choose to stay within Nairobi’s own National Park where surreal encounters with lion and elephant are common with the backdrop of Nairobi’s modern cityscape.


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Prices from £1,640p saving up to £925pp for 4 nights
Stay at Angama Mara for 4 nights and receive complimentary return internal flights from Nairobi  and 1 free night. Price includes, 4 nights accommodation, park fees, private transfers in Nairobi and internal flights to and from the Masai Mara. Price excludes international flights.Valid for travel from the 01st November to 21st December 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Kenya

Nights: 8 | from £4,745pp

Get the most out of the Kenyan wilderness: combine two intimate lodges in two diverse areas – Lewa and the Masai Mara – where you can search for wildlife... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

Safari & Wildlife | Honeymoons

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A Family Safari to Kenya

Nights: 8 | from £5,340pp

The only thing better than watching a wild lion is seeing your children watch the lion – and Kenya’s the perfect destination in which to introduce your... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Family Holidays

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Out of Africa

Nights: 10 | from £6,640pp

Follow in the footsteps of silver screen legends on our 11-day Out of Africa tour of Kenya. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Kenya

Nights: 7 | from £3,775pp

This six day twin-centre safari with conservation at its heart gives you the opportunity to track lions and observe chimpanzees before moving on to the... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Family Holidays | Safari & Wildlife | Honeymoons

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Luxury Small Group Journey - The Great Migration Safari in Style

Nights: 13 | from £10,549pp

Visiting Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park And Masai... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Safari & Wildlife

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Eka Hotel

A landmark along Mombasa Road, Eka Hotel Nairobi is ideally located with easy access to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Wilson Airport, only... Find out more

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Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel

A landmark historic hotel, looking after guests since 1904 Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel is an excellent choice of hotel to begin or finish your safari holiday... Find out more

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Giraffe Manor

Dating back to the 1930's and based on a Scottish sporting lodge, Giraffe Manor has become one of Nairobi's most historical and iconic buildings. Although... Find out more

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Family Holidays

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Hemingways Nairobi

Hemingways Nairobi is the sister hotel to the famous Hemingways in Watamu. A plantation style property with views of the Ngong Hills is an exceptional... Find out more

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THE EMAKOKO

Bordering the Nairobi National Park, Emakoko is a family owned and run property, just 45 minutes from both the international and domestic airports in... Find out more

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Kenya

Prices from £1,640p saving up to £925pp for 4 nights
Stay at Angama Mara for 4 nights and receive complimentary return internal flights from Nairobi  and 1 free night. Price includes, 4 nights accommodation, park fees, private transfers in Nairobi and internal flights to and from the Masai Mara. Price excludes international flights.Valid for travel from the 01st November to 21st December 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Safari & Wildlife

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Fly to

Nairobi or Mombasa

Flying time

8 hours 30 minutes non-stop

Time difference

GMT +3 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area

Best time to travel

December - March, July - October

Weather

Kenya's equatorial location ensures warm weather year round, though it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning. There are two rain seasons, the long rains occur from late March to early June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.

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