Quick Guide Airport Safari Transit

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Quick Guide Airport Safari Transit

Safari

Tours to parks and animal orphanages
National Park within Nairobi City, the capital of Kenya Has a Safari walk to see animals which is suitable for children who may not be comfortable being in a long drive within the park To view animals by car in the park, early morning or when temperatures are cool is a good time. check out Kenya Wildlife Service online for park fees and logistics
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Parque Nacional de Nairóbi
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National Park within Nairobi City, the capital of Kenya Has a Safari walk to see animals which is suitable for children who may not be comfortable being in a long drive within the park To view animals by car in the park, early morning or when temperatures are cool is a good time. check out Kenya Wildlife Service online for park fees and logistics
The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located in the Nairobi National Park. It serves a treatments and rehabilitation centre for wild animals. Also gives you close up view of the animals.
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Nairobi Animal Orphanage
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The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located in the Nairobi National Park. It serves a treatments and rehabilitation centre for wild animals. Also gives you close up view of the animals.
Feed the giraffes, my favourite
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Giraffe Centre
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Feed the giraffes, my favourite

Sightseeing

Machakos was the first capital city of Kenya Good break away from Nairobi. Mlolongo is very close to Nairobi (20 min without traffic) as it borders Nairobi county. People's park is great for picnic, zip line and boat ride. Also for jogging and relaxation.
Machakos Peoples Park
Machakos was the first capital city of Kenya Good break away from Nairobi. Mlolongo is very close to Nairobi (20 min without traffic) as it borders Nairobi county. People's park is great for picnic, zip line and boat ride. Also for jogging and relaxation.
Historic Building, has access ramps therefore friendly entry access, your visit is to the roof top which used to have a revolving restaurant. Now its hired out for private functions and can be revolved at the time. The rooftop has a helipad with breath taking views. Carry your camera, note book best view of Nairobi Sky line. on the ground floor there is a small coffee shop and at the end of the building a local restaurant well priced serving local delicacies. check the website for access times for the rooftop visit Kenyatta International Conference Centre online
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Kenyatta International Conference Centre
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Historic Building, has access ramps therefore friendly entry access, your visit is to the roof top which used to have a revolving restaurant. Now its hired out for private functions and can be revolved at the time. The rooftop has a helipad with breath taking views. Carry your camera, note book best view of Nairobi Sky line. on the ground floor there is a small coffee shop and at the end of the building a local restaurant well priced serving local delicacies. check the website for access times for the rooftop visit Kenyatta International Conference Centre online
Historic cultural you'll love it
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African Heritage House
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Historic cultural you'll love it

Shopping

The mall has a large supermarket to get your conveniences of what you will not have found in the estate mini market. There is a restaurant mavericks with great food and coffee There are hospital clinics and pharmacies, banks, and a variety of shops
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Gateway Mall
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The mall has a large supermarket to get your conveniences of what you will not have found in the estate mini market. There is a restaurant mavericks with great food and coffee There are hospital clinics and pharmacies, banks, and a variety of shops
I reccomend the Shopping mall for the Maasai Market which is open every Wednesday at the car park. This a market with locally made items such as clothing, jewellery, bags, sandles, decor and souvenir items. Cheaper than the airport shops. There is a supermarket and 3 great restaurants, Art Cafe great for coffee, dessert, salads; Nyama Mama great food; Java coffe house. Healthy U health shop; banks;
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Capital Centre
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I reccomend the Shopping mall for the Maasai Market which is open every Wednesday at the car park. This a market with locally made items such as clothing, jewellery, bags, sandles, decor and souvenir items. Cheaper than the airport shops. There is a supermarket and 3 great restaurants, Art Cafe great for coffee, dessert, salads; Nyama Mama great food; Java coffe house. Healthy U health shop; banks;
Maasai Market every thursday and saturday to buy locally made items such as clothing, bags, sandles, curios, jewellery, souveniors. The mall has restaurants, hospital clinic, pharmacies and is near the airport
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Southfield Mall
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Maasai Market every thursday and saturday to buy locally made items such as clothing, bags, sandles, curios, jewellery, souveniors. The mall has restaurants, hospital clinic, pharmacies and is near the airport

Swimming or conference

This is a hotel close to the apartment and has a swimming pool and garden. the rooftop restaurant has a view of the national park. If you are traveling for business the hotel also has conference facilities
67 Airport Hotel
This is a hotel close to the apartment and has a swimming pool and garden. the rooftop restaurant has a view of the national park. If you are traveling for business the hotel also has conference facilities

Food scene or conference

You can order a la carte, have a buffet or simply check in for a drink or coffee. Has great ambience and would serve as a great evening out within the neighborhood If you are traveling for business the hotel also has conference facilities
Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport
You can order a la carte, have a buffet or simply check in for a drink or coffee. Has great ambience and would serve as a great evening out within the neighborhood If you are traveling for business the hotel also has conference facilities

Food scene and Sight seeing

Its located in Nairobi about 20 minutes from the apartment without traffic. has a 3 restaurants with close up view of national park. each of the 3 restaurants is differently priced. Enjoy pizza, sandwich or coffee overlooking the park at the waterhole snack bar which is your entry level priced restaurant at the hotel . The sunday brunch is also great at the big five restaurant . Fine dining at Eagle steakhouse though you could have a drink or coffee early evening. Please note, if you want to enjoy the park tour, I highly recommend you proceed with your journey to KWS Nairobi National park gate.
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Ole Sereni Hotel Nairobi
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Its located in Nairobi about 20 minutes from the apartment without traffic. has a 3 restaurants with close up view of national park. each of the 3 restaurants is differently priced. Enjoy pizza, sandwich or coffee overlooking the park at the waterhole snack bar which is your entry level priced restaurant at the hotel . The sunday brunch is also great at the big five restaurant . Fine dining at Eagle steakhouse though you could have a drink or coffee early evening. Please note, if you want to enjoy the park tour, I highly recommend you proceed with your journey to KWS Nairobi National park gate.
Food, see ostriches
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Maasai Ostrich Farm
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Food, see ostriches

Conselho para os viajantes

Transporte

Public matatu. Littlecab, Uber & Taxify app better

The apps will give you different travel options and are highly recommended and will pick you up at the estate. Matatu mini buses are popular but don't always stop at designated stops. Ask price before boarding usually Kshs. 60 to town (nairobi) off peak, peak hours (Kshs. 70 to 100). Boda boda can take you to bus stop on the mombasa rd at Ksh. 30 roughly. Please note you can choose to walk to the bus stop as its 10 minutes away. If you plan to be out past 7pm I recommend using a cab to get around. Airport transfers use taxi apps or yellow airport taxi
Costumes e cultura

Modest dressing is welcomed, say hallo and thankyou

Whether in the estate or hotels, modesty is welcomed.
Como economizar

Eating out

If you are on a budget, enjoy home cooked food now that you've got access to the Kitchen. Then go out to have a drink or dessert at the hotels around check out EatOut online for offers Westlands and Karen arent too far off if you are adventurous to try out restaurants and places to visit. see magicalkenya official destination website for Kenya
Frases úteis

Useful Phrases English, French, Kiswahili

Hallo,Bonjour, Jambo, Habari (Kiswahili - see google translate for pronounciation) Thank you, Merci, Asante Please, s'il vous plait, tafadhali Good bye, au revoir, kwaheri Food, nouriture, chakula Drink, a boire, kinyuaji Toilet, toilette, mahali pa kujisaidia OR musaalani
Viajar com crianças

Trains have space for trollers

Cab/ taxi or car hire is best to use when traveling with kids. use the apps. For full day car hire get in touch for more options.
Não perca

Saturday Maasai Market in town has the best variety

located in Nairobi town at the High court parking. can be crowded therefore early morning is best. Otherwise go for the Maasai Markets in the malls on designated days. There it will be hassle free.
Transporte

SGR Train Service

It is nearby check their schedules. Takes 5 hours to Mombasa and approx 1 hour and a Half to Naivasha by Train. Both are tourist destinations with lots to offer. Even if you are not travelling both Nairobi Terminus SGR and Syokimau Railway stations have great history recorded on the monuments at the entrance of the building. Have a look.
Transporte

Traffic Tips

If you are commuting to Nairobi city centre also referred to as Town; an early rise is reccomended for early meetings. travel time can easily be 1 hour to 2 hours by car peak hours. Google maps is fairly accurate on route advise. If you use the commuter train at Syokimau railway station nearby, the commute will be 40 minutes. The boda boda (motorbikes) are your best bet to get you to the train station and can be requested through the apps or use the free lance ones at the gate. Agree on price at the onset. Trip to the station is average Kshs. 100-200.
Como economizar

Wifi data for your phone

When outside the appartment, you can access free wifi from most restaurants, coffee shops and hotels. I reccomend you get a sim card for your phone (you will need government ID to register the phone number under your name) if staying for a couple of days. You can get this at the airport or the malls. Buy calling cards (airtime). Airtel ,Telkom and Safaricom have great rate in that order. Use *544# code to purchase data bundles at cheaper rates.