Vie Safari Now Offers 1 Day Tours!
Here at Vie Safari, we want everyone to have the opportunity to experience the best Africa has to offer!
Starting in 2012, we are proud to offer visitors the chance to explore Africa your way on our socially responsible and environmentally conscious tour. In order to cater as closely to your specifications as possible, Vie Safari is now offering single day safaris. For one low price, you can experience the convenience of a Vie Safari tour for a shorter time period.
For your unforgettable one-day Safari adventure, you will have your choice of several activities, all designed to give you a fun and fulfilling experience.
Safaris begin at 8am and end around 7pm.
Maasai Market: Colorful and lively, Maasai markets exemplify the best shopping Africa has to offer. The market, held every Tuesday near Slip Road in town, is a perfect occasion to pick up souvenirs to remember your time in Africa. Dozens of artisans display beaded jewelry, baskets, gourds, woodwork, gourds, and other crafts, and bargaining is welcomed. You're sure to enjoy your time at this fun and friendly marketplace!
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: Those looking to experience African wildlife up close and personal would surely appreciate a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The trust is a small charity established in honor of David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. In keeping with his values of naturalism, the trust works to conserve Kenya's breathtaking wildlife including elephant orphans and rare species like black rhinos. Animal lovers will be given the opportunity to spend time with inhabitants of the trust, whom are sure to make a lasting impression!
Nairobi National Park: Nairobi National Park is unique in that it is the only protected area in the world near a capital city. Located only 7 km from Nairobi's city center, it features a one-of-a-kind savannah ecosystem comprised of many different types of vegetation. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush are predominant. The western side has a highland dry forest and a permanent river with a riverine forest. To the south are the Athi-Kapiti Plains and Kitengela migration corridor which are important wildlife dispersal areas during the rain season. Man-made dams within the park have added a further habitat, favourable to certain species of birds and other aquatic biome. Major wildlife attractions are the Black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Other attractions include the Ivory burning site Monument, Nairobi Safari Walk, the Orphanage and the walking trails at hippo pools. Anyone looking for an authentic safari experience would love the breathtaking scenery of Nairobi National Park!
Giraffe Centre: Who doesn't love giraffes? The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W. Kenya) also known as the Giraffe Centre is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, which was founded by Betty and Jock Leslie-Melville in 1979. This was in a bid to save the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, which had lost its natural habitat in Western Kenya to agriculture and there were only 130 left in the wild. At the giraffe center, you can feed giraffe by hand. Hand feeding giraffes is an education in itself. You will see, close at hand, how they use their long, prehensile tongues to remove leaves from prickly acacia branches.
Karen Blixen Museum: Danish author Karen Blixen, best known for penning the book Out of Africa, lived in this house on the outskirts of Nairobi that has now been turned into a museum in her honor. Blixen lived here from 1914 to 1931 and ran a coffee plantation on the site. Originally owned by the Danish government, the house was donated to Kenya to celebrate the country's independence. The government then reconstructed the house in an attempt to preserve it the way it was when Blixen lived there. Inside, you will find such artifacts as a replica of the RCA gramophone on which Blixen would play Mozart concertos; a library of books belonging to Denys Finch Hatton, who lived with the author at the house from 1926–1931; and a restoration of the original kitchen, including a Dove stove like the one Blixen used and period silverware. Also on view are the grounds of the estate, meant to emulate a coffee plantation in the early 20th century. Tours of the estate are offered on a continual basis, and a museum shop offers handicrafts and booksIndicative Safari Price: $220 will cover transport during the entire visit and entrance fees to the three places and tour guide services.
Please contact us for dates and times that these tours run!
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