My trip to Nairobi was fantastic. i had a great time. i went during their raining season which is May-Sep . The weather is good and my tour guide was great
Tour itself was great; guide was dependable. However, manager of Urban Adventures did not follow through on our appointment for a tour. I called long distance to confirm the tour, but no one was there initially because of lack of follow through on the part of the Urban Adventures manager.
I was the only one on the tour the day I signed up and they sent a driver to my hotel in Nairobi. The driver was courteous and knowledgable and friendly. Since I was the only one, I opted to spend most of the day in the National Park. a few minutes in the Giraffe Center and skipped the museum altogether. I enjoyed the park SO much - we saw lions, rhino, zebra, tons of giraffe and impala and gazelles. We saw baboons, ostriches, buffalo - just about like being on a safari without leaving Nairobi! Incredible wildlife and photo opportunities with them. The giraffe center was a bit of a letdown, but anytime you see wildlife actually in the WILD and then see them in captivity it's going to feel like that... But I loved my outing in Nairobi!
Our driver Michael was polite and very friendly. Despite the Nairobi traffic once we were in the park the only animals we would like to have seen but did not see were Lions. We saw most everything else too numerous to mention, some very close by, and whether this was down to Michael the driver or pure good luck we will never know but we were both very impressed with our first Safari. The Langata giraffe tour is a must 'Daisy' being the star. We were unable to complete the Karen Blix tour due to time constraints so maybe next time! I am unable to attach any of our many photo's as at the time of writing I am back in Africa on another mission.
Our "Host/Guide" began evening apologizing for "knowing nothing" about restaurants, music clubs or night life in Nairobi, indicating he had never before served as a guide or host for the "Nightlife Experience ". He then took us to a restaurant that had no menu, no real service, and was quite filthy (food on floor, dirty tables all around) apologizing once again indicating he had never been to that restaurant before. He then told us that dinner cost more than anticipated, and therefore he could not take us to the scheduled music club. He then took us to a "dive" and said and did nothing to protect or defend us when locals continuously harassed us to by more drinks, food, cigarettes, and handicrafts. Apparently he got involved in some dispute with the owner of the "dive" because he made us wait a good half hour after we indicated our strong desire to leave and return to the hotel.
We also took your "Walking Tour of Nairobi" which was outstanding, informative and enjoyable in every respect, BUT YOUR "NAIROBI NIGHTLIFE EXPERIENCE WITH DINNER" WAS A TERRIBLE DISAPPOINTMENT, A VERY NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE, AND THE WORSE PART BY FAR OF OUR ENTIRE
17 DAY KENYA/TANZANIA SAFARI .
Doing what: Nairobi Nightlife Experience with Dinner
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