Convent International Hotel offers excursion packages to encourage guests to experience Kenya. Contact us to schedule an excursion.
A Nairobi city walking tour will cover many exciting places. Popularly admired areas include; the Modern City Center, the colorful Nairobi City Market, Parliament buildings, and the landmark of Nairobi – Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC). Most visitors are usually curious to visit; the 7th memorial park bomb-last, the Nairobi railway station museum, and the Nairobi snake park. Additionally, there is the renowned National Museum where there are spellbinding displays of the early man tribal regalia with a beautiful blend of Kenya’s flora and fauna.
To enjoy all these places, you will definitely, need a convenient hotel in Nairobi that will help ease access. Convent International Hotel makes the best hotel in Nairobi from which to conduct all your day’s activities.
The Nairobi National Park is a few minutes away from the city center. Therefore, ideal for anyone traveling to Nairobi for a short stay. It is home to a good number of wild animals from lions to buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, and zebras. More surprising, is that many locals reside only a few kilometers from the highly secured park.
For the first two years, tiny-baby elephants depend on their mother’s milk for survival. Sadly, the brutal ivory trade orphans many baby elephants leaving them to their death.
Luckily, there is an Elephant Nursery in Nairobi, Kenya nestled within Nairobi National Park. The Nursery is under the auspices of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, through his rich experience with elephants, is responsible for overseeing the Nursery.
The organization works in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service to give hope to orphaned elephants fortunate enough to be found alive. It took Daphne Sheldrick nearly three decades of trial and error to perfect the milk formula and complex husbandry necessary to rear an orphaned infant African elephant. Today, with support from many caring people worldwide, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is proud to have saved over 150 orphaned infant calves.
More importantly, every one of these orphans can look forward to a quality of life in wild terms. They go on to live freely in the Tsavo East National Park with their new extended orphaned family and friends among the wild herds.
Bomas of Kenya is a cultural tour of Kenya’s major ethnic groups. Here, you will find exciting replicates of traditional villages and items. Each item provides compelling insight into a tribe’s societal structure, crafts, music, dancing and much more. There is a broad representation of the several tribes in Kenya such as but not limited to the Mijikenda, Luo, Taita, Embu, Maasai, Kikuyu, Kamba, Kalenjin, Luhya, Kisii, and Kuria.
The word “boma” means “homestead,” and here. It dates back to 1971 when the Kenya Tourist Development Corporation established it to preserve the ancient traditions of the Kenyan people. The aim is to build local and international awareness and advocacy.
These bomas are made using the same techniques used by local tribes. Therefore, the experience is truly as authentic as the one you would have in the remote communities of Kenya.
The site is also home to an impressive auditorium. It is one of the largest in Africa and seats up to 3,500 people to allow people to watch the internationally recognized Harambee dancers. There are also daily performances which include a selection of more than 30 traditional dances of the different ethnic groups in Kenya. The Samburu and Maasai warriors give quite impressive performances.
Generally, hosted events cut across; music, theater, fashion show, poetry readings, sports, seminars, and many other activities. Bomas of Kenya is located less than 7 miles (12 kilometers) from Nairobi’s city center.