Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is a city characterized by strong contrasts and enchanting places such as Nairobi National Park, a park just seven kilometers from the city center.
Our Trans-African journey will take us to the capital of Kenya and Nairobi will symbolize the halfway stage of the route from Cape Town to Cairo, an important and symbolic turning point.
In Nairobi we will have the opportunity to make amazing excursions and discover some hidden gems of this African metropolis.
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) runs the world’s most successful baby elephant rescue and rehabilitation program, every morning you can witness a moving moment: the baby elephants come to the center accompanied by their keepers and drink milk from huge baby bottle.
They are cuddly and hilarious at the same time, the smallest and most battered are helped by the older puppies and the unity and mutual help of these animals is incredible, it makes one think how certain people are capable of such cruelty by killing such intelligent and intelligent animals. sensitive.
When the slightly bigger elephants arrive in the center, you have to be careful not to stay near the waterhole, these cute puppies play muddy at times, involving tourists too.
At the end of the visit, a baby elephant can be adopted and the donation will help to help elephant conservation, conservation and protection of wildlife, including fighting poaching, preserving the natural environment, improving community awareness and provision of veterinary care to animals in need.
We as a Trans-Africa Team are committed to adopting a baby elephant from now on.
The Giraffe Center is a center that deals with the preservation of the Rothschild giraffe at risk of extinction, it is a sanctuary whose mission is to save this beautiful giraffe and repopulate the areas from which it disappeared.
The Giraffe Center supports environmental conservation activities and has developed a training path with schools with environmental projects through training and funding.
Visiting the Giraffe Center is a unique experience, you can approach these fantastic animals up close and even feed them special snacks prepared by the rangers, but beware of the tongue, as well as being very long it is also quite sticky.
Interacting with giraffes is one of the unforgettable experiences that Nairobi will give us.
Kazuri, which in Swahili means “small and beautiful”, was founded in 1975 as a small workshop that produced handmade ceramic beads.
Its founder started with two single mothers and soon discovered that there were many more in the villages around Nairobi who due to their condition needed regular and lasting work.
Today Kazuri has grown tremendously and now has a large workforce of over 340 women skilled in ceramic beadwork.
Kazuri’s mission is: to provide and support employment opportunities for disadvantaged members of Kenyan society, especially single mothers and to achieve this, we must produce high quality jewelry and ceramics. This will also ensure that we are well equipped to compete and be recognized in both the local and international markets.
In the center you can see the whole work process, from the raw material to the finished product, all done by hand and in the shop you can support this splendid project.
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park in Kenya was established in 1946 and is located about 7km south of the city, it was the first national park to be formally established in Kenya.
The Park is fenced in on three sides, while the open southern boundary allows migratory wildlife to move between the park and the adjacent plains.
Nairobi National Park, famous for being the only wildlife park located within the boundaries of a capital, is an unmissable place, wide grassy plains populated by animals and the skyscrapers of the city in the background.
Although the Nairobi National Park is relatively small in size compared to other parks and one of the smallest in Africa, it boasts a large and varied wildlife population including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes, crocodiles and numerous birds with over 400 registered species.
As a rhino sanctuary it is quite easy to be able to admire one of the 76 indigenous black rhinos or one of the 13 white rhinos present.