Chapman Freeborn blog

Six reasons to visit Nairobi | Private Jet Charter

Hire a jet to Nairobi and experience Kenya’s cosmopolitan capital city. The largest city in East Africa, Nairobi offers visitors an abundance of attractions from wildlife parks and colonial heritage to outstanding tribal arts and crafts, and superb African cuisine.

Here are 6 reasons to hire a jet to Nairobi:

Giraffe Manor and the Giraffe Centre

A unique hotel with its own resident herd of giraffes that join you for breakfast – that’s Giraffe Manor. Close to the airport and Nairobi’s Karen neighbourhood, this colonial era manor house has 10 beautiful rooms, 12 acres of private forest, and landscaped gardens. Close by is the Giraffe Centre whose herd of 20 Rothschild giraffes walk up to Giraffe Manor where guests can feed them grass pellets, while enjoying their own afternoon tea of sandwiches and scones.

Nairobi National Park

Located just 6km from the centre of Nairobi, the city’s National Park is home to lions, black rhinoceros, buffalos, leopards and tigers, in addition to giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. The 45sq mile park is also home to 400 species of bird and several animal sanctuaries, including the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. There are facilities for camping, a picnic site and trails for hikers.

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Founded by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick in 1977 in memory of her late conservationist husband David, the David Sheldrick Wildife Trust is the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation centre. You can visit for just one hour a day, and if you sponsor one of the elephants you can request a private viewing at feeding time. To date, the DSWT has raised more than 150 orphaned elephants, as well as baby giraffes and rhinoceros.

Maasai Market

If you’re looking for the very best souvenirs of your holiday in Nairobi, then a visit to the Maasai Market is a must. Based in various locations, the market is one of Kenya’s top tourist attractions, offering crafts and curios from across Africa including rugs, clothes, bowls, table cloths bags, candle holders and much more.

Bomas of Kenya

Easily combined with a tour of Nairobi National Park, this village cultural centre showcases dance, music and arts from the Masaai, Turkana and Samburu tribes. The word bomas takes its origin from the Swahili ‘boma’ meaning enclosed homestead and the centre is a great introduction to Kenya’s important tribal culture. Arts and crafts are on sale here and you can enjoy authentic Kenyan food at the Utamaduni Restaurant.

Karen Blixen Museum

The Danish author of the novel Out of Africa lived in this colonial bungalow – about 10km from Nairobi – between 1917 and 1931. The museum was once the main farmhouse on Blixen’s 4,500 acre farm and her account of colonial farming life in Kenya was made into a film starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.

Let Chapman Freeborn organise your private jet charter to Nairobi. Contact our experts today.