Nairobi Animal Orphanage is the oldest animal orphanage in Kenya and set in Nairobi National Park with lush vegetation contrasting against the red dust and clay of the soil. Nairobi National park is at the backdrop of Leleshwa Getaway. With prior arrangements, you can take a safari in Nairobi National park, that boast a variety of wildlife including Lion, cheetah, hyena, jackal, serval, very rare sokoke cats, warthog, ostrich, leopard, various monkeys, baboon, buffalo, Birds: Parrot, guinea fowl and crown crane. Giraffe Centre sanctuary & Nature Walk
Giraffe Centre was established 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. A nature trail stretching about 1.5 kilometers meandering through thick bushes and forests begins directly in front of the parking lot at the Giraffe Centre. There are variety of animals that make this forest their home including the giraffes, warthogs, hyenas and times we get leopard.
This is a for orphaned elephants and rhinos open between 11:00Am and 12:00Pm. If lucky, you will get to bottle feed one of the orphans. The Trust’s expertise on the hand-rearing of wild orphans extends to species other than just the elephants and rhinos. Over the years it has successfully hand-reared and repatriated back into their respective wild communities, orphans from almost all Kenya’s indigenous species. However, the Trust will only undertake the hand rearing of wild orphans that can ultimately be successfully returned to the wild when grown which include all the antelope species from dikdiks to elands, zebra mares ( but not the stallions), Cape buffaloes, warthogs, squirrels, mongooses, civets and genet cats, jackals and birds.
Kitengela Glass is located near Leleshwa Getaway, at the end of a rough road. Despite this, the constant stream of visitors from all over the world never stops. The magical ambience of the place is peppered with sculptures, animals and secret mosaic pathways which lead to niches of busy artisans all transforming recycled glass and scraps of other materials into beautiful artworks, jewellery and home ware.
Karen Blixen Museum was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. Located 10km from the city centre, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title.The Museum is open to the Public every day (9.30 am to 6pm) including weekends and public holidays. Visitors are encouraged to be at the Museum by 5.30. Guided tours are offered continuously. A museum shop offers handicrafts, posters and postcards, the Movie ‘Out of Africa’, books and other Kenyan souvenirs. The grounds may be rented for wedding receptions, corporate functions and other events.