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Gedi Ruins – a wonderful lost city lying in the depths of the great Arabuko Sokoke forest

 

Gedi is one of Kenya’s great unknown treasures, a wonderful lost city lying in the depths of the great Arabuko Sokoke forest. It is also a place of great mystery, an archaeological puzzle that continues to engender debate among historians.

 

 

 

 

Haller Park, Mombasahaller-park-hippos-and-crowned-crane_0

Haller Wildlife Park – the onetime quarry is now a thriving game sanctuary…Haller Wildlife Park (Lafarge Ecosystems) is a former disused quarry that has been reborn as a small private game sanctuary. A major initiative has been made to « green » the quarry, and these efforts have literally blossomed into an area of lush beauty…

 

 

Karen Blixen Museum

karen-blixen-museum(1)Karen Blixen – full if historyFor anyone with an interest in Karen Blixen’s book Out of Africa or the subsequent film, this museum is a must see.  The author lived on a coffee estate in a house known as Bogani from 1914 until 1931. This area has now developed into the modern suburb of Karen on the outskirts of Nairobi.

 

 

 

Nairobi National Museum

The recently renovated Nairobi National Museum is a good place to learn more about Kenya’s history and culture. The construction of the present Museum Hill site began in 1929 after the government set aside the land for it.

 

Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is located near Nairobi National Park. This orphanage for Elephant Calves and Rhinos from all over Kenya was founded and still managed by Daphne Sheldrick, the widow of one of Kenya’s best known Game Wardens David Sheldrick.

Giraffe Center – Nairobigiraffe_centre

The Giraffe Centre – for close giraffe encounters…The AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) Giraffe Centre is located in Langata, just outside Nairobi. The centre has been ostensibly set up as a breeding centre for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, but now operates conservation/education programs for Kenyan school children.

 

 

Fort Jesus, Mombasa (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Fort jesusFort Jesus – a monument, standing high over the harbor…Today the majestic Fort Jesus is a National Monument, standing high over the Mombasa harbor. Fort Jesus is an interesting place to spend a day exploring the gun turrets, battlements and houses within the walls. There is an excellent Museum and trained guides available.