For a school trip to be memorable, it must be educational and fun. Looking for a place with a blend of both? Here’s a list of 10 such places in Nairobi.
Nothing screams memorable like being up-close with giraffes and feeding them pellets. You also get to see Rothchild’s giraffes which are an endangered species. The kids will get to learn about giraffes, their endangered status, and efforts toward their conservation. Remember to take lots of photos.
It’s important for kids to learn about the negative effects of poaching and the effort toward fighting this. At David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, orphaned elephants and rhinos get sanctuary and are cared for. This is an experience that will surely leave a mark on the kids.
This is the ideal place for kids to learn about Kenya’s history and heritage. They’ll also get to see Kenya as it was in prehistoric days. They can then enjoy their lunch at the botanical gardens and take in the serenity of the space.
Karura Forest is endowed with the beauty of various species of flora and fauna and 30kms of cycling and hiking trails. They’ll get to learn about the role the forest played in Kenya’s struggle for independence. Also, they’ll learn about the efforts of the Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai to preserve the forest.
5) Ostrich Farm
Apart from seeing these flightless birds, kids can also enjoy ostrich rides. What an experience! There are also other activities including nature walks, swimming, and good food.
Are you teaching the kids about crocodiles? Why not get them one-on-one with Nile crocodiles? They also get a chance to feed them. To unwind, they can have fun on some of the rides available in the village and later on, eat.
Spend an afternoon at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage and learn about adopted (animals whose parents were killed by poachers) and rehabilitated wild animals. They can also get a chance to pet cheetahs! This is experience is one for the books.
8) Snake Park
Imagine learning about reptiles in class and then getting a chance to see them and even hold them. At Snake Park in Museum Hill Centre, this is exactly what they can experience. Get to see a variety of snakes, tortoises, and crocodiles. If you’re gutsy, have the guides take out a snake and let you hold it.
While at Nairobi National Park, you can have a tour guide ride with you on the school bus and give you a guided tour of the park. The terrain is spectacular and you’ll get to see the big 5 including endangered white and black rhinos. Remember to take lots of pictures!
Ever wonder how cheese is made? Take a tour of the factory and learn all about cheese. The kids will also sample different types of cheese, lunch will be provided by the factory, and that’s not the best part. They can also milk a cow!
I am a charismatic 23-year-old student at the University of Nairobi. I enjoy traveling be it planned or impromptu. I also enjoy partying. I'll be there with a drink in my cup all through the night, chasing the sun. Life's too short not to choose the fast lane. Carpe diem!