Day 11: Amboseli Nairobi Departure
Early morning game drive, returning in time for breakfast, check out , hit the road heading for Nairobi , the capital of Kenya.
Lunch at the Karen Blixen Tamambo Restaurant ,If Time allows you all checkin at your overnight Nairobi Hotel,
The Sarova Stanley Hotel, booked on Bed & Breakfast
After lunch you visit Kazuri beads , which is nearby the restaurant and you can do your last minute shopping at Utamaduni before you go your special visit at the DSWT.
Next stop is the Kazuri bead centre. This is a self-help women project where hand made ceramics and jewellery are produced. A visit to the workshop and craft centre will take around one hour and here you will see the various processes. A knowledgeable guide will show you around where you will see the whole process from the molding of raw clay through to the glazing, decorating and threading of beads as finished products. The salesroom is attractively laid out and a beautiful place to visit.
Kazuri means “small and beautiful” in Swahili and this describes each and every beautifully hand-made ceramic bead which is shaped by hand by the women who work at the Kazuri workshop. The beads are kiln fired once, glazed and then fired again before being strung.
We wind up shopping with a visit to once of the craft stores, UTAMADUNI, meaning ‘our culture ‘ in Swahili, …. here you can get a huge variety of souvenir and craftwork.
Later you proceed for the DSWT visit at 1700Hrs
Tour of David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage.
The orphanage plays a significant role in both local and international conservation efforts. Established in 1977, the trust is entirely supported by donations and memorializes the work of David Sheldrick, a renowned naturalist who served as the founder warden of the Tsavo East National Park in south-eastern Kenya from 1948 to 1976.
You will be able to see the elephants being fed giant bottles of milk, play with each other and keepers to nudge and get hugs from. You can reach out and touch and nuzzle any elephant that comes close to the ropes. While you get to watch them play and take photos. You find out how old they were when they arrived at the orphanage, where they were rescued from, and what got them into trouble.
After the tour of the orphanage, you will be free to have dinner at a place of your convenient, later will be dropped for your overnight stay.
Overnight Sarova Stanley Hotel