Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Nairobi (49.2 km from Kajiado)
Founded in 1979, the Giraffe Center in Nairobi has a mission to be the leading wildlife conservation education organization for the youth in Kenya.
Part of this non-profit organization is the highly successful giraffe breeding program. Here on this 120 acre land, giraffes are bred and then released back into the wild once they reach the age of 2 years. Since the beginning of the project, the Giraffe Center has bred over 50 giraffes, with most of them released back in the wild.
The facility also houses the education center, where students and locals are offered free education in the importance of nature conservation and environmental issues.
Visitors are more than welcome to visit the center, interact with giraffes and learn more more about conservation efforts. The center also houses a gift shop and tea room.
Galleries and Museums
Langata (52.3 km from Kajiado)
Karen Blixen Museum is the original Kenyan home of Danish author Karen Blixen; author of the book 'Out of Africa', which was made into a Academy-nominated film in 1985 of the same name.
Following Karen Blixen's departure from Kenya in 1931, the estate has changed ownership several times, until it was purchased by the Danish government in 1964 and given to the Kenyan government as an independence gift. The estate was initially used as the principal's residence for the College of Nutrition, but following the autobiographic movie 'Out of Africa' in 1985, it was turned into a museum the following year.
The museum helps put Blixen's movie into context, and much of the movie scenes were filmed here on location. There are a few items that still feature inside the home from Blixen's period in Africa, with some rooms restored to their former state.
The museum is open daily from 9:30 to 18:00. Admission is Ksh 800 and Ksh 400 for children under 16 (prices are less for residents).
Nairobi (52.6 km from Kajiado)
Galleria Shopping Mall offers 3 floors of shopping, dining, and other lifestyle services. Along with ample parking bays, a Food Zone and a colourful kid's play area; Galleria provides a convenient and entertaining shopping experience.
Nairobi (52.6 km from Kajiado)
Visit the unique Nairobi National Park – the planet’s only protected reserve neighbouring a capital city. Here wildlife can often be seen against an urban backdrop of skyscrapers.
Situated only 7 km from Nairobi city centre, the park is home to black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife.
Interesting attractions include the Ivory Burning Site Monument, Nairobi Safari Walk, the Orphanage and walking trails at the hippo pools.
Big Event Venues
Nairobi Central (58.8 km from Kajiado)
Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) is a multi-storied facility located in Nairobi’s central business district. It has hosted numerous international conferences, seminars, exhibitions and special events. The centre is conveniently within walking distance of several five star hotels.