Light On The Horizon Tour 7 hours

 
  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Shared tour
  • Small group
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Eco Aware

Light on the Horizon is a tour in the Magical Kenya Signature Experience Collection - curated, unique, authentic and exceptional once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan travel experiences accredited and recommended by the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB)

On this energetic one day tour, we combine visits to two of Nairobi’s best-known wildlife conservation centres with a small-scale farming program that is changing the lives of Kenyan grandmothers. You get up-close to giraffes from a raised walkway at the Giraffe Centre, which has been instrumental in saving the Rothschild giraffe from extinction, and watch adorable baby elephants and hear about the complex process of returning them to the wild at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the most successful elephant rehabilitation program in the world. We then spend an insightful afternoon as guests of endearing and entrepreneurial grandmothers at a grassroots social enterprise project supported by us in a rural Kikuyu community.


Wildlife conservation and changing lives

Our first stop is the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife’s famous Giraffe Centre, which has pioneered an innovative breeding programme to grow the population of the endangered Rothschild giraffe in the wild. You’ll meet the giraffes at eye level from the centre’s raised walkway, and get a comprehensive education about how we can all play a role in the conservation of habitats and the preservation of wildlife. We then go the short distance to the elephant orphanage at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust on the edge of Nairobi National Park. The trust has hand-reared hundreds of baby elephants that have been orphaned, often due to injury and poaching, and rereleased them back into the wild in Tsavo National Park. You’ll learn more about this fascinating venture and see the baby elephants being fed by their keepers.

You then spend an engaging afternoon in the rural homes of Kenyan grandmothers, who are remarkable and inspirational women that have taken on the responsibility of caring for their grandchildren and extended families. You’ll look around a pig farm where a grandmother proudly explains pig-husbandry and how her bio-gas system powers her home; an initiative supported by us and the involvement of travellers like yourselves that aims at improving the livelihoods of the grandmothers by economically empowering them through small-scale farming. Then sit down with the grandmothers while they cook traditional meals and narrate their powerful stories about how the program has helped them run a sustainable business that keeps their families together.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • Pick up and return from customer’s hotel
  • Air-conditioned vehicles for transfers
  • Light Lunch
  • Bottled Water, Tea/Coffee
  • Tips and Gratuities

Available in

English, Suahili


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Nairobi , Kenya

Pick up times available: 09:30

Pick up location: Customers hotel in Nairobi

Ends at: Customers hotel in Nairobi

Nearest airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)



Covid-19 measures

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

We are Eco Aware:

  • Contributing to nature conservation or indigenous project(s)
    Contributing to nature conservation or indigenous project(s)
    A percentage of product income is contributing to local nature conservation or indigenous project(s)
  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 61 days or more before the travel date
10% cancellation fee - between 11-60 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-10 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $265 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 61 days before departure


  • Sustainable Programs
  • Susta
  • Responsible Travel
  • Kikuyu Tribe
  • Kikuyu Village
  • Giraffe Centre
  • David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage