The first and last nights of the trip are spent in Nairobi, a busy, cosmopolitan city with a number of attractions for visitors. You can visit the baby elephants at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, hand-feed giraffes at the Giraffe Sanctuary, or visit the Karen Blixen's house, madefamous from the book and movie 'Out of Africa'. Nairobi Game Park, with the city’s tower blocks as a backdrop, is an under-rated wildlife viewing destination and is one of the best places in Kenya to see Black Rhino.

The National Museum has reopened after an extensive renovation and is well worth a visit, particularly for people interested in the origins of mankind. The museum is a short walk from the City Centre which is always busy during the day and best avoided at night. Nairobi's infamous traffic can make a trip into town a very unpredictable and frustrating journey since it is invariably impossible to predict how long it will take to get there.

We normally stay at Wildebeest Eco Camp, a beautiful haven in the suburb of Karen, just outside Nairobi. The camp opened its doors to guests early in 2012 and was built by Alan and Lynita, who also set up the original Wildebeest Camp on the Ngong Road. Friendly, homelike hospitality is what has made Wildebeest Camp Nairobi's best accommodation choice for discerning travellers. Close to Langata Road, Wildebeest Camp is a peaceful oasis in the suburbs, away from the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Nairobi. When sitting in the quiet, mature gardens with a cafetiere of coffee or a cold drink, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The beautifully-appointed rooms and deluxe safari tents are a welcome place to stay both before and after a safari. Only a few miles from the city centre, the group will be able to enjoy peaceful tropical gardens, which are home to hundreds of varieties of plants and birds, or visit the nearby shops, and markets.

Wildebeest Camp has lots of different accommodation options - so there is something to suit everyone’s budget. It is popular with backpackers, with low cost accommodation available in the dorm or in small tents in the garden. In addition there is a range of other accommodation options to suit all budgets, including huge, safari tents with king size beds and ensuite facilities. This mix leads to wide variety of fellow guests so the dinner table conversation is always lively and interesting. It is the perfect place in which to relax before and after a trip into the bush.