Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park

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Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park is 117 square kilometers (70 square miles). It is unique as the only national park in the world with a huge variety of wildlife close to a capital city, only 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the city centre. It is the first park to be gazetted in Kenya in 1946.
As a Rhino Sanctuary, it is one of the few parks a visitor is certain of seeing a black rhino in its natural environment.
There are vast tracts of open grass plains with scattered acacia tress. On the western side of the park, there is a dry forest and on the southern side there is a riverine forest on Mokoyeti River.
Nairobi National Park has over 400 species of bird. Migrants pass through the park during the months of March and April.

Major attractions in the Park

  • Endangered black rhino. The Park is a Rhino Sanctuary for breeding black rhino
  • Over 400 endemic and migratory species of birds. About 20 species are European migrants.
  • Over 100 mammal species that include predators like lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah and herbivores like eland, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, impala, and wildebeest. All the Big Five are here apart from the elephant.
  • Walking trails at hippo pools for hikers
  • Historic ivory burning site
  • Nairobi Safari Walk
  • Animal Orphanage
  • Nairobi Tented Camp
  • Three campsites
    Picnic sites

Nairobi National Park can be conveniently included on an itinerary that takes in iconic safari destinations such as the Masai Mara National Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park or even beach holiday in Lamu Island or Zanzibar. Browse our recommended tours and safaris or contact us and we will tailor-make a personalized safari itinerary for you.

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