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Nairobi National Park

Nestled in the heart of Kenya’s Capital City, Nairobi National Park boosts of wide open grass plains with a back drop of the City Scrappers, scattered acacia bush which hold a variety of Wildlife with over 100 species including 4 of the Big 5 which are lions, Buffalos, leopards, rhinos and other animal species including the endangered black rhinos, lions, hyenas, leopards, baboon, zebras, cheetahs, giraffes, buffaloes numerous reptile and various species of Antelopes. It also has a diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded at least 20 of which are seasonal European migrants. Some of the bird species in the park include the Secretary bird, Grey crowned crane, Martial eagle, lesser kestrel, Pallid harrier, White-bellied bustard, Sooty falcon, Corncrake and many others.

The Park was established in 1946 and it is the only Wildlife Park in the World nearest to the Capital City. It covers an area of 117sqkm and it has a sweeping landscape which consists partly of thick woods next to the City Outskirts, partly of rolling plains and valleys and also partly of wooded Confluence of several rivers. Nairobi National park is the major Rhino Sanctuary for breeding and re-stocking other parks.


Activities in Nairobi National Park

Game Drives

Game drives are the best way to explore the Park since it gives you the best Exposure to the Park’s Wildlife. Morning hours is the best time to go game driving since most of the animals are active during this time of the day compared to the afternoon and evening hours when animals take shelter in hidden locations to avoid heat from the scorching sun.


Nature Walks

This allows visitors to have an extraordinary experience while in the wild, this nature walk is done on a raised wooden walkway with spectacular views of the wildlife.



This Park has a diverse birdlife with up to 500 bird species some of which are seasonal European migrants, with this, it will give you an exceptional experience in the park.


Visiting David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

David Sheldrick elephant orphanage is situated at the park’s main gate and here, tourists get a chance to bond with orphaned baby elephants and rhinos.


When to Visit

Nairobi National Park is open to Visitors throughout the year but the best time to visit is during the dry season in the months of June to September and also January to March.


How to Get to Nairobi National Park

Accessed using both Road and Air transport means,

By Road, it is about 10km South of Nairobi City Center.

By Air, you fly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airports to connect to the park.


Nairobi National Park Entry Gates

The park  has a total of 7 Entry gates, 2 of which are used by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and 5 are used by Visitors, these include;

Maasai gate

Mbagathi gate

Banda gate

Langata gate

KWS headquarters

Rogai Gate

Athi River Gate


Accommodations in Nairobi National Park

Accommodations in Nairobi National Park range from Luxury and Mid-Range to Budget and they include;

Luxury Accommodations

Africa Heritage House

Ole Sereni Hotel

Giraffe Manor

The Emakoko Lodge

Hemingsway Nairobi

Palacina Residential Hotel

Fairmont the Norfolk Hotel


Mid-Range Accommodations

Ololo Safari Lodge

Bush House and Camp

Nairobi Tented Camp

Tawala Homes

Stardom Hotel

Anga Africa Luxury Boutique Camp Nairobi

Karen Gables

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