Established in 1946, the National Park was Kenya’s first. It is located approximately 8 kilometers south of the centre of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, with only a fence separating the park’s wildlife from the metropolis. The 117 km Nairobi National Park is unique by being the only protected area in the world with a variety of animals and birds close to a capital city. As expected, the park is a principal attraction for visitors to Nairobi. Still, despite its proximity to civilization and relative small size for an African National Park, Nairobi National Park boasts a large and varied wildlife population. Rhino, buffalo, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, lion and plenty of antelopes and gazelles can be seen roaming in this open plains country with a section of highland forest as well as stretches of broken bush country, deep, rocky valleys and gorges with scrub and long grass.
Visit this unique sanctuary just a few kilometers from Nairobi bustling City centre, but despite its proximity over species of mammals that can be found there including four of the big five, a variety of wildlife lies and roams freely in this unique park which covers an area of 44 square miles. Nairobi National Park is the oldest of Kenya’s National parks and game reserves. Its main entrances are merely a stone’s throw from the outskirts of the city, thus making Nairobi the only City in the world that borders a natural game protection area. The chief attraction here is the African lion. Well over one hundred species of mammals mainly plains game has been recorded in this park. The big five are represented except the elephant.
A unique feature of Nairobi National Park is that visitors do not have to travel far to view game in their natural habitat.
There is a wide variety of habitats from open grass plains to rocky river gorges and dry forest. This variety attracts a wide range of wildlife, with over 400 species of bird being recorded in the park as well as over 100 types of mammal. It takes 3-4 hours to get around and see most of the park, and there are some roads suitable for saloon cars.
Tour cost: US$120 per person
Daily departs: Morning and afternoon tours
Tour Duration: 4 hours
- Rate is based on per person and minimum 2 people required
- All entry fees, service charge and taxes
- Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel
- Visit to the Nairobi National Park
- Professional English speaking driver guide
- Driver’s allowance
- Minimum of two persons required
- Meals and drinks, any other sightseeing not included in the package