Day trips to Nairobi National Park

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Day trips to Nairobi National Park

Day trips to Nairobi National Park

“The World’s Only Wildlife Capital” 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.

The park is a principal attraction for visitors to Nairobi.

Nairobi National Park is one of the most successful of Kenya’s rhino sanctuaries that is already generating a stock for reintroduction in the species’ former range and other upcoming sanctuaries.

Due to this success, it is one of the few parks where a visitor can be certain of seeing a black rhino in its natural habitat.

Birds of Nairobi national park include Maasai Ostrich, African Darter, African Finfoot, Dwarf Bittern, Goliath Heron, Saddle-billed Stork, Spur-winged Goose Secretary bird, African Fish Eagle, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Black-chested Snake-Eagle, Gabar Goshawk, Tawny Eagle, Bateleur, Shelly’s Francolin, Grey-crowned Crane, Kori Bustard, White-bellied Bustard, Bronze-winged Courser

Nairobi National Park. Wide-open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes, and a diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites, and the walking trails for hikers.


45 square miles (117 square km)


7 km south of Nairobi. 


  • Game drives
  • Visit The Ivory Burning Site
  •  Birding watching.
  • Nairobi animal orphanage
  • Nairobi safari walk
  • Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.

When to visit

Nairobi National Park is open all year round for safaris there is no best time when you should visit the park except the grass is high at the end of the rainy season but still, wildlife can be seen.

Where to stay

Most people stay in hotels in the heart of Nairobi, some of the hotels include 

  • Hemingways Nairobi
  • Villa Losa-Kempinski
  • Eka hotel
  • Sankara Hotel Nairobi
  • Masai Lodge 

but those who wish to stay in the national park can stay at the Nairobi Tented Camp.



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