Where to go, what to do while in Kenya.
THE NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
The Nairobi national park is one of its kind, being the only park situated in a capital city in the world. It was established in 1946 as Kenya’s first National park. Being approximately 10 km away from the city center, the park largely comprises of scattered acacia bushes in a predominantly savannah ecosystem.
It boasts of a rich diversity in flora and fauna. Its western side has a permanent river, a highland dry forest and a riverine forest. The Mbagathi River, which opens up to the Kitengela migration corridor, and Athi – Kapiti plains, form its boundary to the south.
The park sits on 117km2, the park has an altitude of about 1533m – 1760m above sea level.
- Over 400 recorded bird species can be seen here. Among them, the ostrich, vultures and waterbuck
- The Nairobi Safari walk
- The Animal Orphanage
- Wildlife; the black rhino, African buffalo, Thompson gazelle, wildebeests, zebra, elands and a number of predators such as the lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas
- Ivory burning site monument
The Activities to do here include game watching, hosting both social and corporate events, picnics, and bird watching
Best time to Visit
Nairobi National park can be visited in any season.