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Nairobi National Park​

nairobi national park entrance

Only 10 km from the bustle of the city, Nairobi national park, covering an area of close to 100 sq km is an ecosystem of grassland, forests and rivers. It is home to all the Big Five except Elephants which had to re-locate to larger reserves with enough food for them. Plains game found here include Giraffe, Gazelle, Zebra, Impala and the Heartbeest. It is also possible to observe Cheetah, Jackal, Hyena and Serval cats while birds such as the Masai Ostrich, Hadada Ibis, Sacred Ibis, Kingfishers and lilac breasted Rollers among many other species, are resident here. The rivers are home to crocodiles and turtles are a usual citing.


  • The only Wildlife park in the world that is so close to the city
  • Black rhinoceros; which is an endangered species
  • The first park to be gazetted in Kenya on December 16, 1946
  • Major rhino sanctuary for breeding and restocking other parks
  • Diverse birdlife:Has over 400 bird species. At least 20 of which are seasonal European migrants.
  • Home to over 100 mammal species, four of the Big Five (lion, Buffalo, leopard and  rhino)
  • Has a spectacular wildebeest and zebra migration
  • Large predators- lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah.
  • Aggregations of large herbivores- eland, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest
  • Ivory Burning Site Monument
  • Walking trails at hippo pools
  • Nairobi Safari Walk & the Orphanage.
  • Spacious accommodating picnic sites

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