Step into the extraordinary at Nairobi National Park, a unique wildlife haven just a stone’s throw away from Kenya’s bustling capital city. This exceptional park offers a one-of-a-kind safari experience, allowing you to witness a rich tapestry of wildlife against the backdrop of Nairobi’s skyline.
A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the Nairobi National Park.
A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the 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 diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded.
Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK HIGHLIGHTS
The park is generally dry except during the rainy season. Average day time temperature is 22oC/72oF.
Just 7 km south of Nairobi, it’s a quick getaway from the capital city.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best wildlife viewing is during the dry season (July – March). The rainy season (April – June) presents some difficulties on the wet roads.
The park is open from 06:00 hrs. to 21:00 hrs. daily.
WILDEBEEST & ZEBRA MIGRATION
This massive annual migration occurs from July to October when thousands of animals are on the move, searching for water and sustenance. The best times to view this incredible event is July and August.
ENDANGERED BLACK RHINOS
The park is known as a valuable sanctuary for these endangered creatures. The breeding program has been so successful they supply black rhinos to the other national parks.
SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
This sanctuary rescues injured and orphaned baby elephants. Its experienced handlers nurture the babies back to physical and emotional health and eventually release them back into the wild.
IVORY BURNING SITE MONUMENT
At this historic site, hundreds of tons of intercepted ivory have been periodically burned to show Kenya’s commitment to the eradication of the ivory trade and the protection of its elephant population.
On these maintained trails, see the park and its smaller wildlife up close. There are also several picnic sites.