Tour cost: US$120 per person Daily departs: Morning and afternoon tours
Tour Duration: 4 hours
Nairobi National Park Tours
Nairobi national park was established in 1946 and is the first National Park in Kenya. It is located approximately 7 kilometers south of the centre of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, with only a fence separating the park’s wildlife from the metropolis. Nairobi’s skyscrapers can be seen from the park. Indeed, the proximity of urban and natural environments has caused conflicts between the animals and local people and threatens animals’ migration routes. The 117 km2 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. Nairobi National Park Kenya’s first ever National Park is a unique and un-spoilt wildlife haven within sight of the city’s skyline. 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.
Most of us would of course want to go for cheap all inclusive holidays. This is not necessarily a bad thing because there are plenty of great vacations that won’t break your budget. One such holiday is going for a trip to see various animals in a park. The Nairobi National Park is a great destination especially for families who want to just have a fun and exciting time together. You and your loved ones will definitely enjoy seeing the various attractions in this park.
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. It was gazetted in December 1946. the game sanctuary is a glorious stretch of Savannah that is set against the dramatic skyline of Nairobi, the capital City. 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.
Nairobi national park is only 15-20 minutes from the centre of town can you go and confidently expect to see lions and rhinos, and much more, in the wild. The Nairobi National is 120 kms2 teeming with game and contains almost everything you might see bigger more remote parks, except elephants. In fact it is the best place in Kenya, if not the whole of Africa, to see Black rhinos in the wild.
Well over one hundred species of mammals mainly plains game have 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.
This unique wildlife sanctuary is just a few kilometers from Nairobi’s bustling city centre, with Nairobi boasting of having the only wildlife sanctuary to be found in the city precincts in the world. Despite its proximity over 50 species of mammals can be found there, including four of the Big Five with elephant species not being represented.