How many capital cities do you know that have a game Park with lion, rhino, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, buffalo and other wild animals wandering around completely freely?
Nairobi has just this, and if you have time, the Nairobi National Park is well worth a visit.
Although not on the same scale as other game parks around Kenya, (such as the Maasai Mara, Samburu, Tsavo and Amboseli) the Nairobi National Park is just perfect if you don’t have time to get to them, or need something to do while in Nairobi. Early morning or late afternoon are the best times to see animals so why not enjoy a picnic breakfast or sun-downer in the park which you organise yourself or ask a taxi or tour company to arrange for you.
The park is surrounded by housing developments, which you can see on the east side of the park. It creates interesting images of rhino grazing happily to a backdrop of urban sprawl.
There are several gates into the park, which you can use if you have the right documents. The best thing if you are new to Nairobi though, is to go to the KWS Main Entrance, which is about 1km from Wilson Airport. Here you will also find the the KWS animal Orphanage, The KWS Safari Walk and Rangers Restaurant.
- the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage (10 minutes)
- KWS Safari Walk and Animal Orphanage (5 minutes)
- Karen Country and Golf Club (20 minutes)
- Giraffe Centre (15 minutes)
- Kazuri Bead shop (20 minutes)
You can arrange special events such as Bush Dinners, Weddings, Corporate Functions and professional photo shoots.
Telephone: +254 (0)20 600800
Address: Kenya Wildlife Service, Langata Road, Nairobi
Directions: The Nairobi National Park in Nairobi has various entry points but is basically in Langata. It’s a few minutes away from the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, about 15 mins from the Giraffe Centre and depending on traffic between 15-60 mins from the town centre! (Friday afternoons are a nightmare!)