Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park

LOCATED
–     Outside immediate Nairobi superb 10kms away

ALTITUDE
–     1670m

AREA
–     117 km²

PARK ENTRANCE PAYMENT METHOD
–     Kenya Wildlife Service Safari Card

ACCOMMODATIONS
–     Nairobi Tented Camp

ACCESS
–     By Road approx. 30 minutes’ drive from the city Daily scheduled flights from Mombasa

ATTRACTIONS
–     Safari Walk and Orphanage, “The World’s only Wildlife Capital”, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust,

Nairobi National Park is the only wildlife park within close proximity to a modern international city; this is a unique ecosystem and was the first park to be gazette in Kenya on December 16th, 1964. The savannah ecosystem comprise of different vegetation types. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush are predominant. The western side has a highland dry forest and a permanent river with a riverine forest. To the south are the Athi-Kapiti Plains and Kitengela migration corridor which are important wildlife dispersal areas during the rainy season. Man-made dams within the park have added a further habitat, favorable to certain species of birds and other aquatic biome. Major wildlife attractions are the endangered Black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse along with 400 migratory and endemic bird species. However all species are not always present and some are seasonal, Northern migrants pass through the park primarily during late March through April. Nairobi National Park is one of the most successful of Kenya’s rhino sanctuaries that is already generating a stock for reintroduction in the species former range and other upcoming sanctuaries. Other attractions include the Ivory burning site Monument, Nairobi Safari Walk, the Orphanage and the walking trails hippo pools. Ivory Burning Site Monument, walking trails at hippo pools and spacious accommodating picnic sites. The park also has a permanent river with a riverine forest.

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