Nairobi National Park
Travel to Nairobi National Park – Kenya’s First Park
Nairobi National Park is totally unique. Where else in the world can you find rhino and giraffe, rivers full of hippo and crocodile and prides of lion, all living wild and free within a twenty minute drive of the city centre? This was Kenya’s first National Park and it remains a National treasure. The park is 113 square kms of open plains spectacular cliffs, rivers, dams and acacia forest.
The Park is an ongoing demonstration of man’s ability to co-exist harmoniously with nature. There is an excellent information centre at the Main Gate. The Park can only be accessed by Private, hired or safari vehicles. The park headquarters are located by the main Langata gate. This complex is also the Headquarters of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).
Birdlife is prolific with over 400 species recorded. There is an abundance of plains game and predators alike. The sight of large herds of buffalo, strolling ostrich and stalking cheetah, all with a backdrop of thriving modern Nairobi, is an unforgettable one.
The rolling plains are home to large herds of zebra and gazelle. Lions thrive here, and cheetah and rhino are often seen. The rivers have a sizeable population of hippos and crocodiles.
Also established here is the Nairobi Safari Walk. This is an educational centre set up to further public awareness on Wildlife and Habitat Conservation. A series of wooden boardwalks lead through a range of habitats and vegetation zones. Enclosed areas contain lions, leopard, buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest, ostrich, cheetah and hyena. The walk has been designed to be a living demonstration of eco-systems at work.
A visit to Nairobi National Park in itself is relaxing after the noise and traffic of Nairobi. Take a picnic and spent a day in the Park.
- Birdlife is prolific with over 400 species recorded. There is an abundance of plains game and predators alike.
- Spend a while at the riverside – a sizeable population of hippos and crocodiles are resident there.