How To Get To Nairobi National Park : Nairobi National park is located in the Southern region of Kenya standing at elevated area between 5000-6000 meters and 1500-1800meters above the sea level. This national park was first gazette as a game reserve in 1946 and later it was established as a national park in 1963 with a main aim of protecting all the wildlife animals in the country. Nairobi National park is about 7 kilometers and 45 square miles from Nairobi, which is famously, known to be the capital city of Kenya. More so, this national park is surrounded by savannah grasslands, thick woods that are found along the outskirts of the park, rolling plains, stunning waterbodies like; rivers and valleys and Acacia and thorny varieties such as; Muhuhu, cape chestnuts which all act as good natural habitats to many wildlife species. this national park is good destination for individuals to choose to visit while on a safari because it known to be the best wildlife education centre where one gets chances to see video shoes and even get lectures about wildlife, guided tours around the park. More so, there is a museum, which contains stuffed animals where young children can visit and have a great time and also Nairobi National park has many picnic spots where nature lovers can choose to dine within the wild and even special events can be organized from there among others.
How to Access Nairobi National Park.
For tourists who are planning to travel on their adventurous Kenya safari in Nairobi National park can choose to use either air transport or road transport for those who would love to take long trips as they enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the country while they sight see so many exciting things along their road trip. In addition, this drive will take them a distance of about 10 kilometers from Nairobi. Alternatively, travelers can opt to book their flights from Jomo Kenyatta international airport or Wilson airport in order to skip the long trips due to their tight schedules and be able to access the park in a short period. More so, Nairobi National park has so many entry gates, which individuals can use and some of these include; Mbagathi gate, Maasai gate, Langata gate, Banda gate, KWS headquarters and many others.
In addition, individuals should note that they would be required to pay the park entrance fees, which can be paid in either Kenyan shillings or US dollars, and the Kenyan citizens are charged at a cost of about 430 KSH, residents are charged 1030KSH and the non-residents are charged 43 USD.
Attractions in Nairobi National park.
Nairobi National park is famously known for its large population of rhinos and many wildlife species due to the fact that it is a home to over 100 mammal species such as; baboons, cape buffalos, gazelles, zebras, cheetahs, cokes’s hartebeests, elands, giraffes, waterbucks, lions, leopards, elephants, rare sokoke cats, warthogs, monkeys, hippos and many others. and it also harbours around 500 bird species that tourists can see as they tour around the park such as; Ostrich, black-headed heron, blacksmith lapwing, common moorhen, secretary birds, long-tailed fiscal, martial eagle, parrot, guinea fowl, pallid harrier among others which are always available in the park for bird lovers to see. More so, there is a Nairobi animal orphanage, which is known to be a treatment and rehabilitation centre for the wild animals, impala observation point, David, and Daphne sheldrick elephant orphanage, the ivory burning site monument and many others.
Things to do in Nairobi National park.
Exploring within Nairobi National park are granted with many chances to engage in many intresting activities where they gain new experiences and some of these activities include; game drives, bird watching, wildlife viewing, guided nature walks where they are accompanied park guides whose major role is to ensure the safety of both animals and the tourists, community visits and cultural encounters and many others.
Where to stay
Nairobi National park has so many accommodation facilities, which are always available for guests who opt to have their stay around the park. However, these lodging facilities are ranged differently such as;
- The luxury accommodation facilities include; Nairobi tented camp, Ololo safari lodge, African Heritage house, Ole Sereni hotel and many others.
- Budget accommodation facilities include; Town lodge uphill, Royal tulip canaan Nairobi, After 40 hotel, Lotos inns and suites Nairobi, Fairview hotel, suites Nairobi, Double tree which was constructed by Hilton Nairobi, Radisson Blu hotel among others.
- Mid-range accommodation facilities include; Stardom hotel, bush house and camp, Anga Afrika luxury boutique camp, Tawala homes and many others.
Therefore, for more information about how to get to Nairobi National park, contact our trusted tour operators and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Focus East Africa Tours who offer the best tour packages while on your adventurous safari in Kenya.