Nairobi National Park is the oldest national park to be allocated in Kenya, it’s the oldest of all Kenya’s national parks and it’s one of the only national parks in the entire world which borders a capital city. Besides everything this is the most incredible safari destination in the entire East Africa and despite being a proximity to an urban land, the park is rich in the wildlife including the big five but where the park has got the big four of the big five that is leopards, lions, rhinos, buffalos and the park lacks the elephants due to the small size of the park and for the case of the elephants they require enough space other animal species to spot on a safari includes baboon, cheetah, gazelles, hartebeest, common warthog, black-backed jackal, plain zebra, blue wildebeest, spotted hyena, hippos, zebra, and among others without forgetting the various beautiful and colorful bird species that are over 520.

Nairobi National Park is renowned as the oldest national park in all the Kenya national parks, the wildlife sanctuary was established in 1946 and which is located only 4 miles south of Kenya’s capital, despite the size of Nairobi National Park, it boosts the large and diverse population of the most successful rhino sanctuaries in the entire world, prepare a safari with to explore more and learn about the diversity in Nairobi National Park. Nairobi National Park is so rewarding and super natural imagine landing at the port and you be welcomed by the first and best safari in even about minutes this makes it a safari haven for everyone who would wish to visit Kenya.

Attractions in Nairobi National Park.


Nairobi National Park is a wildlife safari haven the park is well known for the a variety of the animal species including the four mammals of the Big five Animal that includes leopards, lions, buffalos, rhinos. Other animal species to be spotted in the park includes the gazelles, zebras, cheetah, coke’s hartebeest, hippos, elands, impala, giraffes, baboons, common warthog, waterbucks and many others.

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wildlife Nairobi national park

Bird species.

Nairobi National Park is famous known as a birding haven with the most attractive bird species that are over 520 bird species including pallid harrier, Goliath heron, Spur-winged Goose, Gabar Goshwak, secretary bird, martial eagle, ostrich, African Darter, African Finfoot, Augur Buzzard, Tawnu Eagle, Bateleur, Shelly’s Francolin, black-headed heron, common moorhen and many others.

Ivory burning site monument.

Ivory burning site monument is the landmark for conservation of the wildlife those are the elephants that were denatured to get the ivory, in the northwestern end of the Nairobi National Park is where the former president of Kenya, President Daniel Arap Moi burnt ivory as a way of showing the poachers to stop the bad acts of poaching instead to protect and conserve the environment and to zero trade of the ivory in the country.

Impala observation point.

Impala observation point is one of the highest point inside Nairobi National Park that offers the most stunning views of the impalas in the open plains inside the park occupied with the impalas, at the impala observation point also the tourists are allowed to do picnic as they are watching the entire wildlife around the park.

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is the rescue center for the elephants and among other wildlife like the rhinos, this is where the elephants are taken care of from the orphanage stage in Nairobi National Park and later be transferred to Tsavo National Park, on a safari to Nairobi National Park you learn about elephants and the importance of conserving them.

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David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Nairobi Animal Orphanage.

Nairobi Animal Orphanage serves as the treatment and rehabilitation center, the orphanage provides the medical examination and the necessary treatment for the wildlife species before rehabilitation basing on the individual needs of the animals, for the wild animals like the lions, leopards, buffalos, baboons, jackals, hyenas and among others even the bird species that can be injured can be found there like the ostrich, parrot, crown crane and among others in Nairobi National Park. Nairobi animal orphanage is the amazing attraction that attracts various tourists both international and local, school children for educational trips and also viewing of the wildlife species that gives them astonishing safari experience.


Game drives.

Game driving is the best way to experience the entire biodiversity of Nairobi National Park and these are done in the morning and evening game drives. On a safari the morning game driving gives the tourists higher chances of spotting the variety of the animal species in the park since most of the animal species that time can be active compared with the evening game drives where the most of the animal species can be in their hidden places because of the excessive heat from the sun and to avoid the predators.

Bird watching.

Bird watching is the best and the right choice, the park being the home to diverse bird species that are over 520 bird species, bird watching is the right activity to be done from the park and the bird watchers observe various bad species like the secretary bird, ostriches, corncrake, white-headed vulture, pallid harrier and many others and during April to November there can be presence of watching variety of bird species including the migratory bird species.

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Birding in Nairobi National Park

Walking safari.

Tourists enjoy the exploring the entire park stars and this is done in a spicy way on the foot, walking safari allows the visitors to spot what they except in the wild and this gives them the best moments with the most rewarding experience of the wildlife species, this is more enjoyable where the wildlife species move around in the tourists enclosures that gives the tourists the best opportunity to view them from a very clear sight.

Best time to visit Nairobi National Park.

The best time to visit Nairobi National Park is during the dry months from July to October, and also January and February. Then July has the lowest rainfall among all the months of the year and along with July, August is the driest month in Nairobi.

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