Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park is the oldest of all Kenya’s national parks. It is known for its Black Rhino Sanctuary and, despite bordering the city, it is home to lions, leopards and hyenas as well as many other Kenyan animals. Its closeness to Nairobi also means it is very accessible to Kenyans and tourists alike who want to experience a safari without having to travel and stay overnight elsewhere.
Situated around the Embakasi River, Nairobi National Park has herds of buffalo and a concentrated population of ostriches. It is also a good place to experience the four of the “Big Five” African animals.
The endangered black rhinoceros is protected here and the park supplies black rhinos to other national parks. Other major wildlife attractions to the park include the lion,cheetah, leopards, buffaloes, giraffes, hyena and zebras. There are also sanctuaries for rhino breeding, nature trails, hippo pools and an animal orphanage.
Take a game drive to see four of the “Big Five” – lions, leopards, buffalo and rhinos, but no elephants.
Walking trails can be enjoyed, along with five picnic sites.
Bird watching is popular here, with 400 species recorded.
Turtle and tortoise watching can also be enjoyed.
The park is open for game viewing, bush dinners, film production and weddings.