Nairobi National Park
Wildlife Park located in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. It is one of the few national parks in the world that is located within a city's boundaries.
Nairobi National Park
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Nairobi National Park is Kenya’s most accessible yet bizarre safari experience. Nairobi National Park is one of Africa`s smallest National parks yet with abundant wildlife that can in most city places be viewed against a backdrop of city skyscrapers and planes coming to land. Nairobi National Park is the one and ever National Park on earth bordering a capital city. Nairobi National Park was Kenya`s first National Park established on December/16/1946. The Park is set approximately 7 Kilometers (4 mi) at 117 km2 on the southern outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya`s capital city, with an electric fence separating the park`s wildlife from the city.
Nick named as ‘Kifaru Ark’, a statement of the park`s success as a rhinoceros sanctuary (Kifaru in Swahili) Nairobi National Park in Kenya is home to the world`s densest concentration of black rhinos (more than 50 rhinos). Nairobi National park also boasts a large and varied wildlife population in Kenya. Migrating herbivores gather in the park during the dry season including warthogs, giraffes, zebras, ostriches and buffaloes. Lions and hyenas are also commonly sighted within the park. The park’s wetland areas sustain approximately 400 bird species, which is more than in the whole of the UK
Ivory Burning Site Monument in Nairobi National Park-Kenya; This is one of the most important landmarks in the archives of conservation, this is where Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi made a dramatic statement to poachers by setting ablaze to 12 tons of seized ivory in 1989. The event improved Kenya’s conservation image at a time when East African wildlife was being decimated by relentless poaching, and it’s widely credited as playing a role in turning the tide against poaching in Kenya. The site is just inside Nairobi National Park’s main Langata Rd gate.
The Animal Orphanage in Nairobi national Park-Kenya; The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is just inside the Nairobi National Park in Kenya. The orphanage is a treatments and rehabilitation center for wild animals. The Orphanage is a hospital to lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons and buffalo. Various birds can also be viewed including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes and ostriches.
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Large predators- lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah.
Aggregations of large herbivores- eland, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest
Game drive safari tour in Nairobi National Park-Kenya
Nairobi National Park-Kenya game viewing safari tour is a half day safari to see and spot wildlife in the Park. You will be provided with and experienced driver guide and a wonderful built safari vehicle with a pop-up roof designed to give you a panoramic outlook of the landscape and unobstructed views of the animals, a feature that is especially valuable for photographers. A dedicated prime safari guide, with experience and knowledge about the park takes you to locations where you have the greatest chance of seeing the animals, and to stay on top of the action, your guide shares and garners information, such as footprints, last sightings, specific behaviors, with other preferred like-minded guides. You will be able to sight some of the big five animals in Nairobi National Park-Kenya including; the lions, rhino, buffalo, leopard, giraffes, hippos, zebra, gazelles, hartebeest, wildebeest, hyena, baboons, elands and many others. Rhinos are especially easy to see since this park acts as their sanctuary. The lions are more than 80 and are also very easy to see in a morning game drive even while they lie on the road or when hunting.
Bird watching safari tour in Nairobi National Park-Kenya
Nairobi National Park-Kenya bird trip is fun as you will get an expert guide to show you the birds with the help of a bird identification book and a pair of binoculars. Nairobi National Park has a checklist of over 520 species of avifauna. One of the eight species of Kenya Mountains Endemic Bird Area, 27 species of the 94 Somali–Maasai biome, and 25 species of the 67 African Highlands biome that occur in Kenya have been recorded in the area. Over 5,000 migrating Lesser Falcons have been recorded in the park. The park`s undisturbed grassland is also home to species like restricted-range Jackson’s Widowbird, which breeds here regularly after good rains. The world endangered Corncrake, Madagascar Pond-Heron, Lesser Kestrel, Corncrake, Jackson’s Widowbird, Red-throated Tit, Shoebill Stork and Basra Reed Warbler have been spotted. Prime safaris will help you to arrange a half day or full day trip to Nairobi National Park in Kenya to watch birds.
- Nairobi Safari Walk-Nairobi National Park, Kenya
The Nairobi Safari Walk is an ordinary zoo located near the main entrance to the Nairobi National Park on Langata Road, about 7 km south of Nairobi city center.
The Nairobi Safari Walk is an eye opener to Kenya`s wildlife and gives you a hint of what you expect to see across Kenya. You will have a glance of Kenya`s wildlife collection including the rare bongo, white rhino, albino zebra, antelopes, cats and primates. It is also a home to about 150 trees species and you will be taught about their traditional uses. The zoo gives you great experience, diversity of the wild animals in one place and a remarkable scenery where you comfortably walk, take photos and enjoy the breeze. The Nairobi Safari walk is an awesome activity you can never miss in Kenya, a very romantic scenery. The Zoo is also good for kids to learn about the wildlife. Missing is risky!
How to Access Nairobi National Park in Kenya
Apart from the main entrance, which lies 7km from Nairobi city center, there are other gates on Magadi Rd and the Athi River gate; the latter is handy if you’re continuing on to Mombasa, Amboseli or the Tanzanian border. The roads in the park are passable with 2WDs, but travelling in a 4WD is never a bad idea, especially if the rains have been heavy.
There are Matatus that pass by the main park entrance 30 to 45 minutes from the train station.
You can also go by private vehicle; Prime safaris is at your service for this trip!!
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airports are not far from the Park, from there you can take a drive to Nairobi National Park. Just about 8kms
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