Nairobi National Park

nairobi national park

Nairobi National Park is a unique ecosystem by being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city. The park is located only 7 km from Nairobi city centre. The savannah ecosystem comprise of different vegetation types. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush are predominant. The western side has a highland dry forest and a permanent river with a riverine forest.  To the south are the Athi-Kapiti Plains and Kitengela migration corridor which are important wildlife dispersal areas during the rain season. Man-made dams within the park have added a further habitat, favourable to certain species of birds and other aquatic biome.

Major wildlife attractions are the Black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded.  Other attractions include the Ivory burning site Monument, Nairobi Safari Walk, the Orphanage and the walking trails at hippo pools.
Access

  • By Road: Distance: 10km South of Nairobi City Center
  • By Air:  Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airports

Size / location

  • 117 Km2
  • Nairobi Province

Climate

  • January-March is hot and dry, April-June is hot and wet, and July-October is very warm and wet.

Picnic Facilities
For corporate events, bush dinners, weddings, picnics, team building sessions, video and film production

  • Mokoyiet,
  • King Fisher
  • historic ivory burning site
  • Impala

Activity Options

  • Game viewing
  • Corporate Events such as Bush Dinners, Team Building, Video and Film Production.
  • Special Events such as Weddings.
  • Three-star Rangers Restaurant where patrons relax for meals while overlooking the park.
  • Perfect outing place for families, couples, friends, bonding, game viewing, family get-togethers

Attractions

  • Large predators- lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah.
  • Aggregations of large herbivores- eland, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest
  • Ivory Burning Site Monument
  • Walking trails at hippo pools
  • Nairobi Safari Walk & the Orphanage
  • Spacious accommodating picnic sites
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