Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park lies within sight of Nairobi city, and one can see animals against a backdrop of city scrapers. The park’s proximity to a large urban center is unique in Africa and wildlife viewing is surprisingly good. Wide-open grass plains and scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife and diverse birdlife. Most big safari animals are present (except elephants). Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers. There is a small walk at the entrance leading through indigenous forest, and several wildlife enclosures.
- Animals include buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, baboon, zebra, wildebeest, cheetah and other 100 mammal species
- 400 migratory and endemic bird species
- Bird Watching
- Game Viewing
When to Visit
Wildlife viewing is at its finest in the Dry season (when animals can easily be seen around water sources), from June to September, although it’s possible to visit Nairobi NP any time. Wildlife watching is usually more difficult during the long rains (March to May) and the short rains (October to November). During these months, rainfall might restrict game drives and the grass tends to be very high.