Categories: Destinations

Visiting Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National park is the only natural game reserve which is actually located within a city. The location is fantastic because it means that you can stay in the city and then easily get to the park for day trips.

You have all the amenities of the city near by which could be a big plus for some people who like luxury. It does not match the big game parks such as Serengeto or Mara in its size but it can be a great way to see what it is like, without fully committing to a big journey and a long stay there.

The terrain is rough and natural and so you will be taken around in a jeep, van or truck which has four wheel drive although you can use a saloon should you wish to but it could be quite a tricky drive. If you do want to drive yourself around then there are car hire companies who will rent out vans that are more suitable for the trip. Despite its close proximity to a city, it does have a lot to offer. There are a selection of different environments such as a river and forest nearby, open grass plains and various other types of vegetation.

Nairobi National Park

There are also some man-made dams in the park which encourage certain birds and other animals. There is an impressive array of animals including black rhino, leopard, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, lion, elands, hyena and leopard and many types of birds. There are also other things to discover such as the Nairobi walking safari, hippo pools and orphanage. With it being such as easy place to reach and  having the rare black rhino then there are many reasons why this is a great place to visit. It is worth timing your visit right though because it is wet between April and October and very warm between July and October.