September 4, 2019 by steveandrichardsafaris
Nairobi National Park is a complete wildlife resort situated just outside of the city of Nairobi, Kenya. This makes the Kenyan capital the only city in the globe where you can be in the middle of the bush with a thirty minute car ride from the city centre. Most of the wild African animals can be spotted here.
The national park is made up predominantly of dry open grasslands, also known as savannah. The rambling spaces are broken up with groves of scrubby acacia bushes, and the occasional steep valley. There’s also a river that runs through the park, the Athi River, adding to the assortment of wildlife & birds you will discover. The park is only fenced on the Nairobi side, so animals can freely migrate from & to the park.
Speaking about wildlife, the national park is home to all the animals you would expect to discover in Africa, such as lion, rhino, zebra, giraffe and hippo. The black rhino is a specific point of pride for the park, since they’re quite rare. The mere common African animal that does not frequent the park, is the elephant.
Migration patterns change all through the year, so there is not always going to be the same mix of beasts to see.
Other sights in the park you can see include the historic monument where ivory has been burned in complaint of the unending poaching of wild elephants & rhinos. There’re also trails where you can stroll around the hippopotamus pools. Check out the animal orphanage to see some of the younger animals from close. The Impala Observation Tower can offer you a bird’s eye view of the park for a new perspective.
The park is just five miles outside of the city, so access is not that difficult. For safety reasons you should enter the park in a vehicle. In case you don’t have your own vehicle, you can either opt with any tour operator or you can take public transport to the park and then hop on the KWS wildlife bus into the park.
There’s a network of well-marked roads, and also designated picnic sites. There’re no accommodations inside the park, but taking into account its nearness to the city, that is not really required.
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