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Nairobi, Kenya
Just 8 km south of Nairobi. Both migratory and resident animals are observed but no elephants. Near the main gate is the Animal Orphanage. The main point of entry to the National Park is through Main Gate where there is an animal orphanage and Safari Walk which offers visitors an educational boardwalk. The park covers 117 sq km and has
recorded over 100 species of mammals and 400 species of birds.
 
“The World’s only Wildlife Capital”
A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the Nairobi National Park. Wide-open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and a diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.
 
Attractions
  • The only Wildlife park in the world that is so close to the city
  • Black rhinoceros :which is an endangered species
  • The first park to be gazetted in Kenya on December 16, 1946
  • Major rhino sanctuary for breeding and restocking other parks
  • Diverse birdlife: Has over 400 bird species. At least 20 of which are seasonal European migrants.
  • Home to over 100 mammal species, four of the Big Five (lion, Buffalo, leopard and  rhino)
  • Has a spectacular wildebeest and zebra migration
  • 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
 
Key features
 
Wildlife
  • Animals include buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, baboon, zebra, wildebeest and cheetah---100 mammal species.
  • 400 migratory and endemic bird species.
 
Picnic Facilities
For corporate events, bush dinners, weddings, picnics, team building sessions, video and film production
  • Mokoyiet,
  • King Fisher
  • historic ivory burning site
  • Impala

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