Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya that was established in 1946 about 7 km south of Nairobi. It is fenced on three sides, whereas the open southern boundary allows migrating wildlife to move between the park and the adjacent Kitengela plains. Herbivores gather in the park during the dry season.
When to go:
The park is open year-round and always accessible. Visitors must enter the park in a vehicle.
The best wildlife viewing is during the dry season (July – March). The rainy season (April – June) presents some difficulties on the wet roads.
The park is open from 06:00 hrs. to 18:00 hrs. daily..
Wildebeest & Zebra Migration
This massive annual migration occurs from July to October when thousands of animals are on the move, searching for water and sustenance. The best times to view this incredible event is July and August.
The park is known as a valuable sanctuary for these endangered creatures. The breeding program has been so successful they supply black rhinos to the other national parks.
This sanctuary rescues injured and orphaned baby elephants. Its experienced handlers nurture the babies back to physical and emotional health and eventually release them back into the wild.
At this historic site, hundreds of tons of intercepted ivory have been periodically burned to show Kenya’s commitment to the eradication of the ivory trade and the protection of its elephant population.
The site is also visually inspiring with spectacular views of the plains below.
On these maintained trails, see the park and its smaller wildlife up close. There are also several picnic sites.
Truly one of the easiest parks to visit, it is also perhaps the most unique. Have breakfast in the city, then safari amongst lions and rhinos an hour later! With cityscapes framing your wildlife photos, you’ll have wonderful mementos of your visit here.