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Nairobi National Park

Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Nairobi National Park
    Summer Wilms
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    3 Oct 19, 2013

    It is the only national park within an African city. You'll find a surprising amount of wildlife at this park, all with the towering buildings of downtown Nairobi in the background. The entrance is at the headquarters for the Kenya Wildlife Service, which is also where you'll find the Nairobi Animal Orphanage and the Nairobi Safari Walk. Get into the park early, then follow up the day with lunch at the cafe, followed by a visit to the Safari Walk and Orphanage.

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    5 Aug 21, 2013

    Lions, leopards, hippos, rhinos, and more running around, and the park is located right in the city. It is literally like having a savannah neighborhood in the city. Wild view-scapes of herds of animals with skyscrapers in the background. Go early in the morning (arrive around 6am) for the cats and other nocturnal wildlife, or in the afternoon arriving around 4pm for the dusk. Get a group together and hire a car.

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    Arlo Hemphill
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    5 Aug 20, 2013

    You might not expect to find one of Kenya's most spectacular wilderness reserves located just on the outskirts of the capital city - but it is. Nairobi National Park is often overlooked simply as an artifact of it's location - people want to get in, out and away from Nairobi for a safari outing. But if you give it a chance, this park will surprise. Abundant animal populations, including one of the highest densities of lions in the country, make this a non-stop thrill ride of a wilderness excursion. Very good park.

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  • Nairobi National Park
    Darshani Haria
    5 Mar 04, 2013

    A national park full of animals in the middle of a thriving city?? Come on, who wouldnt love it?

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    Sandfieldtravel.com
    3 Dec 27, 2012

    Wild life adventure while within a quick reach of the city. Surely if you're time bad this is the place you could visit quickly and cheaply.

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  • Nairobi National Park
    Alex Gibson
    5 Jul 31, 2012

    It is unique in that it is located in the city, making Kenya the only capital city in the world with a a park within it. There are other undiscovered picnic and event sites. The park also has a campsite.
    Another get away spot is the Nairobi Safari Walk that is close to the city. It is great for those who have to walk and view game at the same time. Visitors can also sample out the wetlands, savannah and forests and follow the trail to the woodlands.

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    Ludovic
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    I did my first safari in that Park. It's easy to setup a tour there. I saw a bunch of interesting animals but no cats. The park is not that big and you tend to bump into other cars doing the safari making it less wild then say amboseli.

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    Kasyoka Kioko
    3 Apr 05, 2013

    Nice morning drive,giraffe ,zebra,hippos but no lions.

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    Raphael Muturi
    4 Jul 23, 2012

    The only National Park in the world in the proximity of a capital city.

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    Ager Xris
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    A place where all forms of nature exist.

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    Cathy Stubbs
    5 Jun 22, 2012
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Description

Even if your visit to Kenya is limited to Nairobi you can still enjoy the country’s spectacular wildlife with a visit to this swath of wilderness just 15 minutes outside the city center. The 117 km2 of protected space is home to lions, rhinos, cheetahs, zebras, hippos, gazelle, and a healthy collection of other species including over 400 different types of birds. The park can be easily navigated ... read more
with most cars so you don’t have to worry about arranging a specially outfitted 4x4. You can explore the savannah and forests at your own pace and without a hired guide. At the Athi River hippo pool on the southwestern edge of the park you can stretch your legs and take a walk accompanied by an armed ranger who will not only protect you from feisty critters but can tell you a bit about what you’re seeing. At the Main Gate you’ll find the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters. The complex includes attractions open to the public like the Safari Walk, Animal Orphanage, a gift shop, and café.

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