- DatesCan be booked any day
- TypePrivate ( 2 - 7) Persons in a van
- Departure time6.00 AM (Flexible)
- EndsNairobi Hotel/Airport
- The Big Four (no elephants) and much other wildlife on game drives
- Good chance to spot rhinos
- Walking trails and the hippo pools
- Over 400 species of birds
- Visit to the Ivory Burning Monument
About Nairobi National Park Tour + David Sheldrick and Giraffe Center
Nairobi National Park Tour + David Sheldrick and Giraffe Center is a full-day tour of Nairobi’s top attractions starting 6.00 AM all the way to late afternoon.
Note timings can be readjusted according to your availability.
You can also combine this option with a visit to Giraffe Center or even Karen Blixen Museum if you have enough time.
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Nairobi National Park
Welcome to Kenya’s most accessible yet incongruous safari experience. Set on the city’s southern outskirts, Nairobi National Park (at 117 sq km, one of Africa’s smallest) has abundant wildlife that can, in places, be viewed against a backdrop of city skyscrapers and planes coming in to land – it’s one of the only national parks on earth bordering a capital city. Remarkably, the animals seem utterly unperturbed by it all.
The park has acquired the nickname ‘Kifaru Ark’, a testament to its success as a rhinoceros (kifaru in Kiswahili) sanctuary. The park is home to the world’s densest concentration of black rhinos (more than 50), though even the park’s strong antipoaching measures couldn’t prevent poachers from killing one of the rhinos in August 2013 and then again in January 2014. They were the first such attacks in six years, and reflect the current sky-high Asian black-market price for rhino horn.
Lions and hyenas are also commonly sighted within the park; rangers at the entrance usually have updates on lion movements. You’ll need a bit of patience and a lot of luck to spot the park’s resident cheetahs and leopards. Other regularly spotted species include gazelles, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, ostriches, and buffaloes.
The park’s wetland areas sustain approximately 400 bird species, which is more than in the whole of the UK.
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Half-Day Nairobi National Park Tour Morning Option
Half-Day Nairobi National Park Tour Afternoon Option