Nairobi National Park and the Animal Orphanage is just a lion’s roar away from the city, this was among the first parks to be established in Kenya in 1946 and covers an area of just under 120 square kilometers. Its biggest advantage is its easy access just 15 minutes or so from the center of the city.
On a good day you can see Lion, Giraffe, Rhino, Buffalo, Cheetah and many plains game roaming freely within the park. Hippos are to be seen at the Hippo Pool, which is on the eastern part of the park.
Crocodiles may also be sighted in sections of the Athi River, which is also a very good location for watching many species of birds. At the entrance of the park in an orphanage for sick and abandoned animals- a favorite haunt for the younger tourists as well as many Kenyan students of all ages.
In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Nairobi is also often used as a jumping-off point for safari trips elsewhere in Kenya.
Non Residents (USD)
- Adult: USD 115
- Child: USD 95
- Adult: KES 6570
- Child: KES 5885
- Pickup and drop-off from a city hotel/venue
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Park Entrance fees
- Entrance Fees to the Animal Orphanage
- Snacks and water
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