Reasons to visit Nairobi National Park

Reasons to visit Nairobi National Park : Nairobi National Park is the only wilderness preserve in all over the world that has a variety of animals and birds adjacent to a capital city. It produces a stock for reintroduction in the former range of the animal and other forthcoming sanctuaries. The park is one of Kenya’s most important rhino sanctuaries that can be sighted on a Kenya safari. One of the rare parks with a black rhino in its natural setting is this one.



Only 7 kilometres separate the park from Nairobi. It is the only protected region in the world that is near a capital city, as was already mentioned.


The park is mostly dry, save for when it rains. Nairobi experiences pleasant weather throughout the year due to its elevation of 5450 feet.  The optimum time to experience a warm spring is from December to March, when daytime temperatures typically range from 77 to 82 F (25 to 28 C). The temperature dips to 55 F (13 C) during night.

The colder, drier months are from July to September. It is the time of year when nighttime lows of 52 (11 C) and average daytime highs of 70–77 F (21–25 C) prevail.

Nairobi has two distinct rainy seasons. Mid-March through May make up the lengthy season. Eight inches of rain fall on average in April. With four inches of rain, the short season begins in late October and lasts through November and December. The average rainfall in other months of the year is two inches.

Best time to visit Nairobi National Park.

The dry season, which runs from July to October, as well as the months of January and February, are the ideal times to explore Nairobi National Park. Among all the months of the year, July has the least amount of rainfall. August is Nairobi’s driest month, along with July.

Opening Hours

 Every day from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, the park is accessible.

Getting to Nairobi National Park.

 By Road: From Nairobi’s downtown, take Langata Road to the Nairobi National Park.

Where to stay during a visit in Nairobi National Park.

 There are three open campsites in the park. They all offer kitchens, hot water bathrooms, and electricity. If you don’t already have a tent, you can rent one.

The sole authorized accommodation in Nairobi National Park is Nairobi Tented Camp. It is situated in the park’s western section and has nine opulent/luxury permanent tents. Either in the dining tent, out in the open, or beneath the stars, meals are served. Over log fires, water is heated. It is an encounter you won’t soon forget.

Reasons to visit Nairobi National Park
Nairobi Tented Camp

The neighborhoods of Langata and Karen are also not far from the park. Both of them provide a variety of accommodations choices, ranging from cosy lodges to world-class hotels.

Giraffe Manor is endorsed for those who enjoy the outdoors. It is situated in the grounds of the Langata Giraffe Centre. In addition to 12 double rooms decorated in luxury colonial style, the Rothschild family’s giraffes, who roam free on the property, make this option particularly unique. You may also easily access other popular Nairobi attractions by staying here.

 Wildlife in Nairobi National Park.

There are numerous wildlife communities in the park. African buffalo, baboons, black rhinoceros, Burchell’s zebras, cheetahs, Coke’s hartebeest, Grant’s gazelles, hippopotamuses, leopards, lions, Thomson’s gazelles, elands, impalas, Masai giraffes, ostriches, vultures, and waterbucks are among the mammals that can be seen in the park.

The park has a large variety of birds, especially in the wetlands. With up to 500 permanent species, the park boasts a wide variety of bird species. A man-made habitat for aquatic and avian species in the area is provided by dams.

The largest population of black rhinos in Kenya may be found in the park. The term “Kifaru Ark,” which is Kiswahili for rhinoceros, is used to refer to it.

 Reasons to visit Nairobi National Park.

 Game Drives.

Whether you choose to self-drive in Nairobi National Park or sign up for a guided tour, game drives are the highlight of the safari. Even though the park offers the most authentic wildlife viewing in Kenya, the juxtaposition of seeing animals in a densely populated area draws a large number of tourists each year.

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

 A must-see attraction while you’re there is this one. It is a chance to interact closely with elephants. Within the park lies the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Elephant and Rhino Nursery. There, young elephants and rhinos are saved and given care. Between 11 am and noon, you may watch newborn elephants being cleaned and fed. It’s a fun moment right now.

Guided Nature Walks.

Safe walking paths, picnic areas, and overlooks are some of the park’s additional attractions. Enter the noises and smells of the bush by getting out of your car. You can reach hippo pools by taking one of the best walking trails. There, you will discover the greatest number of aquatic herbivores.

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