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Nairobi National Park
Experience African nature up close and in its rawest form

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi’s famed national park is a fantastic destination to go on a safari without leaving the city too far behind. Nestled 15-20 minutes from the city center, the 117 sq Km national park is home to 400+ species of animals that can be seen in their natural habitat – doing natural things.

This is not a zoo.  There are no protective fences and no preset feeding times.  You may see a lion hunt, kill and eat an animal in front of you.

Tours are available from various local guides and usually have pickups from most hotels in Nairobi.  Tours last 3-4 hours and take you through unpaved paths in the different animal habitats.

At almost every turn there are different species of animals – from lions, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, zebras, gazelles and tons of different birds. The only security between you and nature is the vehicle you’re in.

The vehicles are vans with a roof that raises. Passengers are able to stand easily to take pictures of the wildlife.

Take a morning tour of the park to see the animals when they’re active… and hungry.

Interested in visiting Nairobi National Park? Travel Blogger and author of DESTINATIONS UNKNOWN Sean Brown has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help make your trip a breeze.

What is the closest airport to the Nairobi National Park?

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA NBO) is the closest airport to David Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage

What is the local currency at the Nairobi National Park?

Kenyan shilling (KSh) is the local currency, however the Nairobi National Park accepts USD.

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi, Kenya

Latitude: -1.360954

Longitude: 36.825024

Telephone: +254 20 2423423


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