Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya. Established in 1946, the national park was Kenya’s first. It is located approximately 7 kilometers (4 mi) south of the center of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, with an electric fence separating the park’s wildlife from the metropolis. Nairobi’s skyscrapers can be seen from the park. The proximity of urban and natural environments has caused conflicts between the animals and local people and threatens animals’ migration routes. Still, despite its proximity to civilization and relative small size for an African national park, Nairobi National Park boasts a large and varied wildlife population. Migrating herbivores gather in the park during the dry season, and it is one of Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries.
Best Time to Visit
Wildlife viewing is at its finest in the Dry season (when animals can easily be seen around water sources), from June to September, although it’s possible to visit Nairobi NP any time of the year. Wildlife watching is usually more difficult during the long rains (March to May) and the short rains (October to November). During these months, rainfall might restrict game drives and the grass tends to be very high making spotting wildlife more challenging.
June to September is best for general wildlife viewing (Little to no rainfall)
December to March and July to October (The park can get quite busy)
April to June (The park is less busy)
June to September (Little to no rainfall)
Nairobi National Park is located 9km/ 5mi south of Nairobi. The park is usually visited as a half-day or full-day trip from a hotel in the city. Getting to the city of Nairobi is easy – it’s one of the biggest and busiest transport hubs on the continent. International flights arrive in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi.
1 ,Hell’s Gate National Park Private Bike Tour from Nairobi
Ride a bike and hike through Hell’s Gate National Park on a full-day, private tour from Nairobi to the wildlife reserve and Lake Naivasha that includes entrance fees, bikes, and round trip-transport from Nairobi. This customizable tour offers the rare chance to see wildlife outside of a safari vehicle while exploring a scenic part of the Great Rift Valley. Hell’s Gate wildlife tour by bicycle Guided hiking trip through the gorges Visit a Maasai community Round trip-transfer from Nairobi Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver.
2 ,David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi
Spend an afternoon with some of Africa’s most iconic animals on this day tour from Nairobi that gives access to giant elephants and towering giraffes. Tour the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphaned Trust and learn about conservation efforts being made to protect these massive mammals. Then stop at the Giraffe Center, where you’ll find Rothschild giraffes wandering the grounds. This memorable experience includes a tour of the Kazuri beads women factory Day Tour from Nairobi: David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center See elephants and giraffes and learn about their conservation Visit the Kazuri Beads Women Factory Round-trip hotel transport included.
3, Day Tour:
Giraffe Center, Elephant Orphanage and Nairobi National Park Prepaid entrance fees and private transportation make for a foolproof day of Nairobi sightseeing. Visit top Nairobi sites such as Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Centre, and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust—all with the benefit of a personal guide to share information about the local wildlife, history, and culture as you go. Guided tour of top wildlife attractions in Nairobi See wildlife in an urban wildlife preserve at Nairobi National Park Safely visit elephants and giraffes at well-regarded conservation centers All transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
4, Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Museum
Nairobi is home to dozens of incredible sites and this full-day tour showcases some of the best of this East African city. Follow your expert guide and small group into the stunning landscapes of Nairobi National Park, where you’ll have the chance to see some of the nation’s most iconic animals in the wild. You’ll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and then stop at the Karen Bixen Museum, where you’ll learn about the history, culture and traditions of Kenya’s diverse people. The tour ends with a visit to the Giraffe Center, where you’ll have a chance to learn about the endangered Rothschild giraffe and see how major conservation efforts are being made to protect this graceful animal. Nairobi National Park tour, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffes & Karen Blixen Museum Tour in Nairobi See African wildlife up close Tour Nairobi’s top sites with a professional guide Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour.
Nairobi, Kenya is the perfect place to experience the incredible wildlife and natural beauty of Africa. The destination simply offers a vacation experience like no other. Contrary to its name, Hell’s Gate National Park is actually a pleasant and comfortable way to experience nature in Kenya. The walking tour of the park offers sightings of many herbivores and exotic birds, as well as the incredible hot springs and gorges that inspired its fearsome name. Nairobi National Park is conveniently located only a few kilometers from the city’s center. The park houses more than 50 species of mammals, including the rare black rhino, and over 400 species of birds. Also inside the national park is the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, where orphaned or wounded animals are taken care of and nursed back to health. Near the Nairobi National Park is the Karen Blixen Museum, which offers visitors a chance to see and feed its beautiful giraffes, an endangered species in Kenya, and to visit the home of the famous author of “Out of Africa.”
No trip to Africa is complete without a safari, and the Three Day Safari to Masai Mara is a truly exceptional experience. Masai Mara is one of the most popular destinations in Kenya and its most famous national reserve. The safari offers incredible views of elephants, lions, leopards and many more of Africa’s most incredible creatures. Masai Mara exemplifies what makes Nairobi such an incredible destination.