When you think of a capital city, images of sky scrapers and bustling businessmen probably come to mind. Therefore, it might come as a surprise that Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is home to its own National Park. At 117 sq. Km, the park is home to the endangered black rhino, lions, hyenas, giraffes where they have been protected since 1946 when the park was established as Kenya’s first.
When should I go to Nairobi National Park?
January to March is the dry season with the rest of the year being a little bit more wet, but don’t let that deter you. Nairobi National Park is open all year round for visitors and has three campsites, waking trails for hikers and numerous areas to have a picnic surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful views. In fact, Nairobi is considered the World’s Wildlife Capital.
It may be the main tourist attraction in Nairobi but visiting the Nairobi National Park is a once in a lifetime experience. Within the park you can visit the orphanages where animals are rehabilitated to live in the wild or go on the Nairobi Safari Walk and see which game you can spot. Cheetah Safaris run an all-day safari that includes a game drive as well as visits to the Giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick and the National Museum. Take a closer look at our Nairobi National Park excursion here.