Nairobi National Park

“The World’s only wildlife capital”
Nairobi National Park is a unique ecosystem by being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city. The park is located only 7 km from Nairobi city centre. The savannah ecosystem comprise of different vegetation types. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush are predominant. The western side has a highland dry forest and a permanent river with a riverine forest.

Photo by Joe Aengwo
Photo by Joe Aengwo

To the south are the Athi-Kapiti Plains and Kitengela migration corridor which are important wildlife dispersal areas during the rainy season. Man-made dams within the park have added a further habitat, favourable to certain species of birds and other aquatic biome.

Photo by Michel Cremari
Photo by Michel Cremari

Major wildlife attractions are the Black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Other attractions include the Ivory burning site Monument, Nairobi Safari Walk, the Orphanage and the walking trails at hippo pools.

Photo by Joe Aengwo
Photo by Joe Aengwo

Nairobi National Park, is the best place where you can find gazelles, giraffes, and hopefully Black Rhinoceros, as well as a heady array of birds including Ostrich, Gray Crowned-Crane, Secretary-bird, Verreaux’s Eagle, Long-tailed Fiscal, and Red-billed Oxpecker among many others. The yellow-barked acacias is the best habitat to search for the localized specialties such as Red-throated Tit, Dark-capped Yellow Warbler, and African Moustached Warbler.1469882_370927069719945_1071223970_n
Are you in Nairobi for business meeting or one of those big conferences in Gigiri UN mission in Kenya. Kenya Birding lead guide Joe can organize a memorable one or two day safari . Just drop us an E-mail or call us at:
Mobile phone:+254 (0) 727 85 60 48

3 thoughts on “Nairobi National Park

  1. I’ve been looking for a guide for 2-3 days birding in the Nairobi (or Mombasa )area at the end of Feb/beginning of March.

    I’m currently working between Mombasa and Tange doing offshore bird and marine mammal surveys.

    I was offered a 3-day itinerary at over $1000, but that is just too expensive for me.

    I wondered if you are similarly priced?

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