Area: 117 km²
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
How to get there: By Road: Distance: 10km South of Nairobi City Center by Air: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airports. The Park has 7 gates. 2 gates being for KWS service use only. The gates are: -Main gate: KWS headquarters, Langata road, Langata Gate, Maasai Gate, Mbagathi Gate (service gate), and Banda Gate (service gate)
What to do: Nairobi national park has several picnic Sites. A vacationer or a camper will ﬁnd a serene environment with all the modern facilities including hot water showers and electricity as well. To your surprise a modern kitchen area is also provided along with it.
Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya which was established in 1946 about 7 km (4.3 mi) south of Nairobi. There is an electric fencing around the park’s northern, eastern, and western for boundaries. Its southern boundary is formed by the Mbagathi River; hence this boundary is not fenced and is open to the Kitengela Conservation Area (located at south of the park) and the Athi-Kapiti plains. There is a considerably large movement of hoofed mammal across this boundary.
Herbivores gather in the park during the dry summer season. Nairobi National Park is harmfully affected by the increasing numbers of human and livestock populations, changing the used land and thieving of wildlife. Despite its closeness to the city and its relatively small in size, it boasts a large number of and varied wildlife population, and it is one of Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros’ sanctuaries.
It is the main massive tourist attraction for visitors at Nairobi. It includes the park’s diverse bird species, cheetah, hyena, leopard, and lion. Few Other attractions are the wildebeest and zebra which migrated in July and August, the Ivory Burning Site Monument, and the Nairobi Safari Walk and animal orphanage too. Inhabitants of Nairobi also visit the park and thousands of Kenyan children on school field trips visit the park each week.
The park’s Wildlife Conservation Education Centre has too many lectures and video shown about wildlife and guided tours of the park and its features. These tours are primarily, but not exclusively, to educate at schools and to the local communities.
There has been criticism about animals’ housing, and they now having more spacious house in a more natural environment. The Kenya Wildlife Service has created a Safari Walk which highlights the variety of plants and animals that are present in Kenya, and how they have affected Kenya’s population.