1 Day Nairobi National Park Tour : Nairobi national park is a unique ecosystem and a safari destination as it is the only protected area in the world situated close to a capital city, Nairobi national park is found in Nairobi City the capital of Uganda just 7 kilometers from the City Centre.
Nairobi national park is a perfect Kenya safari destination for a half – day tour or full day safari from Kenya’s capital Nairobi, this beautiful national park is one of the few places on earth where you can be on a safari with skyscrapers as the backdrop. Nairobi national park is also an ideal layover escape or add- on to your existing Kenya safari.
Historically, Nairobi national park is the first ever national park to be established in Kenya in 1946. The park boasts a unique and unspoilt wildlife haven with sight of the city’s skyline, there is plenty of wildlife including rhinos, buffaloes, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, lions, antelopes, gazelles seen roaming in the open plains. Nairobi national park’s open places comprises of a section of highland forest as well as stretches of broken bush country, deep, rocky valley and gorges with scrub and long grass.
Nairobi national park is also a birder’s (Ornithologist) paradise with over 300 bird species including the Secretary bird, crowned cranes, vultures, peckers among others.
Nairobi national park, the oldest national park in Kenya is known for its Black Rhinos Sanctuary and though it borders a city, it is a home to lions, leopards, hyenas among other animals.
Nairobi national park’s closeness to Nairobi city make it a very accessible Kenya wildlife destination for visitors who wish to experience a safari in a day or half of a day, the park is situated around the Embakasi River. The park hosts a huge concentrated population of Ostriches and is also a good place to see 4 of the Big Five and experience the wildebeest migration.
Nairobi National park history and overview
Nairobi national park was established as a national park in 1946 thus offering visitors a chance to indulge in pure African safari at the footsteps of a major Urban Center, in comparison to other Kenya national parks, Nairobi national park is small. The park shows how Kenya was in its natural state when the city of Nairobi was just becoming established over 100 years ago.
Nairobi national park is of a size of 117 square kilometers and consists of typical, original Kenya landscape such as plains, forests, steep gorges and lush vegetation along the banks of the Embakasi River.
The park gas a high – altitude, savannah landscapes with acacia trees dotting across the open plains, the park is located just outside Nairobi – the capital of Kenya and its boundary adjoins the industrial area of the City. Nairobi national park has a conservation program for black rhinos and other animals such as lions and leopard. Because the park is situated close to a major city, conflicts between human and animals arise, other problems include continuing development and air pollutions from the nearby industrial area.
Nairobi national park is best known for its significant black rhino sanctuary and it is the best place to see these endangered animals in their native environment, there are no elephants in Nairobi national however there are 4 of the Big Five “lions, leopards, buffaloes and rhinos”. Other wildlife species found in Nairobi national park include Nile Crocodiles and hippos along the Embakasi River, giraffes, elands, zebras, wildebeests among others.
Nairobi national park a great wildlife destination in Kenya attract over 150,000 visitors visiting the park every year to the native wildlife.
Safari Highlights 1 Day Nairobi National Park
- 1 Day Nairobi National Park Tour
Nairobi National Park
- See lions, rhinos, buffaloes in the Nairobi national park
Visit the Nairobi Animal Orphanage
Detailed Itinerary for 1 Day Nairobi National Park Tour
0700hrs: Pick up from location/locations to be advised.
0745hrs: Arrive at the Nairobi National park for the game drive/park Formalities.
0745hrs – 1100hrs: After the game drive spend some time at the Safari Walk.
1200hrs: City Sightseeing Tours Driver /Tour guide staff will then drop you off at a location of your choice within the city or Optional Lunch at Carnivore restaurant for 30 USD per person
1400hrs: Pick up from location/locations to be advised.
1445hrs: Arrive at the Nairobi National park for the game drive/park Formalities.
1445hrs – 1700hrs: After the game drive spend some time at the Safari Walk.
1800hrs: City Sightseeing Tours Driver /Tour guide staff will then drop you off at a location of your choice.
What to see and what to do at Nairobi National Park
- The endangered black rhinoceros protected in the rhino sanctuary found in the park
- Other attractions to see in Nairobi national park include lion, cape buffaloes, giraffes, hyenas and zebras. In Nairobi national park there is also a breeding for rhino.
- Walking trails
- 5 picnic site
- Birding watching
- Turtle and Tortoise can also be seen
Nairobi national park is open for game viewing, bush dinner and film production and weddings.
Cost Includes & Excludes
Included in the Safari Cost
- Arrival & Departure airport transfers complementary to all our clients.
- Transportation as per itinerary.
- Accommodation per itinerary or similar with a request to all our clients.
- Meals as per itinerary Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
- Game Drives
- Services literate English driver/guide.
- National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary.
- Excursions & activities as per itinerary with a request
- Recommended Mineral Water while on safari.
Excluded in the Safari Cost
- Visas and related costs.
- Personal Taxes.
- Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature.
- International flights.
- Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary like Balloon safari, Masai Village.