Attractions in Nairobi National Park

Attractions in Nairobi National Park : Nairobi National Park is at (117 sq. mi, one of the Africa’s smallest national park) but the park has abundant of wildlife that even can be even viewed against a backdrop of city skyscrapers and planes coming into land, it’s the one of the only national parks on earth bordering a capital city. Remarkably, the animals seem utterly unperturbed by it all.

Attractions of Nairobi National Park.

Nairobi Animal Orphanage.

Nairobi Orphanage is one of the most famous attractions in the Nairobi city which is situated in Nairobi National Park, from the city the orphanage can be reached in 20 minutes. Nairobi Animal Orphanage is also known as the Nairobi Safari walk which is a treatment and rehabilitation center for wild animals located in Nairobi National park, the orphanage is part of the Nairobi city tour and can be visited by the tourists who are interested in experiencing the wildlife in the park. Nairobi Animal Orphanage primarily serves as a least cost attraction for Kenyans including school children who may not be able to visit Kenya parks and reserves.

Attractions in Nairobi National Park
Nairobi Animal Orphanage

Nairobi Animal Orphanage was established in 1963 September  for some reasons; that is to give care and temporary sanctuary to young wild animals which had been found deserted, or whose mothers had been killed, or whose owners wanted to give them to the National Parks, which makes it the oldest orphanage of its kind in Kenya, the orphanage has various species of animals like the lion, rare Sokoke cats, leopards, baboons, buffalos, various monkeys, Ostriches, cheetah, hyena, warthogs and many more and bird species like the Guinea fowl, Crowned cranes, Ostriches, Parrot and many others are rehabilitated back to health after being abandoned and injured by the rangers.

Bird species.

Nairobi National Park has got over 500 species of the birds in the park. The bird species in Nairobi National park are so beautiful, colourful and attractive with the notable bird species in the park includes the Black-headed heron, Blacksmith lapwing, Common moorhen, Long-tailed fiscal, Ostriches and many others. Nairobi National Park substantial area is of undisturbed grassland, is of the great importance for species of birds like the restricted-range Jackson’s widowbird, which breeds in the park during the rain, other grassland bird species in the park includes the Ostriches, secretary birds, bustards. Other bird species in the park includes the Kori bustard, Lesser Kestrel, Martial eagle, Sooty falcon, White-bellied bustard, African Darter, African fin foot, gabar goshawk, augur buzzard, bateleur, Bronze-winged courer, Masai Ostrich, Abyssinian thrush, Fischer’s lovebird, Lappet-faced vulture and many more.

Nairobi National Park offers good bird watching throughout the year, but the best time is from November to April when he migrants from Europe and North Africa are present. And as well the species are nesting at this time as it coincides with the breeding season.

Attractions in Nairobi National Park
African fin foot


Nairobi National park boasts 80 species of mammals, 39 lions and 90 rhinos, 40 different amphibians and reptiles and 500 tree species in the park. Nairobi National Park has got the big five including the buffalo, leopard, lion, and rhino. The animal species in the park includes the leopard, giraffe, hippopotamus, spotted hyena, blue wildebeest, plain zebra, cheetah, Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, common eland, impala, hartebeest, waterbuck, common warthog, olive baboon, black-backed jackal. Nairobi National Park is the small park in Africa, but you can have a great spot opportunities during your visit in the park which makes your safari the unique one. Nairobi National Park has got Rhinoceros Sanctuary or the Kifaru Ark which is one of the Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries, and it is one of only a few parks where the visitors can be certain of seeing a black rhinoceros in its natural habitat. Nairobi National Park is an important rhino sanctuary forming a nucleus for feeding the other populations, in the park that’s where the Kenya Wildlife Services restore the population of rhinos in other areas.

Ivory Burning Monument.

Ivory Burning Monument is a historic location where the 12 tonnes of ivory were burnt by the former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi, in 1989.Most of it was intercepted before entering the market, stored then burnt to show Kenya’s commitment to the conservation of elephants, and zero tolerance to ivory trade.

 The site is a big attraction in Nairobi National Park where one witness the ashes that were burnt from the ivory in the Nairobi National Park which makes your Kenya safari a great one in Kenya.

Attractions in Nairobi National Park
Ivory Burning Monument

How to get to Nairobi National Park.

Nairobi National Park can be accessed from Nairobi city to the park by either the road transport or the Air transport.

By Road Transport.

The driving distance between Nairobi to Nairobi National park is 15km, it takes approximately 32 minutes’ drive from Nairobi to Nairobi National Park.

By Air transport.

The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Nairobi National Park which takes less few minutes to the park.

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