Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Feb 24, 2015
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Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Nairobi National Park is a popular park in Kenya. It is a wide open grass plains with backdrop of the city scrapers and scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions and leopards.

Other wildlife sighted at the park include cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded.

The park, which is located just a short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district, is an ideal place for eco-tourists and birdwatchers staying in the nearby The Panari Hotel Nairobi and other popular hotels in Nairobi.

Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.

Nairobi National Park main entrance


Nairobi National Park is one of the best parks to see wildlife in their own abode. Over 100 animals have been sighted at the park including buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, baboon, zebra, wildebeest and cheetah. Also sighted in the park are over 400 migratory and endemic bird species.

Campsite Accommodation

Ivory Burning Site
Situated about 1km from the main gate and it features 2 pit latrines. Historical site in the conservation of elephants.

Kingfisher Campsite
Located 8km from the main gate within one of the most serene and private parts of the park with a 360 degree fortress of high ground with abundant wildlife. Facilities include barbeque grill and 2 pit latrines.

Impala Observation Point
This campsite is located 3km from the main gate. It is situated at one of the highest points in the park overlooking the plains filled with impalas. It features two pit latrines.


January-March is hot and dry, April-June is hot and wet, and July-October is very warm and wet. However, tourists can visit the part all year round.

What to take with you

Drinking water, picnic items, binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, guidebook etc.

Nairobi National Park
Tel: +254-20-2423423, +254-20-2587435

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