Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park is only 20 minutes drive from the city and is ideal if you only have a stopover in the city and want to experience some of Africa’s game. Because of it’s location, there are many visitors, both tourists and residents but you are guaranteed to see an abundance of game, seemingly unaware and unafraid of humans. The elephant is the only one of the ‘big five’ not found here, but leopard, lion, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, antelope, wildebeest, eland, zebra and Thompson’s gazelle as well as many other species are here in abundance.
At the western end of the park is an Animal Orphanage, dedicated to young animals who are injured or deserted in the wild. Here they are studied and cared for until they can be returned to the reserve. There are no accommodation facilities within the park as it is located so close to the city centre.