See 3 282 reviews articles and 3 451 photos of nairobi national park ranked no 5 on tripadvisor among 104 attractions in nairobi. In 1946 the reserve made history when it was established as kenya s first national park.
History of the park.
Nairobi kenya national park. In early may my wife and i arrived at nairobi airport on the way to two wonderful weeks of safari travel in kenya and tanzania but we had a day and a half before actually leaving nairobi. Nairobi national park is a short distance from the city centre. Welcome to kenya s most accessible yet incongruous safari experience.
Nairobi national park was founded by british colonists back in 1946 and is the oldest park in kenya. As the city has grown up around it the animals have persisted despite decades of humans encroaching on their land and natural migratory routes. After being in many of the national parks of kenya over the last 6 months i was impressed with nairobi np.
Set on the city s southern outskirts nairobi national park at 117 sq km one of africa s smallest has abundant wildlife that can in places be viewed against a backdrop of city skyscrapers and planes coming in to land it s one of the only national parks on earth bordering a capital city. Herbivores gather in the park during the dry season nairobi national park is negatively affected by increasing human and livestock. Before then wild animals roamed the plains south of the city in relative harmony with the nomadic maasai tribespeople who grazed their herds there.
Its story began even earlier and pre dates nairobi itself which was founded at the end of the 19th century. The storm began in mid april when it emerged that kenya wildlife service kws the custodians of the country s national parks and game reserves planned to fence off the park and build luxury lodges through a new management plan dubbed the nairobi national park. Nairobi national park is a national park in kenya that was established in 1946 about 7 km 4 3 mi south of nairobi it is fenced on three sides whereas the open southern boundary allows migrating wildlife to move between the park and the adjacent kitengela plains.
Located just south of the city nairobi national park is kenya s first game reserve and the only protected area in the world that sits so close to a nation s capital. Visitors to the vast wildlife park are likely to spot black rhinos lions giraffe and zebra as well as some 400 bird species. Book your tickets online for nairobi national park nairobi.
The world s only wildlife capital a short drive out of nairobi s central business district is the nairobi national park. A morning or afternoon game is possible when one has other businesses to attend to in th. Wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino lions leopards cheetahs hyenas buffaloes giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded.
It will be good when the road upgrade is completed but still lots of animals and handy to the city. Nairobi national park is a short distance from the city centre. Nairobi national park the east africa s oldest park has for the past several weeks been on the news for all the wrong reasons.