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Wilderness Oasis in the Heart of Nairobi: Exploring Nairobi National Park

✈️ Airport: Jomo Kenyatta  Airport and Wilson Airport

Train:Madaraka Express train 
💵 Currency: Kenyan Shillings (Kes)

Weather; Warm and Tropical

🗣️ Language: English and Swahili are the national languages
⏰ Time Zone: East Africa Time (GMT+3)

How to get there

By Road: Distance: 10km South of Nairobi City Center
By Air: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airports

How to Pay Nairobi National Park Entry Fee

Mode of Payment; Pay for your entry to any of our Parks or Reserves via eCitizen government platform.

Create a personal account on the eCitizen Government platform by visiting Ecitizen and make park payments in advance for a fast and convenient park entry.

What to take with you

Drinking water, picnic items.
Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a guidebook

When Is The Best Time To Visit The Park?

The best time to visit the park is during the dry moths, from July to October, and also January and February. July has the lowest rainfall among all the months of the year. Along with July, August is the driest month in Nairobi.

Nairobi National Park Google Map

Welcome, wildlife enthusiasts, to the vibrant heart of Kenya’s capital city – Nairobi National Park! Established on December 16th, 1946, as the first national park in Kenya, this urban oasis is a testament to the country’s commitment to preserving its natural heritage amidst the bustling cityscape.

Nestled just 7 kilometers south of Nairobi’s city center, Nairobi National Park offers a unique blend of wilderness and urban charm. As you step foot into this haven for wildlife, you’ll be greeted by sweeping savannahs, rolling hills, and an abundance of flora and fauna that call this park home.

One of the park’s most notable attractions is the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, founded in 1963 and located within its boundaries. Serving as a treatment and rehabilitation center for a variety of wild animals, including lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and more, the orphanage provides a crucial lifeline for injured and orphaned animals, ensuring their eventual release back into the wild.

But the wildlife encounters don’t stop there – Nairobi National Park is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 500 recorded bird species, including seasonal European migrants like the Secretary bird, Lesser kestrel, and Pallid harrier. Whether you’re a novice birder or a seasoned enthusiast, the park’s diverse avian population is sure to delight and inspire.

And let’s not forget about the mammals! With 100 species recorded within its borders, including 39 lions and 90 rhinos, Nairobi National Park boasts an impressive array of wildlife that’s sure to thrill safari-goers of all ages. Keep your eyes peeled for iconic African species like giraffes, zebras, and buffalo, as well as elusive predators like leopards and cheetahs that roam the savannah in search of their next meal.

But perhaps the most remarkable thing about Nairobi National Park is its accessibility. Despite being situated in the heart of the bustling capital city, the park offers a tranquil retreat from the urban hustle and bustle, allowing visitors to reconnect with nature without having to travel far from home.

So whether you’re embarking on a game drive through the savannah, exploring the walking trails at hippo pools, or enjoying a leisurely picnic amidst the scenic surroundings, Nairobi National Park offers something for everyone. Come experience the magic of this urban wilderness and create memories that will last a lifetime in beautiful Kenya!