Things to do in Nairobi National Park : Nairobi National Park is in south-central Kenya. The Park was established in 1946 about 7 km (4.3 mi) south of Nairobi. Nairobi National park covers an area of 117km2 (45 sq. mi), despite the fact that the park is small, it boasts a large and varied wildlife population with one of the Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries. Nairobi National Park is fenced on the three sides whereas the open southern boundary allows migrating wildlife to move between the park and the adjacent Kitengela plains. Herbivores gather in the park during the dry season.

Activities in Nairobi National Park are different ventures that the tourists do engage themselves in order to enjoy and complete their tour during their time in Kenya. Nairobi National Park being next to the city Nairobi it is visited by the several tourists because the park has got various stunning and unique activities done by the tourists during their visiting time in the park.


Visiting ivory burning site monument.

The ivory burning site monument is a historic location where 12 tonnes of ivory were burnt by 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, it was used again a few more times with the last being in 2016 to burn 105 tonnes of ivory, 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn, exotic animal skin along with other products such as sandal wood and medicinal bark.

Things to do in Nairobi National Park
Visiting ivory burning site monument.

Today the ivory burning site bears a monument, ashes of the ivory, as well as a lawn with benches and toilets, this is where the tourists go and enjoy their picnicking during their Kenya safari in Nairobi National Park, Uganda. During your visit you witness the ashes by yourself, you enjoy game viewing, bird watching and many others.

Walking trails hippo pools and view point.

Walking trails hippo pools and viewpoints is a short self-guided nature trail in Nairobi national park that stars from a picnic area following the Athi river banks, the route is patrolled by the Kenya Wildlife Service rangers and is one of the few areas in the park where the tourists can as well carryout hiking without one. During the walking trails hippo pools the tourists can be able to view a number of animal species in the park as well as the bird species because of the clear view point in the park.

Game viewing.

Nairobi National Park do provide  game activity and it’s among the major activities done in the park, the park has got various animal species like the lion, leopard, African buffalo, black rhinoceros, 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 and many more. During game viewing the tourists can be able to explore the grassy plains and acacia bush in an open-roof van and they will have the most unobstructed views for taking the photos of the animal species mentioned above in Nairobi National Park.

Game viewing in Nairobi National park is done two times that is the morning game drive which takes four hours and starts from 6:30 am and the evening game drives, starts at 3pm this is where the tourists can be able to spot more of the animal species since they can be active and present in the national not in their habitats.

Things to do in Nairobi National Park
Game viewing in Nairobi National park

Nature walks.

Nature walks are done by the tourists in the Park that is the tourists can be able to explore the most of the scenery in the park due to the fact that they can be at the 3600 in the park, the nature-guided walks are carried out with a primary objective that is to view different wildlife species along with the bushes, as this provides the authenticity of the bush and wildlife rather than observing it from an overlooked detailed game drive.

Bird watching.

With over 520 bird species recorded in Nairobi National Park gives Kenya’s capital the longest bird list of all cities in the world. The park’s substantial area of undisturbed grassland is of great importance for species such as restricted-range Jackson’s widowbird, which breeds here regularly after good rains, other grass birds are ostriches, secretary birds and bustards. Bird watching in Nairobi National Park gives the tourists the opportunity to spot bird species like Kori Bustard, Black-headed heron, Blacksmith lapwing, African Crowned Eagle, Martial Eagle, Fox Kestrel, African Fish Eagle and many others. Nairobi National park is a bird watching jewel for best birding tour in East Africa.

Bird watching spots in the Park includes the Manguo swamp, Karura swamp, Paradise lost, Ngong Road Forest Sanctuary and many others. The best time for bird watching in Nairobi National park is from November to April when the migrants from Europe and North Africa are present, again many species are nesting at this time as it coincides with breeding season but the spectacular Jackson’s widowbird displays from March to May.

Things to do in Nairobi National Park
Fox Kestrel

How to get to Nairobi National Park.

Nairobi can be accessed by two means of transport from the Nairobi city to Nairobi National Park.

By Road transport.

Nairobi National Park from Nairobi city is 21.8km and can be accessed using the public transport as using the bus-Matatu 125 0r 126 from Nairobi Railway Station to the main gate, the journey takes around 35 minutes.

Visit Nairobi National Park to enjoy most of the unique and reliable activities that are done in the park, it gives you the most un forgettable memory in your life because of the wild nature of the park.

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