National Game Park | Close to the City of Nairobi
National Game Park is a unique ecosystem by being the
only protected area in the world close to a capital
city. The park is located only 7 Kilometers from Nairobi
National Park - Nairobi
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National Game Park is unique by being the only
protected area in the world with a variety of animals
and birds close to a capital city. As expected, the
park is a principal attraction for visitors to Nairobi.
park also serves many residents and citizens living
in the city The park has a diversity of environments
with characteristic fauna and flora. Open grass plains
with scattered acacia bush are predominant. The western
side has a highland dry forest and a permanent river
with a riverine forest in the south.
addition, there are stretches of broken bush country
and deep, rocky valleys and gorges with scrub and long
grass. Man-made dams have also added a further habitat,
favorable to certain species of birds and other aquatic
biota (life forms). The dams also attract water dependent
herbivores during the dry season.
park has a rich/ diverse bird life with 400 species
recorded. However all species are not always present
and some are seasonal. Northern migrants pass through
the park primarily during late March through April.
National Park is one of the most successful of Kenya's
rhino sanctuaries that is already generating a stock
for reintroduction in the species former range and other
upcoming sanctuaries. Due to this success, it is one
of the few parks where a visitor can be certain of seeing
a black rhino in its natural habitat.
the south of the park is the Athi-Kapiti Plains and
Kitengela Migration and dispersal area. These are vital
areas for herbivores dispersal during the rains and
concentrate in the park in the dry season.
& Birds of Nairobi
National Game Park
recently Nairobi National Park has been designated as
a rhino sanctuary and more than 50 rhinos had been moved
into the park from remote parts of the country where
poaching was rife. So Nairobi National Park is really
the most favored place in the country to see rhino.
the south-western boundary of the park, the scenery
is magnificent; this is an area of steep valleys created
by streams joining the Athi River. Hyraxes are plentiful
on the rocks alongside the road and the sure-sighted
may spot klipspringer or mountain reedbuck, generally
unobserved by the thousands of visitors who search the
on the boundary road there are splendid views over the
Kitengela plains, the dispersal area for the park's
ungulates. The park side of the river is an area favored
Within the Nairobi National Park's 117 square kilometers,
there are over 80 species of mammals and more bird species
than can be found in the whole of the British Isles.
the rains, both the long and the short, wild flowers
are in profusion and there are places where the plains
are an unending wave of yellow daisies (Bidens Palustris),
which seems not to be liked, as food, by any wildlife.
Dry and wet during the rainy season
: The outskirts of the city towards the South
: Flamingoes, pelicans, hippo, rhino, reedbuck,
The over 400 bird species to be found, game walk
: Helmeted Guinea, ostriches& over 450
other bird species
117 square kilometers Altitude: 1533 to 1760
meters [5025 - 5770 feet]
Access within Nairobi : Road : 15 minute
drive from the city centre and airport
: Open savannah and plains with areas of highland
forest, acacia and riverine environments
: No camping or accommodation places due to
its proximity to the city, but has six picnic sites
of Nairobi National Game Park
* Black rhinoceros
* Diverse bird life
* Walking trails at hippo pools
* Ivory Burning Site Monument
* Spacious accommodating picnic sites
* Nairobi Safari Walk & the Orphanage
* Large predators - lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah.
* Annual wildebeest and zebra migration in July/ August
* Aggregations of large herbivores- eland, buffalo,
zebra and wildebeest
Nairobi National Park
Safaris/ Tours/ Day Trips
& Reservations for Nairobi National Game Park located
only 7 Kilometers from Nairobi city centre - Kenya
Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871
Mobile : 0721242711
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