Nairobi National Park

“The World’s Wildlife Capital”

A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the Nairobi National Park. 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. Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.

Key features

Wildlife

  • Animals include buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, baboon, zebra, wildebeest and cheetah---100 mammal species.
  • 400 migratory and endemic bird species.

Picnic Facilities
For corporate events, bush dinners, weddings, picnics, team building sessions, video and film production

  • Mokoyiet,
  • King Fisher
  • historic ivory burning site
  • Impala

Protected Area Type

Park Size

117 sq. Km

Climate

January-March is hot and dry, April-June is hot and wet, and July-October is very warm and wet.

When to go

All year round

What to take with you

  • Drinking water, picnic items.
  • Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a guidebook
  • Camping
  • Corporate & Special Events
  • Game viewing
  • Picnic

How to get there

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

Attractions

  • The only Wildlife park in the world that is so close to the city
  • Black rhinoceros :which is an endangered species
  • The first park to be gazetted in Kenya on December 16, 1946
  • Major rhino sanctuary for breeding and restocking other parks
  • Diverse birdlife:Has over 400 bird species. At least 20 of which are seasonal European migrants.
  • Home to over 100 mammal species, four of the Big Five (lion, Buffalo, leopard and  rhino)
  • Has a spectacular wildebeest and zebra migration
  • Large predators- lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah.
  • Aggregations of large herbivores- eland, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest
  • Ivory Burning Site Monument
  • Walking trails at hippo pools
  • Nairobi Safari Walk & the Orphanage.
  • Spacious accommodating picnic sites

Park Entry Fee


Nairobi National Park

Citizen

Resident

Non-Resident

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

USD

Child

USD

500

300

1,200

600

50

25

* Kindly refer to the document KWS Tarrifs 2016 below for other services and charges 

* This park accepts Safari Cards

Park Resources

Phone: 020-2423423, 020-2587435

KWS Reservations:reservations@kws.go.ke

Email:nnp@kws.go.ke

Postal Address:

Nairobi National Park,

The Warden,

P.O. Box 42076-00100,

Nairobi,

Kenya.

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