Known as “World’s only wildlife capital”, Nairobi National Park is situated just 7km away from Nairobi and is the closest area of protected land to a city in the world. Situated on the position of 1800 meters above the sea level, Nairobi National Park is the first national park of Kenya, established in 1946. The region of Nairobi was an unpopulated swampland that became a metropolis later.
The “Nairobi” name comes from Ewaso Nai’beri which means ‘place of cold water’ in the language of Masai locals. Nairobi National Park is one of the smallest national parks with an area of 45 square miles in Africa while supporting an astonishing variety and abundance of game. The view of wide-open grass plains, the backdrop of the city scrapers and scattered acacia bush with wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, and giraffes are the view of Kenya Safari Tours.
With more than 400 species, Nairobi National Park is home to the four of the Big Five excluding the elephant, and one of the most successful rhino sanctuaries in Kenya with the critically endangered eastern black rhino. The other 100 animal species of this park include baboon, zebra, wildebeest, coke’s hartebeest, eland, waterbuck, and impala.
A short drive or a nature walk or picnic near the Ivory Burning Site of Nairobi National Park gives a unique experience in Kenya Safar Tours.