Nairobi National Park Travel Guide

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Nairobi National Park Things to Do

  • Kingfisher picnic site

    together with Impala observation point, the kingfisher site is one of the bigger picnic/resting places in Nairobi NP. The big fig trees provide shade on a hot day, and quite often some local eagles take a short rest on them, too. Although the site is popular with bigger groups (school trips etc), animals don´t shy away from it. I have seen...

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  • Impala Observation point

    the observation point - conveniently equipped with a picknick and barbecue site that is very popular on weekends - offers one of the most beautiful views over the savannah parts of Nairobi national park. After a rather steep hilldrive you reach a plateau overlooking the vast open plains. Usually you do not see too many animals closeby, but as far...

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  • Mokoiyet Gorge and View point

    The Mokoiyet gorge in the Southeastern part of the park is a bit of a green heart of the park. With the river running through the gorge, there is water and dense shrubbery all year round. In times of drought even the local Massai bring their cattle here, though law prohibits it. The gorge can be overlooked from the leopard cliffs, the Mokoiyet view...

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  • A picknick in the wilderness

    As Nairobi NP covers a relatively small area, you can easily interrupt a game drive for a picknick at one of the picknick and sightseeing sites in the park. There are more such places than in bigger parks like Massai Mara or Tsavo, and you can get out of the car and stretch your feet a bit. with a bit of luck luck you can spot zebras, antelopes or...

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  • More of The David Sheldrick Wildlife...

    The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small, flexible charity, established in 1977 to honour to memory of a famous Naturalist, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, where he served from its inception in 1948 until his transfer to Nairobi in 1976 to head the Planning Unit of the newly created...

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  • Giraffes!

    Giraffes are one of the most intersting animals to see on safari; and they are easy to spot too. We must have seen close to fifty in several different groups as when drove through the park.

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Nairobi National Park Restaurants

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    by sphynxxs Written Jan 20, 2011

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    Rangers restaurant is not IN Nairobi National park, but right next to the gift shop right of the main gate - can´t be missed especially on the days when massai dancers hang around in wait of tourists. The whole place is set out in a bit of a safari theme and when you sit on the verandah, the sounds of the bush will be around you. some of the tables at the back of the verandah even overlook a small waterhole, and while the neighboring park area is rather densely forested you can see some antelope if you are lucky. Plus, the local baboons are never far from the main gate. Many kenyan families like to come for a sunday brunch, but it is also a good place to have dinner and wait until the traffic has died down after a visit to the park

    Favorite Dish: carnivores will take to the nyama choma, but they also have good salads and a very nice kachumbari

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Nairobi National Park Transportation

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    by sphynxxs Written Jan 6, 2011

    of course it is best to have your own transport through the park as this means you can go whereever you want and stop as often and as long as you like. there are a number of organised trips, but for those who have to keep a close look at their budget (and the entry prices for tourists hiked up again since Jsan 2011!) there is, at least on weekends, the chance to hop on a bus organised by Kenya Wildlife service. It usually picks up visitors during midday in the city center (I guess you can also join at the park gate) and will offer you a more "local" experience - most of the passengers are unmotorized Kenyans, maybe some school class etc. Given that there are usually quite a number of kids aboard they stop at one of the picknick sites so everyone can stretch their legs as well

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Nairobi National Park Warnings and Dangers

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    by sphynxxs Written Oct 18, 2010

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    Most people driving through Nairobi national park will probably not drive too fast - the speed limit is 30 km/h - because they do not want to overlook wildlife and possibly speed past a dozing lion. nonetheless, some cannot resist the temptation to try to hit the gas pedal on the bumpy tracks. While I have never seen park rangers playing traffic cops or setting up radar traps, keep in mind the animals have the right of way (and they don´t look out for approaching cars when crossing)

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Nairobi National Park Tourist Traps

  • by rocks1952 Updated Mar 3, 2010

    The Nairobi National Park is worthwhile to see and there are lots of animals that you will enjoy watching. Although it is rather difficult to see the nocturnal wildlife during day time. Close to the entrance to the Park there is a safari walk.Don't take that tour.Many cages are empty.Maintenance of the park is very poor and they charge you quite a bit if you are not a resident.

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Nairobi National Park Favorites

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    by sphynxxs Written Feb 18, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Driving across Nairobi national park, a mood of tranquility in the wild will rather often than not be interrupted by roaring engine noise from above. The park is located next to Wilson airport, one of the busiest air hubs in Africa as the vast number of safari flights start from here. You will therefore see planes , still gaining height over the savannah and the animal herds grazing there. If you are in the area close to Jomo Kenyatta international airport, you can even watch the start or descent of the big machines there

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