Situated 7 km south of Nairobi city center is Nairobi national park is Kenya’s first national park blessed with variety of mammal and bird species plus other attractions. It’s the perfect destination to visit if you are on limited budget and have a short time in town. Tristar Africa Skimmer Safaris organizes safaris in Kenya and Nairobi park is one of the most visited places, we present to you 3 reasons why you should add the city park to your itinerary.
1- Diverse wildlife – the park is home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Bufalo & Rhinos) plus other species like zebra, cheetah, hippos, Impala, Giraffes, wildebeests, waterbucks, Impala plus a wide range of bird species including vultures & ostrich meaning you can get the full Kenya wildlife experience.
2- Accessibility – Nairobi park is just 28 minutes drive away from the city center making it the perfect park for visitors on limited budget and time. Tourists can just rent a car for self drive or with a guide around town and get there and back within a few minutes. The Mombasa road is well constructed so you dont have to worry about getting break downs or traveling for long hours.
3 – Ivory Burning Monument – This is a very significant site in terms of fighting poaching in Kenya . In 1989; 10 tonnes of seized ivory tasks were burned by then-President Daniel Arap Moi to show the world the ivory trade was not invited in Kenya. Visit this historic monument and take pictures as you enjoy the scenery and wildlife.
Planning a trip to Nairobi and would love to visit the national park, you shouldn’t miss out on the above sites if you want a full feel of Nairobi wildlife & history.