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"The World’s only wildlife capital"

Nairobi National is the only park within a city in the world. The park is located y 7 km from Nairobi city Centre. The savannah ecosystem comprises of: Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush. The western side is a highland dry forest and a permanent river. To the south are the Athi-Kapiti Plains and Kitengela migration corridor for wildlife dispersal areas during the rainy season. Man-made dams within the park have provided a habitat for certain species of birds and other aquatic biome.

Major wildlife attractions are the Black rhino, buffaloes, Giraffe, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Other attractions include the Ivory burning site Monument, Nairobi Safari Walk and the Orphanage

PARK GATES

The park has 6 gates.

  • Main gate: KWS headquarters Langata road
  • Cheetah Gate
  • Langata Gate
  • Maasai Gate
  • Mbagathi Gate(KWS service use only)
  • Banda Gate(KWS service use only)

SIZE / LOCATION

117 Km2
Nairobi Province

CLIMATE

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

SAFARICARD REQUIRED?

Entry is by Safari Card only.

  • Citizens – Valid Passport or National ID
  • Residents – Valid Passport

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU

Drinking water, binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a guidebook

WHERE TO STAY

In - Park Accommodation

Nairobi Tented Camp and Plenty of accommodation to choose from in the city of Nairobi.