You’ve probably spent all week in the house watching all the great Kenyan shows and eating some fantastic food. With the weekend coming up, it’s time for a change of scene. While movement may be a little limited at this time, you can definitely visit the Nairobi National park for these great reasons.
Nairobi is well known as the world’s only wildlife capital thanks to the Nairobi National Park. This is because it is the only only wildlife protected area in the world so close to a capital city.
If you’re a wildlife lover, you can be sure of getting your fix without having to go very far. The Nairobi National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife and bird species. These include at least 4 of the Big 5 animals, at least 100 mammal species and over 400 recorded species of migratory birds. You can also find one of Kenya’s major rhino sanctuaries here, which is responsible for breeding and restocking other parks. In addition, you can can go on the Nairobi Safari Walk or the animal orphanage and get up close with various animals.
The Nairobi National Park is only 10kms from the Nairobi CBD. Due to its proximity to the city, the park is very easy to get to by using public transport. The park’s main gate is on Lang’ata Road, with other gates from different parts of the city. If using private means, you’ll be able to find ample parking within the park.
Amazingly enough, you don’t need to break the bank to enjoy a visit to the Nairobi National Park with your family. The charges are:
Citizen (adults) – KES 430
Citizen (children) – KES 215
Resident ( adults) – KES 1,030
Resident (children) – KES 515
Non-Resident (adults) – USD 43
Non-Resident (children) – USD 22
Featured Image Courtesy: KWS