Popular Nature & Wildlife Areas in Nairobi

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Nairobi is the beautiful capital city of Kenya. The city is full of life, culture, adventure, and wildlife. So many places in Nairobi will captivate you in a stance and instill a desire to stay in the capital as long as possible. With so many opportunities for every type of traveler, it is the perfect place to begin your vacation in Kenya. Nairobi is unique because you can find the city life and explore wildlife in one place. If nature and wildlife are something you enjoy exploring, visit the following widespread nature and wildlife areas in Nairobi.

Nairobi National Park

The Nairobi National Park represents the soul of the city. The park is located on the city’s outskirts and covers approximately 116 square kilometers. The park will make you forget you are in the vicinity of a busy city. The park provides an escape into serenity while also allowing visitors to explore the wildlife in the park. It is a fenced park covered by three sides and an open fence that allows animals to come and go freely. You will get to see an array of wildlife here, including, but not limited to, black rhinos and zebras.

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is like an orphanage for rescued baby elephants. The nonprofit provides a sanctuary and protects elephants. They have rescued hundreds of elephants. Tourists can visit the Trust for an opportunity to get up close and personal with the resident elephants. You can even have an experience of a lifetime by feeding one of the baby elephants.

Giraffe Center

The Giraffe Center is another excellent place to visit if you want to get as close as possible to these majestic creatures. The center is home to the Rothschild Giraffes, and the organization is dedicated to ensuring the preservation and protection of this beautiful animal. The center also researches the betterment of giraffes. If you want a thrill, you can even feed the giraffes.

Karura Forest

The Karura Forest, like Nairobi National Park, will make you forget that you are in the capital of Kenya. The lush forest is famous for its breathtaking waterfalls and magical habitat and because it is the largest recorded forest within the vicinity of a city. According to the statistics, the forest covers 2,500 acres of land and is a fine example of what can be accomplished by corporate social responsibility. You can spend a day trekking through the forest and enjoy the peace of a refreshing walk.

Ngong Hills

The beautiful rolling hills known as Ngong Hills are located at a 40-minute drive from Nairobi. The hills provide a breathtaking view of the city and the mountain ranges in the area. The trek also makes for a great adventure, with the highest peak at over 8,000 feet above sea level. You can also have an enjoyable picnic with your friends, family, or significant other.


Nairobi is a great place to go on a vacation because it offers something for every kind of traveler. If you love nature, you will defineityl going on a safari. You will want to check out our 5 Useful Hacks to Help Deal with the Heat on Safari in Kenya to prepare yourself for an adventure of a lifetime.

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