Wildlife in the Nairobi NP
There is a huge variety of wildlife in the Nairobi National Park, including the big cats (lion, leopard, cheetah) and rhino. And of course a huge variety of other animals in good numbers. Bird watchers will also love the park as a huge variety can be found here.
The city backdrop behind the open plains
Where else in the world can you drive in a national park, admire all the animals around you and still have the buildings of the nation’s capital as a backdrop to this stunning natural environment.
Tree climbing lions in the Nairobi National Park
If you are lucky you might find one of the tree climbing lionesses up a tree. Especially on a hot day after a meal, you might find them in the tree to find some breeze to cool off. Definitely an odd and interesting sight.
Picnic in the Nairobi NP
Don’t be fooled by its city location, as Nairobi National Park is large, much larger than you would expect and you probably won’t be able to see all of it in just a day visit.
Enjoy cruising around the national park’s tracks, watch wildlife come for a drink at one of the waterholes or streams, have a picnic, stretch your legs at the hippo pool, and enjoy a walk to the hippo pool.
Having a picnic in the park is popular and there are several great sites where you can get out of the car to enjoy your lunch. Don’t forget to check the area for animals as they are not fenced off.
Spend the night in the Nairobi NP
If you want to really make it special you spend the night in the Nairobi NP. There is one tented camp right in the middle of the forested area so you can extend your time in the bush sitting around the campfire at night with a drink and watching the fireflies dancing in the distance. After breakfast the next morning you head out for another game drive, before leaving the park, maybe straight to the airport?