Nairobi National Park, located just 7 kilometers south of Nairobi’s city center, is a unique wildlife sanctuary juxtaposed against the urban skyline of Kenya’s capital. Covering an area of 117 square kilometers, it is the only national park in the world located within a capital city. Despite its proximity to urban development, the park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, and a notable population of rhinos. The park also hosts over 400 bird species, making it a popular destination for bird watchers.

Visitors to Nairobi National Park can enjoy game drives, guided walks, and picnics in designated areas. The park features several picnic sites, walking trails, and observation points, offering panoramic views of the city and the savannah. A key attraction is the Ivory Burning Site Monument, commemorating Kenya’s commitment to wildlife conservation. The park also houses the Nairobi Animal Orphanage and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where visitors can learn about wildlife rehabilitation and conservation efforts. Nairobi National Park provides a convenient and accessible wildlife experience for both residents and tourists.