Experience Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Nairobi National Park is a principal attraction for visitors to Nairobi and it is the crown jewel of Kenya’s conservation drive. The park lies just 10 kilometre from the city center and only 117 sq. km in size. It is oldest park, established around 1946 and the only protected area in world with a variety of animals and birds close to a capital city.

With an oasis of lion-gold plains, acacia-fringed rivers, leopard-stalked cliffs, plunging gorges and murky hippo pools, this versatile park hosts its own wildebeest migration and is the only place on earth where you can find black rhino grazing against the silhouettes of office blocks and skyscrapers o the city of Nairobi. Some of the optional activities that can be experience at this park include: impala observation point that lies a few minutes from the main gate and offers a stone-built rondavel with panoramic views and a picnic area. Another experience that is very close to the park is the ivory burning site: where the late former president of Kenya Daniel Arap Moi set fire to 12 tons of ivory in a bid to eliminate the mass slaughter of Africa’s elephant in 1989 and finally the Nairobi safari walk that is situated just before and to the right hand of the park ‘s main gate. It offers the rare chance of viewing different animals behaving as they would in their natural habitat as you walk through raised timbered boardwalks for an informative walk and an enjoyable outing.

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Recommended Tours 

These sample tours will give you an idea of what to expect when either traveling to Nairobi National Park or how we incorporate Nairobi National Park with the other destinations in Kenya. Please note that the following tours are meant to inspire you since your safari will be tailor-made by our travel experts to fit your needs and preferences within this destination. 

Nairobi National Park

8 Days

Kenya Thrilling Safari 
From $1,926 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Nairobi, Meru, Samburu & Nanyuki

Nairobi National Park

14 Days

Kenya Authentic Safari
From $1,827 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Ol Pejeta, Samburu, Aberdare, Naivasha, Hells Gate, Masai Mara & Diani.

Nairobi National Park

7 Days

Big Five Kenya Safari
From $1,785 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Nairobi,  Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara

Map of Nairobi National Park

Places to Stay at Nairobi

Below are some of our highly recommended places of stay at Nairobi that have been tested and chosen by our travel specialists

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi Serena Hotel

On the outskirts of Nairobi’s Central Park, stands the Nairobi Serena Hotel. A member of the ‘Leading hotels of the World’ Nairobi Serena offers exceptional standards of accommodation, service and amenities.

Nairobi National Park

Hemingways, Nairobi

This 45-suite boutique hotel elevates the standard of luxury for travellers in the region. Beautiful in its symmetry and flooded with natural light, this plantation-style property is airy and spacious. 


Nairobi National Park

Fairview Hotel

Fairview Hotel, known as the safest hotel in the city, has a long history of hospitality in the region. Its central building is a grand stone structure with ornate wrought iron features including a spiral staircase and an underground wine cellar

Nairobi National Park

Weston Hotel

Weston Hotel is every traveller’s wish when it comes to true comfort and tranquillity. It is slightly situated away from the city’s hustle and bustle, and is close to The Nairobi National Park


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