Experience Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Nairobi National Park is a major tourist attraction in Nairobi and the crown jewel of Kenya’s conservation efforts. The park is just 117 square kilometers in area and is just 10 kilometers from the city center. It is the world’s oldest park, dating back to 1946, and the only protected area with a diverse range of animals and birds so close to a capital city.

With lion-gold plains, acacia-fringed valleys, leopard-stalked cliffs, plunging gorges, and muddy hippo pools, this versatile park hosts its own wildebeest migration and is the only location on the planet where black rhino graze against the silhouettes of office blocks and skyscrapers in Nairobi. The impala observation point, located a few minutes from the main gate and featuring a stone-built rondavel with panoramic views and a picnic area, is one of the optional activities available at this park. The ivory burning site, where Kenya’s late former president Daniel Arap Moi set fire to 12 tons of ivory in a bid to end the mass slaughter of Africa’s elephants in 1989, is also near to the park, as is the Nairobi safari walk, which is located just before and to the right of the park’s main gate. It provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see various animals behaving as they would in their natural environment while walking along elevated timbered boardwalks for an educational and enjoyable outing.

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Recommended Tours Featuring Nairobi National Park

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. 

Zebras at Meru

8 Days

Kenya Thrilling Safari 
From $1,926 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Nairobi, Meru, Samburu & Nanyuki

Lion at Masai Mara

14 Days

Kenya Authentic Safari
From $1,827 per person sharing

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

Elephant at Samburu

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

Lobby Nairobi Serena Hotel

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.

Lobby Hemingways

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. 


Fairview Hotel

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

Weston Hotel

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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