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Nairobi National Park

Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
254 020 602121
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Ranked #5 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Noble black rhinos are the highlight of this amazing park, Kenya’s first national park and a local treasure.
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Djibouti, Djibouti
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

So close to the capital city of Kenya, the park is just few kilometers away from the center of the city (Nairobi). You can spend days enjoying the nature, beauty, wild animals, nice sunset, nice plane landing and take-off, good scenarios to watch. Depending on your time, you can make a day visit, or many days inside the park by... More

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Recommend to visit even if you are visiting Nairobi for short time only, can be visited in half day. The park itself is not big so it is easier to spot a wide range of animals.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I've been to Nairobi National park so many times during the past tens years and I can say I've enjoyed and/or disliked it depending on the season. In the rainy season, don't bother going because the vegetation is too tall and the animals are well hidden behind the bushes. But neither does the dry season guarantee a good sighting. To... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We visit the park almost every Saturday and still we find something new. You need to spend the whole day there - from opening to closing - to see the vast landscape, birds and wildlife. We are particularly interested in birds (my husband is a photographer and I am learning!) so you have to take your time and not race... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I would say,the parks have a lot to see when you arrived there on time,and it has locations where you can find Animals. When it rains,the road is not Possible to use small car which are not 4*4..But the Nairobi N/P, can be visited anytime of the day

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nairobi National park is unique in being the only wild game park adjacent to a major city. The animals do migrate during certain seasons. Seeing the big cats is hit or miss, but the place abounds with Maasai Giraffe, gazelles, hartebeest, and both black and white rhino. Lots of birds, and even baboons. The best time to go is at... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Everything but Elephants. It's considered a small park but when on the outlook point you can see that is very vast. Although next to the city it is serene. If you don't want to drive to Mara or extremely pricey Amboseli this is just 40 minutes outside of downtown Nairobi.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nairobi National Park is a microcosm of the Kenya game parks - with plains and forests and all the major mammals (except elephants). Lions and rhinos are possible to view, although never guaranteed. Giraffe, zebra, wildebeeste and eland are all frequent while leopards and cheetahs are rare. Also, on a really clear day, you can see both Mt Kenya and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It's always an absolute pleasure to visit this park! There is something a bit surreal seeing wild animals with skyscrapers in the background... Have visited this park on countless occasions and have seen a wide variety of game - rhinos, lions, cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, etc. Definitely worth a visit if you don't have that free weekend to head to the... More

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Cape Town
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I've heard it can be hit or miss here but we had an awesome experience. We saw Giraffe, Zebra, Buck, Birds and male lions and even a Rhino. Our guide (we hired private) said we hit the jackpot as people rarely see lion or rhino. We would go back.

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