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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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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Nice place for a sunday drive and some of the scenary is beautiful. Not that much game though. If you're going in as a local (cheap) I'd definetly recommend it. If going in as a tourist though I'm not sure its worth the exorbitant entry price

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Leone
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We cruised through the city early morning to catch most of the wild life in the game reserve. From the tour van (hired at the village market) to its driver; the experience was amazing!!

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stuttgart
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63 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

As the only Safari Park actually located within a major city it is worth a few hours of looking around. As a full safari experience the park is lacking the variety you see elsewhere. The nature walks, picnic areas, and ivory burn site offer unique experiences.

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Doire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

With a local guide you can get access to areas that are normally highly restricted. 200 shillings to pet a cheetah and things like that. Don't condone but hard to miss.

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New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Great if you don't have time to do a proper safari at one of the bigger parks. We saw lions and rhinos, so we got our money's worth. Not cheap- $50 per person, not including the cost of driver and vehicle. Get there early. Not an efficient check in process and therefore you could wait a while to get in.

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Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Interesting that it is in the middle of a large city, but we did not see many animals there. Maybe it was the time of day or maybe we are a bit jaded as we have been to many other Safari and Game Parks (including Krueger) in Africa. I know they need the money for upkeep and improvements but the... More

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Maynooth, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

If you're coming to Kenya/Nairobi just for a few days and want to see some wild life, this is an option for you. It's literally at the doorstep of Nairobi, easily accesable from the city, and offers enough wildlife to keep you busy all day. I"ve seen there a few giraffs, lots of zebras, antilopes, buffalos, monkeys, turtles, etc... None... More

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milan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

It took us about 10 minutes from The Strand Hotel to Park. We were 3 in total and we each paid $100 inclusive lunch. The park was wonderful. I have never came this close to the wild. we managed to see most of the animals and it was a truly nice experience that I would recommed to anyone who travels... More

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Apparently it really depends on your luck the day you visit. Several of these reviews mention trash (we saw not one piece) and few animals (we saw TONS). I think it is really a place you can't miss if you're in Nairobi. This was our first stop in Kenya (we went on eight safaris, including Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, Samburu,... More

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We got stuck overnight in Nairobi due to the utter inefficiency of the Nairobi Airport (what an awful airport!). After consulting the tour desk at the airport, we decided the National Park sounded like a good idea since we only had an afternoon to see anything. A nice guide picked us up in a van with a pop-up roof and... More

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