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“You don't always have to get there early!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park
Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
254 020 602121
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Ranked #5 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Noble black rhinos are the highlight of this amazing park, Kenya’s first national park and a local treasure.
Co. Donegal
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“You don't always have to get there early!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My visit to Nairobi National Park was in 2009, on the last day of my holiday. The perceived wisdom is that one has to be there in the early morning to have a chance of seeing anything worthwhile. However, after a "heavy" night at the Norfolk Hotel, a 5 o'clock start was not an option, so we set off with our driver at 10.30! The park contains all the major animals, except elephants, and the setting is amazing - in the distance you can see the high rise buildings! About 5 minutes into our tour, we met a white Kenyan lady who spoke to our driver in Swahili and told him where to see a pride of lions. It was an amazing sight. They had obviously just fed and were dozing in the sun. I got so excited, I almost got out of the car to take photos!! We also saw herds of zebra, various antelope, 3 different kinds of giraffe, but the hippos remained elusive. In fact it was like a mini-safari, at a fraction of the cost! But perhaps we were just lucky!

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“The only National Park set within City limits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

For those with a paucity of time or 4 hours to kill, a visit to the Nairobi national park is an excellent option. I have been to this place a few times and with the exception of the Leopard, I have spotted the 4 big ones (Lion, Elephant, Rhino and Hippo).

You can visit the animal orphanage at the entrance to the park as well.

Visited December 2011
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Malindi, Kenya
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“A city safari”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Amazing to see so much wildlife with the backdrop of the Nairobi skyscapers. Very well informed trackers who made our trip so memorable. Excellent shop

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you are in Nairobi and can get a free afternoon, this place is simply not to be missed. Arrange a on open rooftop car from some of the companies Around 30min drive from the city, you enter superb park. Monkeys, buffalos, lions, rhinos, birds, all is there if you are lucky (late afternoon is the best time to visit). Amazing and absolute must!

Visited March 2012
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Nakuru, Rift Valley, Kenya
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“nairobi national park game drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

took a game drive in the afternoon and it was a wonderful experience. the guide is well informed and very helpful. the drive takes an hour or so which allows for perfect viewing.

Visited December 2011
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