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“Thumbs down” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park
Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
254 020 602121
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Ranked #4 of 42 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.
Prince George
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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Thumbs down”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

While I appreciate seeing animals that are not in cages, this park was a bit too zooish or North American zoo "safari" park like for my taste. It is fairly small and seeing the lines of apartment buildings and development along one edge was not appealing to me. Also there was a lot of air traffic around. I did see zebra, buffalo, impala, giraffe , birds, a rhino and wart hogs eating out of the garbage at the gate. If your time is limited and this place is your only chance to get out and see some wildlife, do it. If you have been or are going to go to Masai Maea, my advice is: skip it

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Mombasa, Kenya
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“The only park in a capital city.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Its such a lovely place, animals to see are plenty from zebra's,giraffes and lions if you live around Nairobi its a good place for a weekend gate away with the family or friends and also a place to have your picnics

Visited March 2012
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Stockton, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A Surprise Connection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

What you are about to see in the photo happened so quickly that my reaction was one of surprise and not of fear. For an instant, I knew that I was not afraid and I believe she sensed that I was not afraid of her. She was very affectionate and allowed me to be close as she very gently licked my arm. After several minutes, I stood up and she proceeded to wrap her body and long tail around my legs. Then as quickly as she had run up to me she loped away. I visited the park in 2007.

Visited December 2011
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Miami, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This park is an excellent place to start a Safari. Being that close to the city ads to what makes this place different than the other national parks. I saw more lions on this park than on the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro parks which could be a factor of just luck. I would say that the park is an excellent choice for a one day safari.

Visited November 2012
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Broadbeach, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Walk in the park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Excellent to walk around safely and easy for the disabled. Read about all the animals and watch from shelters that blend in.

Visited October 2012
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