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“Interesting place” 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.
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“Interesting place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Took the kids here a few weeks and we enjoyed it for a few hours.

If you are only in Nairobi for a day or two, I would recommend it, but if you have longer time in Kenya, go north to Sambura or Sweet Waters.

They have the usual zebras, impalers but no big cats, sadly...

It wasn't expensive to get it, only 1000KSH for residents which is very well priced.

If you have a few hours to spare, I would recommend it, if you have a few days or more, go north.

Visited March 2013
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“How close to a city do you want to see animals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I love this place because even on its worse day you can take a picnic here and see great animals. This time we saw three rhinos (always a winner with me)
There are no elephants just in case they leave.

Visited December 2012
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“Urban Safari with really wild wildlife!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Considering the city location (the view of the skyline of Nairobi is surreal) it is a pretty good game park. We saw a lioness stalking an antelope ready for the kill after walking out in front of our car! Also saw lots of giraffe, elan, buffalo, dassies, and fantastic birds (eagles, maribou storks, etc). We would have seen more but heavy overnight rain meant that a river ford was impassable so we didn't get to see hippos and crocs or rhino! We were taken there by a driver/guide from Rickshaw travel who was superb and we had one of the park supplied guides too. She was very knowledgeable.

Visited April 2013
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“very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went on Safari walk at Nairobi National Park. Excellent way to spend a few hours and see animals up close.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful but a little boring?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Nairobi national park is a really beautiful place. Not to expensive to Get in. But i guess you Pay more to Get a car and a driver. Be sure to Get a 4 weel drive, and With a look out through The roof.
We had a magical day there. But Found it a little boring After a while. A lot of antilopes, gazelles. Zevras and buffelos.
To se Lions, be sure to go when The animals Are hunting!

Visited March 2013
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