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Nairobi National Park

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Address: Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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Noble black rhinos are the highlight of this amazing park, Kenya’s first...

Noble black rhinos are the highlight of this amazing park, Kenya’s first national park and a local treasure.

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Can't believe it's right in the city!

Unbelievable National Park practically in the heart of Nairobi City! It's still amazing to me that the lions don't make their way downtown ... but they don't! Nice park with lots... read more

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Wasington, DC, United States
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Wasington, DC, United States
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Unbelievable National Park practically in the heart of Nairobi City! It's still amazing to me that the lions don't make their way downtown ... but they don't! Nice park with lots of animals to see - we saw a Lion, buffalo, rhino, crocs, zebras, giraffes, baboons, impalas, wildebeest, heartbeast (sp?) and more. If you don't have time (or money) to... More 

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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Nairobi National Park for several hours and were amazed at what we saw in such a short period of time...even black rhinos! The most stunning sight for me was the beautiful and graceful giraffes against the background of the city. Surreal!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to be wowed by wildlife, specially Elephants and Lions, then this park may not be the one. There are no wild Elephants in the park, the lions and cheetahs are hard or almost impossible to spot. The wildlife that you would see are Giraffes, Gazelles, some water buffalo, a Rhino, Zebras, wildebeest and some birds. Since, most... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The park has the best attraction, we visited early morning since this is time when all wildlife are active, hunting. The park has the best of Big 4 only Elephant are not in the park. After the park we had time to explore the Elephant Orphanage within the park of Nairobi and the Giraffe center in the afternoon after the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing being able to visit such a national parks just minutes away from the city. Spotted all sorts of animals, zebras, giraffes, buffalos, crocodiles and lions (plus all sorts of gazelles and bucks as well as birds).

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For a first timer who has never done any game drive I believe it is good enough to enjoy. As for me who has done this few times in other parks in Africa, I would just rate it as average. The park is so close to the city, probably it's the only national park in the world with such proximity.... More 

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Medfield, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my second visit and we had a fantastic experience. We got there around 6 am, but had to wait in line--so annoying as it is essential to get into the park early. We were rewarded with two lionesses within touching distance only minutes into the park. We also saw zebras, giraffes, ostriches, Cape Buffalo, Thompson's Gazelle, Impala, monkeys,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a treat on a Sunday morning to leave home and be in the park in half an hour... saw tons of wildlife and our guest was blown away.

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Wakefield, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best animal-viewing is first thing in the morning, but, unfortunately, everyone also knows this. The park hasn't organised themselves to be able to sell entry passes quick enough at these hours, so you sit around for half an hour to get in, which sucks when you get up before sunrise and aren't a morning person. So cool to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An early 6am start but what an opportunity, we saw 10 lions, girrafes, rhinos, zebras etc. Definitely recommend the use of a 4x4 vehicle both for covering the pathways and the height advantage. 5 stars, short drive from the CBD.

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