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“You don't always have to get there early!”

Nairobi National Park
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Day Tour: Giraffe Center, Elephant Orphanage and Nairobi National Park
Ranked #3 of 124 things to do in Nairobi
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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!”
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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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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“it is good to c”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

if u will not do a safari in Kenya it is good to visit this place , if u will see massai mara and nakuru lake then it is not important

Visited December 2011
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

If you don't have time for a more extensive safari at the great parks in Kenya, this is something that gives you a glimpse of what you are missing

Visited March 2012
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New York City, New York
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“The only National Park set within City limits”
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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8 reviews
“A city safari”
Reviewed November 5, 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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