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Nairobi National Park
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Day Tour: Giraffe Center, Elephant Orphanage and Nairobi National Park
Ranked #3 of 125 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.
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19 reviews
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“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Worth a visit but it's a bit on the expensive side and no guarantee of seeing any animals.
Getting in to the Park is a bit of an ordeal as you have to buy Safari Cards in the booking office which you then present to get into the Park & unlucky if the booking office has made a mistake; it takes ages to sort out!

There are few ways you can take a tour. You can book through one of the many travel companies or drive yourself (you will need a 4x4) or turn up at the gate and take the safari bus.

The park is well sign posted & everyone stops to ask you what animals you have seen, where they were & how long ago.

We visited at a time when there had been heavy rain so many of the animals were still hiding out but we did see the giraffes, impala, swimming hippos, balck rhino, buffalo, many birds and lions. No zebras for us but I was happy to see the lions as they were being particularly elusive on this day! It's a bit of a surreal experience seeing these wild animals against a city skyline but it's abslotely worth the 6am start!

Visited December 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
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“Only Park that is located in a city”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

20 min away from nairobi city. very very affordable entry fees and the place is very beautiful. seeing the girraffes so close was breath taking.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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“Big game beside a big city? NNP proves it's possible”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

I visited Nairobi National Park with my girlfriend and her best buddy on the 8th of January 2013. I couldn't believe it! The camp is well-ordered with good trails and way posts, it is also patrolled by friendly and helpful rangers of the Kenya Wildlife Service.
The best bit is seeing big game such as Cape Buffalo and Rhino (white and black) against the backdrop of Nairobi city. The amount and variety of game is simply amazing, the fact that it is literally on the edge of a large densely populated city makes it stunning.

Visited January 2013
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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“Urban Safari”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Viewing antelopes grazing on the savannah with the city skyline in the background is certainly something else. The convenience of the location means Nairobi National Park is the easiest and most accessible safari experience for visitors to Kenya. It's unlikely you would see as many animals as in other parks however.

Visited October 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“Little Gem”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Visited the park after 15 years. Saw 54 mammmal and bird species. The game was scatterred due to the heavy rains and drinking pools all around. However every few minutes we would spot something. We saw lions three times and also saw a group of seven rhinos. This place is unique with animals and the city skyline in the backdrop. There is a bit of variety in scenery from dense forest to open grassland. There is a view point near the main gate where you can see the savannah for miles. We even saw a crocodile and hippo at Hippo Pool. We enjoyed a meal at Rangers Restaurant. I did not mind the park fee here as I paid 40 USD. However other parks like the Mara ($80 p.p per day) are very pricey compared to Kruger or other world class parks in the world.

Visited December 2012
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