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“Nature at best!”

Nairobi National Park
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Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife’s Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick’s...
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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.
Quito, Ecuador
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“Nature at best!”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

In case you don't have time to go to the country on a Safari trip you can always try this place which is a condensed version of an actual safari. The main access can be messy when there is a lot of traffic.

Visited June 2013
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“A teaser to the great safaris of Kenya”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We spent half a day as it was the most accessible park during our 2 day stay at Nairobi.
We were not expecting to see the big four here, having read about it before, but there still are quite a few animals including the lions, giraffes and leopards. We saw giraffes (easy) and the usual wildebeest, Ostrich, deers, many birds etc. Then the highlight was sighting a lion resting in the grass and later a lucky encounter with a lioness with a fresh kill on our trip. The latter more than made up for a memorable safari. Now we are planning a more serious one to Masai and Tsavo NP.

Visited June 2013
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Mumbai
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“So near... and yet so wild!”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

When I first visited Nairobi in eary 1990, it was almost a given that zebra and giraffe would be there to welcome us on the drive back to the city from JKIA. Today its very rare, but not impossible, to spot giraffe on the road to the city as you leave the airport. However, the Nairobi National Park has all the plains animals except elephants and a few other species, and I have seen some of my best cheetah sightings here - including an impala chase in 1997 that began from near us and then the animals came back towards our vehicle and brushed the side at peak speed! The impala got away, but it was an unforgettable scene. Another time I saw a male lion stalking a herd of zebra - no lioness around! Watch out for baboons if you want to have a sandwich at the Picnic Area where you can alight from your vehicle. There is a migratory route that allows zebra and wildebeest and other antelope to move into and out of the park. You will see some of the biggest eland here. You really cant get a wilder experience so close to a major city anywhere in the world! Worth a visit on any free day in Nairobi.

Visited June 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Where we saw a pack of Lions go for the Kill”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

June 9th 2013, was one of the most memorable days of our lives. As kids, then adults and now grown ups, we have been always fascinated with the beautiful videos on NGC and Discovery channel that showed animals hunting in the wild. On our last day in Nairobi we had arranged for a Safari with the hotel travel desk and at sharp 7 AM, Kim our driver arrives to pick us up in his open top mini van. As a special arrangement, it was just my wife and me in this van. Within 20 mins from our hotel, we were at the entrance of this park and all formalities were completed within 15 Mins and so our journey into the wild begins. It was cold and the chill factor was high due to the open top mini van....As soon as we entered we were welcomed by the Ostriches and within 5 mins we saw a lion and a lioness sleeping 30 mtrs away from the dirt track that we were in. Mission accomplished, we move on and the Kim turns back and drives us in the opposite direction and take us to the bank of a water hole to spot the Hippos....and then the journey begins and we spot hundreds of Ostriches, Wild beests, Zebras, tens of Girrafes, herds of wild buffalos, black and brown Rhinos, Baboons and numerous birds. Kim was one of the best safari drivers and drove us away from the normal route to show us some breathtaking landscapes and vists including the elusive white/brown rhino....Its almost thre and a half hours into the wild and we are extremely delighted with all the spotings.....

But wait, destiny had other plans and and as we are on our return leg, the driver spotted a group of vehicles a couple of kms away and something that we never dreamed off.....next moment all we can feel is we are flying on a dirt track and racing towards that group and when we reah there, we see three female lions walking in order followed by two cubs behind them on the dirt track. There were 4 vehicles ahead of us and the lions and cubs are leading the way and we are trailing them by 25 Mts. They walk for 15 mins on the dirt track hinting to us that this is their territory and they are the kings.....everyone is excited and this was a dream come true and we continue trailing the lion for about 15 mins and then we see animal instincts personified.

Herds of antelopes are running, Giraffes are carefully watching and the Lions spot a lone wild beest calf about 200 meters away from us. Within seconds the three lions move in different directions under the grass while the cubs stay where they are. For about 6 Minutes we see this amazing spectacle of the Lions hunting skills, they crouch, move, crouch, move and by now we miss the other two lions as they have gone deeper into the grass and as we anxiously wait for the lion in view to go for the attack, almost after 6 mins we see the lions that had gone deeper jumping from behind and gets hold of the wildbeest, they struggle for about 10 secs and by the time the rest of the lions join, the wild beest manages to escape...the lions follow it but they are too slow for the wild beest......What more can I say....

Will post the videos if anyone is interested....

Visited June 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Nice array of animals”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Better array than Shaba , perhaps because area is less large. Certainly large enough. Need a guide with a van who will help point stuff out.

Visited June 2013
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