Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 7.5
Mammals: 7.5
Birds: 9
Reptiles: 6.5
Trees: 7

Lookout for

Grant's Gazelle
Thomson's Gazelle
Masai Giraffe
Black Rhino
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
Buffalo
Wildebeest
Zebra
Eland
Warthog
Baboon
Crocodile
Ostrich

Truly unique, the Nairobi National Park is situated on the doorstep of the Kenyan capital’s CBD. In fact the city skyline can be seen from many parts in the park which can slightly detract from the natural beauty of the surrounds. Nonetheless the park is very productive in terms of game viewing and its grassy plains and savannah woodland support a number of the quintessential African antelope species, Giraffe, Buffalo, the rare Black Rhino and all the big cats. Over 400 species of birds can be found here making this an easily accessible twitcher’s destination. There is also a notable migration during August and July where thousands of Wildebeest and Zebra migrate to the park through a corridor in the south. The Nairobi National Park is the perfect destination for short safaris, day trips from Nairobi and for viewing Black Rhino.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 12 000 Ha
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Black Rhino
Malaria Area: No
Nearest Town: Nairobi

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Recent Sightings

Key Species

MAMMALS
Black Rhino
Lion
Cheetah


BRIDS
Marabou Stork
Lesser Falcon
Jackson’s Widowbird
Crowned Crane
Madagascar Squacco


REPTILES
Acacia sp.
White Pear
Euphorbia Candelabram


TREES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor Lizard
Leopard Tortoise


HABITAT TYPES
Grassland
Riverine
Savannah Woodland