Being able to visit Nairobi National Park is one of my favourite things about living in Kenya. Each time I’ve visited I’ve had spectacular wildlife encounters: from watching three lions triangulate around a herd of zebra, to spending an hour watching lion cubs playing in golden grass, and witnessing full-grown male ostriches dancing in a puddle of muddy water.
The National Park is set on the outskirts of the city: a spectacular setting with wild giraffe galloping through soft scrubland against the city skyscraper backdrop. It’s just a 15 – 20 minute drive from the centre of town, and you can either drive yourself around the park, or book a safari truck and ranger to show you the sites. Also well worth considering is a night’s stay at Nairobi Tented Camp for the full experience.
Here it is, in pictures:
For more information on the park, visit: http://www.kws.go.ke/parks/nairobi-national-park
Photos by Lindsay Constable