Nairobi National Park

Kenya National Parks and Reserves

Nairobi National Park is the only park in the world which neighbours a capital city. The Nairobi National Park is only 7 Kilometers from the city centre. The Park borders South Kapiti Plains and Kitengela plains famous as the traditional migration route.

Nairobi National Park is home to a wide range of wild game like Kenya’s indigenous Black Rhino, Herds of plains zebra, wildebeest and eland enter the park during the great migration in July and August to enjoy the rich grazing until the next rains come.

Nairobi National Park was Kenya’s first National Park and it was here that the historical burning of ivory by President Moi in 1989 took place in order to show commitment to wildlife protection and retain the Kenya safari fame world wide.

Nairobi National Park is also home to The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (also called the Giraffe Canter), it was established to save the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, which had lost its habitat in Western Kenya to agriculture and only 130 were left in the wild at that time.