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Nairobi National Park, Nairobi

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#1 of 62 in Nature in Kenya
See wild giraffes and black rhinos walking across a backdrop of skyscrapers at Nairobi National Park. Situated just 7 km (4 mi) south of the city center, the park is easily one of the country's most accessible nature reserves, yet despite its proximity to humans, it attracts a large and diverse range of wildlife. Tour the plains and see the park's extremely successful rhinoceros sanctuary, as well as hippopotami, Masai giraffes, and several species of big cats. Bring along a picnic and learn about the park's conservation projects on a guided visit. With our online itinerary creator, Nairobi attractions like Nairobi National Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • If you have a few hours left in Nairobi, that's a must for me. The park is right next to the city, and you can find various gazelles, antelopes, zebras, lions, giraffes and, with a little luck, rhinos. A beautiful photo is also always the skyline of Nairobi with one or the other animal in the foreground
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  • This trip was so bad I have asked for a refund (and I believe others are too). The park is lovely, three lionesses paraded across the road right in front of us, lots of zebra and giraffes.... Viator t...  more »
  • Considering that Nairobi National Park is in the middle of a massive city, it's pretty incredible. (It'd be great even if it weren't in the middle of a city, but given that it is, it's pretty awesome)...  more »
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  • Beautiful park with many wild animals. The ultimate see is the Lion! The game drives here are amazing
  • The only park found in a city, where you can actually see a hunt right with a backdrop of the city, amazing park to see rhinos, lions among lots of herbivores grazing freely... The park is accessible all year round..
  • Had an interesting experience here, although I didn't see all the big five, it was still lovely to see the zebras, giraffes and antelopes. I advise tourists to do proper research online as regards tour guide services, on-site tour guides are a bit pricey.
  • Not a bad park. For price, it's not bad. It's the poor man's safari of Kenya. Go north to a camp and see the cats and other animals Kenya has to offer. National Park is nice if you're here for the day and need to fill the time.
  • Next to the city, good price and beautiful park. Not the “real safari experience” because you can almost always still see the city in the background, but very nice for a day trip with friends or family
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