Nairobi National Park

A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the Nairobi National Park. Wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.

We had booked a couple of hours drive here just to kill time before our evening flight back to the UK. We are so pleased we did – what a gem that so many people must miss out on! Fiesty black rhino, white rhino charging towards us, honeymoon couple of lions, buffalo, massive croc – what a wonderful afternoon well spent! Ronnie, our capable driver from Luxury Africa who had done all our transfers is also a qualified Guide and he certainly knew the lay of the land in this Park.

On 30 April 2016, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set alight the largest ever pile of confiscated ivory for destruction in the Nairobi National Park. The pile consisted of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory from about 8,000 elephants and 1.35 tonnes of horns from 343 rhinoceroses. The ashes remain as a stark reminder to all visitors of the lives lost.

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