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Nairobi National Park


The Nairobi National Park was established in 1946 and is the only wilderness area in a country capital. The Park covers an area of 117 km2 (~29,000 acres) and is located just 7 km (4 miles) from Nairobi’s city centre. Indeed, visitors can watch animals juxtaposed against Nairobi’s iconic buildings in the horizon. The park terrain is predominantly open grassy plain and there are picnic facilities available. Some of the animals found in the park include buffalo, rhinoceroses, zebra, cheetahs, gazelles, hippopotamuses, leopards, lions, impalas, giraffes, and up to 500 species of birds. Other attractions within the Park include the Ivory Burning Site monument, the Safari Walk, and the elephant orphanage run by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Park entry for non-Kenyan citizens is $65 USD for adults and $25 USD for children (below 18). Full list of current rates.


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Langata Road
PO Box 42076
Nairobi, Kenya

Contact Information:

Kenya Wildlife Service
Telephone: (254) 20 600 800 / (254) 20 602 345
Fax: (254) 20 607024

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