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Nairobi National Park

Description:

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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An African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) taking a mud bath during the warm hours at Nairobi National Park, KenyaThe black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) in the grassland at Nairobi National Park, KenyaA lioness (Panthera leo) traveling in the grassland at Nairobi National Park, KenyaThe blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) in the grassland at Nairobi National Park, KenyaA lioness (Panthera leo) carrying the carcass of a buffalo calf over long distances to feed her cubs at Nairobi National Park, KenyaThe desert warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) kneeling to reach the short lawn at Nairobi National Park, Kenya

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Address:

Langata Road
PO Box 42076
Nairobi, Kenya
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Contact Information:

Kenya Wildlife Service
Telephone: (254) 20 600 800 / (254) 20 602 345
Fax: (254) 20 607024
E-mail: kws@kws.go.ke
Website: http://www.kws.org/

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