Nairobi National Park, Nairobi Animal Orphanage and Nairobi Safari Walk are located in Nairobi province and is 7km from Nairobi city center and is 117 square km. There are over 80 recorded species in Nairobi National Park including Rhinos, Buffalo’s, Lions, Leopards, Crocodile, Hippos and others but there are no Elephants. There are also more than 400 species of birds. However all species are not always present and some are seasonal. Northern migrants pass through the park primarily during late March through April. As expected, the park is a principal attraction for visitors to Nairobi.

There is currently no accommodation in the reserve, but Nairobi City offers various accommodation options.

Major attractions

  • Black Rhinoceros.
  • Diverse Bird life
  • Large predators- Lion, Leopard, Hyena and Cheetah.
  • Aggregations of large herbivores- Eland, Buffalo, Zebra and Wildebeest
  • Ivory Burning Site Monument
  • Walking trails at Hippo pools
  • Nairobi Safari Walk and the Orphanage.
  • Spacious accommodating picnic sites


Picnic Sites:

  • Impala Observation Tower;
  • Ivory Burning Site;
  • King Fisher Gorge;
  • Leopard Cliffs;
  • Mokoiyet;
  • Hippo Pool;

Other attractions

  • Lone Tree
  • Directors tree planting site

Nature Trails:

  • The park has one nature trail at the Hippo Pool