Amazing Nairobi National Park

The Nairobi National Park was established in 1946, and it represents the very first national park of Kenya. In close proximity to Nairobi (Kenya’s capital), this outstanding sanctuary is home to over 400 species of birds and 80 species of animals, some of which come and go depending on the season.

Nairobi National Park (8)

The park covers a total area of 28,963 acres, which might seem like a lot but is actually not that much compared to other national parks in Africa. An electric fence forms an artificial boundary between the park and the city on its northern, western and eastern sides, while the Mbagathi River encloses the southern part and provides access to the Kitengela Migration and Dispersal area and the Athi-Kapiti Plains inhabited by a great number of ungulate species, including the buffalo.

What makes the Nairobi National park truly special however, is that it houses one of the largest populations of rhinos in Kenya, allowing tourists and locals to observe these majestic beasts in their natural habitat. Other attractions include hippos, leopards, crocodiles and lions as well as the aforementioned birds. Needless to say, a trip to the Nairobi National Park could never be categorized as boring, and after guests are done with observing the beautiful animals, they could always look for a good picnic spot and spend some quality time with friends and family.

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