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1 Day Tour-Nairobi National Park
This is Kenya’s most accessible yet incongruous safari experience. Set on the city’s southern outskirts, Nairobi National Park (at 117 sq km, one of Africa’s smallest) has abundant wildlife that can, in places, be viewed against a backdrop of city skyscrapers and planes coming in to land – it's one of the only national parks on earth bordering a capital city. Remarkably, the animals seem utterly unperturbed by it all.
The park has acquired the nickname ‘Kifaru Ark’, a testament to its success as a rhinoceros (kifaru in Kiswahili) sanctuary. The park is home to the world's densest concentration of black rhinos (more than 50), though even the park's strong antipoaching measures couldn't prevent poachers from killing one of the rhinos in August 2013 and then again in January 2014. They were the first such attacks in six years, and reflect the current sky-high Asian black-market price for rhino horn.
Lions and hyenas are also commonly sighted within the park; rangers at the entrance usually have updates on lion movements. You’ll need a bit of patience and a lot of luck to spot the park’s resident cheetahs and leopards. Other regularly spotted species include gazelles, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, ostriches and buffaloes.
The park’s wetland areas sustain approximately 400 bird species, which is more than in the whole of the UK.
There was a time not so long ago, when lions freely roamed the streets of Nairobi. Today they can be seen only 14 kilometers from the city center in the Nairobi National Park. The Nairobi National Park boasts of being the only Park in the world with such close proximity to a major city.
Depart early in the morning from the hotel to the park. Drive into the game park and get a chance to view many different animal species that roam around the park. Head on straight to the orphanage and get a chance to view with the animals up close inside their cages as the tour guide gives a little information about them.
Head on for a quick film documentary for more in-depth information about the animals. after the film depart back to the hotel.