NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
A giraffe at the Park with Nairobi CBD in the background.
Nairobi National Park is a unique ecosystem by being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city. The park is aprroximately 117 km2 and located only 7 km from Nairobi city centre. The savannah ecosystem comprise of different vegetation types. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush are predominant. The western side has a highland dry forest and a permanent river with a riverine forest. To the south are the Athi-Kapiti Plains and Kitengela migration corridor which are important wildlife dispersal areas during the rain season. Man-made dams within the park have added a further habitat, favourable to certain species of birds and other aquatic biome.
Zebras at the Nairobi National Park.
Major wildlife attractions are the Black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Other attractions include the Ivory burning site Monument, Nairobi Safari Walk, the Orphanage and the walking trails at hippo pools.
By Road: Distance: 10km South of Nairobi City Center
By Air: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airports
The park has 7 gates. 2 gates being for KWS service use only. The gates are:-
• Main gate: KWS headquarters Langata road
• Cheetah Gate
• Langata Gate
• Maasai Gate
• Mbagathi Gate(service gate)
• Banda Gate(service gate)
Adults: Kenyan Citizens-KES 300/= Kenyan Residents KES 1000/= Non Residents USD $40
Children: Kenyan Citizens-KES 100/= Kenyan Residents KES 500/= Non Residents USD $20
Students: Kenyan Citizens-KES 100/= Kenyan Residents KES 200/= Non Residents USD $15
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