Renowned for black Rhino Sanctuary, Nairobi National Park is the oldest of all Kenya's national parks. Regardless of bordering the city, it is home to lions, leopards and hyenas as well as many other Kenyan wild animals. Its closeness to Nairobi makes it very easy to access for the tourists, who want to experience a safari without having to travel and stay overnight elsewhere.
Nairobi National Park is an excellent place to notice the wildebeest migration and the “Big Five” in the summer months. Herds of buffalo and a concentrated population of ostriches can be found around the Embakasi River.
Being established in 1946, Nairobi National Park gives visitors a chance to indulge in pure African safari at the footsteps of a major urban center. It attracts over 150,000 visitors every year who come to the park to see the native African wildlife.
The Park covers just 117 square km or 44 square miles, and consists of typical, original Kenyan landscape such as plains, steep gorges, lush vegetation, and forests along the banks of the Embakasi River. It has a high-altitude, scattered acacia bushes, wide-open savannah landscape across the open plains. The park is located just outside of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, and its boundary adjoins the city's industrial area.