Day Trip: Nairobi national park day trips are half day tours to Nairobi park for game drive from any of Nairobi hotels for Game drives, bird watching, photography tours, walking safari, safari walk, sightseeing and big five safaris near Nairobi city. The Nairobi national park is just 7km from the city centre and takes 15 minutes even in traffic. The park is 117sqkm of protected area to the southwest of Nairobi. It lies within the city boundaries is very popular with Nairobi airport hotel layover guests.
What Animals Are Seen In Nairobi National Park?
Nairobi national park has many animals including lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, buffalos, leopards, gazelles, hyenas, baboons, zebras, wildebeests, hartebeests, sykes monkeys, impalas and many others. The parks most favorite animals are the lions which are nowadays very easy to see as well as the rhinos which can be seen close to the roads at times.
A Nairobi national park game drive lasts for 4 hours since it’s a relatively small park which means you can see all these animals and get back to your hotel in time for an afternoon meeting or flight from JKIA Nairobi international airport. The Nairobi park game drive can also be offered in the afternoon from 3.00pm to 6:30pm and may be combined with a dinner at the carnivore restaurant.
Which Birds Can You See In Nairobi National Park Birdwatching Trip?
The park is also a popular birdwatching destination from Nairobi with over 400 species of birds, about which 22 are migratory and are only seen at certain seasons. The birds in Nairobi national park include the tawny eagle, the fish eagle, African crested crane, vultures, go away bird, Madagascar bee eater, wagtails, shrikes, hammerkorps, blacksmith plover, Egyptian geese, sacred ibis, Hadada ibis, goliath heron, grey heron, great white pelicans, storks, ox pecker, egrets among many others.
Bird watching day trips in Nairobi national park are offered with a professional driver guide who come with binoculars and guide books to help with identifying the birds. A bird trip in Nairobi park can last for 6-7 hours or a full day and you may need to make arrangements for packed lunch.
Which Are The Landmarks To See In Nairobi National Park?
The most popular landmarks in Nairobi national park include the ivory burning monument where tons of ivory have been previously burnt to protest the world trade in ivory. The kingfisher picnic site is a great place to have your lunch or a barberque. The observation point is a vantage highpoint where you can go and watch the park from a high ground.
The other landmarks in Nairobi national park include the morkoyiet valley which is very dramatic and there is also a view point and picnic site to enjoy the view below. The Mbagathi river and the athi and hyena dams are other places where you can see crocodiles and hippos and are scenic as well.
Nairobi National Park Game Drive Itinerary
5:50am: Pick up from your hotel in the city for start of the tour.
6:30am: Enter into the park and start your game drive to see the lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos etc
10:00am: Continue with your game drive and visit some of the landmarks like dams, river, view point.
11:00am: Exit the park after more than 4 hours of game drive.
11:30am: Drop off at your city hotel after the tour. End of tour.
You may choose to combine this tour with a visit to the Sheldrick elephant orphanage, animal orphanage, giraffe centre, Nairobi safari walk or the Karen Blixen or lunch or dinner at the carnivore restaurant.
Cost of Nairobi national park half day trip: Usd 90pp in a group of 4 persons
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