Set about 7 km south of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi National Park is known as one of the most ‘unique’ national parks for game viewing in the world.
Although smaller in size (approx. 117 sq.km), the Park has wildlife that can be viewed against backdrop of skyscrapers. The Park features great wildlife including the big five, hyenas, impalas, zebras, giraffes and plentiful birdlife. Nairobi National Park is said to be the host of over 300 species of birds (both native and seasonal).
Visitors either opt for a half day or full day trip depending on how much wildlife they get to see. That goes for animals like cheetahs or leopards which are not easily visible on the first drive.
Best Time To Visit: Any time would be a good time to visit Nairobi National Park. The challenges usually are the weather conditions which affect the kind of wildlife one gets to view or not. It is difficult to spot some wildlife during the long rains (March to May). Wildlife can be viewed in abundance during the dry season or short rains (June-February).