Nairobi | National Park | Kenya
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Nairobi is the only capital city in the world that can boast of having a fully fledged national park within its boundaries.

The Nairobi national park stretches to an area of 117 square kilometers and is host a vast collection of wildlife and bird species. Animals such as zebras, giraffes, monkeys and gazelles are a common site in the park. Predators such as lions and cheetahs can also be spotted roaming the park in their pride or on a hunting spree.

The park is also home to over 50 rhinos. This after the national park was declared a rhino conservatory a few years back.The park is only a few minutes drive from the city center. Under the management of the KWS (Kenya wildlife service), the park is in good condition, with a well maintained road network providing easy access to the outermost parts of the park.Visitors gain access to the park through payment of a small fee.

For those with only with only a few minutes to spare, an animal orphanage near the park’s entrance offers a great chance for them to view a selection of the different types of wildlife found in the park.

The park’s boundaries are formed by the Athi River and the Kitengela plains, all which add to its beauty. The natural surroundings composed of forest, plains and wildlife blend in with the tall buildings and skyscrapers of the city to offer one of the rarest photo moments.


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