Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park
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Nairobi National Park is a un-ique ecosystem by being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city. The park is 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 animals.

The park also serves many residents and citizens living in the city The park has a diversity of environments with characteristic fauna and flora. 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 in the south. In addition, there are stretches of broken bush country and deep, rocky valleys and gorges with scrub and long grass. Man-made dams have also added a further habitat, favourable to certain species of birds and other aquatic biota (life forms). The dams also attract water dependent herbivores during the dry season.

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.

Attractions

  • The only Wildlife park in the world that is so close to the city
  • Black rhinoceros :which is an endangered species
  • The first park to be gazetted in Kenya on December 16, 1946
  • Major rhino sanctuary for breeding and restocking other parks
  • Diverse birdlife:Has over 400 bird species. At least 20 of which are seasonal European migrants.
  • Home to over 100 mammal species, four of the Big Five (lion, Buffalo, leopard and  rhino)
  • Has a spectacular wildebeest and zebra migration
  • Large predators- lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah.
  • Aggregations of large herbivores- eland, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest
  • Ivory Burning Site Monument
  • Walking trails at hippo pools
  • Nairobi Safari Walk & the Orphanage.
  • Spacious accommodating picnic sites

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