User Reviews – Nairobi NP

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Srishti   –  
India IN
Visited: November 2019 Reviewed: Jan 7, 2020

Email Srishti  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

It was Amazing. I have seen Lion from so near which was an adventure for me.
Overall rating
5/5

Everything was good.

Our Guide was having fully knowledge about the park which made our trip easy.

Bartosz Guzy   –  
Poland PL
Visited: December 2019 Reviewed: Dec 25, 2019

Email Bartosz Guzy  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
4/5

A lot of wildlife for such a small park, but also a lot of tourists.

Doug Greenberg   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Oct 29, 2019

Email Doug Greenberg  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing wildlife experience right on the edge of the big city
Overall rating
5/5

My wife and I went on a ten-day safari to Kenya and northern Tanzania in September 2019. We visited the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Tanagire and Amboseli National Parks. The adventure involved a lot of sitting in safari vehicles, but the trip was amazing overall. Upon returning, I realized that perhaps the smartest thing we did in planning the journey was to start by visiting Nairobi National Park, just outside Nairobi itself. This is a small but amazing preserve in which we saw an impressive variety of wildlife and birds in just a few hours. It was the only place we saw a rhinoceros during the entire trip, and we also saw lions, zebras, impalas, hartebeest, vervet monkeys, baboons, giraffes, buffalo, warthogs, Ostriches, Little bee-eaters, White- bellied bustards, and a huge variety of other birds. There are no elephants in this park, but that is hardly a major issue in light of how many animals do live within the reserve. There was a "hippo pond" that comprised perhaps the highlight of the park. There we saw birds galore, including Malechite kingfisher, Sacred ibis, Blacksmith lapwing, Black-winged stilt, and African fish eagle, as well as a large monitor lizard and of course, hippos. The park is relatively small, and our driver gave us what seemed like a complete tour within a couple of hours.

The entrance to the park is a little intimidating, as there are armed guards and, as is typical of Nairobi generally, a high degree of security. Since we were with a professional guide, however, we were able to just hang back and let him take care of the payment, paperwork, and direction. Overall, the Nairobi National Park proved an amazing place to spend an afternoon, and I recommend it to anyone visiting Nairobi or beginning a safari in that city.

Ayu Cristianti Simanjuntak   –  
Indonesia ID
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Oct 8, 2019

Email Ayu Cristianti Simanjuntak  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
4/5

Overall it is nice, if you just have a short time, this is the best place you have to visit .

Hui Cheng Thong   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Oct 3, 2019

Email Hui Cheng Thong  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating
1/5

Very difficult to spot animals

Angelika   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 16, 2019

Email Angelika  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating
4/5

You see always the city in the background

Linda   –  
China CN
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jun 28, 2019

Email Linda  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
5/5

good place for birding near Nairobi

Olga   –  
Ireland IE
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Feb 6, 2019

Email Olga  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

I saw more animals here than on the other safaris, including lions, rhinos, a hippo, crocodiles, impalas, gazelles, giraffes, warthogs, buffalo, storks, cranes... While not as pretty as other locations, the backdrop of Nairobi city is interesting, and it is easy to get to this park, and still leave time in a day for visiting some other location in Nairobi.

Andrea Meroi   –  
Argentina AR
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Jan 27, 2019

Email Andrea Meroi  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

Great start! We just loved it as a first approach to wild life.

Ray   –  
Philippines PH
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Dec 31, 2018

Email Ray  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
4/5

If you are in Nairobi and do not have a chance to go on a safari this is a must.

Average User Rating

  • 4.0/5
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