User Reviews – Nairobi NP

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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.

Tracey Braun   –  
Canada CA
Visited: December 2018 Reviewed: Dec 18, 2018

Email Tracey Braun  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

For being so close to the city it is amazing. If you can’t get out in a safari this is the next best thing.

Isabel   –  
Philippines PH
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Aug 28, 2018

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

Overall rating
2/5

Saw only a zebra

photoautomotive   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Feb 26, 2018

Email photoautomotive  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

A great park when you have very young kids.
Overall rating
5/5

Good selection of wildlife, easy enough to get the iconic shot (picture) of Giraffe and the Nairobi skyline in the background. Rhino both Black and White were easy to see when we were there, they even had a calf. A great variety of water birds, we also saw a pair of fantastic Crested Crane. Marabou stork were wandering around as if they owned the place. Loads of cheeky Baboons and other monkeys trying to steal chocolate bars and ice creams just made it a very good day out . Make sure you get good guide/driver with a 4x4. The one thing that you need to know is that cash for the entrance fee is not taken( that's in all the parks) either have a credit card or M-Pesa we found that it took a while to activate, so we ended up using a credit card.

Arvind Patole   –  
India IN
Visited: November 2017 Reviewed: Dec 7, 2017

Email Arvind Patole

Wildlife in my backyard
Overall rating
5/5

East Africa has an incredibly rich biodiversity, with variety of habitats such as the savanna, forests and grasslands, homes to the countless flora and fauna kingdom. Being part of the supercontinent Gondwana, many areas resemble the areas found on the western coastline areas of India.
We landed at Nairobi Airport and not wanting to waste time drove off directly to the Nairobi National Park which was about half an hours drive from the Airport.
Here we got the first glimpse of what Kenya beholds for the wildlife photographers.

At the parks entry gate we were greeted by none other than the Superb Starling, a beautiful bird showing off its metallic blue-green shoulder feathers with strong white eyes, later on I came to know this bird is quite a common and a nuisance sometimes, its found all over Kenya.

Bird species were a plenty at the Nairobi National Park, and we saw Pin-tailed Whydah, speckled mouse-birds, grey crowned cranes, bee eaters, egrets, Marabau storks, vultures, ostriches and many more.

Out in the open plains between small bushes we saw two young lions taking a nap, around some acacia trees we saw some white rhinos, one was with her young a calf, Masai Giraffes, Plain Zebras, buffaloes, Antelopes and Gazelles lazily moving around.

The two hours drive in the park drove away the fatigue of travel from India to Nairobi.

The Land cruiser driver cum guide was well versed with the area and the details of the vegetation and the animals seen, he was very friendly and cooperative and would stop and spot for us the well-camouflaged birds and animals of the area.

I would recommend that two sessions should be done at Nairobi national Park, one early morning and one late afternoon to justify it.

Ariel Smith   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 13, 2017

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

Overall rating
5/5

Busy park, but with an incredible amount of wildlife accessible just 15 minutes from the CBD. Morning drive is highly recommended!

Richard Susanto   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 4, 2017

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

Overall rating
5/5

Since the park can be accessed by civilian cars, rules have to be better enforced around parking near the animals. We stumbled across a female lion being surrounded by 15 cars. Some of them actually parked on the Savannah, which is against the rule. And also, 3 of the cars parked only about 10 feet away from the lion.

Kam   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 1, 2017

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

Overall rating
3/5

Not as many animals, very close to the city and worth the visit if you can't get out the bigger parks.

Average User Rating

  • 4.0/5
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