Nairobi National Park Day Tour

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1 Day Nairobi National Park Tour

Nairobi National Park Day Tour is an action-packed 5-hour day safari in Nairobi National Park that begins at 0600 Hours or 1400 Hours. This safari is conducted in a 4×4 safari Landcruiser or an open-roofed safari van . The safari begins with a pickup from your hotel followed by a short drive of about 20 minutes (7 km from downtown Nairobi) to the entrance of the national park. Arriving at Nairobi National Park we check in and embark on our exciting game drive in the untamed bush.

Nairobi National Park wildlife: The park is a very successful rhino sanctuary and aside from elephants, you can expect to see giraffes, black and white rhinos, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, wildebeest, impala, zebras, hippos, waterbuck, warthog, eland, jackal and hyena, and even lion.  During the game drive, we pause to watch any interesting animal or bird sightings and take photographs.  Nairobi National Park is home to over 520 bird species. Some of the bird species that you will see include Martial Eagle, African crowned Eagle, Nairobi pipit, Desert cisticola, Violet wood-hoopoes, Saddle-billed stork zebras waxbill, Super starling, Lilac-breasted roller, Southern ground hornbill, Grey Crowned Crane, Secretary birds, Spikes weaker, Northern pied babbler

After a successful game drive, we make our way back through the national park watching for wildlife action along the way. We exit the park and later return back in the city. You can choose to be dropped off at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants or at your accommodation, bringing your action-packed safari to a close.

Nairobi National Park Day Tour

Nairobi National Park full or half-day tour is a 4-5 hour guided game drive through the Nairobi National Park. The park is located about 7 km (4.3 miles) from Nairobi’s central business district and is the only protected area in the world that is close to a capital city.

It was the first national park established in Kenya (1946), has an area of 45 square miles (117 km2), and lies about 5,000–6,000 feet (1,500–1,800 meters) above sea level. The park has over 80 species of mammals and more bird species than can be found in the whole of the British Isles.

Nairobi National Park has so many different habitats, represented, ranging from savannah grasslands, open woodland, scrub, bushed thickets, and dry wetland forests, others include rocky gorges, wetlands, rivers, and streams. The Park has prominently diverse indigenous flora comprising plants of more than 100 species.

Nairobi National park’s wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, and scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including four of the big five mammals (Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, and Rhino – more than 60 black rhinos).

Other animals to be encountered on a day tour include eland, impala, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, Kongoni, zebra, wildebeest, Warthog, Maasai giraffe, Olive baboon, Syke’s monkey, Vervet monkey, cheetah, Chanler’s Mountain reedbuck,  hippopotami, crocodiles, and a diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded.

Notable Birds in Nairobi National Park include Maasai Ostrich, African Darter, African Finfoot, Dwarf Bittern, Goliath Heron, Saddle-billed Stork, Spur-winged Goose, African Crowned Eagle, Secretarybird, African Fish Eagle, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Black-chested Snake-Eagle, Gabar Goshawk, Augur Buzzard, Tawny Eagle, Bateleur, Grey crowned Crane and the Kori Bustard among others.

There are several designated picnic sites within the park; where you are entitled to get out of your vehicle, in the Nairobi National Park day tour and these include Impala Observation Point, Ivory Burning Site, Kingfisher Picnic Site, Mokoyeti Picnic Site and Hippo Pools and Nature Trail shaded picnic area.

The Nairobi National Park tour begins at 0600 Hours or 1400 Hours. The tour returns to the city centre at lunch hour or sundown. An early start in the morning helps in scoring more species, so pick up from the hotel/lodge is advisable to be early morning 0600hrs to be precise, the park opens at 0630 hours and closes at 0600 hours.

The cost of the day tour includes transport, park entrance fees, bottled water, and services of a local professional bird guide.

Nairobi National Park Day Tour Safari Morning Session

0530 Hours: Pick up from your hotel or residence

0600 Hours: Arrive at the Nairobi National park entrance

0615 Hours to 1045 Hours: Enjoy an extensive game drive in Nairobi National Park

1100 Hours to 1200 Hours: Visit Baby elephant orphanage. (This is optional and at an extra cost)

1200 Hours: Your African Spice Safaris driver guide returns you to your residence or drops you off at a restaurant of your choice within the city. (The lunch is optional and at an extra cost)

Nairobi National Park Day Tour Safari Afternoon Session

1400 Hours: Pick up from your residence or Hotel

1445 Hours: Arrive at the Nairobi National Park entrance Gate

1500 Hours to 1800 Hours: After the game drive you may opt to visit the Nairobi Animal Orphanage or the Nairobi Safari Walk. (This is optional an attracts an extra cost)

1830 Hours: Our driver guide transfer you back to the hotel/ residence or at a restaurant of your choice for dinner. (Meals are optional and attract extra cost)

Nairobi National Park Day Tour Prices

Nairobi National Park Day Tour Rates Includes:

Professional English speaking guides + All entry fees, service charge and taxes + Game driving at Nairobi National Park Guided Tour & Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel

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* Nairobi National Park is Open Daily (including public holidays) from 0600 Hours – 1900 Hours
* This tour departs daily from Nairobi Hotels or from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport  or from any point within Nairobi

Nairobi National Park Day Tour Rates Do Not Include:

* Drinks
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Minimum of one person required
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)

Nairobi National Park Day Tour

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