Nairobi National Park

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Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park - Kenya - Best Tourist Guide

Nairobi National Park – Complete Tourist Guide

When you think of a capital city, images of skyscrapers and bustling businessmen probably come to mind. Therefore, it might come as a surprise that Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is home to its own National Park. At 117 sq. Km, the park is home to the endangered black rhino, lions, hyenas, and giraffes which have been protected since 1946 when the park was established as Kenya’s first.

When Should I Go To Nairobi National Park?

January to March is the dry season with the rest of the year being a little bit wetter, but don’t let that deter you. Nairobi National Park is open all year round for visitors and has three campsites, walking trails for hikers, and numerous areas to have a picnic surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful views. Nairobi is considered the World’s Wildlife Capital.

It may be the main tourist attraction in Nairobi but visiting the Nairobi National Park is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Within the park, you can visit the orphanages where animals are rehabilitated to live in the wild or go on the Nairobi Safari Walk and see which game you can spot. Cheetah Safaris runs an all-day safari that includes a game drive and visits to the Giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick, and the National Museum. Please take a closer look at our Nairobi National Park excursion here.

Nairobi National Park Location

Nairobi National Park is located in Nairobi City. It’s known to be the only park in the city in the world. The park is located south of Nairobi, in the Langata area, which is 15 minutes from Nairobi City, 20 Minutes from the airport, and 10 minutes from Wilson Airport. 

Nairobi national park opening hours are from 6:30 am in the morning and closes at 6:00 pm in the evening every day, from Sunday to Sunday.

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Nairobi National Park - Kenya Safaris - Cheetah Safaris
Nairobi National Park - Kenya Safaris - Cheetah Safaris

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What to do in Nairobi - Nairobi National Park

There is a lot you can do in Nairobi. But the most common is visiting the Nairobi National Park for a Nairobi Safari. Did you know that it’s very easy to add other activities in the city of Nairobi? Well, there’s so much Nairobi can do apart from visiting the Nairobi Park for wildlife sightings. 

After an exhilarating safari in Nairobi Park, you can visit the city itself and enjoy historical tours to understand how Nairobi came up and learn about the diversity of human existence in Nairobi. Visit the Kenya National Museum, Kenya Railways, Mulumba House, and Kenya archives as well as visit different historical streets and how they came up to be.

If you are a lover of Coffee and tea, you can visit a few coffee and tea farms around Nairobi, to go and learn how coffee and tea are processed, packaged, and finally released to the market. Enjoy a visit to the famous Nairobi Masai Market to buy some souvenirs as you go back home to mark your visit and safari in Kenya. 

Visit some exciting wildlife attractions such as the Giraffe Centre, interact with endangered Rothchild Giraffes, visit David Sheldrick for the elephants, and much more.

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Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park

Best Time To Visit Nairobi National park

When to Visit Nairobi National Park for safaris

Generally, Kenya is best to visit in the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is dramatic, easy, and action-packed. 


1st April to June 15th and 15th Nov to 15th Dec

If you are looking for an intimate exclusive safari but affordable Kenya Safari, this is the best time to visit. 

The best places to visit include the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, and lake Nakuru among many others.

high SEASON:

Jan 10th to 1st April and 1st Nov to 15th Dec

One of the most considered seasons to travel and visit East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

Easy to spot the big five and the big cats of the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Samburu other major parks.


15th June to 30th Oct, 15th Dec to 10th Jan

An action-filled season to witness the great wildebeest migration and crossings in Kenya is during this season. 

In case you are looking for the best adventures, then this is the best fit for you

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Nairobi National Park - Nairobi City Tours - Masai Market
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Nairobi National park Entrance Fee

Park Fees to Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park Entrance fee

Below are the Nairobi National Park entry fees for 2024






















Please note the rates are subject to change.

How to Pay for Nairobi Park Fees

How do you pay for Nairobi National Park Fees? To pay for Park Fees, you will have to visit the KWS E-Citizen Account, create an account, and select Nairobi National Park to pay for the park fees. 

1. Download the e-Citizen mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

2. Open the app and create an account or sign in if you already have an account.

3. Tap on the “Services” tab.

4. Scroll down and select “Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)”.

5. Select the park or sanctuary that you want to visit.

6. Enter the number of adults and children in your party.

7. Select the payment method. 

You can pay using M-Pesa, Airtel Money, or a credit/debit card. 

8. Review your payment details and tap on “Pay”.

You will receive a confirmation message once your payment is successful.

The transaction will be mirrored in the Kenya Wildlife Service system, facilitating the visitor’s entry to the park upon arrival at the entrance. On the day of Visit, ensure you have the ticket, and share it with the gate wardens for entry to the park.

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Nairobi National Park
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Kenya National Parks FAQs

Kenya Safari Bookings Q&A

If you have any questions regarding any of our Kenya National Parks and Reserves safari tours, you may find your answer below in our most frequently asked questions. However, don’t be afraid to get in touch if your query is not included in order for our experts to help you design your best Kenya Holiday Safaris. 

Our team is happy to help discuss any of our safari packages, destinations, or general information, so you have peace of mind! Get in touch with us now.

How many national parks are in Kenya?

There are some 54 + Kenya National Parks and Reserves, with many sanctuaries and private conservancies all over the country. KWS is responsible for managing the National Parks, to protect the wildlife from poaching and from bush meat opportunists, which is a huge problem all over Africa.

What are the most visited national parks and reserves in Kenya?

The most visited national parks and reserves in Kenya include:- 

  • Masai Mara National Game Reserve 
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Amboseli National Park 
  • Lake Nakuru National Park

Which is the largest park in Kenya?

Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National Park, national park, southeastern Kenya, east of Mount Kilimanjaro. The largest (8,036 square miles [20,812 square km]) of Kenya’s national parks, it was established in 1948. Later that year, for administrative purposes, the park was divided into two smaller units: Tsavo East and Tsavo West.

Which is the oldest national park in Kenya?

The Nairobi National Park is the oldest of Kenya’s national parks. The wildlife sanctuary was established in 1946 and is located four miles south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. It covers 45.26 square miles in size making it one of the smallest parks in the Kenya.

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