The Wild City: Nairobi National Park

Nairobi’s Skyline

The only capital city in the planet earth that has a national park few kilometers from the city center. Nairobi National Park was the first park to be gazetted in Kenya in 1946. 

Wide open grass plains with beautiful backdrop of the Nairobi’s skyline and vast variety of wildlife including the endangered Black Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Spotted Hyena, Buffalo, Giraffes, Zebra, Impala, Grants Gazelle among other grazers.

Bird lovers will also enjoy 400 recorded bird species in the park with over 20 seasonal European migrants. I was able to spot Yellow-Billed Stock, Hadada Ibis, Ostrich, Spur-winged Lapwing, Helmeted Guinea Fowl, Sperb Sterling.

Below are photos that I managed to capture at Nairobi National Park. 

To the wild…
Female Impala
Helmeted Guinea Fowl
Grey Heron
Grey Heron
Blacksmith Plover
Black Rhino
Secred Ibis
4×4 Land Cruiser Jeep
Elephant Ivory Statue
Burned Elephant & Rhino Ivory
Buffalo with backdrop of Nairobi’s Skyline
Spur Winged Lapwig
Plain Zebra
Yellow-Billed Stock
Superb Starling
Spur Winged Lapwig
Black Rhino
Male Ostrich
Female & Male Ostrich
Into the wild
Male Impala
Male & Female Giraffe
Male & Female Giraffe
Our driver guide, Mr. Fred
Burned Ivory of Elephants & Rhino

I was not lucky to get a clear shot of a lion that was lying on grass but I really enjoyed the experience of being in a wildlife park just minutes away from the central business district of Nairobi.

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