Nairobi National Park
Male and female ostrich

½ Day Nairobi National park tour during airport layover



You have a few hours to spare at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport during layover? Don’t let it go to waste! Join us for an exciting tour that will give you a taste of Nairobi’s highlights. From the vast and stunning Nairobi National Park, home to rhinos, lions, leopards, wildebeest, zebras and giraffes – you’re sure to have an unforgettable time. So why not make the most of your stopover and explore all that this captivating city has to offer!

Layover / Transit visa requirements

Transit visa is issued to persons connecting through Kenya to other destinations for a period not exceeding 72 hours. It is for those who wish to leave the airport.

Basic Requirements

  1. Valid travel document not less than six months.
  2. A round trip ticket.



All evisa applications attract a 1 USD service charge and a card handling fee will be surcharged.

Card handling fee will be surcharged for Debit cards, Credit cards, VISA Card, Mastercard

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  • Duration 

The mini safari will last between 2hrs and 4hrs at the park. The timings can also be fine tuned according to a travelers need.

  • Transport

Pick up will be at the airport and drop off back at the airport. Type of vehicle used will be a spacious safari van with popup roof.

  • Private Safari

You will have your own personal driver and vehicle. Thie enhance the tour experience.

½ Day Nairobi National park tour during airport layover itinerary

You will be picked from the airport and driven to Nairobi National Park through the east gate. Nairobi National Park has abundant wildlife. There are over 100 species of mammals and reptiles, and more than 400 species of birds. It is also possible to see the big four of the big five here and they are the Lion, Leopard, Rhino and Buffalo. One of the key places to visit is the ivory burning site where elephant tusks and rhino horns have been torched by Kenyan presidents to show the country’s commitment to stop poaching. You will also be driven around in search of the parks diverse wildlife. In the course of the game drive, you will visit one of the several picnic sites to have a short break.

In case you have more time and at extra cost, there is an optional visit to the Nairobi Animal Orphanage which is located in the Nairobi National Park. It also serves as treatments and rehabilitation center for wild animals. The Nairobi animal orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons and buffalo. Various birds can also be found in the orphanage including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes and ostriches.

Another optional place to visit is the safari walk which is another attraction in Nairobi National Park. It is made up of raised wooded boardwalk that allows viewing of wildlife housed in the area. Visitors can view wildlife which they expect to see in Kenya’s game parks. It has a rich species of local trees.

After the tour, you will be taken back to the airport.

That is the end of ½ Day Nairobi National park tour during airport layover itinerary

Cost is between $65 to $185 depending on number of people.