½ day Nairobi national park tour takes you to the only game park in the world that is located in a capital city. The tour is ideal for anybody who is on transit through Kenya and has a few hours to spare, or somebody visiting Nairobi and does not have the time to visit other far flung parks. People who reside in Nairobi are also invited to visit Nairobi national park on this tour.
½ day Nairobi national park tour itinerary
You will be picked from your hotel or airport for an early morning or afternoon game drive. The game drive will take an exciting 4 hours in the Nairobi national park. The tour will start with a visit to 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 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 or your hotel.
Nairobi National park rules/code of conduct
Respect the privacy of the wildlife, this is their habitat.
Beware of the animals, they are wild and can be unpredictable.
Don’t crowd the animals or make sudden noises or movements.
Don’t feed the animals, it upsets their diet and leads to human dependence.
Keep quiet, noise disturbs the wildlife and may antagonize your fellow visitors.
Stay in your vehicle at all times, except at designated picnic or walking areas.
Keep below the maximum speed limit (40 kph/25 mph).
Never drive off-road, this severely damages the habitat.
When viewing wildlife keep to a minimum distance of 20 meters. Pull to the side of the road, so as to allow others to pass.
Leave no litter and never leave fires unattended or discard burning objects.
Respect the cultural heritage of Kenya. Never take pictures of the local people or their habitat without asking their permission. Respect the cultural traditions of Kenya and always dress with decorum.
Visitors must vacate the Park between 6.00 p.m. – 6.00 a.m., unless they are camping overnight or staying inside the park. Night game driving is not allowed.
TOTAL COST OF THE TOUR
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Return Transport to the airport or hotel in Nairobi
Comprehensive game drives at Nairobi National Park in safari van with pop up roof