As the gateway to East Africa's magnificent game reserves, Nairobi provides a tantalising taste of Kenya's wild animals, birdlife and vast plains.
Nairobi National Park
With its wide open grass plains, Nairobi National Park is home to an abundance of wildlife, including lions, leopards, hippos, giraffes, zebras, endangered black rhino and diverse birdlife. It is the world's only game park on the outskirts of a major city and definitely a must-visit destination during your stay in Nairobi.
Abundance of wildlife
Endangered black rhino
Picnic and walking trails for hikers
Half day excursion
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is an elephant orphanage and rehabilitation centre assisting in the protection and preservation of Africa's wildlife. The trust is a sanctuary for baby elephants and baby rhinos who have been orphaned, mostly as a result of poaching.
Baby elephants and rhinos
Opportunity to adopt an elephant
A flagship project of the late Kenyan environmental activist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, Karura Forest is a cluster of greenery in Nairobi. The forest is home to bushbucks, bush pigs, genets, civets, honey badgers, bush babies, porcupines, monkeys, bush squirrels, hares, fruit bats, birds, various reptiles and butterflies. Over 50 km of trails lead to caves, waterfalls and picnic spots.