Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park is one of the oldest National Parks in Kenya. The park was established in 1946. It's smaller compared to many of other Kenya parks but do not underestimate it because it's unique and wonderful. The park covers 117 km, and it consists of typical, original, Kenyan landscape such us plains, forests, steep gorges and lush vegetation along the banks of Embakasi River. Nairobi is the only city in the world which borders a natural game protection area harboring more than 100 species of mammals, a short 7 km from the city center. The savannah eco-system provides food, shelter and water for many diverse animals. The park is best known for its important black rhino sanctuary. This is the best place to see these endangered animals in their native environment. There are no elephants in this national park but the rest Big Five can be seen: lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard. Other frequently-seen animals include eland, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest.

To the south of the park is the Athi-kapiti Plains and the Kitengela Migration and Dispersal Area, where herbivores gather during the rains and are found in high concentration in the dry season.

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