Holidays to Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Few spots on Earth offer so many unique, unusual and downright surreal sights as Kenya’s oldest national park. The world’s only capital city national park, there’s really nowhere else you’ll be able to see a majestic maned lion close in on its prey against the backdrop of towering skyscrapers, or glimpse one of the planet’s last few black rhinos, or share your breakfast with a giraffe from the comfort of a manor house.

Nairobi National Park may be one of the country’s smallest parks, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in diversity. From rolling wetlands, lush forests, sweeping plains and dramatic valleys, these rich ecosystems are home to over 400 species. Among these you’ll be sure to find some of the world’s most extraordinary creatures, including lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebra and hippos. But perhaps the most sought-after resident at Nairobi is the elusive black rhino, with roughly 50 of the 5,000 individuals left in the wild today living within the park.

While you can explore the ever-shifting landscapes of Nairobi in a safari van or on foot with an expert guide, those seeking more action and adventure can view the park from the air. Hot air balloons and helicopters are available to give visitors a unique perspective with stunning dawn views, or even transport them up to Mount Kenya.


  • Glimpse incredibly rare black rhinos - 50 of the world's remaining 5,000 call the park home

  • Get a birds eye view of the park from a hot air balloon or helicopter

  • Spot over 400 different species of African wildlife including lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebra and hippos

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I really do think that Kenya is one of the most adventurous and fun safari destinations. Flying in a bi-plane over Lewa WIldlife Conservancy with a birds eye view of the giraffe and elephant below, I felt like I’d gone back in time to an older safari era.

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