Lodges like The Emakoko, located inside the park, provide the ideal getaway from the city.
Flying into Nairobi, you’re immediately greeted by the sounds of Kenya’s capital and largest city: car horns beeping in the streets, spinning bicycle spokes, faint conversations between strangers, and hurried footsteps tapping the sidewalks.
And yet, just a few miles beyond the city limits, the hum of Nairobi is quiet and an unexpected sound fills the sky. First, high-pitched yips as a herd of zebras run across the land. Then, a mother cheetah chirps to her young cub and a tree’s branches rustles from snacking giraffe. Each of them creating the harmonious song of Nairobi National Park’s 29,000 acres of protected land.
Nairobi National Park was built in 1946 as Kenya’s first national park and remains the only natural safari park that borders a metropolitan city.
Don’t let the skyscrapers across the skyline fool you! The area is home to a large and diverse wildlife, including Masai lions, hippopotami, leopards, and Kenya’s most successful black rhino sanctuary. Calling for long-term changes in practice, management, and education in conservation of the area has saved more than 400 species of animals and the natural landscape. The city’s border to the park allows great access for many people to see wildlife in their natural habitat.
Whether you’re recovering from jetlag as you begin your journey or winding to an end after acclimating to the peaceful African bush, lodges in Nairobi National Park are a perfect option for getting the most of out your safari. With the park only a short drive from the city center, there is no need to rush your ideal vacation.
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