Location: Langata, Nairobi County, Kenya

Area: 117 km²


The Nairobi National Park was established in 1946 about 7 km (4.3 mi) south of Nairobi, known as the “Refuge for the Wild”, as the Nairobi Animal Orphanage sits here and serves as a treatment and rehabilitation center for wild animals.  This offers visitors close-up views of animals and an animal adoption programme.

The Orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, a number of monkeys, baboons, buffalo, various birds life including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes, and ostrich.

This park is home to the highest destiny of black rhinos in Kenya, and a rhino sanctuary with about 76 indigenous black rhinos and 13 white rhinos these endangered species were transferred to the park to protect them from poachers.

Hemingways Nairobi Exterior Front
Hemingways Nairobi Exterior Front

The Uniqueness of this Park

  • Close-up views of animals.
  • Highest destiny of 76 indigenous black rhinos and 13 white rhinos.
  • Nairobi National Park is the oldest park in Kenya, established in 1946.
  • Nairobi National Park is the only national park that exists within a capital city.

Accommodation Options

Activities at the Destination

Birdwatching, game viewing, photography