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Guide to Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park is Kenya is a magnificent sanctuary on the periphery of the capital city. It is a one of a kind national park as it is so close to the city’s vicinity. The national park is one of the most famous tourist attractions in all of Africa. The park is also home to Kenyan Wildlife Service Headquarters.

Part of the vegetation and terrain of the national park is fertile in the highest order. It mainly comprises of savannah and grass plains which have dams strategically located on them. This helps keep the land fertile. However not all the national park is fertile as the western side of the highlands is mainly dry and lacking in water.

The park is not open throughout the year as it depends on the migration pattern of the animals. The park is fenced on the western and northern regions but the southern part if left unlocked to allow the animals for an easeful migration route. The animals leave the park in March and return in July.

There are a varied number of activities to do in the park such as gazing at the wildlife at the hippo pool, or the impala observation point, the leopard cliff, the black rhino point. The hippo pool is an area of woodland abundant with crocodiles, Vervet monkeys, honey bees and safari ants. This particular spot imparts a general African feeling which the tourists would surely love to experience.

The impala observation point is the perfect picnic site. It has a scenic, panoramic view of the highland and unlike other areas of the national park, it is relatively well maintained. It is covered in acacia trees and makes tourists feel very comfortable and welcome in its natural environment.

The leopard cliff is a forest area which gives the tourists a sense of the dense African jungles. Although it is not the actual size of an African jungle, it has dense vegetation; hence it is not a spot for picnicking.

Black rhinos are found in abundance in the national park as the Nairobi national park is world renowned for having a well maintained conservation of these species of rhinoceros. However great caution and care must be taken by all tourists in this area as these species of rhinos are particularly aggressive compared to their white counterparts.

The Kenyan wildlife service also has their orphanage in the national park for abandoned, injured animals. This is one of the most visited places in the national park.