Nairobi National Park



Nairobi National Park is found in Kenya, established in 1946, the National park was Kenya’s first located approximately 7 kilometres South of Kenya's Capital of Nairobi. With an electric fence separating the park wildlife from the metropolis. The Nairobi skyscrapers can be seen from the park. The proximity of urban and natural environments has caused conflicts between the animals and local people and threatens animal migration routes.

Still, despite its proxity to civilization and relative small size for an African National park, all boats a large and varied wildlife population. Migration herbivore gather in the park during the dry season and it is one of Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries. Also in 19th centuries, Colonists arrived in the park. It was well known place for the Normadic Masai and the Kikuyu. As Nairobi grew, it had 14,000 residents by 1910. The conflict increased between humans and animals. The residents could move with guns at night to protect themselves against lions. Other animals like Giraffe and Zebras could move to farms of the local people and they could complain.

 The park covers an area of 117.21km2 (45.26) and is small comparison to the most of Africa’s Natural park. The park altitude ranges between (1533 and 1760m, 5030 and 5.774). It has dry climate. The park is only protected part of the Athi-Kapita ecosystem, making up less than 10% of this ecosystem.

The park has a diverse range of habitats species.

The parks predominant environment is open grass plain with scattered Acacia bushes. The Western uplands of the park have highland dry forest with stands of Olea Africa. The lower slopes of these areas are glassland. 

The park has large areas and diverse wildlife population. Species found in the park include, Cape buffaloes, Baboons, Eastern Black rhino, Gazelles, Grantis Zebra, Cheetahs, Coke's hartebeests, hippopotami, African leopards, lions, ElandS, impalas. 

Nairobi National Park is the main tourist attraction for visits to Nairobi. It has got adverse bird species.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:

Birds watching, Game drives and viewing, natural walks.