Nairobi Safari Walk is Kenya’s only conservation-based recreation facility. It is also the first in Kenya to combine ecotourism with wildlife conservation education. The park in Nairobi is your gateway to exploring and learning about Kenya, its wildlife, and people through an exciting outdoor adventure. This is one of the most interesting experiences you will ever have while in Nairobi.
The main tourist attraction is the wildlife and the three ecosystems. You can see the forest, wetland, and the Savannah from the raised boardwalk in the facility. For nature lovers, this pack has over 150 tree species and a variety of exotic birds.
Activities at Nairobi Safari Walk
The Nairobi Safari Walk is quite small, yet offers an incredible wildlife experience at very reasonable costs. The terrain is hilly and varied giving an extensive landscape perfect for game viewing. You’ll have the unique opportunity to stroll along a specially laid out nature trail set in natural habitats teeming with wildlife. The park offers a variety of animals, which you may find as you walk along carefully constructed footpaths. You lions, leopards, the albino zebra, white rhino, and crocodiles.
From the three ecosystems to the wooden boardwalk, the park presents a picturesque view. You can take breathtaking photos while hiking or on spectacular picnic zones. However, don’t take photos where the guides forbid you not to do so.
The children’s museum at Safari walk aims to instill a love for knowledge in children. Children will enjoy excursions here especially when they get to see animals such as lions. With these excursions, children get to visit art galleries, a snake park and see old artifacts.
The learning experience is also great for adults so teachers and parents can join. Qualified guides are normally present to answer questions and take the kids around.
Bird watching is an ideal opportunity to appreciate the splendor of approximately 400+ varieties of birds. The park has abundant water and fresh air conditions that are vital for breeding. Look out for birds like bee-eaters, Somali ostriches, paradise flycatchers, wild weavers, pygmy kingfishers, and Narina Trogon. The population also includes European immigrant birds and can be spotted in November.
Picnics and walking tours
Stunning picnic sites provide a peaceful environment away from the city. For walking tours, try Ivory burning site monuments, children’s museum, and the animal orphanage. Also, walking trails at hippo pools are great places to hang out.
How to get to Nairobi Safari Walk
Nairobi safari walk is located in Karen off Langata road. It’s near the KWS main headquarter and next to the Nairobi national park main gate. You can access the park via the tarmac route using public or private vehicles. Local tourists coming from other areas can travel by air or hire safari land cruisers.
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Where to find accommodation
You will not find any accommodation lodges here. But it’s close enough to Nairobi and easy to move about. It’s easy to book accommodation or buy meals in hotels such as Sarova, Fairmont, and the Ololo Safari lodge. These are the popular hotels around, but don’t feel limited to just them. Nairobi is Kenya’s capital and has all kinds of accommodations to fit all tastes and preferences.
What to carry
Carry essentials like water, a backpack, and casual clothes. Nairobi can be extremely hot so a pair of sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen will do. To have a great view of the wild, carry a pair of binoculars and a camera for snapshots.
You will incur the following entrance charges at the park :
|Nairobi Safari Walk
|300 | $3
|2200 | $22
|170 | $1.7
The Payment methods accepted include M-Pesa, VISA Card, or Direct Bank Deposit to Kenya Wildlife Services Accounts.
The best time to visit
Nairobi is warm and has a temperate climate throughout the year. March is the hottest month while July is the coldest month of the year. Each year, the city receives a rainfall amount of about 870mm. However, the park is open to tourists all year. The dry season starts in July and is the best for game viewing. If you would like to book a tour, it’s open on weekdays and weekends from 8 am to 5 am.