Nairobi National Park Day
The Nairobi half day trip is a ½ day excursion to the Nairobi national park to wildlife just afew minutes from any one of Nairobi hotels. Nairobi park day tour includes a 4 hour game drive, transport in a safari minivan, pick up and drop off at the JKIA NBO airport and drinking water.
Here are the 6 Nairobi national park half day trip prices as per category of group sizes.
|Group Size Nairobi Half Day Trip||Cost Of Day Trip Per Person|
|1 Person private ½ day trip||$ 90|
|2-3 persons private ½ day trip||$ 70|
|4-6 persons private ½ day trip||$ 60|
|Above 6 persons private ½day trip||$ 70|
|Children below 18 yrs||75% of Adult rate|
|Infants below 3 yrs||Free of charge|
** Prices excludes park entrance fees of usd 43pp
Nairobi National Park Half Day Trip Itinerary
0600hrs: Your Nairobi national park half day trip departs with a pick up from your hotel. You can opt for an earlier pick up if you want to see the sunrise at the park at dawn.
0630hrs: Finalize with the gate formalities and enter the park. This is the best time to see the Nairobi park animals as they rise up for feed. Make a dash to the Impala view point to see the sunrise at 0630hrs. It’s amazing to watch the sun rise in the background with the savannah in your foreground.
Down below, you will see tens of grazers including zebras, buffalos, wildebeests, impalas and gazelles. The Nairobi skyline with its tall skyscrapers forms your horizon to the north. It’s just surreal to be in Nairobi national park for your half day game drive this early.
0645hrs: Drive to the Ivory burning monument. Here you will marvel at the ash from the previous ivory burning events that have happened over the years. There are some informative boards explaining why the ivory is burned and the goal. Sometimes, you will find a few buffalos and even lions around this site. Caution is advised when approaching this area as it’s a visited by all kinds of animals.
0800hrs: Your driver will drive you to the hyena dam as you watch wildlife. View the hundreds of birds in the dam as they florick including the giant heron, grey heron, spoon bills, Hadada ibis, sacred ibis, spurwings, African fish eagle, kingfishers, and Marabou storks among others.
You will also see hippos inside the water while others may be basking on the banks. They will be making their loud noises and yawning while they bop their heads in and out of the water. You may also see an occasional crocodile in this waters.
You will also get a chance to see a lazy lion pride resting under a tree or a lone female stalking impalas along the road. Sometimes they will use the cover of your game drive vehicle to approach their prey before pouncing.
If luck is on your side, you may stumble on a lone cheetah male on a fresh kill and take some amazing close up photos. Around the bend, you will come face to face with a herd of 50 buffalos and they all stop to feed and stare you down. All 100 sets of eyes on you without twitching a muscle. The calves are put inside the circular formation, followed by the females and at the perimeter, the large bulls look outwards for trouble.
A lone old giraffe male straddles the road and won’t give an inch. The stubborn giraffe will force you to drive around him as he stands smack in the middle of the game drive track. But atleast you get to take some of the closest-up pictures with the giraffe standing 4 feet away from your vehicle pop up roof hatch.
0900hrs: At nine, go for a visit to the Mbagathi River for a small walking safari. The Nairobi walking trip along the river winds around the river bank in thick brush and acacia forest. Here, you have to get an armed escort or 2 to make sure you are safe. This is an area frequented by lions, giraffes and buffalos.
At the Nairobi river hiking trail, you will see many terrapins in the water and also crocodiles and sometimes hippos in the water. There is a small Masai market for the local people across the footbridge where you can buy some artifacts.
1030hrs: Start your departure from Nairobi Park with an enroute game drive. Drive to the kingfisher picnic site and the Mokoyiet picnic site for some of the most scenic views and for a bathroom break.
Watch the other grazers and baboons on the plains as they go about their business. There are over 500 species of birds here and your guide will point them out for you.
Exit the gate and visit the Sheldrick elephant orphanage of its part of your morning tour.
End of services
- Transport in a safari minivan with pop up roof top
- Pick up and drop off at the JKIA airport
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Drinking water
- Comprehensive 4hr game drive
- Park entrance fees
You can book your Nairobi half day trip now from Robert on whatsapp or call +254 722 661 827 or email Rmuhoho@gmail.com Directly. We take on last minute bookings as well and will pick you from your hotel, home, school or hostel.