Explore Nairobi national park on a 4,5,7,8 hour layover at the NBO international airport. You can take afew hours to discover what the only park in a capital city in the world has to offer. Nairobi national park is only 3km away from the NBO airport terminal and you can therefore opt to spend your time among the wildlife as opposed to watching the walls inside the transit lounge.
Top 6 Sites in Nairobi National Park Layover Visit
Nairobi national park layover tour from NBO airport. The Nairobi park is home to 4 of the big five animals. It is only the elephants that you won’t find at the park due to its relatively smaller size as compared to other parks. This article explains the main attraction sites in Nairobi national park for your enjoyment. You can choose to join friends and go on a day trip to hike, game watch, walk safari, bird watching, or sightseeing in the park. Here are 6 top Nairobi national park layover tour from NBO airport highlights.
- Discover the Ivory Burning Monument on Nairobi NBO layover
- Explore the Nairobi National park dry Highland forest and its wildlife
- Explore the Nairobi park savannah animals and sites
- Visit the Wetlands and dams in the Nairobi park
- Do some birdwatching in a Nairobi nbo Layover tour
- Visit the Mokoiyet and view point sites in Nairobi Park Layover from NBO
There are other interesting places to visit in Nairobi national park and your driver guide will take you to most of them if your hours on layover allow it. Find time and join us to go to Nairobi national park for some animal viewing, hiking, birding and picnicking.
1. Discover The Ivory Burning site Monument
The ivory burning monument in Nairobi Park is a place where over 3 burnings of ivory stock piles has taken place over a course of 4 decades. The last 3 presidents have engaged in symbolic burning of ivory stock piles captured from poachers and traffickers. There is a small monument and a signage explaining the elephant conservation challenges the country has changed and its hardline stance against trade in ivory and poaching of elephants.
2. Explore the Dry Highland Forest in Nairobi Park
This is the dry highland forest that occupies the western side of the park. This is the highest point in Nairobi Park. The forest has some great game driving tracks where you can drive to look for the resident wildlife including the leopards, black rhino, and duiker and dik dik antelopes. It is an amazing site when you encounter a leopard walking right on the game trails.
3. Explore the Nairobi park Savannah grasslands
The Nairobi national park is mostly a savannah grassland habitat with most of the antelopes and big cat predators occupying this region. Most of your game drive takes place in the savannah and you have a chance to see the cheetahs, lions, buffalos, giraffes, gazelles, impalas, rhinos, zebras, wildebeests and Hyenas. The grassland is home to some of the biggest birds including ostrich, kori bustard, secretary bird and other birds of prey like the martial eagle and kites.
4. Visit the Nairobi Park Wetlands, Dams and Rivers
In some of the most beautiful scenery, Nairobi Park has created several huge man made dams to help the wildlife in times of drought and dry weather. The park has not less than 4 main dams and a river Mbagathi that forms the southern park boundary. All these wetland areas and dams are home to several interesting big and small wildlife like the crocodiles, hippos, terrapins, fish, pelicans, herons, among many others. It’s a very interesting game drive to visit some of these dams and take pictures of the animals on your 4,5,6,7 hours layover in NBO airport.
5. Do some Birdwatching in a NBO Nairobi national park layover tour
If you are a bird watcher enthusiast, we can arrange to offer you a few hours or a full day of bird watching in Nairobi national park. Here you will be able to identify more than 150 birds out of the recorded 500 species of birds in this park. The tour company provides you with a bird guide book and a pair of binoculars. We have experienced bird guides with more than 10 years’ experience and they will be very helpful for you to see more than 100 species of birds in your short Nairobi national park birdwatching layover tour.
6. Visit the Mokoyiet, Kingfisher and other viewpoints
Nairobi national park has some of the most scenic view points and picnic sites that you may want to go to during a layover at Nairobi Park. You can request your driver to drive you to these sites t see the park from a vantage point. You can also go to the leopard gorge and the hyena dam for those memorable shots of Nairobi national park scenes.
There are many other places you can visit during your short NBO layover stay. You may want to request your tour operator in Nairobi for a full list of places to visit on a Nairobi airport stopover.
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