Take a Nairobi airport tour to Nairobi national park and watch the hundreds of wildlife in this park. The Nairobi national park layover tour can be offered in the morning or afternoon hours. You can also combine the Nairobi park stop over trip with a lunch or dinner at the Nairobi carnivore restaurant.
6 Things to See In Nairobi National Park Layover Tour
NBO airport layover tour to Nairobi national park. You can decide to go to Nairobi national park and watch the sites and animals in this park for a short 3 to 5 hrs before your flight. Invite a friend and go and enjoy game viewing, walking tour, bird watching, sightseeing and other activities in Nairobi national park. Here are 6 things to see in NBO Nairobi airport layover tour to Nairobi national park below:-
- View the lions of Nairobi national park on layover from NBO airport
- See the Rhinos of Nairobi Park on your stop over
- Watch the Many other animals in the Park from NBO airport layover
- Visit the Ivory burning monument
- Visit the dams and river in the park
- Go to the viewpoint and Mokoiyet valley view point
Going to Nairobi national park on a layover allows you get a sneak peek into what Kenya national parks have to offer for the next time you are around. That is not to say that Nairobi national park does not have enough appeal. It is the only park in a capital city in the world and have 4 of the big 5 animals.
1. View the Lions of Nairobi National Park on Your Layover Stop
Nairobi national park has many lions which are easy to find in the park. Lately, it has been almost a guarantee to see the lions in the park. The park is only 117 square kilometers in size which is small by Kenyan standards. This means you can cover the whole park in a 4 hour game drive around the savannah and dry highland forest areas.
You will be able to see lion’s a few feet from your vehicle and take some of the most amazing photos. It’s possible to get a pride of mothers and babies numbering over 8 lions at one spot. Seeing a lion kill is one of the rare but magical moments.
2. See Rhinos of Nairobi National Park on a Layover
Rhinos in Nairobi Park are very timid and can be seen close to your vehicle as they graze. But the Black rhinos are a tough cookie as they flee at the very sight of your vehicle. The black rhinos are also more aggressive and a likely to ram into your vehicle if cornered.
White rhinos are bigger but more accommodating. It’s very interesting to watch a mother rhino with its baby as they walk and graze at the same time only 10 feet away from your game drive car. You can take some really magical up-close photos from Nairobi national park on your NBO Nairobi Airport stopover day trip.
3. Watch Many Other Animals in Nairobi Park in Your Stopover Tour
Other animals to see in a NBO airport 1 day layover safari include the grazers. Nairobi national park also has very interesting giraffes that are so used to cars. You will be able to watch these majestic giants from as close as 10 feet from your car window as they feed on the acacia leaves. Other animals to watch in Nairobi park layover game drive tour include large herds of buffalos, wildebeests, gazelles, hyenas, zebras, hartebeests, hippos and the crocodiles among hundred more.
The animals of Nairobi Park are divided into three main habitats. There are animals that occupy the savannah lands including the grazers and the big cat predators. Other animals are found in the dry highland forest to the west of the park and here you will find leopards, rhinos, dik diks and duckers among others. Finally you have the riverine forest along river Mbagathi on the southern boundary. Here you will find hippos, crocodiles, terrapins and others.
4. Visit the Ivory Burning Monument
There is a monument in Nairobi national park where tones of ivory stock piles have been burnt on several occasions by the sitting presidents. This symbolic ivory stock pile burning shows Kenya’s determination to eliminate trade and trafficking in ivory trade.
Most of the ivory is confiscated from traffickers and some of it’s from elephant death of natural causes while still others are taken from arrested poachers in parks. You will see the ashes from the ivory burning and a small informational sign which talks of the Kenyan struggle against elephant poaching since 4 decades ago.
5. Visit the Dams and River in Nairobi Park on your Transit Tour
While at Nairobi layover national park tour, make a point to visit the hyena and Athi dam which are two huge man made dams for the animals. These dams are full of life including the crocodiles, hippos, fish and much more. Nairobi Mbagathi River forms the southern park boundary and it’s also full of hippos and crocodiles that you can see. Walk along the river to see the birds of the riverine forest and other small animals.
6. Go To the View Point and Mokoiyet Valley
There are two very scenic viewpoints in Nairobi national park. The main viewpoint is located a little distance from the main gate to the right within the dry highland forest. From here you can see the whole of the park savannah lands all the way to the horizon. Make sure to take photos of the animals against the Nairobi skyscrapers in the distance. The Mokoiyet valley view point and picnic grounds are another very scenic place to take pictures from.
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