Nairobi national park

NBO Nairobi Airport Layover Tour

NBO Nairobi Airport Layover tour to Nairobi National park

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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Airport Layover Game Drive Tour In Nairobi National Park from NBO Airport

Layover Game Drive Tour in Nairobi National Park

Go on a Airport layover game drive tour at Nairobi national park from NBO and see hundreds of wildlife only 10 minutes from your departure terminal. Nairobi national park offers you the best chance to get away from the boring airport walls and enjoy a 4hr game drive in the park. You will get a sample of what Kenya national parks have to offer from your short safari in Nairobi on a transit visa.

Top 6 Animals to See In Nairobi National Park Layover Tour from NBO

Nairobi national park layover game drive- Rhinos

Layover Game Drive Tour in Nairobi National Park. There are hundreds of animals to see in a Nairobi 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 hours layover from NBO airport. Some of these are in their hundreds but the most captivating ones come in small numbers. Below are some of the most interesting animals you can go and to a game drive, walking safari, and sightseeing in Nairobi national park. Here are 6 animals to see in your layover game drive tour in Nairobi national park:-

  • Find the lions
  • See the buffalos
  • Meet the rhinos
  • Admire the giraffes
  • Stumble on a leopard
  • Browse the Grazers

When you depart the NBO lounge for the Nairobi Park, nothing prepares you to how close you were to missing some of the most interesting wildlife in Africa. You will need to get a transit visa and come and hike, do a game drive, bird watch or sightseeing the park to believe it.

1. Find the Lions

1. Lions

There are so many lions in Nairobi national park that it’s hard to miss a pride of them. The lions are in separate prides and its estimated there is more than 80 lions altogether. The lions of Nairobi national park usually occupy same general areas in the savannah. A general rule is that wherever you see hordes of gazelles, the lions are never too far away from them. It is possible to meet a mating pair just next to the game drive truck or a family of 10 females and cubs right on the road.

2. See the Buffalos

2. Buffalos

Nairobi national park has large herds of buffalo which are easy to find at any time. Sometimes, all your driver needs to do is to follow the freshness of their poop to tell how far they might be or when they were passing that point. Buffalos move in herds and one thing that they do a lot is poop. Sometimes you will get large herds just next to the road and they will all stop feeding and stare at you all at once. It can be abit unnerving as you try to figure what is going on in their minds. Are they going to attack or flee? Most cases, they flee.

3. Meet the Rhinos

3. Rhinos

These are by far the most interesting animals to watch in your short 4, 5 hours layover trip from NBO JKIA airport. The white rhinos are bigger than the black rhinos and they are the more docile ones. You will meet a family of 3 or 5 right next to the road and they keep on feeding as if you never existed. It’s interesting to watch mother rhinos with their calves as they feed and the baby floricks around the mother’s feet. The black rhinos are another story all together. They usually occupy the dry highland forest as they are browser as opposed to the grazing cousins of theirs. Black rhinos are shy and extremely volatile. They attack anything they don’t like or flee at the very moment they notice your presence which makes them hard to take pictures of.

4. Admire the Giraffes

4. Giraffes

Nairobi national park giraffes are a marvel to watch as they feed on the bushy thorn trees right beside the road. The giraffes are so accustomed to vehicles that they rarely move away when you approach. You are therefore able to take some of the best pictures of giraffes crossing the road or just feeding nonchalantly next to your vehicle. These giraffes are just so docile and beautiful to watch especially mothers with their babies. Absolutely amazing pictures too.

5. Stumble on a Leopard

5. Leopard

You will be extremely lucky to see one of these secretive and highly shy animals in Nairobi national park. Nonetheless, there are many leopards in Nairobi national park that are usually seen in the cooler hours of the day. It’s not unusual to see a leopard walking along the game drive road just besides your car for afew meters. If you see one, you bless your lucky stars… but they are there.

6. Browse the Grazers

These are the most populous animals in the park and include the zebras, elands, wildebeests, gazelles, duikers, dik diks, hartebeests, warthogs, impalas and many others. They are mostly found in the savannah. You can take several hundred pictures of these animals as they graze close to your vehicle.

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Nairobi National Park Layover Tour from NBO Airport

Nairobi national park layover tour

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 layover tours from Airport

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

1. Ivory burning monument and picnic site

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

2. Dry Highland Forest in Nairobi National 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

3. Nairobi national park savannah

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

4. Nairobi National Park 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

5. Bird watching in Nairobi national park

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

6. View Points in Nairobi Park

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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