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
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
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
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
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
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
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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