Established in 1946, Nairobi National Park stands as the only national park in the world to be situated in a city centre. The park was Kenya’s first and is located approximately 7km south of the country’s capital Nairobi.
In addition to having indigenous plant species, Nairobi National Park is home to a variety of wildlife including wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, rhinoceros, and lion among others.
Nairobi National Park
Several accommodations are also available in or around the park where you can enjoy some peace and quiet away from the bustle of city life.
Nairobi Tented Camp
Nairobi Tented Camp is a wild holiday camp neatly set in a quiet forest area of the Kisembe Valley, a few minutes’ drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Wilson Airport and Nairobi City Centre.
The camp is the only one nestled in the heart of Nairobi National Park and consists of en suite tents, as well as elegant dining and living areas tastefully furnished to create a unique wilderness allure.
The rooms are spaced out inside the forest each with their own en suite washroom and safari shower.
Situated in Silole Sanctuary next to Nairobi National Park, Masai Lodge blends well with the surrounding greenery to create an atmosphere of natural African wilderness.
The lodge boasts of 31 exclusive self-contained modern cottages built in the traditional Masai Manyatta-style but with comfortable bedrooms, stylish bathrooms, and spacious seating areas to create a homely feel.
The rooms also have a clear view of Mbagathi River and the national park and are all neatly furnished with large, individually designed interiors and private terraces for maximum comfort.
Quarry Cottage is a simple but exotic house, built of stone in a mastered architectural layout.
The cottage features an open plan living space, artisan-made furniture, two double and one single bedroom, a bathroom with shower and bath and a rooftop veranda which allows uninterrupted view of the park.
Its proximity to the lush Karen suburbs offers alternative attraction sites including The Giraffe Centre, The Karen Blixen Museum and MatBronze Art Gallery & Foundry.
Rolf’s Place is a leopard cliff mansion, built like a medieval fortress on the edge of a cliff on the South East border of Nairobi National Park, only 25 minutes from the Nairobi centre.
The house has 7 double bedrooms all individually furnished and en suite, a large terrace overlooking the gorge and a private dining room that can sit up to 20 people.
Access over the gorge is provided by an adventurous suspension bridge which is reminiscent of the Indian Jones movie The Park.
Osoita Lodge is located in lush setting adjacent to the Nairobi National Park, with a seasonal river running on its edge.
The lodge has a total of 16 rooms on two levels: Balcony rooms on the upper level overlooking the swimming pool and 8 standard rooms all with thatched roofs, a rough, rustic exterior and a cosy interior.
All rooms are equipped with digital safes, reading lamps, mosquito nets and wireless Internet.
So whether you live in Nairobi or you’re in town for a few days, take some time off from your busy schedule and escape to the wilderness where you can savour the flourishing serenity at the heart of Kenya’s capital.
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