The Ultimate Guide to Nairobi National Park Safari, Packages, & Fee
Planning a safari in Nairobi National Park? Look no further! We’ve planned this Nairobi National Park safari guide to introduce you to some of Nairobi’s most breathtaking gems. And no, this is not your average safari. Beautifully showcased are wide-open grasslands backdropped by Nairobi’s skyscrapers as well as huge wildlife varieties.
Our Nairobi safari enables you to see and meet four of the Big five, black rhinos, cheetahs, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, hyenas, as well as over 400 species of birds during game drives in the park. We also take you to the Giraffe Center, where you get to kiss, pet, and take selfies with giraffes during the day tour.
The Nairobi Animal Orphanage for a heart-rending encounter with the casualties of poaching. There’s more. Our Nairobi National Park packages are all-inclusive, which means that we take care of every detail, from transfers to your hotel, meals, activities, you name it. That’s to ensure we give you no chance to worry about your Nairobi National Park tour.
How to Book Our Nairobi National Park Safaris & Packages
Popular Tours to Experience Nairobi National Park Safari in 2023
|Safari to Nairobi/Travelers||1 Pax||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax|
|National Park Half Day Tour||$360||$210||$160||$135||$120||$111|
|National Park + Elephant Orphanage Tour Half-Day Tour||$375||$225||$175||$150||$135||$126|
|National Park + Animal Orphanage/Safari Walk Half-Day Tour||$385||$235||$185||$160||$145||$136|
|National Park + Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour||$425||$250||$192||$163||$145||$133|
|National Park + Animal Orphanage + Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour||$450||$275||$217||$188||$170||$158|
|National Park + Elephant Orphanage + Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour||$440||$265||$207||$178||$160||$148|
The above safaris included a professional safari guide, use of the 4×4 safari land cruiser, park fees, and bottled mineral drinking water. They do not include meals or your hotel or accommodation.
The Top 4 Things to Do During a Nairobi National Park Safari
So, what do you do when you’re in the only park in the world that borders a capital city? Several activities like going on game drives, picnicking, camping at the ivory burning site, birdwatching, or skedaddling to nearby attractions. Here’s a list of fun things you may do during a Nairobi National Park tour.
1. Explore Nairobi National Park – Game Drive at Main Park
The park has an area of 117 sq. km, making it one of Africa’s smallest national parks. It is also the most intriguing due to these reasons. The park is the only one in the world that borders a capital city. That way, tourists can simultaneously enjoy a game drive at the park while enjoying the great view of the city.
The park also hosts rhinos ( a population of more than 50 black ones), over 100 large mammals, including the big five, and over 400 species of bird, both endemic as well as migratory. That, plus the park’s stunning scenery, unwinding grasslands, scattered acacias, and wetlands.
Join us for a safari in Nairobi National Park and get acquainted with its gazelles, buffaloes, warthogs, hyenas, lions, ostriches, elephants, giraffes, and so much more.
We can also indulge you in some bird watching, sundowner with a glass of your favorite wine, nature walks, & picnicking in the park.
Nairobi National Park Entrance Fees
Here are the Nairobi National park fees for non-residents. Kindly check here for the updated Nairobi National Park fee.
|July – February 2023||March – June 2023|
|USD 60||USD 20||USD 40||USD 20|
Nairobi National Park Game Drive Charges
You’ll need approximately USD 300 for a five-hour game drive in the park. Let’s do some quick maths. Assuming you’re a non-resident adult, you’ll need to pay a USD 40 entry fee.
You’ll also need to pay USD 200 for a Landcruiser, USD 20 for a tour guide, and USD 30 for personal expenses.
The cost could be lower if you travel through a credited tour operator like AJ Kenya Safaris.com & choose to travel as a group. For example, the Landcruiser and tour guide expenses are split amongst travelers in a group.
2. Kiss and Pet Giraffes at the Giraffe Center
It’s easy to see as well as kiss the giraffe. You place some molasses pallets on your palms or lips (depending on how bold you are), move closer to the giraffe, and wait. “Aren’t giraffes 6m tall or something?” Yes, they are, but the center is built on raised wooden platforms.
You can also pet them while taking as many selfies as possible. We promise these are the friendliest giraffes you’ll ever meet. There’s also a teahouse where you may have tea, snacks, and a curio house with a beautiful selection of African art & jewelry.
3. Get Closer to the Wild At the Nairobi National Park Safari Walk
Maybe it’s the perpetually soggy wetlands. Possibly the lush forests. Or the huge wildlife varieties scattered across the savannah. Either way, the Nairobi National Park safari walk is immeasurably beautiful, and we’re here to help you discover this beauty up from your platform.
The walk unfolds on a raised wooden boardwalk that meanders through 27 acres of wilderness that feature a variety of wildlife, including lions, birds, and unique trees as well as vegetation.
You will likely spot antelopes, lions, gazelles, impalas, buffaloes, cheetahs, warthogs, hyenas, giraffes, gazelles, bongo, & the endangered black rhinos. Chances you’ll encounter a good number of its 400 species of bird are also high, so keep those eyes peeled!
4. Visit the Nairobi Animal Orphanage
Also located at Nairobi National Park is the Nairobi animal orphanage. It serves as a treatment center for injured animals as well as an educational center for the public about the wild.
The orphanage hosts buffaloes, lions, serval cats, jackals, leopards, warthogs, baboons, Sokoke cats, hyenas, & so much more. There’s also an impressive array of birds, including guinea fowls, ostriches, parrots, & cranes.
Saunter down the facility and get intimate knowledge of these wild animals, their names, their origin, and their rescue as well as survival stories.
Nairobi National Park Safari – FAQs
Here we have looked at some of the commonly asked questions about Kenya safaris and tours to Nairobi.
1. How much does it cost to visit the Nairobi National Park?
On average, you’ll need around USD 300 for a game drive in the reserve. This amount caters to; entrance fees, the services of professional guides, a Landcruiser with a driver, and food/refreshments.
Camping in public sites, like the ivory burning site, will cost non-residents an extra USD 20 & USD 30 for camping in special camps. Horse riding costs USD 60, night game drives USD 50, and USD 20 for walking safaris.
P.S: Campers have to pay a non-refundable reservation fee of USD 60
2. What animals can you see on a Nairobi National Park Safari?
The attraction is home to over 100 large mammals, which you can see during a game drive. These include lions, the African buffalo, plains zebras, leopards, black-backed jackals, ostriches, common elands, spotted hyenas, and Grant’s gazelle.
Others are cheetahs, the Nile crocodile, hippo, blue wildebeest, hartebeests, common warthog, waterbucks, common elands, Thompson’s gazelles, giraffes, the Olive baboons, and the black rhinoceros.
The attraction also hosts over 400 birds, including the Egyptian goose (on the riverside), knob-billed duck, Garganey, the crested Francolin, eared grebe, the laughing dove, as well as Kori bustard.
3. How can I visit the Nairobi National Park?
You may visit the attraction as a solo individual, as an individual accompanied by a tour company or as a group accompanied by a tour company.
While traveling solo offers a lot of privacy, it is expensive since you have to individually cover the cost of hiring a car and a tour guide. Traveling with a tour company is way cheaper since the tour company negotiates rates on your behalf.
For these reasons, traveling to the reserve as a group escorted by a tour company is the cheapest way to visit the park. One, the company offers discounted rates, and two, the cost (hiring a car + tour guide) is split amongst group members.
4. How much is entry to Nairobi National Park?
Nairobi National Park entrance fee covers the season from March to June at USD 40 Per Adult & July to February at USD 60 Per Adult. You should check the updated prices from the KWS website.
5. Which are the Best Nairobi National Park Tour Operators?
AjKenyaSafaris.com, KenyaLuxurySafaris.co.uk, and MasaiMaraSafari.in offering the best safaris to Nairobi. You can book with us a half-day tour or a full-day one.
6. Is a Nairobi National Park Safari worth it?
A Nairobi safari is one of the best ways to experience Nairobi as well as its attractions. This safari typically features destinations such as the Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Center, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the animal orphanage, and the Nairobi Safari Walk.
At Nairobi National Park, you can spot over 100 mammal species, such as lions, zebras, buffalos, & rhinos, and over 400 bird species. At the Giraffe Center, visitors can feed, pet, and even take selfies with the Rothchild Giraffe.
The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage gives you a sneak peek into the lives of young orphaned elephant calves. At the same time, at the Animal Orphanage, you can interact with wild animals undergoing treatment and rehabilitation.
7. Nairobi National Park Entry Fee for Kenyans
Nairobi National Park entry fee for an adult citizen is Ksh 430, while that of a child is Ksh 215. Resident adults (persons legally living and working in Kenya) also pay Ksh 430 and resident children Ksh 215.
8. Nairobi National Park Game Drive Cost for Non-residents
You need at least USD 300 for a successful visit to the Nairobi National Park without using the services of a tour operator. This includes a USD 40 entrance fee, USD 200 to hire a Landcruiser, USD 20 for a tour guide, and USD 30 for personal expenses.
The total cost is about USD 200 Per Person Sharing for two adults when traveling with a group with a reputable tour company.