Nairobi National Park

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The only National Park in the world within a city and boy does it pack a punch!

Proclaimed “The World’s Wildlife Capital”, Nairobi National Park is home to a huge array of wildlife and birdlife – and the best thing is, it’s only a half-an-hour drive from the city center!

Set on the city’s southern outskirts, Nairobi National Park is one of Africa’s smallest national parks (117 sq km), but boy does it pack a punch! With wide open plains and a backdrop of the city’s impressive skyline, it’s the only national park that boarders a city. Hosting a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino (one of the park’s success stories), lions, leopards, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes. Most impressively the park has an incredible amount of diverse birdlife, with over 520 species recorded. If you’re a birding enthusiast or simply want a fun day out with us and learning along the way then you will not be disappointed.

Join us on an unforgettable Nairobi National Park Birding Tour!

Key Bird Species

Popular Bird Species seen on this Nairobi National Park Birding Tour: Secretarybird, Rosy-breasted Longclaw, Superb Starling, Lilac-breasted Roller, Martial Eagle, Saddle-billed Stork, Grey Crowned Crane, Southern Ground-hornbill

Nairobi National Park has a diverse avifauna with checklist of over 520 bird species. One of the eight species of Kenya Mountains Endemic Bird Area, 27 species of the 94 Somali–Masai biome, and 25 species of the 67 African Highlands biome that occur in Kenya, have been recorded in the area. Migrating Lesser Falcons roost at the site in large numbers (Over 5,000 individuals have been recorded at a time), and the park’s substantial area of undisturbed grassland is of great importance for species such as the restricted-range Jackson’s Widowbird, which breeds here regularly after good rains. The globally threatened Corncrake, Madagascar Pond-Heron, Lesser Kestrel, Corncrake, Jackson’s Widowbird, Red-throated Tit and the near threatened Shoebill Stork and Basra Reed Warbler have both been spotted. Regionally threatened species include Struthio camelus, Hieraaetus ayresii, Stephanoaetus coronatus, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, Polemaetus bellicosus, Anhinga rufa, Casmerodius albus, Podica senegalensis, and Buphagus africanus.

Pangani Longclaw is regularly seen on our Nairobi National Park Birding Tour

*Pangani Longclaw - Photo credit Bob Longhorn

What to expect on a Nairobi National Park Birding Tour
Typical scenes on a Nairobi National Park Birding Tour

*Plains Zebra, Grey Crowned Crane & Yellow-billed Stork

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