It is no longer a secret that Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya has become a second home to those who love wildlife. You will be mesmerised by its cosmopolitan appeal that includes a vibrant nightlife, exciting cultural life and exotic natural homes for animals. You may have seen different animals migrate from Africa to other continents on the big screen, and a visit to Nairobi brings you to the theatrical ground where these animals roam freely and only look up when you ride past them.
What to see
Adventure begins as soon as you walk out of the airport. Nairobi is a melting pot of attractions and holiday makers. There is never a dull moment, especially for those who are thinking of going on an animal safari. Flights from Japan are seen daily because of the number of visitors who are coming to Nairobi to see these amazing animals up close and personal.
Visit the National Parkto go face-to-face with the Big Five - lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, black rhinos, elephants and many more. The feeling is thrilling and when you come to the elephant orphanage or the ground zero where you see the Rothschild’s giraffe, you will be lost in all its wonders.
What to do
There is no need to leave the capital in search of wildlife activities during your holiday in Nairobi. There are things you can do during your trip to see the animal safari.
- A visit to the Nairobi Tented Camp- The exotic camp inside the bush is lined up with trees and has been designed to make you feel at one with nature. You have tents to sleep in and there are animals all around for you to see.
- See the Nairobi National Park- One exciting thing that happen inside this park is the activities of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where orphaned baby animals take their mud baths. This is where safari begins in the city.
- The Big Five Search- What is this Big Five? These are the biggest cats in Africa like the lions, tigers, elephants and rhinos. You just cannot miss these wild cats when you come to Nairobi. Make sure to look out for them because they are somewhere around you.
- A ride to Karen Blixen Museum- This was dedicated to the award -winning author (Out of Africa novel), the museum tells you a lot about Karen and her works in Africa
- The Langata Giraffe Center- This is outside the city and is home to the endangered and rare Rothschild Giraffes. It’s a favourite among international visitors especially those from Japan.