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Top Five Places to Explore in Nairobi for Seeing Wild Animal

Updated on August 28, 2019
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Nairobi
Nairobi

Nairobi is a beautiful and the biggest city in the East African region. It is the capital of Kenya and a hub for tourism. People call Nairobi as Green City in the Sun. It is a modern city with high rises, and the natural beauty of the city can mesmerize you. It is a perfect blend of urban culture with a classic place for wildlife conservation. This is the only city in the world that has a National Park inside. Nairobi is also known as the safari capital of the world.

Nairobi has emerged as a financial hub, and it provides all the modern ways of entertainment. One can hit the pub for enjoying its nightlife. But Nairobi is best known for safari and animal viewing. I will suggest visiting these five places to see most of the wild animals in Nairobi.

  1. Giraffe centre.
  2. Nairobi national park.
  3. Safari walk.
  4. Elephant orphanage.
  5. Mamba village.

Let me give some details about these places to help to gain some insights into Nairobi.

A
Nairobi:
Nairobi, Kenya

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B
Giraffe Center:
Giraffe Centre, Duma Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

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C
Nairobi national Park:
Nairobi National Park, Nairobi, Kenya

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D
Safari Walk:
Nairobi Safari Walk, Nairobi City, Kenya

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E
Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage:
Elephant and Rhino Nursery, Nairobi, Kenya

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F
Mamba village, Nairobi:
The Mamba Village, Langata N Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

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Giraffe Centre
Giraffe Centre

1. Giraffe Centre

Giraffe Centre is a wondrous place to visit in Nairobi. It is located 30 to 40 minutes of drive away from Nairobi city center. This place is home for rare and endangered Rothschild giraffe. It is one of the best places ti see in Nairobi for animal lovers. This place also gives lots of activity to make children engaged.

In giraffe Center they take care of giraffe and run a breeding program to increase their count. They also work on protecting the environment.

Visitors have time to go up close to the giraffe. They can hand feed them with giraffe candy. Be ready for the thrill to feed a giraffe. Giraffe's tongue is not very smooth. But one will enjoy feeding them. Visitors can spend some quality time with the animals. Visitors can also click quality pictures there with the animals.

One can go to the gift center to check some good African handcraft. Some local vendors are also selling some good handicrafts in side. One can pick some as a memory of this place.

Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park | Source

2. Nairobi National Park

Nairobi national park is one of the best national parks in Kenya. Nairobi is the only city in the world that has a national park inside it. It resided at the heart of the city. It is very easy to reach there from all parts of the city. It is a must-see place for a great African safari trip. The view of the park with Nairobi's highrises on the backside is a grand sight.

Visitors need to start their safari early in the morning. The chance of an animal encounter is higher in the morning. One can see Lions, Rhinos, Giraffes, Zebras, Ostriches, and verities of birds inside the game park. If lucky enough, one can find the Lion king (known as "Simba") having a treat with his pride. This is a treat to visit this park.

In Side the park
In Side the park

The half-day trip to the National park is a good activity. This trip will be a memorable one. Read about the next place on the list. This will improve the flavor of your Game drive.

Safari Walk
Safari Walk

3. Safari Walk

This place is a blend of a zoo cum recreation center cum nature boardwalk. There are lots of viewpoints to make visitors entertained in there. It situates next to the Game Park. One can take the flavor of safari by walking inside here.

The top attraction is the pygmy hippo. It is smaller than its cousin. But it is kind of cute. You can sport Lions, White Rhinos, Leopard, Hyena, Ostrich, Zebra, and a lot more. This is a great place for birdwatchers.

Take a walk on the raised wooden boardwalk and enjoy a scenic view of the Nairobi national park. One can go for a long romantic walk with their loved one. Learn about the animals and the verity of trees inside the nature walk. Sit on the platform near the river and enjoy the cool breeze as long as you want. The view from the boardwalk is a thrilling one.

Baby Elephant (Elephant Orphanage)
Baby Elephant (Elephant Orphanage) | Source

4. Elephant Orphanage

Elephant Orphanage is a place to see a baby orphan elephant raised by the people. It situated around 30 to 40 minutes drive away from the Nairobi city town. Do not just mix Elephant orphanage with Animal orphanage. They seem one at first. These are two different places. This place is good to learn about the elephant's nature.

This place is well known for the rehabilitation of baby elephants and baby rhinos. We rescue these animals from different parts of Kenya. The animals have lost their mothers because of poaching or other events. The staff takes great care of the baby animals. They help them with all the warmth to go out of the shock. Once an animal is ready to go free, they set them free into the different National Reserves.

This place opens from 11 AM to 12 noon for the public. Visitors can see the staff feeds the elephant. They engage them by playing with them. They give all emotional support to raise the baby elephant.

One can adopt a baby elephant there to help the orphan animal grow into a healthy adult.

This is an amazing place to see the elephant and know more fact about them. This can help improve understanding between men and the elephants. This is a must-see place in Nairobi.

Mamba village
Mamba village | Source

5. Mamba Village

This place situated in Nairobi's Karen suburbs. This is a bit tricky to find this place. But it will be easy to locate with the help of Google map. This place can be reached by 30 minutes drive from Nairobi town. If you like to see Crocodiles and this animal always thrill you! Then you should pay a visit to this place.

Mamba means Crocodile in the local Swahili language. This place has lots of crocodiles inside. This place got its name Mamba village because of Crocodiles. Visitors can hold a baby crocodile in hand to feel it. They can take a snap with it. This place has other animals like the tortoise and some enclosed ostriches.

There is a good restaurant in this place. This serves delicious food to its guests. Enjoy a lunch there before leaving the place.

There are more things you can do here like horse riding and archery.

Thank you for reading this. Nairobi is a great place to visit. It also offers various other activities for its visitors. Visit here to enjoy the beauty of the place. Let us know about your favorite place in the comment segment below.

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