Nairobi National Park
Nairobi is the only city in the world that is gazed upon by zebra, lion and rhino — in the wild. Nairobi National Park was established in 1946 long before the city burst its seams. Located just 7km from the city center, Nairobi National Park has a remarkably diverse eco-system for its size (117 km2). It is home to black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands, hippo and more than 400 species of birds. You can enjoy weekly wildlife sightings by checking out http://nairobinationalpark.wildlifedirect.org/ (CnP into your browser address bar). The park plays a vital role in education, it’s proximity to the city allows easy access to school children who may otherwise never get a chance to go on safari. Game drives and a “safari walk” are on offer for visitors.
Dame Sheldrick’s Elephant and Rhino Orphanage
Dame Sheldrick has been raising elephant orphans since the 1950’s when she lived and worked in Tsavo National Park. She established an elephant and rhino nursery in Nairobi’s National Park in the late 1970’s, as part of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Dame Daphne established the Trust in honour of her late husband David, the founding warden of the Tsavo National Parks, and a pioneer conservationist in Kenya. You can visit the orphanage at 11 am every day, for an hour . If you adopt an orphan ($50) you can visit at 5 pm every day after the babies have been fed and given a mud bath. The orphanage is located inside the Nairobi National Park
Visit Here While Staying at King Post Apartments, Nairobi