Despite its extraordinary proximity to the capital city of Kenya, this park is an unexpected oasis of wildlife with over 400 species of bird recorded in one day, the highest density of rhino in Kenya and a healthy population of lion with seven prides numbering 32 individuals.
You have an excellent chance of spotting four of the Big Five here (the only exception is elephant). However you can see elephants at the famous David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - a must-visit for anyone in the capital for a night or two. Real Africa fosters several elephants at the Trust and all our clients are able if they wish to visit the orphans at the 'Foster Parents' appointment at 5pm daily.
A visit to the orphanage combines really well with a stop at the Giraffe centre in Karen. A special viewing platform allows you to hand feed the giraffes here.
With our Kenya fly-in safaris we always book you a day room, usually at Hemingways, a fabulous hotel in Karen, this enables you to really maximise your time and enjoy your arrival or departure day in comfort in Nairobi.
If you would like a really special start or end to your holiday, consider The Emakoko in Nairobi National Park itself. This place is a real hidden gem - within half an hour of leaving the airport you can be on safari in the park, avoiding all Nairobi's notorious traffic! The rooms are wonderful and the food and drink superb. We visited in May 2016 and absolutely loved it. We were really surprised by the quality and quantity of wildlife and the Doctors 'Dawa' cocktail was the icing on the cake!
Get close to the giraffes of Giraffe Manor before a fly-in safari to the famous Governors Camp