A short drive (only 7km) out of Nairobi’s CBD on the southern outskirts is Nairobi National Park. The open grass plains have a cityscape backdrop and host a wide variety of wildlife. It’s one of the only national parks in the world that borders a capital city.
The park is home to the world’s densest concentration of black rhinos (more than 50). Lions and hyenas are common to spot, but you will need some luck to see the park’s resident cheetahs and leopards. Other regularly spotted species include gazelles, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, ostriches and buffaloes. The wetlands sustain approximately 400 bird species.