Kenya Natural History Guide >>> Natural and Protected Places >>> Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park was my first introduction to the wildlife of Africa and it did not disappoint. Lions, many types of antelope, giraffe, zebra and many, many bird species were readily seen. Accustomed to many tourists riding in vehicles, the animals are often visible and can be easily photographed and studied.
Exiting your tour vehicle is not allowed in most areas of the park for safety of both people and animals. Tourists could carry microbes on their persons that although harmless to them could become epidemic among the park's mammals. By remaining inside their vehicles such exposures are minimized. Also, once a person exits a vehicle many animals become alarmed and run away - you will actually see more by staying in the car.
Kenya Natural History
Reptiles + Amphibians
Michael J. Plagens, page created 18 Nov. 2010,
updated 12 Aug. 2016.