Nairobi is a fascinating city, full of surprises. I went on a sight-seeing safari to the National Park in Nairobi which is literally thirty minutes away from the city centre. The amount of wildlife you are able to see there is incredible in such close proximity to the city.
Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya that was established in 1946 about 7 km south of Nairobi. It is fenced on three sides, whereas the open southern boundary allows migrating wildlife to move between the park and the adjacent Kitengela Plains. Herbivores gather in the park during the dry season.
It was my first safari ever. I didn’t know what to expect, but I was glad I had the opportunity to do it.
You can see lots of wild animals and the city just behind in the distance. The national park is quite big and holds a vast variety of wild animals, and birds.
During my trip, I had the opportunity to visit a very good charity called The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/ that looks after orphaned elephants that have been rescued either after being abandoned by their mothers, or as a result of human conflicts where their parents have been killed. The aim is to reintegrate them back to the wild.
The hospitably of the local people is very welcoming, and the weather and the food are wonderful. I didn’t know what to expect when I went there, but it didn’t disappoint me at all.
Following time spent with the orphaned elephants, I went to the Giraffe Feeding Centre, which was delightful. I had so much fun, especially feeding the baby ones.
I am actually looking forward to going back to Kenya to explore other parts of this beautiful country.