Game Sanctuaries near Nairobi

Where can a visitor within only a few hours in Nairobi to see the wild game? Are there private zoos or game Parks and how much do they charge?

This is a question that many visitors to Nairobi ask. Yes, there are many places to visit. Both government-owned and privately owned.

They might not be exactly zoos but there are many private game places

1. Giraffe centre

over the years the Giraffe Centre in Karen has been a popular day visit point for Nairobians. They have Giraffes in various ages and types.

2. Sheldrick Elephant and Rhino Orphanage


3. Stedmak wildlife sanctuary

This private wildlife sanctuary is also in the Karen Area of Nairobi along Lang’ata road. They have many mammals, reptiles and bird species.

there is a popular restaurant and bar and a heated swimming pool

3. Nairobi Animal Orphanage

A government facility ran by the Kenya wildlife service, the Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located within the Nairobi National Park. It serves as a treatment and rehabilitation centre for wild animals. The Orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons and buffalo. Various birds can also be viewed including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes and ostriches.

4. Nairobi National park

Billed “The World’s only Wildlife Capital”, the Nairobi National park is only a short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district. The Park’s wide-open grass plains are enhanced by the backdrop of the city scrapers. The scattered acacia bushes play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and a diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and walking trails for hikers.

When is the best time to visit the Nairobi National park?

The Nairobi National park may be visited all year round.

What to take with you

  • Drinking water, and picnic items.
  • Also useful are: binoculars, a camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a guidebook.

For outdoor wild game experiences further afield visit outdoors Kenya

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