Only 7 km south of Nairobi lies the Nairobi Safari Walk, Kenya’s conservation based recreation facility. The combination of skilled and creative landscape design, unique wildlife species and detailed interpretation, renders the facility supremacy in tourism and conservation education.
With a combination of three simulated, forests, wetlands and savannahs, visitors have an opportunity to learn about these valuable resources and how they can contribute to its conservation. Some unique plants and animals that are locally extinct or threatened are also displayed. This is the place to learn how to take part in wildlife conservation quest.
The Nairobi Safari Walk is an eye opener to Kenya’s Parks and Reserves. It offers an opportunity to learn what to expect to see across the country. Introductory talks on Kenya’s parks and reserves, can be arranged by naturalists.
Experience a taste of Kenya’s rich animal collection including the rare bongo, white rhino, albino zebra, a collection of cats, antelopes and primates. NSW is also home to a collection of about 150 species of local trees. Get to learn their varied traditional uses too.
The unique design of the Safari Walk includes the interest of all visitors, families, students, tourists, and all others are catered for.
Climatic conditions - January-March is hot and dry, April-June is hot and wet, July- October is very warm and wet.
Major Attraction - Three major ecosystems namely wetlands, savannah and forest ecosystems; variety of mammals, reptiles, insects and birds; The boardwalk; Children Museum
Wildlife - Lion, cheetah, leopard, crocodile, pygmy hippo, zebra and albino zebra, buffalo, colobus monkey, ostrich, bongo, oryx, tortoises, turtle, rhino. Birds: wide variety of birds and insects
Access - Roads: located only about 7 km from the city centre, the Nairobi Safari Walk is easily accessible on tarmac roads, off Lang’ata Road, Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters.
Accommodation - Visitors can stay in various lodges and hotels located in Nairobi City Centre.
Best time to visit - All year round
Activities - Walking Safari, wildlife viewing, Children’s Museum, guided walk, talks and lectures, tree identification, nursery techniques