Millions go to Kenya for a safari, but you barely need to leave the capital to take one. Nairobi National Park, is perhaps the only wildlife park in the world that you can visit by taxi or bus. Inside are lions, cheetahs, leopards, buffaloes, hippos, zebras, giraffes, gazelles and more.
Although not on the same scale as other game parks around Kenya, (such as the Maasai Mara, Samburu, Tsavo and Amboseli) the Nairobi National Park is just perfect if you don't have time to get to them, or need something to do while in Nairobi. Early morning or late afternoon are the best times to see animals so why not enjoy a picnic breakfast or sun-downer in the park which you organize yourself or ask a taxi or tour company to arrange for you.
The park is surrounded by housing developments, which you can see on the east side of the park. It creates interesting images of rhino grazing happily to a backdrop of urban sprawl.