Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya. Established in 1946, the national park was Kenya’s first. It is located approximately 7 km (4 mi) south of the centre of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. Despite its proximity to civilization and relative small size for an African national park, Nairobi National Park boasts a large and varied wildlife population. Migrating herbivores gather in the park during the dry season, and it is one of Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries.
The park’s Wildlife Conservation Education Centre has lectures and video shows about wildlife and guided tours of the park and animal orphanage. These tours are primarily, but not exclusively, to educate schools and local communities. There has been criticism about animals’ housing, and they now have more spacious housing in a more natural environment. The Kenyan Wildlife Services has created a Safari Walk that highlights the variety of plants and animals that are in Kenya, and how they affect Kenya’s population.