A break from the city life
Nairobi National Park, located in Karen 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD, is quite unique as it is the only park in a country’s capital city. A cab from the CBD costs 650/= There is also the option of using public transport which is way cheaper. To add to its wonder, there is also an animal orphanage right next to the park. I visited the park with my cousins during the holidays. It was on a Thursday afternoon. When we got there, there weren’t so many cars around. During the weekends you can find the place packed with families and friends. There is a huge parking lot outside the entrance where you can leave the car. There is also the option of entering the park with your car which they charge 1800/= per car. This is the option we choose. We decided not to have a tour guide since we’ve been there a couple of times. As soon a you enter the park, you feel the breath of fresh air from the hustles of the city. It is quiet and serene. And the park has the tall city buildings as its background. I never get used to seeing that. I remember seeing the giraffe first. I love giraffes. They are so graceful and majestic. While touring we also got to see buffaloes and hyenas and like 2 lions. This is a good place to break from the city life.