Last updated on July 14th, 2020 at 01:30 pm
So, you have watched almost all Movies on Netflix, feeling like you can pull a major heist or you can solve a world-class political conspiracy, thanks to the movies you have repeatedly watched. Hey hold on, see how that back pain is doing you no good because of seating on that Sofa from Morning to evening? It has become a trend but patience is slowly wearing out. If someone asked you which day or month of the year, most probably you would not tell? You will just bluff. I know you are not alone and we are all hanging in there thanks to COVID-19 pandemic! Too much of everything is now becoming real. We used to crave for holiday breaks but we are yearning for everything to go back to normal but before that, If you can feel me, if you are that person, I have some therapy for you; Nairobi National Park tour.
Nairobi National Park.
I have been to this beautiful park countless times and I never get enough of it, no one does. The Kenya wildlife service was considerate enough to keep it operational during this COVID-19 period, after all, it is keeping tour operators in Nairobi busy and they are making something out of it. Nairobi National Park is the only park on the planet within the city and for that matter the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi. One of the most flush and visited Cities in Africa. Picture this, you are in office doing your daily errands but when you feel bored, tired and you need a break, you just peep through your window and see lions hunting or see those tall giants (Giraffes) mating, huh! how cool is that? What else would you one ever ask for? This is the picture I give people so they understand what we mean by National Park within the city.
Why you should visit during this Pandemic Period
- Nairobi National Park has never been affordable like this before.
We have several tour Operators in Nairobi, they are all selling the Nairobi National park tour, prices are up to 70% down from the normal rates. Demand Vs supply kind of a thing. The recommended number per Tour Van or Land cruiser is 6Pax to make sure social distance is observed. The game drives start from 6:00 Am just like the other normal days and end at noon Six good hours of incredible Game drive. It is encouraged to do a family tour or with friends.
- Nairobi National Park tour will come in handy magically, you can only thank me later, staying at home repeating the same things over and over is echolalia. You are not used to staying idle, but here you are, waking up to a game drive. It has never been this therapeutic. Isn`t exhilarating to see that Lion with the black mane roar? The moment you step in that KWS gate everything changes.
- The thought of waking up early morning, the thrill to look forward to the Big Day, the Game drive at Nairobi National Park Tour, will keep you in toes, back in the day on eve of Christmas, that feeling before a big day will send those chills and this is scientifically proven, to be a good course to your body.
You will save a lot if you take the deals on the table right now. Probably you did not take your family holiday last year maybe because of work issues, economic challenges etc. This is the perfect time to take them, you will not only save but also give your family a good memorable and remarkable treat. Some tour operators are extending their generosity to pick you at your doorstep and back.
The only Wildlife park in the world that is so close to the city: Did you know Nairobi National Park is the only National park within the city? It is only 5kms from CBD and people travel all over the world to come and witness this Magical park and so should you.
Black Rhinoceros: This is one of the most endangered Species in history, Rhinoceros is hook- lipped, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The black rhino is population decline by 97.6 from the 1960s, thanks to these assholes called poachers, typing this name takes my whole energy, I wish it never existed, wouldn`t life be happier? In 1993 before some of you were born, it was estimated to be only 2300 black rhinos. Thanks to digital conservation efforts across Africa, populations have risen over 5,000 Today. I believe it is a big deal and worth your time to see a black rhino before it is too late, grab that phone, engage friends or even do solo though sharing the cost with friends is always cheaper, at the moment a Landcruiser all-inclusive is going for Kes12,000 ($120) Normal days is Kes18,000 ($180) A Tour Van is going for Kes9,000 ($90) Normal days Kes13,000 ($130). A quick maths
The Government of Kenya is allowing up to 6 Pax per tour vehicle so for a land cruiser Per person is Kes2000 (USD20). You can take this to the bank, it will never be this low, take this chance now.
The first park to be gazetted in Kenya, we have many national parks sanctuaries and reserves in Kenya but Nairobi National Park was the first to be gazetted on December 16, 1946. You will not only be doing game drive but also go in history for entering the first park in the history of Kenya
Diverse birdlife: Nairobi National Park has over 500 bird Species. This means every corner you make in the park you will at least see different species of birds if not rare. 20 Species are seasonal European migrants. This will go without saying that Nairobi The Capital city of Kenya gives the most bird species list in the world. This park is widely known for bird guiding destination.
Big Five: Nairobi National Park is home to the big five except the Elephant which can be viewed at animal orphanage. The Big four are, Lion, cheetah, leopard and buffalo are just some of the animals you can encounter on a half-day trip in Nairobi NP. If you are lucky you will spot antelope species including oribi, a grassland special. Coke’s hartebeest is quite common and if lucky, a herd of shy eland will come into view. Pairs of little kirk’s dik-dik can be spotted as well.
Ivory Burning Site Monument: This is one the most important landmarks in the annals of conservation: it was here that second Kenyan president late Daniel Arap Moi made a dramatic statement to poachers by setting fire to 11 tonnes of seized ivory in 1989.
That event did send a strong message to the Assholes, this is the name I use for poachers, they are the worst thing that ever happened to wildlife. So, the burning meant we are strict about poaching and that is should stop immediately, somehow, I must say it kind of worked for a while. Until in 2016 the current president, Uhuru Kenyatta did the same, burned another 100 tonnes of Ivory at the same site, I keep wondering what was going through the mind of these Assholes, while they saw the Ivory turning into Ashes, that must have hurt. This memorable site is within the park, precisely at the main Gate.
Walking trails at hippo pools: Following the Athi River Banks comes Nature trails inside the Nairobi National Park. This is one of the places you can take a walk or hike as there are raised wooden board path that allows you to have a panorama aerial view and the Hippo Pools. It is a showcase of the park, the route is patrolled by the KWS ( Kenya wildlife service) frequently just to keep you safe.
The picnic site has facilities such as toilets, running water and a parking area.
Hiking, picnics, game viewing, bird watching with animals to see including hippos, crocodiles, monkey, terrapin and birds.
Location of Hippo Pools Nature Trail is in Nairobi national park’s southeastern end, near the Athi River.
Nairobi Safari Walk & the Orphanage: With its raised wooden boardwalk that allows Panoramic Aeriel views of the wildlife, the Safari Walk is a show case for Kenya’s Parks and Reserves, allowing an overview. You will be able to see wildlife including the rare bongo, white rhino, leopard, lion and cheetah.
Spacious accommodating picnic sites: You will probably want to stay overnight and enjoy the roar of the lions, hoot laugh of the hyenas, groan and grunts of hippos and Leopards.
There is The Emakoko a boutique lodge uniquely positioned on the edge of the Nairobi National Park. To access it you can drive through the park itself, with its beautiful scenery. The Emakoko allows people to start and finish their safari in the wildlife environment they have travelled so far to enjoy. Within 15 minutes of clearing customs, you can be viewing game in the park. The only “transfer” delays likely to be encountered en route to or from The Emakoko are the natural pauses to watch a pride of lions or waiting for a Rhino or journey of Giraffe to cross the road.