A Guide To Nairobi Safari Walk
Nairobi Safari Walk: Remember Sebastian the acrobatic chimp and the enormous Bengal tigers the only ones in Africa, back in the animal orphanage? Now imagine a fresh variety, in their natural environment viewed from a rooftop level. Quite Breathtaking! That is the Nairobi Safari walk at the moment. A walk transformed, modernized traversing 27 exotic acres into Nairobi National Park from its establishment in 1997.
With its raised wooden boardwalk that allows for uninterrupted views of the animals, the Safari Walk is a show case for Kenya’s Parks and Reserves, allowing visitors to discover what they can expect to see across the country. Visitors can see a sample of the country’s rich animal life including the rare bongo, white rhino and albino zebra as well as big cats, antelopes and primates. It is also home to some 150 species of local trees.
What to see at Nairobi Safari Walk
Nairobi Safari Walk brings most of Kenya to you! As you stroll within this secured area, stop to read the informative signs, observe and understand the exhibited and free ranging wildlife species. Look out for birds, mammals, butterﬂies, incredible insects and over 150 species of indigenous Kenyan plants. From the boardwalk, gaze into Nairobi National Park and leave with the visions and sounds of this special preserve of nature nestled in your heart. Kenya has over 6 ecosystems. At the Nairobi Safari Walk visitors cross over wetlands, traverse the Savannah and follow the trail to forested woodlands.
Wetlands: habitats where rivers, lakes and oceans meet.
Wetlands play an integral role in the water and carbon cycles required for all forms of life as they support incredible numbers of ﬂora and fauna. In Safari Walk you will encounter 2 sly crocodiles and pygmy hippos in their natural habitats.
Savannah: Vast Grassland areas which cover 70% of Kenya. Home to over 91% of our national parks, reserves, and wildlife. Savannahs serve as wildlife dispersal areas and as migratory corridors for national parks. In this habitat you will observe lions, cheetahs, an extremely shy leopard, a rhino, buffalo, a wide range of herbivores, a rare albino zebra, crazy Colobus Monkeys and the cunning hyenas. Also discover the new story of the Oryx within this mysterious maze.
Forests: Severely threatened wooded habitats urgently required for all life!
Forests comprise less than 2% of Kenya’s land today, covering about 1.4 million hectares. The natural tunnel like structures is divinely peaceful as well as safe. A fresh breeze with accompanied by music from birds with various insects. This is just an unforgettable experience for city residents who want to be away from everyday pollution and exhausting rush.
What To Take With You
- Drinking water, picnic items. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a guidebook
- Diverse birdlife:Has over 400 bird species. At least 20 of which are seasonal European migrants.
- Home to over 100 mammal species, four of the Big Five (lion, Buffalo, leopard and rhino)
- Has a spectacular wildebeest and zebra migration
Attractions in Nairobi Safari Walk
- Large predators – lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah.
- Aggregations of large herbivores- eland, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest
- Ivory Burning Site Monument
- Walking trails at hippo pools
- Nairobi Safari Walk & the Orphanage.
- Spacious accommodating picnic sites
Nairobi Safari Walk Specials.
Though out the Nairobi Safari Walk, don’t miss your chance to come face to face with some of our amazing wildlife. viewing blinds have been built to take you up-close and fully protected. Don’t make loud noises or scare the animals.
Get closer to:
Lion (Large carnivore cat; severely threatened and yet so amazing!) – You wouldn’t want to get close to this one!
Rhino (a severely endangered pre-historic species) – Enter a Real translocation crate and emerge to view their holding pen
Cheetah (Critically Endangered, fastest animal on earth) – Maybe your last chance to see one this close!
Leopard (Skillful predator and critically threatened) – From this viewing blind, you’re often eye-to-eye.
Crocodile — they may look drowsy, but they are not! The safe distance is good for the both ofyou.
Special spots at Nairobi Safari Walk
Children’s Museum: Touch a cheetah cub, watch ants build, discover more about wildlife. Psst! It’s not for children only, adults allowed.
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Weather Station: Where does our rain come from? Find out right here! Inter-act! Puzzles and games for you right at the entrance
The Cheetah Stretch: Eight meters of power in one leap, Yep. That’s a cheetah leap.
Human Vs. Wildlife: Are Humans and Wildlife that different? Flip the paddles and ﬁnd out!
Spoor Trails: Learn how to differentiate Animal tracks making you an expert in tracking. However, you have to identify exactly which hoof belongs to which animal to be an expert tracker.
Classroom: Set within the facility is a great meeting hall. Contact the NSW management to arrange for very special brieﬁng or event.
Plant Nursery: Developed to promote plant conservation and ecological friendly farming techniques, the nursery demonstrates non- consumptive methods of utilizing forest resources and propagation of indigenous plants. They are available for distribution to schools and other conservation areas.
Time Capsule: In 2000, the Time Capsule was erected by the lnternational Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Buried beneath the stone is a glass capsule containing messages from many people in Kenya about what they hope to improve for animals in 50 years. One day. ..
Family Friendly Hotshots: Families can have a great time and not worry about newborns and toddlers. There is a clean changing room as well as bathroom facilities forall religions.
Even the blind can see.
There are speakers explaining what goes around as well as the museum helping them touch and vividly imagine how each animal looks like. Wheelchairs access is available for the physically handicapped.
Pre-arranged functions will be advertised. For Private functions, contact the above.
Nairobi National Park Safari Walk House Rules
Please observe these rules while visiting this special facility.
For Your Own Safety
- Do not throw anything at the animals or birds. If you do, they’ll hide or run away from you.
- Do not shout, yell or tease the animals
- Stay on the paths. They’re to keep you and the animals safe from each other
- Do not feed the animals; they require a special diet. Animals also become aggressive if they get used to being fed by people.
- See, hear and read as much as possible and
- Enjoy the beauty and fun of the Nairobi Safari Walk.
And Please do not
- Litter or drop rubbish on the ground. Use the rubbish bins provided
- Smoke. This is a smoke – free environment
- Drink Alcoholic beverages or use drugs. This is prohibited. Intoxicated visitors will be asked to leave
How to get to Nairobi Safari Walk
Follow Uhuru Highway in the direction of Jomo Kenyatta international Airport. Turn right at Nyayo national stadium and proceed along Langata road (past Wilson Airport) until you see signs for the Nairobi safari walk main entrance on your left.
Daily 9 a.m to 5.30 p.m. including public holidays.
A Map of Nairobi Safari Walk
Nairobi Safari Walk Charges and Entrance Fees
Adults KSH: 250
Child KSH: 150
Adults KSH: 350
Child KSH: 200
Non – Resident
Child USD: 15
Nairobi Safari Walk Contacts
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (Nairobi) +254(20)6002345, 6004594 – Fax: +254(20)6002345