NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
Nairobi National Park is located 7 Kilometers south of the City Center. If you fall into the temptation of taking a game drive you will be able to see lions, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, cheetahs and a diverse birdlife. The park also offers campsites, picnic sites and walking trails. The park fees are Kenya shillings 500 and 300 for residents adult and children respectively and USD. 50 and USD.25 for non-resident adults and children respectively. If you do not have much time to spare or you would like to do as much as you can, visit the Animal Orphanage which is located at the entrance of the Nairobi National Park.
THE DAVID SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
This orphanage takes elephants and rhino calves from all over Kenyan National parks who have been orphaned by poaching, and later releases them back to the wild when they are grown. The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is located 30 minutes from the city centre and the donation fee / entrance charge is KES. 500 (approx. USD 5). The time allowed to see the elephants is between 11-12 noon when the keepers bring them to a restricted area to feed, play and be seen by visitors. The guides also teach about caring for the baby elephants and their history since they were adopted.
NAIROBI GIRAFFE CENTER
The Nairobi Giraffe Centre is a not-for-profit organization managed by Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya Limited (AFEWK) located 20 kilometers from Nairobi Centre, and about half an hour’s drive from Nairobi National Park. Activities include feeding giraffes, learning about giraffes and other wildlife. Across the Giraffe Centre is a small picnic/nature walk site with a variety of plants and birds species