Visiting the Nairobi Safari Walk
Right in the hustle and bustle of Nairobi city is the Nairobi Safari Walk. It is located inside the KWS Headquarters, which is also where The Nairobi National Park and the Animal Orphanage are located.
The Nairobi Safari Walk
It is a raised wooden boardwalk where visitors get to view wildlife and flora, essentially, a walking safari. I had visited the place as a kid but my memory of it was a bit rusty so I was rather surprised to find that it had not changed one bit. KWS are doing a pretty good job maintaining the place.
The Nairobi Safari Walk is home to the rare bongo, white rhino, albino zebra as well as big cats, antelopes and primates. It is also home to some 150 species of local trees and is ideal for animal and nature lovers. On this particular day the leopards decided to hide, so disappointing!
Fact: Nairobi is the only city in the world that has a 12,000-hectare park (117 square kilometres). Yup, you’re welcome! It is rather unbelievable that such a serene haven is in the heart of Nairobi.
I bet it’s also the only place where you can walk right next to warthogs and baboons.
You should make sure you steer clear off the baboons though, or at least do not eat near them. I made that mistake and they pretty much turned my lunch into a massacre within seconds. They ate my lunch man. Baboons are savage.
Nairobi Safari Walk Charges
Citizens/Residents Adults Kshs 200 Children/Students Kshs 100
Non- Residents Adults USD 20 Children/Students USD 10
Things to note about the Nairobi Safari Walk
- Make sure you carry your national ID/passport or resident’s permit to avoid delays.
- Payment is via MPesa or card. Cash is not accepted.
Do visit this gem when you can. Let me know in the comments whether you have been to the Nairobi safari walk or are planning to go.
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Until next time, Kwaheri!