Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya and in spite of being a bustling cosmopolitan capital, the city is famed for classic African jungles and wildlife. Nairobi is home to numerous species of animals and birds. If you have a fondness for wildlife, Nairobi is the perfect holiday destination for you. Here are some beautiful places for experiencing the famed wildlife of Nairobi.

Wildlife Nairobi

David Sheldrick Animal Trust

This orphan trust for elephants has been rescuing and raising elephants since 1950.

David Sheldrick Animal Trust

Young and abandoned baby elephants are nurtured here to make them fit to live in the wild on their own. If you have never been close to elephants, this place would give you a chance to feed and play around with these cute and playful baby elephants. This orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation centre is a must-visit for animal lovers.

Giraffe Centre

This is a conservation and breeding centre for the rare Rothschild’s giraffe found only in South Africa. The major motive of this program is to spread awareness amongst students regarding the conservation of wildlife. You can actually come face to face with these beautiful long-necked creatures and even feed them from an elevated area made especially for the visitors. You can also choose to spend a night at the Giraffe Manor and while having breakfast here you may well see the giraffes peep into the dining room!

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park

Just a 15 minute drive will take you away from the concrete jungles of Nairobi to the real jungle. Nairobi National Park is Kenya’s first national park and a haven for wildlife. It protects nearly 50 endangered creatures like rhino, warthogs, cheetahs and many more. More than 400 species of birds have been recorded to be present in this place during the peak seasons. You must try the Nairobi Safari Walk, which is a popular attraction amongst visitors who want to spot wildlife on foot.

Mamba Village

This park is a home to innumerable crocodiles and ostriches. Here you can get up close with these monster lizards and feed their babies. You would come across more than 70 Nile crocodiles. These crocodiles are one of the most common species found in South Africa and the most dangerous as well. You would also get the chance to observe the Savannah Ostrich at very close quarters. In fact, you will even get to feed them.

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