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Nairobi National Park

The park covers a total area of 117 sq km and is located at the doorsteps the Capital sity of Kenya, Nairobi. As expected, the park is a principal attraction for visitors to Nairobi. The park also serves many residents and citizens living in the city. The park has a diversity of environments with characteristic fauna and flora. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush are predominant. The western side has a highland dry forest and a permanent river with a riverine forest in the south. In addition, there are stretches of broken bush country and deep, rocky valleys and gorges with scrub and long grass. Man-made dams have also added a further habitat, favourable to certain species of birds and other aquatic biota (life forms). The dams also attract water dependent herbivores during the dry season. Some of the wildlife is migratory and when there is grazing and water outside the park it moves out into Maasai land through the unfenced southern boundary. The park has a rich/diverse birdlife with 400 species recorded. However all species are not always present and some are seasonal. Northern migrants pass through the park primarily during late March through April. Nairobi National Park is one of the most successful of Kenya's rhino sanctuaries that is already generating a stock for reintroduction in the species former range and other upcoming sanctuaries. Due to this success, it is one of the few parks where a visitor can be certain of seeing a black rhino in its natural habitat. Of the most popular species only the elephant is an absentee. To the south of the park is the Athi-Kapiti Plains and Kitengela Migration and dispersal area. These are vital areas for herbivores dispersal during the rains and concentrate in the park in the dry season. The following are the different attractions in the park; Black rhinoceros, walking trails at hippo pools, Nairobi Safari Walk & the Orphanage, Burning Site Monument, Annual wildebeest and zebra migration in July/August, diverse birdlife, large predators- lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah, Aggregations of large herbivores- eland, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest Ivory.

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