Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park:  When Nairobi founded in the late 19th century; lions routinely roamed the city streets. Even today nowhere else in Africa does the continent’s wildlife get quite so near to the city’s edge, albeit now within park confines. Within sight of the skyscrapers of downtown Nairobi, rhino, buffalo, giraffe and the three big cats provide one of Kenya’s more surreal (and easy-to-reach) safari experiences. And despite being one of the smallest parks in the country, there are more bird species in Nairobi National Park (over 400) than in the entire United Kingdom.