Nairobi National Park History
Nairobi National park was established and gazetted in 1946. It is Kenya’s oldest Conservation area. The park has for the past 75years been the setting for numerous studies on wildlife behavior, ecology and conservation management. The park has also gained prominence as a secure refuge and breeding ground of global significance for some endangered species, notably the Black Rhinoceros.
NNP is unique among wilderness areas in being located on the doorstep of a major city.
Nairobi National Park in Numbers
Nairobi National Park (117 km² ) was founded in 1946 when the Maasai of the area gifted it to conservation.It is the northern most part of the Athi-Kapiti ecosystem comprising ~2000 km². Nairobi National Park is unique in its location, being only about 7 km from Nairobi city center.The park is easily accessible on tarmac roads and has five gates. The main gate at KWS headquarters, East Gate, Lang’ata Gate, Maasai Gate and Banda Gate.
Nairobi National Park
FoNNAP’s NNP Biodiversity Drive aggregates the species identified in Nairobi National Park and avails details on each specimen recorded online. The drive features a mammals, birds, reptiles and plant section.