The Nairobi National park which mostly known for being the only wildlife park in the city in the whole world is where the Nairobi city got the name and be called the wildlife capital of the world. The park is a 117km sq, established in 1946 found approximately 7km south Nairobi City center.
The three sides of the park are fenced and the southern boundary is left to allow the migrating wildlife from and to the adjacent Kitengela Plains. The being in the city, its wildlife is mostly affected by the increasing population of humans and livestock, poaching, and the change in land use.
Despite being found in the city center, the park harbors a large and varied wildlife population and among the animals, you will spot in the park include; buffalo, lion, leopards, baboons, giraffe among others.
The common residents of Nairobi National park include; lions, hyenas, baboons, and giraffes. A tourist will need to be a little patient and to be a little bit lucky to spot cheetahs and leopards in the park. The rangers at the gate when entering the park has updates on the movement of lions in the park so in case your main interest is to spot cheetahs or leopards, its advisable at least to take one with you.