Nairobi known as the safari capital of Africa is surrounded by 113 km² of plains, cliffs and forest that makes up the city's Nairobi National Park. Tourists can have their pick from numerous safaris, be it wildlife, cultural, sport, adventure, scenic or specialist ecotourism tours, restaurants, culture, shopping and entertainment. You can also engage in numerous sports from golf, rugby, athletics, polo, horse-racing, cricket and football/soccer.
Nairobi National Park is home to large herds of Zebra, Wildebeest, Buffalo, Giraffe, Lion, Cheetah, Hippo, Rhino and over 400 species of birdlife. Go on the Nairobi Safari Walk, an educational tour to make people aware of wildlife and habitat conservation and visit the Nairobi Animal Orphanage.
Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, close to the Nairobi National Park takes in elephant calves and rhinos from all over Kenya orphaned by poaching. You can see them once per day from 11am-12pm and gives you an excellent opportunity to interact directly with baby elephants.
Giraffe Centre, in Lang' ata right outside of Nairobi, breeds the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and provides conservation and education programs for Kenyan children. You can feed giraffes by hand and get a kiss from their antiseptic tongues up to 20" long.
Mamba Village, after the Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center, Mamba Village is home to ostriches and crocodiles. Here you get the chance to interact directly with crocodiles and even hold a baby, with very knowledgable employees serving as guides.
Lake Naivasha , One and a half hours drive outside of central Nairobi, this Lake is a haven away from the chaos of the city where many 3rd and 4th generation British colonialists continue to reside. Crescent Island is a lovely place to visit because it allows you to walk around the grounds alongside giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and impalas.
Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park, 65 km from Nairobi, is centred around a 2,146-metre mountain, with a large population of Buffalo, and serves as a refuge for the Colobus monkeys, bushbuck, duiker, leopard, and a large variety of bird species.