Nairobi, as a capital city, is unique in having a wildlife park on its doorstep. The southern perimeter it is possible to photograph a rhino, browsing peacefully among the whistling thorn with high rise office buildings in the background. 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.
There is also a resident population of plains game and carnivores so a visit at any time of the year is rewarding. Well laid our, with exceptional well-maintained roads, the park is a model for all others, geographical and administratively, of the most popular species only the elephant is absentee. But the rest of the Big five – leopard, lion, buffalo and rhino – as well as a multitude of other creatures are all well represented.