Transit passengers at Nairobis Jomo Kenyatta international airport (JKIA) can now visit the nearby Nairobi National Park while waiting for their flight connection thanks to a new service provided by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Launched in March, the so-called in transit safari allows passengers to be collected from the airport and given a two-hour guided tour of the park before being taken back to the airport to catch their onward flight. For details contact KWS on tel. +254 (0) 20 600067 or email kws@kws.org, or visit the new Wildlife Desk at Nairobi airport.

Founded in 1945, Nairobi National Park due south of the city centre is home to an estimated 80 species of mammals, including lion, leopard, rhinoceros and buffalo. The approach by air into JKIA offers spectacular views over the 117 sqkm park.