Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) has introduced a shuttle bus service between the city centre and Nairobi National Park as part of efforts to promote domestic and foreign tourism in the country.
The service runs at weekends and on public holidays at 09.00 and 14.00, departing from Development House on Moi Avenue, and passengers receive a guided tour of the park.
Rates for adults are Ksh500 for Kenyans, Ksh1,300 for non-Kenyan residents and US$50 for non-residents. For children the cost is Ksh200 for Kenyans, Ksh800 for non-Kenyan residents and US$30 for non-residents. Proof of identity is required.
Located about ten kilometres south of Nairobi city centre, Nairobi National Park was the first park in Kenya to be gazetted in 1946. It is home to over 400 bird species and 100 mammal species, including lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. Tsavo East and Lake Nakuru national parks run similar shuttle bus services for the public.