Hippo Pool


Nairobi National Park's main concentration of hippos.

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2. African Heritage House

2.87 MILES

Designed by Alan Donovan, an African-heritage expert and gallery owner, this stunning exhibition house overlooking Nairobi National Park can be visited by…

3. Kitengela Hot Glass

5.96 MILES

Brave the suspension bridge and enjoy a stroll around the quirky, colourful grounds of Kitengela Hot Glass. There are regular glass blowing demonstrations…

4. Python Pool

6.27 MILES

It's always worth checking what's going on at this watering hole in the park's south.

5. Go-Down Arts Centre

8.94 MILES

The Go-Down Arts Centre, a converted warehouse in Industrial Area, contains 10 separate studios and is a hub for Nairobi's burgeoning arts scene, bringing…

6. Ivory-burning Site

9.05 MILES

This is one the most important landmarks in the annals of conservation: it was here that Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi made a dramatic statement to…

7. David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

9.09 MILES

Occupying a plot within Nairobi National Park, this nonprofit trust was established in 1977, shortly after the death of David Sheldrick, who served as the…

8. Animal Orphanage

9.81 MILES

Just inside the main gate to Nairobi National Park, this animal orphanage houses formerly wild animals that have been recovered by park rangers. Although…