Now You can Go on African safari in the middle of the city

The Nairobi National Park, located right down the road from the airport, might just offer the perfect long layover activity. (Photo: Jo Piazza)

Our urban safari through the Nairobi National Park almost didn’t happen. As we arrived at the entrance to begin a game drive, our truck stalled and the guide, Philip Muguti, looked at us nervously.

Never underestimate the ingenuity of a Kenyan. Philip, my husband and a few passersby, cracked open the engine, gave the battery a few taps with a rustic hammer and push-started it right through the park’s main gates.

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