Key to the economy
Tourism is very important to the Kenyan economy. Victor and Joy live only 20 kilometres away from the Nairobi National Safari park. But this is the first time either of them has ever seen the animals that live here.
Animals just five metres away
Victor and Joy are amazed by the beauty of the animals and overwhelmed by seeing them so close, just five metres away, in some cases.
Animals found at the safari park include lions, cheetahs, giraffes, wildebeests and hyenas, as well as hundreds of antelope and zebras. Black rhino (Eastern Black rhino) can also been seen here and the park is a leading conservation area for this critically endangered animal.
The Nairobi National Park was established in 1946 and was Kenya’s first safari park. It's also unusual because the safari park lies along the borders of the capital. The city centre is just five miles away. You can even see some of the city's skyscrapers and hear aeroplanes above as you drive around the reserve. But the noise doesn’t seem to bother the animals.
Proud to be Kenyan
Victor would like to come every day if he could. It makes him proud to be Kenyan, knowing that people from all over the world come to see his country and its beautiful wildlife.