As the scorching heat of the midday sun sends many animals into the shade, dawn makes for a brilliant time to go wildlife spotting. Take breakfast to go and set off on an early morning game drive through Nairobi National Park.
Just a short drive from the city centre, the park is worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. Drive through open grass plains and swathes of dry forest while keeping an eye out for sightings of giraffe, zebra, buffalo and wildebeest. Those who are lucky enough may even catch a glimpse of some of the park’s more elusive inhabitants, like the rare back rhino and the three big cats: lion, leopard and cheetah. The park is also a haven for bird watchers with more than 400 recorded species – so keep your eyes on those trees!