The Nairobi National Park is one of the most loved Kenyan heritage and tourist attraction. Today (2th September 2020) the Ministry of Tourism announced on twitter that they have expanded from the previous 29,000 acres to 78,000 acres adding a whooping 49,000 acres to the vast land.
The Ministry has gone on record to state the source of this vast estate and i quote;
…. This is after the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Swara Plains Conservancy declared 32,000 and 15,000 acres of land respectively for Wildlife Conservation In Machakos County.
The government has also added 2,000 acres of land from sheep Goat Ranch to Nairobi National Park whose title will be under the Kenya Wildlife Service ….Press Statement Released by Ministry Of Tourism on Twitter
This expansion was mojorly enforced because it creates room for wildlife migration.
Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya that was established in 1946 about 7 km (4.3 mi) south of Nairobi. It is fenced on three sides, whereas the open southern boundary allows migrating wildlife to move between the park and the adjacent Kitengela plains. Herbivores gather in the park during the dry season. Nairobi National Park is negatively affected by increasing human and livestock populations, changing land use and poaching of wildlife. Despite its proximity to the city and its relatively small size, it boasts a large and varied wildlife population and is one of Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries.