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Kipini Conservation Fundraiser With Raabia & Nusrat Honorary KWS Ranger, Raabia Hawa approached Pwani Animal Welfare with a desperate need to relocate the feral cats that were hunting reptiles, small mammals, and birds vital to the balance of the Kipini Conservation

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Changing To Bush Mode!! - by Gareth Jones In this fast and often crazy world, we live in, many people like to 'escape from the city' and spend time in a natural environment. Well, the Nairobi National Park is one

Creation Is Absolutely Incredible; The Nairobi National Park - by Gareth Jones After driving in the Nairobi National Park on over 4500 occasions, over many years, I remain in awe as to the incredibly wide range and creative detail of the

Worms & Wonderful Wings Of The Nairobi National Park - by Gareth Jones Some time ago while driving on a rough track in the Athi Basin, I noticed a large predominantly green worm with incredibly beautiful markings on an acacia tree

Click The Pic - Enjoy Wildlife Photography!!! - by Gareth Jones I do not pretend to know everything about taking good wildlife photos, but over a period of half a century hopefully, some hard lessons have been learned. Basically, it was

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FoNNaP (Friends of Nairobi National Park) is having a Barbeque Fundraiser at MATBRONZE CAFE on Saturday 20th February at 4:30 pm. There will be lots of amazing raffle prizes & all proceeds will be going towards conservation projects in the

FoNNaP Merchandise For Sale Payment Details:MPESA TILL No. 275211Cheques and Credit Card AcceptedCheques to: Friends Of Nairobi National Park(FoNNaP Members get a 10% Discount)All Proceeds Support FoNNaP’s Programs in the Park and Administrative Cost.

Saving Kenya's Elephants - Hands Off Our Elephants! The battle to save the elephants in Kenya and throughout Africa continues, as many are aware a few years ago a huge mega pile of Ivory representing about 8000 elephants was burned

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - CROC SHOCK!!! - By GARETH JONES It was a cold cloudy morning as I sat quietly at the Hyena dam, waiting and watching to see what bird action there was. Suddenly a movement caught my attention, the

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Join FoNNaP & Be Part Of Keeping The Park Alive To get access to the 16th Edition of FoNNaP (Friends of Nairobi National Park) Click on the link below: TO BECOME A MEMBER PAY ONLY 2000KES ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE PER PERSON

Join FoNNaP & Be Part Of Keeping The Park Alive To get access to the 15th Edition of FoNNaP (Friends of Nairobi National Park) Click on the link below: TO BECOME A MEMBER PAY ONLY 2000KES ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE PER PERSON OR

Join FoNNaP & Be Part Of Keeping The Park Alive To get access to the 13th Edition of FoNNaP (Friends of Nairobi National Park) Click on the link below: PARTICIPATE IN THE FoNNaP MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: Introduce a new member to FoNNaP!!! The more

Wildlife Conservation With Raabia Hawa Last Thursday, Kenya lost a young lioness to reckless driving along the Loitoktok- Emali road. Roadkill isn’t something new to Kenyans, but when it begins to threaten the survival of a species, we should all be very

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The Final Run: A Conservationist's Nightmare - Written by Raabia Hawa Browsing peacefully in the Maasai steppe in Kenya under the light of the moon, this giraffe was suddenly ambushed by two men on a motorbike. Scared, she ran as they chased

Wildlife Conservation - Raabia Hawa Conserving wildlife has been an uphill challenge from the very beginning. None the less, there remain committed people who would do anything to see our ecosystems thrive once again. I am so fortunate to be a

NAIROBI’S REGAL OUR FORESTS ARE GREEN LUNGS!! - By GARETH JONES After good rains, new life often emerges in many ways. Flowers blossom with bright splashes of colour, standing out magnificently against the green surroundings and the dry drab grasses erupt

ZEBRA “ON THE ROLL" AT THE NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK Year after year the plains zebra faithfully return to the Nairobi park to seek fine pasture. In recent years this feat is becoming more and more challenging with the pressures of human

FoNNaP Celebrated Their 25 Years At The Brookhouse International School on the 16th Of February 2020

FoNNaP Celebrating 25 Years At The Brookhouse International School BROOKHOUSE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL this Sunday 16th February from 12 pm.

FoNNaP Celebrating 25 Years At The KWS HQ Club House - Nairobi National Park FoNNaP is celebrating its 25th year in 2020 and we are starting the year with a celebration luncheon at the KWS Club House on Sunday 16th February

COLOBUS MONKEYS IN DIANI! Early one morning, I walked out behind our accommodation at Diani Beach Chalets to explore the natural sights. Suddenly a movement caught my eye, it was a colobus monkey in a tree above me. Then I saw

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK: THE BATTLE OF THE BULLS Some time back it was late in the afternoon as heavy rain clouds moved over the park, I decided to drive across the park and exit at Masai gate. As I approached junction

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - FLIGHT FEEDING FRENZY!!! - By GARETH JONES Early one morning after some good rain, I drove past junction No4A parallel to the stream. Suddenly I observed a lot of activity near the side of the road. I

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - THE FISHING KINGS!!! - By GARETH JONES After plentiful rains this year, all of the rivers, streams and dams are well filled. The rains are always restoring and bring an abundance of new life. This includes many

CLICKS FOR BETTER PICS - IT'S ALL ABOUT WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY!!! - By GARETH JONES I do not pretend to know everything about taking good wildlife photos, but over a period of half a century hopefully, some hard lessons have been learned.

NAIROBI LAKES - WET, WILD & WONDERFUL!!! - By GARETH JONES Let us just imagine for a moment …We parked near the main gate with a new sign that stated “WELCOME TO NAIROBI LAKES NATIONAL PARK”, and prepared to pay our

TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK - BRAVO IT'S TSAVO!!! - By GARETH JONES The alarm clock buzzed at 04h00, we rapidly awoke and packed a few remaining items into our car and left Nairobi just after 05H00. After weeks of waiting, we

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK: THE UNSUNG HERO – MERVYN COWIE!!! - By GARETH JONES In 1898 the Uganda Railway project reached a point where there was a swampy section at the railway marker of “mile 326”. The water was deemed clean and

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - BIG CAT COMMUNICATION!! - By GARETH JONES Late one afternoon I sat quietly in the Langata forest watching a sleeping lion in the hope that he would awaken from his slumber and possibly be active in some

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - PACKS AND PUPS!! - By GARETH JONES Early one cool morning we entered the East gate and drove towards the middle of the park. Soon I saw a movement next to the road near No 6 junction,

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK - AWESOME AMBOSELI!! - By GARETH JONES The alarm clock buzzed at 04h00, we rapidly awoke and packed a few remaining items into our car and left Nairobi just after 05H00. I always try to plan safari trips

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - THE WORLD OF ANTS!! - By GARETH JONES My vehicle stopped suddenly near the Kingfisher picnic site, in front me a moving mass snaked its way across the road, a closer inspection revealed seemingly millions of red

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - WORTH A VISIT!! - By GARETH JONES For many years we have enjoyed occasional weekend visits to Lake Nakuru National Park. It is indeed a wonderful place to escape from the hectic city life of Nairobi.

MERU NATIONAL PARK: 'MAGNIFICENT MERU' - By GARETH JONES The alarm clock buzzed at 04h00, we rapidly awoke and packed a few remaining items into our car and left Nairobi just after 05H00. I always try to plan safari trips out

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK'S LIONS ALSO KNOWN AS PANTHERA LEO - By GARETH JONES For thousands of years, lions (Panthera leo) have roamed the area we call Nairobi today. Humans have also co-existed with wildlife in this area for thousands of years.

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - RUN BABY RUN!! - By GARETH JONES As I drove through the park late one afternoon after a good shower of rain, I noticed some movement in the small stream “lugga” in a valley. Wow! it was

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - NEARLY NEXT DOOR!! - By GARETH JONES The alarm clock buzzed at 05h00 as we awoke to a new day and arrived at the gate just after 06H00. On a number of occasions, people have seen some

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - SOME REPTILE STORIES!! - By GARETH JONES The Nile Monitor After a cold day, the sun finally came out giving some warmth. I drove down towards the Hyena dam, and I saw a fairly large monitor lizard, sunning

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - SECRETS OF THE FOREST!! - BY GARETH JONES There is something mysterious and wondrous about being in a natural forest, and the Langata forest part of the Nairobi National Park is such a place. The thick bush

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - THE SAFARI SAMARITANS - BY GARETH JONESOne thing that has always touched me in life, is when people help those in need, especially when they expect nothing in return. Many people know the biblical parable of

EGGS & CHICKS!!! - BIRD WATCHING - BY GARETH JONES Over the years we have enjoyed so many aspects of the Nairobi National Park, always with an air of expectation and anticipation mixed with the excitement of what could possibly be

WAITING AT THE WATER

WONDERFUL WORMS & WINGS: BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS! - BY GARETH JONES We drove slowly along a rough track in the Athi Basin, as we passed a small acacia tree, just then I noticed a large predominantly green worm with very beautiful luminous

THE NAIROBI ANTELOPE - THE LITTLE ONES- BY GARETH JONES Many people only seem to notice the larger creatures like rhinos, buffalo, giraffes, lions etc. when visiting the park, however there are many interesting small creatures ranging from insects to reptiles,

THE NAIROBI ELEPHANTS - BABIES & IVORY - BY GARETH JONES Recently whilst stopping at the Ivory burn site with a visitor, I noticed some lesser striped swallows on top of one of the piles of burnt ivory. As I stood

THE NAIROBI SERVALS - A SERVAL FAMILY! - BY GARETH JONES When driving in the Nairobi National Park, always be prepared for those “suddenly” moments when you see something rare or special. It is good to drive with your camera ON!

THE NAIROBI REEDBUCK! - BY GARETH JONES Late one afternoon I drove to the Hyena dam area, it was very evident that some parts of the park were looking green, with various sightings of herbivores and birds. As I turned a

THE NAIROBI LIONS - LIONS ON SIGNS - BY GARETH JONES Recently I saw many vehicles parked along the main road near No. 2 junction, so instead of joining the “lion jam”, I watched from a distance hoping the lions might

FUNNY CREATURES OF NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK- THE LAUGHING HYENAS!!! - BY GARETH JONES Early morning drives through the park are events that have a feeling of the unexpected. Such an event happened near junction No7, after we had entered from the

THE AMAZING GIRAFFES OF NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK!!! - BY GARETH JONES Looking down from the wall of the Hyena dam, I watched as some giraffes lined up to drink out of a tiny pool of water below the dam, seeming to

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK- CROCODILES!! - BY GARETH JONES It was a cold cloudy morning as I sat quietly at the Hyena dam, waiting and watching to see what bird action there was. Suddenly a movement caught my attention, the profile of

IN THE NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK WATER IS LIFE! - BY GARETH JONES Over many years I have noted that most of us are still in “City mode” when we enter a national park, and would like to see as much of

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - THE GREEN ISLAND! - BY GARETH JONES In the Athi basin many species are currently preparing to cross the Athi river to move out of the Nairobi Park. This seasonal movement out of the park usually happens

THE NAIROBI VEGETATION- A GREEN SCENE! - BY GARETH JONES After some good rain, new life often blossoms in many ways. Flowers blossom with bright splashes of colour, standing out magnificently against the green surroundings, and the dry drab grasses erupt

NAIROBI BABOONS – THE OLIVE TROOPS! - BY GARETH JONES Not too long ago much wildlife roamed freely in the Nairobi area as there was very little human development, however in the last 100 years the city has grown dramatically and

THE NAIROBI LIONS - FAME BY NAME!! - BY GARETH JONES A vervet monkey chattered the local bush news from a nearby treetop. Uharaaw rolled over and laughed as hard as a full grown lion can laugh, nearby Roaruh the lioness

HIPPO ON THE GO!! - BY GARETH JONES Some years ago it was getting late on a cloudy day and almost becoming evening, and being tired after a long day, I rode slowly but purposefully through the park, not really putting

NAIROBI CITY ESCAPE - THE BUSH BUZZ!! - BY GARETH JONES In this fast and often crazy world we live in ,many people like to "escape from the city" and spend time in a natural environment. Well, the Nairobi National Park

NAIROBI’S REGAL EAGLES!! - BY GARETH JONES Early on a fresh summer morning after heavy rain the night before I drove slowly through the park, hoping to see something special. A large bird sat perched on top of an acacia tree,

MICA THE MIGHTY! - BY GARETH JONES For many years my chosen route to work and back was through the Nairobi National Park, and as a result I have had thousands of game drives. Naturally I have had many lion sightings,

? NAIROBI PARK SNAKES! - BY GARETH JONES It was getting late after a hot day, I watched the sun was setting fast. I drove along just looking straight ahead, as it was difficult to see as the sun was in

THE GNU’S NEWS! - BY GARETH JONES Every new day brings something different. Very early one fine morning about ten years ago, I approached the No7-Karen Primary dam, I noticed a jackal at the water, the jackal moved away as I

THE ROYAL CRANES! - BY GARETH JONES We slowly approached a treed area where there was a dam with reeds. As we sat quietly waiting, a family of grey crowned cranes emerged from the long grass and walked along the edge

BLACK & WHITE IS GREY - BY GARETH JONES It is always a thrill to see Rhino in the wild, just a few days ago I saw some White Rhino peacefully grazing in the park. That reminded me of the exciting

NAIROBI BUFFALO HERDS - BY GARETH JONES Some years ago, as I rounded a bend in the Langata forest, the road was full of buffalo. There were so many, from tiny calves to cows to young bulls to old bulls, what

UNIQUE AFRICAN ANTELOPE - BY GARETH JONES Wow! What a sight for the naked eye to behold, before me stood a big herd of elands, moving slowly across the Embakasi plains as they grazed and interacted with each other. So

The Story Of The Lurking Leopards - Written by Gareth Jones It was early morning on a crisply cold day in September 2014. I decided to change my normal route and drove past the Kingfisher picnic site, and soon came across

Secretive Serval Cats Spotted In Nairobi National Park - Written by Gareth Jones When driving in the Nairobi National Park, always be prepared for those “suddenly” moments when you see something rare or special. It is good to drive with your

? FUN IN THE SUN! ? The alarm clock buzzed at 05h00 as we awoke to a new day and arrived at the gate just after 06H00. The master plan was to spend the entire day in the park, and just enjoy

For thousands of years lions have roamed the area we call Nairobi today. Humans have also co-existed with wildlife in this area for thousands of years. However within the last 120 years there have been dramatic changes due to rapid