The park is located only 7 km from Nairobi city centre. The savannah ecosystem comprises of different vegetation types. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush are predominant.
Major wildlife attractions are the Black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Other attractions include the Ivory burning site Monument, Nairobi Safari Walk, the Orphanage and the walking trails at hippo pools.