Athi River is located at the southern tip of the Nairobi National Park, 28km to the southeast of Nairobi city centre. It has become a sought after residential area because of its proximity to Nairobi. The Nairobi National Park is a wildlife sanctuary that begins only 7km south of the city centre. It offers visitors the chance to spot one or all of the ‘Big Five’. Athi River hotels offer a good choice of mid-range accommodation.