Close to Nairobi National Park is also the Kitengela Game Conservation Area populated with buffalo, masai giraffe, black rhino, eland, impala, Grant's and Thomson's gazelle, common and Defassa waterbuck, hippopotamus, warthog, Olive Baboon, monkeys and the attendant carnivores - lion, Spotted Hyena, cheetah, jackals, Bat-eared Fox and smaller carnivores.
The diversity of species is decreasing in the Kitengela area adjacent to the Nairobi National Park, where land-uses not compatible with wildlife are increasing.
Near Kitengela town is the Maasai Ostrich Park, a fairly popular tourist destination 7 km off the Nairobi - Arusha road. It is also a place where Jockeys train for Ostrich racing . Ostrich races are held at the farm on Sundays and occasionally at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi.
Kitengela is close to Athi River town in Machakos County in the former Eastern Province, while Kitengela belongs to Kajiado County in the former Rift Valley Province. Kitengela is growing quickly and is expanding with residential houses.
- Isinya, a town located south of Kitengela