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Karura Forest

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The Karura Forest Reserve is an urban upland forest on the outskirts of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This remarkable geographical location and natural resource is one of the largest gazetted forests in the world fully within a city limits. It...more
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Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
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Reviewed yesterday

I just made my second visit to the Karura Forest yesterday. I enjoyed it enough,but it's not a must see attraction. It's just not that special. I did see Syke's monkeys, duikers, and 3 new species of birds. I saw the black crowned tcahgra, back...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can’t believe this forest is actually in the middle of a big city like Nairobi. I spent around 8 hours walking alone in Karura Forest. I walked for 12 kilometers without even breaking a sweat. It was really therapeutic to be walking accompanied by...More

Thank Mohammed_Shaya
Reviewed 6 days ago

nice environment for nature walk,there's a small water fall nice for just sitting and listening the water flow

Thank keshd2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place for an early morning walk or to just blow off steam on a weekend. If you like to bike, then the trails are fantastic for that.

Thank UkrainianinAfrica201
Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful. the green grass, the trees providing cool shade, the scenic lake, the cool waterfalls, the dark mysterious caves, what's not to love? Perfect for nature loving adventurers.

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not free. Annual pass is available. Can be expensive for none residents. Beautiful and uniquely Nairobi. If you're not familiar with the path, it is better to stay on the main route. It's possible to get lost and there's certainly will be no rescue....More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beauty of the Kenya forest is one that any traveller who likes a good hike should not miss. The forest is truly pristine, flora and fauna of all descriptions and trails, bike paths, waterfalls, caves make it a magical experience. Definitely one to do...More

Thank YolandeL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wonderful experience of walking in the forest with eucalyptus trees smell and fresh oxygen in abundance. 5, 10, 15 km pathways to select. Clean and secure place as no wild animals. Well preserved by Govt of Kenya. If you are in Nairobi,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Place in Nairobi to escape and breathe fresh air while doing your morning run or just walking in the forest. Relaxing

Thank robykeem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a jewel in busy Nairobi! Great place to spend a day with family friends business partners...whoever. Great hikes, and walks. Value for money if you are a citizen or a resident but if you're a tourist I think it's a bit pricey. Great café...More

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26 April 2018|
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Response from Harvey C | Property representative |
Hi, Julie, for a matatu from the CBD use the Khonja stage along Tom Mboya street or at Odeon. Numbas 106, 107 or 108. Alight at Belgium Embassy on Limuru Road. Karibu!
10 April 2018|
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Response from muradswaleh | Reviewed this property |
Yes its allowed in the picnic area. We brought our own food and drinks. Note that apart from entrance fees, you have to pay for the picnic area otherwise you will have to go back few kilometers before heading back to the... More
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Response from JoshNairobi254 | Reviewed this property |
Once inside, you can run, walk or just sit and relax. Only thing is that you have to keep to the designated route as per the instructions prescribed on the routes. Remember it is a plastic / polythene bags free area hence no... More