Karura Forest

Karura Forest, Nairobi: Hours, Address, Karura Forest Reviews: 4.5/5

Karura Forest
4.5
Biking Trails • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails • Forests
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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 covers an area of about 1,000 ha (2,500 ac) and today is a shining example of how country-based corporate social responsibility and individual philanthropy can serve to secure and protect a country's natural resources. The forest offers eco-friendly opportunities for Kenyans and visitors to enjoy a leafy green respite from the hustle and bustle of the city to walk, to jog, or simply to sit quietly and experience the serenity of nature in all its diversity.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Elaine P
Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States33 contributions
Enjoyed this clean safe place to exercise and enjoy nature
Sep. 2021
We rented bikes and followed the well-marked and well-maintained trails for 2 hours. We saw several dik-diks that were not afraid of us and that is so rare to see in the day! We loved stopping by the waterfall and to see the Mau-Mau caves. In our two hours in the early weekday afternoon in this lovely clean place we only passed 5 other people who were jogging or biking. We felt very safe and it was great to get out into nature and exercise. Highly recommend! (Bikes weren't the best but are certainly serviceable and fine.)
Written 4 October 2021
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abbasl201
London, UK1 contribution
Excellent time!
Aug. 2021
The waterfall 😍😍 i love this place so dearly!
I did meditation, bike riding, picnic then some team building and left.
I wanna go back again for a walk.
Written 16 August 2021
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MunFam
Bahrain2,615 contributions
Absolutely Beautiful
Jul. 2021
We are from America and LOVE National Parks and hiking. We now live in the Middle East, so when our guide suggested we spend a few hours hiking to the waterfall, we got super excited. The trails were clean and well marked. I am so glad we got to escape for a few hours. One note: Plastic water bottles are prohibited, so we were dying by the end of our hike.
Written 31 July 2021
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Direkta010
Nairobi, Kenya2 contributions
Karua forest and the history of it.
Jan. 2021 • Solo
Karua forest is the best place to ride, walk or take your dog at. You have to pay to enter I forgot the prices. I went on a ride and it was fun really fun. They are different course for you 5 kilometres, 10 kilometres, 15 kilometres and one that has no ending you chose when to end. And their is also a fountain and a cave. Now let me tell you the history or this place. When Kenya was being coloniced by the British the army had to find a place to hide and they saw a cave in the forest and that hid in their till the British went. They left and the government disided to make this place a nature walk and ride. And they named it Karua forest.
Written 26 July 2021
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Khatidja Dhala-Seyoum
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania53 contributions
Easy like Sunday morning
Jun. 2021
The perfect place for some green in your life, go for a morning hike / bike ride through the forest followed by a delicious brunch. Great views, great food, but it goes get busy so book in advance.
Written 21 June 2021
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Samer999
Cairo Governorate, Egypt45 contributions
magical place
Mar. 2021
the Forest is lovely and the walk or cycling is awesome, still the bikes need more care and maintenance but still i enjoyed every moment
Written 16 March 2021
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Sea
Nairobi, Kenya32 contributions
Villa Rock Stop hotel overlooks this waterfall.
Oct. 2020
All of the villa's rooms and main areas have stunning views of this waterfall and Karura Forest on the other side. It's a multi-use park with jogging trails and goats looking for greener grass along the river.
Written 17 January 2021
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Eel
Karen, Kenya3 contributions
Relaxing
Jan. 2020
Went for bike riding and it is clean. Surprised by this. I will definitely be back. 100 shillings to enter and 100 for parking. A fair deal.
Written 26 December 2020
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Lillian M
Ruaka, Kenya5 contributions
Wangari maathai fought for a gem
Dec. 2020
Went for a run and it is clean. Surprised by this. On my weight loss journey I will definitely be back. 100 shillings to enter and 100 for parking. A fair deal.
Written 25 December 2020
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C W
2 contributions
Karura
Oct. 2020
Riding bicycles was one of the interesting activity. The environment also was very conductive to an outdoor activity.
Written 15 December 2020
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