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Nairobi Arboretum

State House Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Good park in the city offering wide variety of plants

This park is not too large, so ideal for a walk around without any preparation. Like an urban... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dante C
,
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
via mobile
beautiful and memorable

The Arboretum has picked itself up greatly in the last decade. The crime has been radically... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
mikemeegan
,
Nairobi, Kenya
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State House Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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+254 720 650869
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is not too large, so ideal for a walk around without any preparation. Like an urban oasis, it offers a broad range of plants from all over the world, while hosting some very friendly monkeys. Recommended for families and kids alike, even for...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

The Arboretum has picked itself up greatly in the last decade. The crime has been radically reduced. This Historic collection of rare and beautiful trees is seeing a come back. If you have an afternoon for a lazy stroll it is built with a lot...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The arboretum is maybe the only place with the Karoura forest where you can really immerse yourself in a natural environment. Its quietness, its lush vegetation and its interesting biodiversity make it a great place to escape the traffic, noise and dust of Nairobi. The...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

A great place to visit for picnic, photo-shoot, team building among other activities. We held a friend's birthday party here and it was the best. Alot of space to play and charges are very fair.

1  Thank Eunny S
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This Arboretum is in the Nairobi city near the state house.If you had a busy day and want to relax under nice trees and cool breeze this is the place to be.It has nice scenaries which are great for photo session.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

You will always find something interesting happening here. From morning bootcamps and yoga, to entire church congregations, to choir practises. It's not always a peaceful, nature experience. It's often just lovely to walk around such a melting pot of energies. Of course, the monkeys are...More

Thank Kersh87
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Easy park to check out some of the local flora and fauna if you're around. For a longer hike near town, Karura Forest is a much better destination, but the Arboretum feels surprisingly natural for how close it is to the hustle and bustle. Keep...More

Thank Rick S
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

The Nairobi Arboretum is a popular entertainment spot a few kilometres from the City Centre. It is popular with small groups, couples , wedding parties and anyone seeking a quiet time with themselves. The Place is open from 8 to 6 pm daily. During my...More

Thank Claire G
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Nairobi boast few attractions that we were able to identify so we chose to visit the arboretum and acquaint ourselves with some native trees. The place is fairly laid back and used by locals (who I think pay less than tourists) for romantic strolls and...More

Thank NZMDProf
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I was truly looking forward to visiting the Kenya National Arboretum as a showcase of the country's flora. I should have known from the outset upon arrival that things were not going to be as expected. First, the price of entry is posted no where....More

1  Thank zippideedoodle
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abelotieno93
1 September 2017|
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Response from Jane N | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can have food from our side.
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lilianmutune09
26 April 2017|
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Response from Dennis N | Reviewed this property |
Small picnics are allowed, Adults pay sh 50 and there's a price for kids as well but it's really affordable.
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