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Nairobi Arboretum

State House Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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A haven in the urban jungle

The arboretum is maybe the only place with the Karoura forest where you can really immerse yourself... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Desperate O
Strasbourg, France
via mobile
I love Nature

A great place to visit for picnic, photo-shoot, team building among other activities. We held a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eunny S
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State House Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
State House Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Desperate O
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Eunny S
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 4 October 2017

For those who are fasting this is a place for you. Is also nice for team building, get together and for family gathering.

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The proximity of this park to the CBD makes it excellent for events and even an outing. The monkeys come both as a positive addition to the place but they can be a nuisance. The staff have tried hard to maintain the place. However the...More

Thank Samuel P
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1 September 2017|
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Response from Jane N | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can have food from our side.
26 April 2017|
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.
24 April 2016|
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Response from Noris M | Reviewed this property |
You will have to arrange with the security team,the charges will be fair considering ample security and parking