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Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park

Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #24 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
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Kampala, Uganda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We passed by this place on our way to the museum. The gardens are beautiful. It is a good place to rest and just run away from fast life in Nairobi. It is completely free. I would come again and recommend it to a friend

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

An excellent place for your morning walk or jog. A burst of fresh right in the middle of City center. If you're with family or kids you can spend some good quality time having picnic. Must go

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is where I learnt to ride a bicycle as an adult All those who can ride a bike as adults.....say AYE Those who cannot ride a bike as adults....say NAY... The.......have it Open space, open space, open space !!!!

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Watford, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Though the gardens are nothing special and have very little interest for tourist they are a pleasant and relaxing spot in the middle of the city centre. Plenty of family friendly activities (horse rides, camel rides, bouncy castles, boating lake, food stalls, play areas) and a very pleasant and happy atmosphere. Perfect for a picnic (you can buy the usual... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Go there on a Sunday afternoon. It is such fun to see the Nairobi citizens enjoying the park with their kids and loved ones. Everybody was kind and nice to me and had time for a little conversation. Little food stalls, hot dogs, ice-cream, everything you want for a family outing and of cours the merry go round. Go there,... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A short distance walk from the City Centre stands the Uhuru park. The place is memmorable as many government cerebrations and political rallies in Kenyan are done there. The flag of the new costituition in Kenya still stands high. A walk in the park which has many trees coupled with a boat ride can be very refreshing. The park has... More

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Zaragoza, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Is a peaceful and huge park, where you can go to just chill with a friend, walk or even use one of the boats in the lake. I believe is great to have one free place for families and people where to spend some time for example on Sundays.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Nice park for families to go during the day. I am not sure how safe it is for Expats but never heard of anyone amongst my friends getting robbed. however would highly recommend that you go there with minimum money in your pocket and dont carry fancy phones or gadgets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

If u get time on busy days for few hrs in nairobi, visit this peaceful park. On sundays u can also see some street skaters practising and showing their skills.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Uhuru means freedom in Kiswahili. So visiting the "freedom gardens" takes you back to the colonial days. Rich history but nothing much in the park ,,may be just to relax and cool off.

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