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Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park

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Address: Lang'ata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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Quite peaceful and airy and quite vast in size - spanning both sides of Kenyatta Avenue. With a little bit of horticultural attention, sprinklers to keep grass green etc., it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Sherbrooke, Canada
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Sherbrooke, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Quite peaceful and airy and quite vast in size - spanning both sides of Kenyatta Avenue. With a little bit of horticultural attention, sprinklers to keep grass green etc., it could be a haven. Benches need to be renovated/improved with quantities increased. Some security presence could help and would give a better sense of safety to visitors there.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is the place where declaration of Independence was issued. It's a nice place to have a picnic due to the lushly grassland in the plains. There are a few sculptures also in the site.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The most popular park in Kenya, Its located in the heart of Nairobi ,walking distance from the city centre.uhuru park is one of the best place to relax,have a date,spend time with children,take pictures,read..securirty has always been beefed up so your safety is guaranteed.

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Lagos
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Uhuru gardens is quiet an in the city. It's lush green grass is well trimmed and maintained. It's great for a family picnic, and perfect for couples.

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Malindi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

it feels good to hang out in a cool place in the middle of the noisy n fussy city. a place you can have a nap without anyone disturbing you, picnic with family is a big go here. social place where you also get to meet a lot of new people.

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Overlooking the Nairobi skyline is one of our most prestigious parks. Through the years it has fallen on some hard times and has lost some of the luster it once claimed. Am optimistic that it will reclaim its position in a few years. A must visit for anyone who wants to watch the city bustle from a far.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Uhuru gardens is a quiet environment within the city.Just long Langata road, the green grass, well trimmed provides a good atmosphere for picnic.The historical monument is the major attraction here.Last year the president laid the stone to mark 50years of Independence.

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Seattle, WA.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Uhuru Gardens is a memorial public park located on Lang'ata Road, Nairobi, Kenya. It is the largest memorial park in Kenya. The inaugural ceremony for Kenya's first president, President Jomo Kenyatta was conducted at this park on 12 December 1963 when Kenya gained its independence. A 24-metre high monument commemorating Kenyas' struggle for independence is the centrepiece of attractions at... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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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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Bengaluru (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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