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Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park

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Address: Lang'ata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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Nice stroll but not very well kept.

The park does have some street sellers that are fare better to buy from than the Maasai Markets in town. This is far less intimidating than the said markets and you do not get... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The park does have some street sellers that are fare better to buy from than the Maasai Markets in town. This is far less intimidating than the said markets and you do not get hassled at all and can buy in peace. The main fountain and memorial had been sadly neglected and was full of rubbish and the water stale.... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It obviously was stunning at one time. This is a sadly neglected park. It is utilised and loved by city dwellers but they deserve more. There are very ugly monuments to narcissistic politicians that cost untold amounts of money that would be better spent on better the life of Kenyan citizens. I went to visit Freedom Corner, after reading Unbowed... More 

Thank irishjet2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cool place where locals go to sit on the grass and relax. There's nothing much going on there besides that, even though you can pedal boat in the (somewhat small?) pond and could also do horse-back riding tour around the park and other people will try to sell you amusements like that. Some people also sell drinks,... More 

Thank Marjoriedlang
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

They charge for picnic on dust, as the grass is all dried up.Uhuru Park and Central park are much better options. Really disappointed at the run down state of the place.

Thank Hilo13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Great hang-out place for Sunday, just for a casual walk across the park, seeing the middle-class Kenyans enjoying their leisure time with their family. A place where public speech was held by the president on special occasions. Very family-friendly.

Thank Ai_YT
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

A rather dirty and dusty park close to down town Nairobi. A lot of locals enjoying the scattered amusements such as marry-go-rounds and small boats on the lake. Not a very pretty place, but worth visiting while in Nairobi.

Thank ChristianFrantz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

A Place where entire Nairobi will gather during the weekend and have fun and enjoyment with their family.

Thank Zulkernain K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Nice relaxing place in the middle of the city. Enjoy a drink or a picnic watching people fromall walks of lives.

Thank Cheeriop
Moshi, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A nice place to relax in the busy city of Nairobi. Surrounded by a few historical monuments and enough shade thanks to the work and vision of Nobel peace prize winner Wangari Maathai

Thank PristineTrails
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

the place is not far from Nairobi city and not far from the main road. Peaceful and spacious making it a great place for fun walks and fun for family time.

Thank James J

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