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Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park

Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #28 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Parks
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London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Nairobi
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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Bangalore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We expected a basic urban park, but this is no showcase for the nation, as its name and location imply. A magnet for drunks and homeless, very badly maintained-- my wife insisted on leaving after a quick look around. We enjoyed the bustling family "scene" with lots of happy kids. A good respite from the city if you have nowhere... More

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Not THE greatest place in Nairobi, but I've been here with some GREAT company & had mad fun! Try taking a walk to the far corners... ;-)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Nice and open. Very relaxing. One should sleep with one eye open, or if not, wake up with one shoe stolen.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This area is dirty and not looked after, locals use this place to hang out and drink. If you feel like getting harrased by drunk locals, this is the place to go.

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