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Address: Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Nice 5km nature trail in Karen

If Karura Forest reminds me about European forests, this one feels like something you would expect to find from Africa, which has some dry spots as well as wet spots with papyrus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Mombasa, Kenya
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14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Being that it sits at the edge of a national park and the Ngong forest in Nairobi, it's super convenient. It is sad that this shining beacon of untamed forest has been ruined by a road. And pathways. And Neglect. There are no paths that lead to any of the places you see on the map correctly, or indicators for... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If Karura Forest reminds me about European forests, this one feels like something you would expect to find from Africa, which has some dry spots as well as wet spots with papyrus and huge bamboos (but you don't get your feet wet). If you like to explore caves, bring flashlight with you, because you really need in Oloolua's cave. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This small forest is delightful after a few days in crowded Nairobi! Nothing special actually except that there are (almost) no cars and that there is a small footpath. The entrance is Ksh 600 for tourists It is said that if you come for the first time you need a guide. Really not needed, say you have been here before.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This place is nice for a get way from the city,the best moment is that it is located in Karen hence one does have to be worried about leaving Nairobi,it has beautiful scenery,of the forest,ancient tress,the terrains is nice for exercises,the picnic site,the water fall.This is a place to be if one is looking for a convenient place within the... More 

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Oloolua forest has a lot of history. In the 1960s the world renowned ornithologist Dr Leslie Brown started to study a pair of African Crowned eagles in the forest. He asked Simon Thomsett who was a youngster then to keep watch on the eagles. Thomsett is today a raptor-guru. In 1986, Simon Thomsett built a wooden hide for Alan Root... More 

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Chania, Crete
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Just back from an enjoyable,though pretty slippery in places, walk on the trail. Stupidly I didn't photograph the map and with only the advice that I should keep to the left,soon found myself walking in apparent circles! Why are there not more signs? Anyway enjoyed the experience,saw a dikdik and colourful butterflies...

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Hiked thru Acacia Brush on with rangers. Trail not well marked but the area has some unusual bird and water areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

its very exciting.The waterfall, bamboo sections were my personal favourites. It is a good place for anyone who wants to squeeze a work out in or just take a walk in nature

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

i needed a place to have a nice walk and breath with the trees and this is the place to be.The water fall is beautiful. i enjoyed myself together with a few friends.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Regardless if you are a local or not, this is a great place to go!!! The waterfall, bamboo sections were my personal favourites! Warning: if you go off trail for a picnic, go back on the trail asap because it's easy to get lost :P

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Address: Address: Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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