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Karura Forest

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Address: | Muthaiga, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 2020285
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good for lazy sundays, perfect for forgetting the confusion of the city..

one of my favorite place nearby where I live. it is perfect for a lazy walk, jogging, bird watching or to simply relax.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

one of my favorite place nearby where I live. it is perfect for a lazy walk, jogging, bird watching or to simply relax.

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Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

On Limuru road, Muthaiga, this famous forest is there. Many people come here for walking, watching views, butterfly and birds. Very cold and enjoyable place.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Nice quiet walk in the middle of the big chaotic city. It was a lot of walking as there are many trails and we took most of them - lovely cave, waterfalls, monkeys, many birds.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Incredibly beautiful and great for hiking. A lovely place to visit during a trip to Nairobi. Fun with a group of friends.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a place to get close to each other as you have walks around and in the forest and you reminiscence nature, you cannot help but to wonder how such tranquility and natural splendor could be found within a big city. Besides the two attractions above, Karura Forest has over 50km of nature trails, an old chimney incinerator that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Good natural setting. Excellent for nature walks and jogging. It is a well preserved natural resource.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

nature is the most beautiful thing to look at. this is a wonderful place to visit and if your in need of a place to go for cycling, walks, picnics..in short outdoor activities etc etc... this is the place to be. it is secure and you will have a wonderful time. I did and so shall you!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A delightful forest walk on well laid out trails under fairly deep shade - you can also rent bikes to cycle round. Many do walkers go at weekends to if you are not keen on dogs you should be aware of this - although all the ones we met were very friendly and well controlled by their owners. there is... More 

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South B, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I visited Karura Forest sometime in July. It was a weekend outing with a couple of young people from my church. I had been told that it was a good place to go & chill and hang out so I was very curious & highly doubtful about it at the same time. Entrance fee is quite cheap. It was only... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Brilliant forest and well maintained, but without feeling manacured. Signed walks of 5, 10 and 15kms. Small entrance fee which is well worth it, the funds helping to support the improvements which have been taking place.

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