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Karura Forest

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Address: Muthaiga, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 2020285
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Great run!

This place has some of the best running, jogging and biking trails i have ever seen. I did a couple of runs here and i always long for some more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This place has some of the best running, jogging and biking trails i have ever seen. I did a couple of runs here and i always long for some more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The quiet of the forest, varieties of trees and other flora, streams and waterfalls. The forest is vast and has a variety of walks and cycle paths. A very pleasant place to wander, get close to nature and get exercise at the same time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just taking a walk, bike riding, the caves, water falls,oooohhh..... You will have a nice time. At a very affordable entry fee.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My first great adventure with my beloved!!!It is a great place you can't go wrong!!Entry fee is 50 shillings and there is a long foot trail to the caves and waterfalls.You can also hire a bicyle for 500 shillings for an hour but they let us keep it for a longer period which was very great.The water fall place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

After our first visit to Karura Forest and being struck by the beauty and tranquility of this amazing space in the middle of the city - we are hooked and will go there time and again to escape the chaos of living in such a vibrant but busy city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Went there with my family on an afternoon walk and for sure they really enjoyed themselves until it started drizzling. This ended the lovely evening at Karura .....

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Karura Forest has a few entrances and each part has its own merits. The whole forest is fenced and patrolled by rangers, so its safe for walkers, joggers, cyclists etc. Its lovely, to see people enjoying life, to the full. There is a small charge for entrance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Karura is a gift to those who can get themselves there. My only complaint is that the trail signs are often a little confusing to read with the map for those who do not know their way around. Trace your steps and bring your mobile phone with you. Bring water and snacks too, I didn't see any places to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Took the kids for a walk and they loved it. I, too, enjoyed it. The waterfalls are so beautiful, there are caves to see and the butterfly pond too. If you use a pedometer and want to reach your 10,000 steps a day, you will more than achieve that with a walk in the forest on the 5km route. Great... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Unbelievable peace and beuty just a step away from the grouded streets of Nairobi. You can spend many hours without seeing anybody, just birds and butteflies.

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