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Nairobi Arboretum

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Address: State House Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254 720650869
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ROMANTIC By Nature

For any traveller who want to breeze, learn about plants and birds this is the place to stop over while you are on safari. It gives you peace of mind without spending a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Nairobi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

For any traveller who want to breeze, learn about plants and birds this is the place to stop over while you are on safari. It gives you peace of mind without spending a penny. One of the cleanest and colourful public park in Kenya thanks to the National Museum of Kenya for keeping it cool.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This green park/oasis is a nice place to relax in and exercise. Weekdays are best, as weekends it tends to get crowded with families and worshipers who sing aloud. The trees have signs with their names in Latin & English. Worth a visit if one likes green!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This Oasis is located in the middle of town and it is open from sun rise to sun set. On weekensd it teams with fitness groups, simple visitors looking for a space to relax as well as with numerous Protestant church groups doing outdoor service. Worth a visit.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I have been going to the Arboretum almost everyday for the last 6 months. Extremely serene and overwhelming beautiful especially during the morning hours.Gets a little dirty post the weekend due to the large number of family picnics and other gatherings but great nonetheless . Timmings - 6.30 Am - 6.30 pm KSH 50/- for parking post 8 AM and... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Green Shady place. It is quiet for family outing and groups retreat. There are places special for discussion and outdoor events grounds.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have visited the Arboretum three times now. I really enjoy the serenity and the beauty of the park. When I want to rewind and do not have to go outside the city - this is my choice.

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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The first time I visited here in 2012, I was overwhelmed by the beauty and the usage of this park. People of all walks enjoying themselves, each other and nature. If you are lucky and go on a Sunday you may hear people singing praises. If the vervets are out and about you may get to watch the tiny babies... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Arboretum is a lovely spot for a wander in a pleasant environment. Great for a picnic too, with some wildlife - particularly monkeys - to keep an eye out for.

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This park is a nice retreat for locals, not much to see for tourists. Signs are in bad shape and not very helpful.

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Mt. Vernon, IL
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This place was a sanctuary for me and my husband while we were first in Kenya in 2003. It was an escape from the city, the hustle and bustle, the beggers, the dirt and the poverty. We went there to let our guard down and enjoy nature and that we did! We visitied more than once over our 6 week... More 

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