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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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Forest experience in the City

This is a nice place to take a stroll or have a picnic. There is enough space to host a large group of people or a single person. More people tend to come here on Sundays so,if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The arboretum is a is a safe haven only if you are accompanies by at least 3 other local men.Avoid at all costs going there if possible unless you are in a group of locals.I witnessed 2 muggings in broad daylight

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a nice place to take a stroll or have a picnic. There is enough space to host a large group of people or a single person. More people tend to come here on Sundays so,if you want some quiet space in the open, you should consider coming during the week. The lower part of the forest is generally... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Nairobi Arboretum, Nairobi City, was originally established in 1907 by a Mr. Battiscombe, Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests, as a trial plot for fast growing exotic tree species. It gradually transformed into an "a living collection of trees" or arboretum. Today, it is managed by Friends of Nairobi Arboretum (FONA)under Nature Kenya (East Africa Natural History Society) working alongside Kenya... More 

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Karatina, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had a brief moment here during our wedding day for photo session and my wife loved the place. It was nice to see search a greenery in the city. Good for quite and good moments.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have been going there for 3years now cause I leave around but this week your were very rude to my mum. I rather drive all the way to karura and better cause they got waterfall and cave and way cheaper

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A large beautiful free park in Nairobio. Multiple trails, open space, and shade. Listen to the evangelicals preach solo sermons or speak tongues to trees. You could spend an hour or two just walking around not feeling like you're in the capital. No personal maps or trails map signs, so just explore. There are some food shops right outside one... More 

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Nairobi
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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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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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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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Address: Address: State House Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254 720650869
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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