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Nairobi Arboretum

State House Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
254 720650869
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Ranked #14 of 43 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Gardens
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kitale
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

getting to location is difficult. need to take care

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uqbar
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

free, which is very rare in Eastern Africa. Interesting plants.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This venue cries for professional attention. Other than the great greenery, the public toilets smell and your private functions you always have gate crushers, hungry arboretum staff and unwanted monkeys. Also sometimes loud people having prayers. I know this is a safe place but you always feel you want to be looking over your shoulder.

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Khartoum
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

To my untrained eyes it didn't appear to be more than a poorly maintained park. Unless you really know your trees, or have run out of better places to go, I wouldn't recommend trekking out of the city center to get here, just stick to the Uhuru gardens which are more easily accessible and seemed alot more secure.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

The Arboretum is a lot like a rain forest. There are many different kinds of trees, plants, and flowers. Not all of the exhibits are labeled causing the visitor to guess the name of the species he or she is looking at. Hiking trails should be clearly marked.

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london, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Great way to spend a few hours and see the history of the railway. Very relaxed and you can roam around, clamber aboard the old trains without any hassle.

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Milan, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

It is a great place to picnic, rest or take a walk. Its also great for running as it has small up hill, flats and down hills. Like any other park, go with a friend and not alone.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

The place is reminiscent of utter neglect, but the huge variety of plants in varying ages and sizes gives a calming feel of fresh atmosphere to relaxing visitors. The walkways through the trees would scare the non adventurous.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

with experienced guide from africabs tour i was able to learn about history trees and birds of Kenya within a short time

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

If you are in interested in plants then the Arboretum is worth a visit - it dates from the early 20th century when the British colonists planted various species of trees to test their suitability to the climate. It is currently maintained in a poor condition, with locals using it as a park. There are some attractive walks, and I... More

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