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Address: State House Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254 720650869
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So many trees!

As a natural history lover, I appreciated the interpretive signs and the large number of identification plaques on the trees. Lots of little trails and broad paths run through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2013
Ariel Z
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

There are few places to go inside the city where you can walk, run and lay on the grass. Arboretum park is one of them. I went there with my wife on a Sunday morning and we took a lovely walk around it. It was full of people, I guess it is a meeting place where Kenyans go to pray... More 

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Nairobi
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26 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Nice place to hang around but nothing much to do. Its a great track to walk and play but that's it. There is nothing extra inside.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

As a natural history lover, I appreciated the interpretive signs and the large number of identification plaques on the trees. Lots of little trails and broad paths run through the park, making it perfect for running or walking. The roads leading into it are also have sidewalks, so it's a perfect jogging destination.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

It is a haven in the bustle of Nairobi and a nice place to get away from the traffic and smog. Unfortunately, you'll find trash littering the park at times and the trails can get messy during the rainy season.

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London, United Kingdom
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91 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you want a walk away from the hustle and bussle then this place is for you. You will find it full of couples (which sometimes can be very unhappy if you want to share an area) we did see a coupe of church groups holding small masses here, (if thats your thing enjoy)

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nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a wonderful place for a morning or evening work . Groups and families also use it as a picnic site owing to the peaceful environment and clean air. nature lovers also visit the Aboretum to learn about trees and appreciate the conservation work in the only forested part near the city centre of Nairobi.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Go on Sunday morning, you wil see a lot of born again sects praying under the trees, families having fun: it is a green spot in Nairobi

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

While the facilities could do with a lot of TLC (especially the toilets!!!), the feel of the place is very peaceful, relaxing and serene, which is wonderful for being so close to the heart of Nairobi. There is no entry fee, and it attract all kinds of people, which makes it an interesting place to see a slice of Nairobi's... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

What a shame that such a beautiful, naturalistically rich & landscaped museum of trees, interwinding paths and open lawns hasn't been at least looked after as was intended by their creators. There are so few parks in Nairobi that Arboretum deserves alot more from the long list of apparent sponsors 'proudly' displayed at the entrance - I hope that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Great trees and shrubbery, but also a place for groups to gather for religious or social purposes and for athletes to train. I visited regularly when I was in Nairobi, it's a short jog from the city centre.

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