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“Close and peaceful forest to enjoy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karura Forest

Karura Forest
| Muthaiga, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2020285
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Ranked #4 of 89 things to do in Nairobi
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Zaragoza, Spain
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“Close and peaceful forest to enjoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I just went the last Saturday and I really liked it. First of all the location is a great advantage due that is just 30ksh with a matatu from town (we stopped in Belgium embassy)

I went there with a friend because now they hire bikes and we got a lot of fun cycling. You can enjoy a nice sights and is really peaceful, places like the falls are pretty well indicated and I also saw more people just hiking with the family or running with the dog; I trust I will be back sooner.

Visited August 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Karura Forest Reserve:A forest within Kenya's capital City; Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The forest is very close to the city centre(15 minutes drive from city centre when there is no trafic Jam) , good for bird watching, fresh air, The forest is secure and very good for jogging/picnic . most people working close to the forest go for jogging especially during lunch hour, I take a walk or jog every 2-3 days a week since I work close to forest , Best time to visit is during day time( week days/weekends). Its good for groups and families

Visited July 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“A nice getaway from city hustle and bustle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We went running on the trails on the smaller side of the park (accessed from Thigiri Ridge Road) on a daily basis. Super safe now that its been fenced off and has gate guards. Great place to walk a dog if you have them, but people there need to be more considerate about cleaning up after them.

The bigger side of the park (off Karura) has a nice waterfall to hike down to, but don't go alone. Better for biking on this side of the park. There's a nice soccer pitch with tennis courts in the middle of the park which is the best place to park before heading in, particularly if walking.

Visited February 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Space to walk!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We live in Nairobi, and one of the things we miss is the opportunity for walking and riding bikes safely. Here it's perfect... A cross between the New Forest in Hampshire England and Cannock Chase in Staffordshire! It was peaceful, calm and lovely to walk in, our girls enjoyed the bike ride , although I would recommend leaving the bikes at h
One if its been raining recently, it can get very muddy, but the walks are fab, the waterfalls are amazing and it's a great place to escape to.

Visited July 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Great hangout”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great place to have a good 15km walk or run..peaceful with all that fresh air from the tall trees around..great dog walk place too or a picnic place at the grounds.do not visit butterfly lake(no butterflies there,rather stagnant water)-enjoy the freshest air and go during weekend for more fun!

Visited May 2013
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