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“Great urban getaway” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karura Forest Reserve

Karura Forest Reserve
Limuru Road | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #3 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Forests
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Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great urban getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Nice and centrally located, decent trail system, could use better mapping and some slope stabilization, but one thing at a time.

Visited February 2014
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Nairobi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great forest park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is probably one of the best city parks in the world - there are not many cities with forests like these, so thank you Wangari Maathai. Just terrible that there is so much deforestation in the rest of Kenya....

Visited November 2013
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Nairobi
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4 attraction reviews
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“Oxy Rich Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Everything is just fantastic about a walk in Karura Forest. We went to the quieter side of Karura which was absolutely fantastic. Fresh scents of Eucalyptus, extremely lots of oxygen, colobus monkeys in the forest and a fantastic 4 km trek.

Visited January 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Great Natural Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Karura forest is one of the few forests remaining around Nairobi. It is a great experience to have a walk specially early in the morning and have a healthy walk or jogging while enjoying the nice trees and plantation and have a stop to enjoy the view of water fall. Try to avoid going late around noon to avoid heat. Have a bottle of water with you. Don't feed monkeys and enjoy the relaxing time. If you have dogs, there are dogs paths where they can enjoy running

Visited January 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“really nice walks in the forest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

After living here so many years, we finally made time to go for a walk in karura forest with our dogs. It was really nice with marked out 5km, 10km and 12km trails. It's a large area so you don't feel like there are lot of people there. There are young ones riding their bicycles on the trails and stuff. I was a bit worried with our dogs because not everyone knows how to control their dogs and we saw two people being controlled by their dogs instead of the other way around. I would be wary about anyone with a dog especially if you went there with yours.

Visited January 2014
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