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“A forest next to Nairobi City Centre.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Karura Forest

Karura Forest
Muthaiga, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #4 of 78 things to do in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A forest next to Nairobi City Centre.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The forest is very green and natural. You find very many species of indigenous trees as well as wildlife and birds. The trees gives alot of a cool effect and especially to the nearby Nairobi City and the surroundings. Since it's very near the city centre, can be an ideal place to visit when you have little time in Nairobi.The only biggest problem as the forest nears the city is human interferences. Some of the government offices and roads are erected inside the reserve and this is actually reducing it's size and cover gradually. Any more new buildings plans should be stopped.

Visited December 2013
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“Surprising”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you live in Nairobi, you really should go to Karura forest. Excellent place to walk or bike with your family. The routes are really well laid out and signposted. A lovely waterfall and caves, plus other sites incl monkeys and animals. Karura is a peaceful place in the middle of a busy city. Well worth the visit

Visited January 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“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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“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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“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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