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Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park

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Address: Lang'ata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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Rather quiet in the morning

The Uhuru park is relatively large south of Kenyatta avenue in Nairobi. It has a fairground, a boating pond, hawker stalls but everything appeared to be very quiet on a Tuesday... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Uhuru park is relatively large south of Kenyatta avenue in Nairobi. It has a fairground, a boating pond, hawker stalls but everything appeared to be very quiet on a Tuesday morning. Some harassment from older people pretending to be students abroad, not too bad. This appears to be a common scam.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice location,accessible by public transport.Great place for a picnic or just to chill out.They charge for a group of people despite saying the site is free.

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Thank Hedaya K
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked around Uhuru Gardens in like 10 minutes, not much to see and do, if you have young kids then there's several rides and a lake that you can hire a pedal powered boat to go around but the lake is fairly small and no views. Grass is overgrown with many homeless people sleeping in the park, a few food... More 

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Thank Jason S
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is the best place to enjoy a romantic walk in the afternoon.The lawns are green and fresh with a beautiful view of the city if you sit near the Ministry offices overlooking the city. You can also enjoy a pedal boat in the waters beneath.Look obvious but its a lovely experience.Make sure you visit since its a free park.

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Thank Habyarimana48
Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We spent a few afternoons here relaxing. Beautiful grounds, quite large, plenty of snacks available and activities for kids. Great place in the city.

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Thank Caramia81
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I recently visited the park and was shocked to learn that the wonderful historical monuments therein were poorly maintained. BUT in hindsight, I enjoyed my visit there. The grounds are clean and the place is serene despite being located along a busy highway. I especially loved the Unity labyrinth. The sign post at it's entrance reads "This is a place... More 

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Thank Marie-aka-Minimus
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is one of the central spaces of the city where political parties often hold gatherings. However, on a normal day the place is frequented by city dwellers who would like to just sit by the lake or anywhere by in the garden and enjoy the cool breeze. For kids you have a lot of stuffs including horses to ride... More 

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Thank AnkurPriyadarshan
Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This garden has seen better days. It is now left to rot away with very poor. maintenance. Not really worth visiting

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Thank M P
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Uhuru Gardens seems to have acquired a reputation for being a bit dangerous to visit in recent times. I certainly experienced some raised eyebrows when I declared my intention to visit. I must say I was very pleasantly surprised when we did visit. The park is well maintained and centrally located. I encountered none of the 'pests' ie beggars that... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Relaxing park on a warm day. Monuments are worth looking at. Really close to the city centre. Worth coming to for some time out and people-watching.

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