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Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park

Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: Lang'ata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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A Passtime Activity

Uhuru Gardens is a large memorial Park in Nairobi on Langata Road, about 7 kms away from Central Business District (heart of city) towards Nairobi National Park. It was here on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 1, 2017
Multan, Pakistan
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Multan, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Uhuru Gardens is a large memorial Park in Nairobi on Langata Road, about 7 kms away from Central Business District (heart of city) towards Nairobi National Park. It was here on these grounds where Kenya's independence from British rule was announced by Kenya's first president, President Jomo Kenyatta on 12 December 1963 in a befitting ceremony. The British flag was... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Been there during christmas-days. The parc was pretty full, very dirty with loads of trash everywhere, a lot of beggars and a bad feeling throughout the time there. It is green, i give him that, but no reason to go there. Central fountain/statue was strange and not pretty, do not need to go there again.

Thank Roman V
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Fresh air and trimmed grass. This is excellent for family relaxation and open to public.a couple of activities though offered at a small fee..

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Very nice park in Nairobi. We happened to go on a day when they were having a festival/carnival. It was really fun hanging out with the locals. The park is really big and connected to other parks to make it a large green space right in the city. It's a nice place to relax. I didn't go at night so... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

It is a freedom park which is free for everyone so don't pay for anything. Bring your mats for picnics however we saw a lot of people there on New years day it was extremely park and so won't be the best place for tourist during public holidays. Also don't go alone go go in groups

Thank livinginlag
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

This is just a lovely park in the middle of the town. However surrounded by busy roads. It is a nice park to walk around for a while and to enjoy the sunshine. Nice but nothing really special.

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Katy, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

There are many photo ops for budding photographers. The flora and fauna were absolutely beautiful when we went.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

This is a great spot for a great sit down picnic. It is less noisy on the weekdays. They still have boat rides on the weekend. Be careful of pick pockets. Better to go in a large group of friends then alone.

Thank Lorraine H
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This park seemed to be a safe place to rest right in the city. Walk through the park and you are in the busy business district of Nairobi with plenty of cafes, restaurants and coffee shops.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

wow! a park within the bustling city is really amazing!!!! it was clean, people are so disciplined with garbage and stuff...the view deck provides a good sight of the city.when it's traffic time, you can sit and there are vendor stalls around to buy something.

Thank cashwash

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