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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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Picnic mid-city

Uhuru park is a great chill out spot when you are in the CBD and in need for a chill pill or just having a casual meet with a friend.It is advisable to go there on non-holidays or... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 14, 2016
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Uhuru park is a great chill out spot when you are in the CBD and in need for a chill pill or just having a casual meet with a friend.It is advisable to go there on non-holidays or weekends due to the high number of people that frequent the park during these days.The fresh air in that part of town... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Fairview Hotel and decided to go for a walk. We went to this park which was about a 5-10min walk from the hotel. The walk was safe with no issues. The park itself is relatively large. There is plenty of walking space with vendors situated throughout. There was a great area where vendors... More 

Thank MisterCheeky
Surrey, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

As we were staying at the Fairview hotel only 15min walk away we decided to go see the park. Busy lunch hour on a Monday before the kids go back to school so mostly professional people on lunch break & I imagine unemployed people. None of the carnival rides were operational but the pedal boats for rent (300KES for 30mins)... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Just across the Central Business District. Good for morning walk and jog. Avoid the weekends its very popular with locals, so it will be very very crowded. If you can make it early morning, it will be good. Large green space with walking path. Has an artificial lake with boating facility.

Thank Spurkait
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Viewed it from the road. Overgrown grass, no visitors in sight. Looked unfriendly so I gave it a pass.

Thank nsukky
Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

I was a bit disappointed to find the place littered with plastic waste. Apart from the litter, it is well worth visiting. I had a nice view of the city from the top of the hill, where there were a lot of picnics. There's no need to bring food or drinks, you can get snacks and drinks to buy from... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 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.

Thank Hermes_NL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

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.

Thank Hedaya K
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 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 

Thank Jason S
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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