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Central Park

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Address: Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869

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Beautiful for a stroll

This is a family park with lots to do for the kids, and nice to take a walk. The lily pond and monkeys are nice. There were horse rides for the kids and face painting. I found it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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93 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a family park with lots to do for the kids, and nice to take a walk. The lily pond and monkeys are nice. There were horse rides for the kids and face painting. I found it very relaxing and stayed longer than expected.

Thank Redbackspider
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice place to be during the day. You'll see people finding shady spots all around the park. Very close to the central business districts. Safe during the day. Don't go after dark, I was told about groups who may congregate there at night under the influence and can be threatening. But there's no trace of this during the... More 

Thank Dave D
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I take my kids here most weekends a lot of fun activities for them.Th e boat ride is must go and the rates are affordable

Thank febrizia
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66 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Good for a gentle stroll mid morning before the heat. Mind out for the knee height barbed wire fences between the paths and the grassed areas. Some of the park was being dug up during our visit for laying cables. A bit run down and littered. Locals use it a lot to rest out. Lovely to see the volunteer crossing... More 

Thank UKTravelWatch
Mombasa, Kenya
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

As the name suggests this is a little bit of greenery in centre of the urban sprawl. It is rather shabby - litter everywhere, rusty barbed wire barriers and grass left uncut. Ihowever, if you keep your eye open though you may spoke a few unusual birds.

Thank Paul K
The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Central park is separated from Uhuru park by Kenyatta Avenue. It is good for an lunch time stroll if you are staying in the Nairobi CBD. Its centerpiece is the somewhat pompous/communistic looking Jomo Kenyatta monument, dedicated to the first president of Kenya. There is only mild harassment from some old people claiming to be university students in Europe ...... More 

Thank Hermes_NL
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This park is a joke dozens of homeless and drunk people roaming around with overgrown grass and people begging for money. I went around lunch time on a Sunday and had to walk quickly to get through park every time someone came near me I was nervous, I most certainly wouldn't go near park after dark. A real shame that... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

A place to meet friends and relatives in the open.You can play around with kids and everyone will enjoy the surroundings.

Thank Wachira44
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

This park sits beside the Serena Hotel and unfortunately is a but uncared for. The water fountain runs on weekends, and the park is absolutely packed on Sundays. IF you want to see locals enjoying the outdoors, this is a great place and easy to walk to. Unfortunately there are many homeless that call the park home.

Thank Duane C
Kampala, Uganda
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88 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

When I last walked through the park, coming from the Serena and due to traffic opting to walk to the KICC rather than take a cab, if found plenty of litter strewn on the grass and little sign of regular maintenance. It does however offer a great view over the skyline of the CBD from the hill above the main... More 

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