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Address: Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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+254 720 650869
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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magnificent place

This place is great, and good for picnics but only problem is no washrooms. So go for a few hours and rush back home, there is a waterfalls and caves as well. Magnificent place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 9, 2016
Mayur N
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

This place is great, and good for picnics but only problem is no washrooms. So go for a few hours and rush back home, there is a waterfalls and caves as well. Magnificent place nature at its best

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

There are not many safe places to walk in Nairobi. This is one of them. It offers space for a pleasant short walk close to the city, and is a nice adjunct to a boozy lunch at one of the nearby Karen restaurants

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Thank worsley2016
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Went once and keep going back for more, calm and collected trail. Good for walking and just enjoying the environment. Inexpensive and can even host a picnic.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is very green with fairly clear paths. On the downside it is not very big and the highlights are not that exciting. The waterfall is not super large and has pumps and pipes on the sides. The cave is not that big and doesn't extend very far. The swamp is nothing special. The campsite does look nice, but... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

As far as I am concerned, it is a nice natural forest. Though i did not see wild animals or birds probably i didn't go their side but my visit after Christmas with a bunch of kids and games was best experience. Especially when there isn't much to do in a busy sunny Nairobi. I will surely go again sometimes.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

a good plan for a saturday afternoon with friends who love nature. The scenery is epic with some good views near the waterfalls. My best part of the walk was going into some really dark caves with tonnes of bats. A bit creepy but loads of fun.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

Has a nice nature walk which one can do with the family and a 4 year old can also complete it. Do go with enough water/drinks and snacks. Alternatively one can also carry a picnic lunch and have it at the shades Dress lightly as the weather can be warm during the walk.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

This was a great way to get out of the sun but stay in nature. The park has clearly marked trails and some beautiful sites. We found a decent waterfall, caves and lots of wildlife. The paths can be a bit step and rugged, so wear good shoes. They tell you that newbies to the forest need to take a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

It's a nice place to have a walk in the forest and enjoy mother nature. There are places in the forest where people can have a picnic and enjoy. There also a lot of benches in the forest where people can sit.

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Thank Ethel M
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102 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice short walk in Karen. We like to do it on Sundays before having lunch at Tamambo or Purdy Arms. The trail is nicely built with waterfall, cave, papyrus area, bamboo place with seating. Best time is Sunday morning, as most people are in church and it is peaceful. After that it gets crowded and very noisy,... More 

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