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Karura Forest

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Address: Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
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+254 722 677711
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Karura Forest Reserve is an urban upland forest on the outskirts of...

The Karura Forest Reserve is an urban upland forest on the outskirts of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This remarkable geographical location and natural resource is one of the largest gazetted forests in the world fully within a city limits. It covers an area of about 1,000 ha (2,500 ac) and today is a shining example of how country-based corporate social responsibility and individual philanthropy can serve to secure and protect a country's natural resources. The forest offers eco-friendly opportunities for Kenyans and visitors to enjoy a leafy green respite from the hustle and bustle of the city to walk, to jog, or simply to sit quietly and experience the serenity of nature in all its diversity.

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Karura Forest Tour Experience Inclusive of Trail Biking from Nairobi
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Walk in the forest

Beautiful forest with some small wild life. Relaxing way to spend a Saturday or Sunday. Cycling possible. Nice coffee shop to sit in after exercise

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lesleymullan
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful forest with some small wild life. Relaxing way to spend a Saturday or Sunday. Cycling possible. Nice coffee shop to sit in after exercise

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the safest venues in Nairobi for forest breathing, walking, cycling, next to the United Nations HQ. Walk there once and you will be forever in love with it

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bromsgrove
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 5/6 hours in the forest, walking down the gorge to the caves etc, very pleasant scenery spotted a few animals as we wondered around, But when we stopped for lunch at the River Café, beautiful food, scenery, staff were excellent, sensible prices ,which made our visit a complete success

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Thank raytaximan
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice walk in this thick forested .The trails are easy to follow and are clear off obstacles. There are also quite interesting sites in the forest : waterfalls, lake, caves.

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Thank fs d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good, good atmosphere nice air nice road, well maintained good educational program. nice for walking,jogging, bike

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Thank Sarju D
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place for a hike,biking and picnic. lovely place in every respect. highly recommend it for a weekend activity.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am addicted to this place in that i get to go here every weekend especially for bike riding. The birds are beautiful, monkeys are everywhere, fresh air, the caves, the waterfalls,....this place is truly a gem in Nairobi.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a walk with 4 dogs along with the host I stayed. The forest is quite vast indeed but you see a few people running, cycling, solo walking.. so its for everyone. The park does charge a $6 fee for each person (unless you have a monthly pass).

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk and experience the out doors with wildlife monkeys and birds mainly what i saw And security is outstanding with parking access

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i spent 2 hours and could have stayed for the day. relaxing to say the least. Saw monkeys and plenty of birds. The waterfall and caves were worth the visit.

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