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Karura Forest

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Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
+254 791 398371
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Karura Forest Half-Day Tour with Trail Bike Option from Nairobi
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
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+254 791 398371
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"limuru road"
in 26 reviews
"bike riding"
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"river cafe"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
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"indigenous trees"
in 9 reviews
"walking trails"
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"enjoy nature"
in 10 reviews
"serene environment"
in 11 reviews
"picnic area"
in 9 reviews
"nice walk"
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"entrance fee"
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"non residents"
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"nairobi city"
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"jogging"
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"caves"
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"monkeys"
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Karura has lots to offer for city folk looking for peace and quiet. Besides the endless trails for walking, you can rent bicycles by the hour. Guides are available at an extra cost should you not want to get lost.

Thank Madame_Trey
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Located north of central Nairobi and bordered by the leafy suburbs of Muthaiga, Gigiri, Runda, Ridgeways, Mathare North, Highridge and Spring Valley, Karura Forest occupies more than 1,000 HA, making it the largest of three main gazetted forests in Nairobi. Here, you can see a...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic option if you look for some wild nature near Nairobi city. I walked in a plain and easy path, 2 km till a smal waterfall. There are routes marked in colours ( blue route 10km, yellow route 5 km) so it is ideal if...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

Lots of diverse indigenous trees, waterfall, village. Many things to be seen , especialy if you do not have time to go to a safari, it is a great opportunity to get more clear picture about the nairobi's natural sites.

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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

Perfect for a run or bike ride with 15km, 10km or 5km marked trails. Great also for family stroll to waterfall and caves.

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Reviewed December 13, 2017

At karura forest you have a chance to see different varieties of monkeys and birds. One can also go for biking, trecking, nature walk and some great views for photo sessions. So when visiting there, carry a nice camera to capture the nature photographs.

Thank John M
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

It's a lovely green spot in Nairobi. You can rent bicycles and there are well-marked paths for walking and running. Dogs are also allowed.

Thank Katanu M
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

just to spend few hours on a Sunday is fine. I can say it is just forest with no animals and one water fall. Better go in group in a number more than 2. Full of greenery and very old and tall trees.

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

... and quite nice trails for hike/walk. Be careful though if you are some sort of photo enthusiast who carries a tripod - then you'll pay an extra fee for "Photoshoot". Not that sure that it's worth it. But the fresh air is totally worth...More

Thank P K
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Karura Forest is a forest in the middle of city...for this reason it is amazing and should be supported in every way. But it's very well kept paths act more like walking motorways that although are beautiful, don't offer the kind of cool wildlife experience...More

Thank Kersh87
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donmelikzedek
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Response from muradswaleh | Reviewed this property |
Yes its allowed in the picnic area. We brought our own food and drinks. Note that apart from entrance fees, you have to pay for the picnic area otherwise you will have to go back few kilometers before heading back to the... More
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Lucy H
February 20, 2018|
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Response from JoshNairobi254 | Reviewed this property |
Once inside, you can run, walk or just sit and relax. Only thing is that you have to keep to the designated route as per the instructions prescribed on the routes. Remember it is a plastic / polythene bags free area hence no... More
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JulieBroeke
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It's open everyday including holidays
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