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Karura Forest

#4 of 122 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
+254 739 262092
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Karura Forest Tour Experience Inclusive of Trail Biking 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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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

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...More

Thank euricia
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank JUELZ007
Reviewed April 7, 2017

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.

Thank reichers59
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

the Karura Forest in Nairobi offers an excellent place to have a walk or to do a horse ride (I tried both). The park entrance is around 600ksh (6 usd) and park is opened until 6:30pm. The path are clear and is a peaceful place...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Near to the city, Karura if a wonderful urban forest that attracts many visitors as much for the history of its protection as for the beautiful trails and paths that wind for many kilometres. Perfect for an early morning stroll, run or bicycle ride, it...More

Thank harleydad51
Reviewed April 3, 2017

so this place is very beautiful and in dense forest area .... very peaceful and beautifully done .... so total forest must in many kms but still maintained very well, inside they have sports facilities like football ground , cycle track also deep inside forest...More

Thank abhishekk814
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

A large forest in the city. Excellent place for riding bike, hike, run, walk with your dog or just chill. Very well maintained, well marked mountainbike trails or walking trails. River Caffe inside the forest is excellent the best view you could wish for, the...More

Thank magelan76
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

It was a amazing, great place to do hiking or cycling. There is a waterfall, cave and also picnic area.

Thank Sara A
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Karura is definitely worth a visit. Pretty close to town with nicely kept forrest tracks. You can simply just go for a walk or hire one of the slightly dodgy bikes for a couple of hours. Be sure to chose one where the brakes have...More

Thank Will S
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

I visited Karura with friends, it was more of a social visit and we wanted to take pictures there. I can say it is a lovely place to visit especially for active families. You can get to jog, cycle and get to do a myriad...More

Thank fchells350
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Charles K
can you get into the water by the falls?
May 2, 2017|
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Response from KaruraFriends | Property representative |
Definitely not. Several reasons. First, it is a sad fact that the water quality in peri-urban Nairobi rivers is well outside the WHO and KBS standards for safe bathing. Although the physical and biological cleansing effect... More
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Charles K
can you get into the water by the falls?
May 2, 2017|
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Response from KaruraFriends | Property representative |
Definitely not. Several reasons. First, it is a sad fact that the water quality in peri-urban Nairobi rivers is well outside the WHO and KBS standards for safe bathing. Although the physical and biological cleansing effect... More
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IANSTEVEN13
how much for a hike at karura forest
March 15, 2017|
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Response from KaruraFriends | Property representative |
Jeanjoza has summarised the current fee structure correctly except for the cost of a guide: should be KES 300, not 3,000, about USD 3. By the way, don't be taken in by the offers for entry and a bike tour for $85... More
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