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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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“bike riding”(23 reviews)
“river cafe”(12 reviews)
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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...more
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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"
in 23 reviews
"river cafe"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 11 reviews
"indigenous trees"
in 9 reviews
"walking trails"
in 11 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 10 reviews
"serene environment"
in 11 reviews
"picnic area"
in 9 reviews
"nice walk"
in 8 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 20 reviews
"non residents"
in 15 reviews
"nairobi city"
in 16 reviews
"jogging"
in 57 reviews
"caves"
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"monkeys"
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

i strongly recommend it for you. if you are group of people you will enjoy it. dont forget to have some snacks and water with you when going there.

Thank Sa S
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

How lucky we are that one person made it her mission to save this space for future generations. Lovely for walking, jogging, taking the dogs out. Well defined tracks but with the possibility to leave them behind for a while. Well mapped so hard to...More

Thank west1983
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

We always enjoy going for walks on sunday mornings and having breakfast at Rivercafe. Karura is a well marked walking/running place. Its also great to catch up with friends for a slow walk and enjoy the scenery

Thank Heena S
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

This is a great environment for bike riding, jogging, walking, well conserved nature. The trees are natural, with caves and streams in the forests.

Thank Adams K
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

What a place to be for walking and inhaling fresh air. The cave and waterfalls was not that great to look at, but the walk there was awesome.

Thank PeterGriff6
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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited the park as part of group with kids and thought it was a bit pricey (some $10AUD per person as Kenyan visitors) to enter inside for a bushwalk! The park itself was nice, not as well-kept as parks overseas however, with plenty of...More

Thank Ramona L
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

I chose to bike inside the Karura. It was the first time and I can say that the experience was amazing. The atmosphere is beautiful and you cannot imagine that the forest is within Nairobi. I got to see a few small animals and birds...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to clear your head and enjoy nature at very afgordable rates... You can do biking or jog through the nature trail.. Theres a beautiful 'waterfall' and a cave ..

Thank Rora B
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Excellent ambience ....nature smells all around you!! Get in touch with nature and most of you have a choice of taking a 5km 10k or 15k walk. Can be done solo or with fends and for the animal lovers it's great to have a bond...More

Thank EGatuguta
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Another amazing place that is natural and untouched in the middle of the city. Nairobi really is special, Karura forest is a gem...please please keep it this way and don't let the city encroach on it. Waterfalls, colobus monkeys, great for hiking, a more gentle...More

Thank Wiseyogi
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julieHen
April 25, 2018|
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Response from Harvey C | Property representative |
Hi, Julie, for a matatu from the CBD use the Khonja stage along Tom Mboya street or at Odeon. Numbas 106, 107 or 108. Alight at Belgium Embassy on Limuru Road. Karibu!
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donmelikzedek
April 9, 2018|
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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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