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August 7th Memorial Park

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Address: Moi Avenue/Hail Selassie Junction, Nairobi, Kenya
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It was set up after the August 7th bomb blast in Nairobi. It used to house...

It was set up after the August 7th bomb blast in Nairobi. It used to house the American Embassy in Nairobi

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sadness, but also hope for a peaceful future

The number of names of victims of the bombing engraved on the memorial wall is stunning and saddening, but the nearby museum exhibits tell not only the tale of tragedy but also... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2016
Steve M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The number of names of victims of the bombing engraved on the memorial wall is stunning and saddening, but the nearby museum exhibits tell not only the tale of tragedy but also stories of survivors and rescuers, and memorable quotes notable visitors to this urban oasis and place of remembrance.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This was build in memory of 1998 August terrorist attack to the American Embassy in Nairobi. It has very nice garden , a small conference facility and snacks. There is a small entry fee. Good for small meetings and for those who need a quite moment alone in the busy city. The names of all the people who died in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Outside from the history of bombing, you can use this place for take a rest while you walk around nairobi, the park is very small at the center town of nairobi.

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Thank Andre M
Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The place with memories. Despite the fatefull happenings at the place in 1998. The place is a good place for meetings and give you a great reason to live again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Never heard of August the 7th. Imagine how impressed we were getting to know our history by visiting a park of remembrance as this! Beautiful, quiet, respectful, all leading towards some remembrance stones, a bar and a wonderful museum of what happened there that day (Nairobi under attack) -containing a very concrete movie about the whole subject as well-.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

That sad day will forever live in our faces. The americans have their own September 11 and the brits recall July 7, but for us kenyans, August 7 1998 will forever be sad, sad, saaaaaaad day. We were all affected - directly or indirectly. It was a day when we see the depravity of people who became beasts by senselessly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Very small area. There were additional fees for entry to the information area. We didn't feel it was worth paying twice

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nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It is just a place to commemorate those who lost their lives in the 1998 terror attack. Just visit this place in the city centre just for some few minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I was blown away by the quality and content of the movie explaining the significance of this site. Although it is a true story, the film was written like a great mystery novel. If you come to Nairobi, don't miss it!

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Thank Michael W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Even though situated at a busy intersection the memorial park does have a peaceful atmosphere, worth the visit.

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