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Address: State House Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 720 650869
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Gorgeous trees and landscape. Who are those people talking to themselves?????

We were wandering around thinking what a gorgeous nature spot this was until we noticed that every other person there (except the park rangers) seemed to be talking to themselves... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 30, 2016
Kezban H
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London, United Kingdom
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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Arboretum is where I do my bootcamp workout every Saturday. The air is fresh and great environment in the city.

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Thank frantz05
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A natural setting, peaceful, allows private time for lovers. Its safe and good for nature walk too. Group events like recreation, team building activities..! Its a cool place to be.

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Thank Mathew M
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We were wandering around thinking what a gorgeous nature spot this was until we noticed that every other person there (except the park rangers) seemed to be talking to themselves. We have come to the conclusion that all those people were in fact, praying. A strange sight indeed and well, a bit unnerving.

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Thank Kezban H
Nairobi, Kenya
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82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We visited the arboretum as a family last weekend to just get out of the house and enjoy a little bit of nature. It is definitely a peaceful and quite haven in the middle of the city, but could really use some updating. Lot of litter lying around and many of the walkways and trails were overgrown.

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Thank WhitneyKoonce
Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The place offers wide space where people can picnic...and kids can play around enjoying nature! Noplaying balls allowed though....and there are monkeys all around....interesting...

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Thank Nyakato
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Visited with my 2 year old boy for a walk... not exactly an arboretum... more like a forest as it is not well maintained. May be a place for the locals... definitely not the best place to visit as a tourist. They also don't accept cash for the ticket which is only 50 KSH. You have to pay using Mapesa... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

It's great if you are a naturalists or an ornithologist. It offers a great variety of birds. Security might not be the best here.

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Thank Abdallah J
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Arboretum has a variety of species of trees and is the home to various birds and some species of monkeys that will come out in search of food and just curiosity. Perfect for a picnic,team building,a short nap in nature,or a book read when you just want to lay back.

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Thank NSaruni
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Really great seeing so many green spaces in the city. Some areas look not very well looked after, but the trees (and the associated information about them) is really quite amazing. Enjoyed the visit!

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Thank Johan J
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

You can reach this place on foot also. Its very near to the University crossing. around 10 mins walk from there. Its a big park with lots of lots trees. You can walk, jog or just seat down and breath fresh air. Has a nominal entry fee.

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