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“Beautiful hikes”
Review of Karura Forest

Karura Forest
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$110.00*
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Karura Forest Tour Experience Inclusive of Trail Biking from Nairobi
Ranked #4 of 127 things to do in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Great place to go for a stroll of a hike. It's a fenced park and it feels safe. There's some very nice hikes to do, also short ones to a waterfall and beautiful stream. Make sure to bring some water as it can get pretty hot!

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

This place was excellent to go and see and absorb.

The hidden treks were wonderful to explore and the greenery was just so...green!!!

excellent for morning walks and strolls with friends and family.

Thank katy s
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

beautiful place great for relaxation, with waterfall caves greenery just fantastic getaway for dogs and children

Thank husseinjw
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

I just started jogging at the Karura Forest last week. It is so quiet, serene, secure, and conveniently located. The trails are clearly marked and color coded as per preferred distance (for example: 5kms is yellow, 10kms is blue, 15kms is green) and it is just so wonderful because of the fresh air, chirping birds, and monkeys jumping around every now and then. The forest is protected by the Kenya Wildlife Service and therefore, there is a 100 shilling charge for Kenyans, which is not bad. If you're an outdoors person this is a great place to hike, run, and bike.

Thank alkenya
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

The forest is vast and beautiful with a number of different routes. I take my dogs and they are able to run free in several areas, and the park clearly marks areas where they are not allowed off leash. The waterfall and caves are beautiful and opportunity to see birds, butterflies and lots of monkeys is always there. Best of all you feel safe.

Thank Tiffany F
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