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“Excellent Place to relax” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karura Forest

Karura Forest
Ranked #4 of 111 things to do in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Dakar, Senegal
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34 reviews
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“Excellent Place to relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Was within walking distance of my hotel. Beautiful interior forest. Waterfall was stunning to sit and watch. Some animals (monkeys, birds). Take a small picnic and just relax for a few hours.

Visited January 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“so proud of karura!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

What a fitting ode to Wangari Maathai! Came here for a geography trip and we had lots of fun in the river! The forest is very beautiful, very nicely maintained and has thousands of species of flora! The mau mau caves are a must see for any patriotic kenyan and oh what a lovely waterfall! If you have dog, by all means walk him here he will love it! Great for a trek or a bike ride too! Karura forest is a true gem in the busy nairobi city centre!

Visited February 2013
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“Relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Once worked here. Very serene, natural and beatiful. Nice place to jog or just walk. Very close to city centre.

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Seinajoki, Finland
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I went to Karura Forest for cycling... I cycled over 25 km and I really enjoyed about the nature! Karura is really nice and peaceful place to visit. It's a wonderland in the middle of the city. And you can even see some wildlife! :) The entrance fee is reasonable and there's possibility to buy a map. (Actually that's not necessary.)

Definitely worth to go. One of my top choices in Nairobi! :)

Visited January 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Oasis in the middle of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I live in Nairobi. This is the park I normally go for jogging. The park is very family friendly. You can jog, bike, walk, bring your strollers, etc. Dont be surprise to see monkeys around.
Tip: instead of parking immediately at the gate, you can drive up to another parking to avoid the initial muddy road.

Visited November 2013
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