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“Thick forests and nice lawns” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi Arboretum

Nairobi Arboretum
Ranked #14 of 110 things to do in Nairobi
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Melbourne, Australia
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1,092 reviews
737 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 791 helpful votes
“Thick forests and nice lawns”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

The National Arboretum was a nice mixture of thick Kenyan forests, with pathways criss-crossing over the sloping ground through the low hanging trees and ferns, and some nice lawns. Some areas were left quite untended, apart from the pathways themselves, while other areas were well maintained and lined with information plaques on the trees. A nice, open lawn was studded with snoozing locals when I visited in the middle of the day, and the whole area had a nice, relaxed atmosphere. An interesting place to go for a walk or jog, with a nice lawn for picnicking or just enjoying the sunshine.

Visited July 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good location for a wedding”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

I attended a wedding hosted here and realised that the ground was beautiful and ample for hosting tents.

Visited April 2012
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Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A beautiful cross-section of Kenya's marvelous plant life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This is a wonderful place to take children or just go alone for a quiet walk. The arboretum features almost all of the plants that Kenya boasts. Going mid-rainy season means more flowers are blooming, but it's really lovely at any time.

Visited August 2011
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Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Great location, no privacy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

this can be expected of a public park! It is well kept thanks to Friends of Nairobi Arboretum and has an excellent jogging track ideal for fitness enthusiasts. Not so great is the lack of privacy especially over the weekends more so from the "quite loud" prayer groupings that favour this spot for their retreats!

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kitale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“arboretrum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

getting to location is difficult. need to take care

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