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“Disgusting state of abbandon... This is a neglected & solitary jewel in the heart of Nairobi” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi Arboretum

Nairobi Arboretum
Ranked #14 of 109 things to do in Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews
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“Disgusting state of abbandon... This is a neglected & solitary jewel in the heart of Nairobi”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

What a shame that such a beautiful, naturalistically rich & landscaped museum of trees, interwinding paths and open lawns hasn't been at least looked after as was intended by their creators. There are so few parks in Nairobi that Arboretum deserves alot more from the long list of apparent sponsors 'proudly' displayed at the entrance - I hope that they look after their various hotels, multi-national companies etc a little better than this - it's quite shameful. The beautiful stream or river has even been complemented with the construction of illegal concrete walls up to it's edges and no competent ente appears to be enforcing the law. However,should you want an apartment or perhaps a house the market is completely that you haven't a safe, clean park to take your children to play and enjoy the clement Nairobi weather. I hope this is not the shape of things to come...?!

Visited November 2012
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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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“Love the place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Great trees and shrubbery, but also a place for groups to gather for religious or social purposes and for athletes to train. I visited regularly when I was in Nairobi, it's a short jog from the city centre.

Visited August 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
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“Prayer Land”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

A beautiful place on statehouse road Nairobi with a serene atmosphere for prayer, team building and the best part is that its free. Cute and friendly Monkeys, birds chirping just make the place beautiful

Visited September 2012
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“getogether”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

i often visit this place but my first time was during the get-together of a prayer group that we formed. it is sooo gtood in that we loved the nature that God created for us to enjoy

Visited July 2012
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Nanyuki,Laikipia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Trees means sanity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

The Arboretum is another historical site, trees and shrubs from all over the world are in one place, it is a special environment in a city where people can go and walk and commune with nature.

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