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Address: Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
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+254 739 262092
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The Karura Forest Reserve is an urban upland forest on the outskirts of...

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.

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Karura Forest Tour Experience Inclusive of Trail Biking from Nairobi
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Karura Forest is a highlight place to visit in Nairobi. Like Central Park (New York), Hyde Park (London), Mount Royal Park (Montreal), Karura Park is an oasis that is part of and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Karura Forest is a highlight place to visit in Nairobi. Like Central Park (New York), Hyde Park (London), Mount Royal Park (Montreal), Karura Park is an oasis that is part of and an essential part the city. There are more than 10kms of easily walkable trails, passing through a varied forest of (often) trees identified by small plaques describing what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The forest is a great thing of beauty and refreshment away from the dust and noise and general mayhem of the city. It reminds me of a past we all share and is a promise of a future we might not. The restaurant within is very good and affords a view from its open-airiness of a small swampy lake fringed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I frequent this location mainly for jogging but it definitely has more to offer than just trails. The canopy allows for cool days even in scotching sun, there are a variety of picnic and family fun areas as well as scenic waterfalls and caves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic outdoor attraction. We hiked but did not pay for a map at the entrance -- that was a mistake. It is an expansive area and we only had a few hours so we stopped at a certain point and walked back the way we came so as to not get lost. If we would have had more time I'm... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to romp around for a few hours, don't forget River Cafe afterwards! Great view over the forest. We really did see two different types of monkey, some kind of dear and some mongoose, great place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again i get to share Reviews on local attractions that i have visited and also promote the skepticism on you "cannot have a nice time in kenya let alone nairobi" for that matter,and today i will share with you on my nature walk with babe to Karura forest on one lovely saturday. Lets Rewind 7Hours from The moment we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was an interesting adventure ride in the whistling fresh environment. Thanks to the people who have fought to have it intact. Will always go back

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking a walk in the afternoon or a run is quite enchanting. You are feel lost in the middle of the city.

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Thank George K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there often with my kids, it is a pleasant for kids to bike and/or do a walk. My parents are here for three weeks but I will not go to Karura Forest as my parents, being foreigners, will have to pay 3 times what I paid. I follow EU recommendation which is not to go to places applying discriminatory... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice biking place or just out for a walk. It gives you a bit of Kenyan history especially the caves - time before independence - the natural homes - Go on weekday less crowded

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