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Karura Forest

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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...more
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Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
+254 791 398371
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Reviewed yesterday

Karura forest is a beautiful space for walking and encountering some wildlife. i have been to the cafe many times for Sunday breakfast or brunch with the amazing views. Prices are not cheap but are affordable and worth it. The food is tasty. The forest...More

Thank Sera K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Iv been to Karura forest a couple of times. Walked inside, hired a bike. Its always fun. This is one place you wont go wrong with. You will never get bored. If you want to visit it alone get some peace of mind, relax, walk,...More

Thank BirJu B
Reviewed 4 days ago

the best experience i did in Nairobi. I went there twice you can walk there by your own or with others and you will never feel bored, saw monkeys, ducks, deer, and butterflies, waterfall area is amazing and also the lakes, even when it rains...More

Thank Karim M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No need to pay for gym whilst in Nairobi as the Karura forest offers an all weather easy jogging track accessible all year long, every single day for a throw away price.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a must visit for nature lovers its quiet peaceful untouched,green space thats priceless and not far from the city & very friendly park rangers

Thank tonnie74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karura forest offers a lot of activities such as cycling,walking, picnics etc. I however love to walk and karura has been my go to for the longest time. It is easily accessible and the trails are easy to follow offering relaxing and calm experiences. I...More

Thank wambui k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great experience.but dont go in the rainy season!! cycling n walking both good. signposting could be much better

Thank Minesh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place for a Sunday morning walk, run och bike ride. After exercise have brunch at River Cafe. Admire the frog orchestra outside the wash rooms. Monkeys, birds and butterflies are abundant.

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try to visit in the morning time and take your car or taxi till the kfeet point. From there you can walk on the trail for the beautiful caves and waterfall. All the markings are clearly written. The walk itself is very beautiful and pretty...More

Thank vishalsaneja
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome place to see nature's beauty as it is. A visit to the forest gives you the ideal necessity of why conservation of the Eco-system is so important

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25 April 2018|
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Response from Harvey C | Property representative |
Hi, Julie, for a matatu from the CBD use the Khonja stage along Tom Mboya street or at Odeon. Numbas 106, 107 or 108. Alight at Belgium Embassy on Limuru Road. Karibu!
9 April 2018|
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Response from muradswaleh | Reviewed this property |
Yes its allowed in the picnic area. We brought our own food and drinks. Note that apart from entrance fees, you have to pay for the picnic area otherwise you will have to go back few kilometers before heading back to the... More
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Response from JoshNairobi254 | Reviewed this property |
Once inside, you can run, walk or just sit and relax. Only thing is that you have to keep to the designated route as per the instructions prescribed on the routes. Remember it is a plastic / polythene bags free area hence no... More