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Karura Forest

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Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
+254 791 398371
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Karura Forest Half-Day Tour with Trail Bike Option from Nairobi
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
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+254 791 398371
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"bike riding"
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"river cafe"
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"indigenous trees"
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"picnic area"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

good place to spend the whole day and hire bicycle because it is to large Good place for barbeque cheap for non resident you have to see : water fall and the lake

Thank george f
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The walking track is very nice. It is well marked and surrounded with grown bushed. I rich experience locking in with nature and breathing fresh air. I did a walk to campaign on e-waste disposal.

Thank Maina W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Karura Forest is a lovely place to go for a walk or run. I'd recommend using the main entrance on Limuru Road as the scenery from that end is much nicer, with tall Eucalyptus trees and clear air. The walking and cycling tracks are well...More

Thank Priscilla C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love taking a walk in the forest. Fresh air, nice views, healthy walk - the best you can do for a short escape from the busy city.

Thank Vandochka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Re-live your childhood by going bike riding in Karura Forest. Bikes can be hired at KShs. 500/- for two hours or you can bring your own bike. This is one of the most enjoyable activities I ever undertake. TIPS - Wear comfortable clothes (preferably sportswear)...More

Thank Cynthia A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a walk, cycling and picnic. Very scenic, relaxing and cool. Wonderful place for family and friends to relax and enjoy and also for team-building.

2  Thank suemuchai
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent natural forest within Nairobi city. Very quiet and peaceful, Serene and Tranquil.... Water falls is a must to get that total Natural feeling and grasp what Kenya has to offer. Great for a weekend Run or Walk with the family too.

1  Thank Nikunj S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favourite place to come for a long walk to clear my head when the city gets too much. I especially love the Sigiria side as it feels less crowded and small enough to allow yourself to get completely lost on the small...More

1  Thank Julieknuckles
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend a day out esp with kids. You can go for walks in the beautiful forest or hire bicycle (they always to seem to have plenty to choose from). Every time we are in Nairobi and have time to spare... it's always...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Karura forest is very close to Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, it's quiet,the tranquility amazing,birds are encountered in rapid sequence,in a walk of two hours we managed to record and see colourful and interesting forest birds,also in the list were forest antelopes the harvey's...More

2  Thank Mwangi G
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julieHen
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!
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donmelikzedek
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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Lucy H
20 February 2018|
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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
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