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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 19 July 2018

Its one of the best places to relax in Nairobi. Located on the way to 2 rivers mall, they have cycle rides and good natural walk.

Thank PriyaM857
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is a great experience in the Nairobi area. Walking, cycling, dogs, all a part of the forest walks. A great restaurant as well. Nice to do something safely out of the car, at an extremely reasonable price.

Thank Masharubu B
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

When you want to escape the city and experience a lush forest, waterfalls and small ponds - this is the place to go. It's a great place for morning jogs in fresh air.

1  Thank Sanghrajkap
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

If you need to get out of the buzz and pollution of urban Nairobi, a visit to the Karua Forest park is definitely worthwhile. Marked paths takes you through the forest. Many uses it for running as well.

1  Thank Joakim G
Reviewed 6 July 2018

You can visit Karura any time of either do mountain biking,horse riding, bird watching or tree planting.The place is clean and cool and one can just sit under tree or you can even jog on the trails marked along forest paths

Thank Native201
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Quiet and nice area for a long walk through the forest. Some nice nature and fresh air close to the city centre. Was a bit muddy since it had rained a lot previous to our visit, which made the biking trails impossible to ride on...More

Thank Joontee
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Be sure to visit the River Cafe inside of the forest. One of our favorites, and an excellent spot for an outdoor brunch.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Karura forest is our place for as friends and family.This is for both picnic site enjoying the cool breeze of the trees all day long,having picnic lunches and drinks.We do believe in doing walking safaris in order to keep fit..and Karura forest you can be...More

1  Thank Wasili Kenya S
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We went for nature walk and it so nice doing execises in a serene environment inside the forest. The entrance on Kiambu road is the one used for fitness guys. The place has bikes that can be hired for Ksh 500 for two (2) hours....More

Thank Kiarie W
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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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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