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“Karura Forest Walk”
Review of Karura Forest

Karura Forest
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US$110,00*
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Half-Day Karura Forest Small-Group Tour from...
Ranked #2 of 88 things to do in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 5 June 2018

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 31 May 2018

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 30 May 2018

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 paths that veer off to the secluded parts of this magical space! Go and get lost here, you won't regret it!

1  Thank Julieknuckles
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 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 a must visit.

2  Thank NolsV
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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 duiker and a suni.

2  Thank Mwangi wa G
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