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“Our favorite place for a 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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 14 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vandochka
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 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)
- Do not have laguage (maybe only a small rag sack to carry your drinking water)
- No plastics allowed (carry your drinking water in a non-plastic drinking bottle)
- Yes. Carry drinking water. you will need it.

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank Cynthia A
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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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Julieknuckles
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