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Address: Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
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+254 722 677711
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06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Karura Forest Reserve is an urban upland forest on the outskirts of...

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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Karura Forest Tour Experience Inclusive of Trail Biking from Nairobi
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Oasis in busy Nairobi

What a pleasure to walk through woods in the middle of a busy city. There is an entrance fee to get in but it's reasonable. Once inside, you have a choice of trails as well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a pleasure to walk through woods in the middle of a busy city. There is an entrance fee to get in but it's reasonable. Once inside, you have a choice of trails as well driving through in a car. Large trees, some ponds and a generally laid back feeling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a weekly visitor, really happy I discovered the smaller, Southern portion of the park for mountain biking as the larger, Northern section gets boring really quick, except for the pine forest area. Love that I can let my dog roam off-leash as he needs the extra exercise and that we often come across monkeys or dik-diks. Worthwhile for out-of-town... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there not knowing what to expect considering all the rants I had gotten from friends of how much I'd love it there so I sweet of for the journey with a buddy on a fifty-fifty mindset. We hiked the whole area, no bikes just walking. Best part of the whole hike was the waterfall.. It truly is quite the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tranquility of Karura Forest is always guaranteed. You can’t go wrong with an outing there, whether solo or with company. My niece and nephews loved it! They ran around happily by themselves, chasing monkeys, enjoying the swings and slides at the play area near the picnic grounds. We also took a short walk ending at the lovely Lily Lake.... More 

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Malindi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

was nice place, i will visit there again when i go to nairobi. the best place ever. i love it seeing beautiful trees

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an oasis that you can escapse from busy and bustling city. Mang options for a walk or jogging, bicycling, and Cafe river near the play ground which is the best treat after working out some exercises...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you pass by the forest as you drive through Nairobi, you cannot imagine the variety of flora and fauna that exists just beyond the guardrail! We visited waterfalls, a little lake and even caves that the Mau Mau warriors were rumored to frequent during the struggle for Kenya's independence. We saw dik-diks and monkeys, and heard and saw a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my son were in Africa for three weeks and we decided to go hiking on the last leg of our trip at Karura forest. It was just what we needed. Some time outdoors, looking at the amazing scenery, trees, monkeys jumping and calling each other, a beautiful rushing waterfall and some time together in nature really revived our... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience - a must for locals and visitors! Connect with nature in this partly indigenous forest and follow the legacy of Wangari Mathai very close to a busy city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At Karura Forest you have one of the last remnants of green heaven in Nairobi. Wonderful canopy keeps you cool even in the hottest weather; Marked trails allow you to walk or jog along different routes; For the ardent cyclist, bike trails to test your riding. Bikes available for a nominal fee on site

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