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Karura Forest

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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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very nice and quiet place for a walk or horse ride

the Karura Forest in Nairobi offers an excellent place to have a walk or to do a horse ride (I tried both). The park entrance is around 600ksh (6 usd) and park is opened until... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura G
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the Karura Forest in Nairobi offers an excellent place to have a walk or to do a horse ride (I tried both). The park entrance is around 600ksh (6 usd) and park is opened until 6:30pm. The path are clear and is a peaceful place to get relaxed inhaling the eucalyptus perfume. You can also have lunch in the restaurant... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near to the city, Karura if a wonderful urban forest that attracts many visitors as much for the history of its protection as for the beautiful trails and paths that wind for many kilometres. Perfect for an early morning stroll, run or bicycle ride, it is lovingly maintained by the Friends of Karura. An ideal walk that takes about one... More 

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India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so this place is very beautiful and in dense forest area .... very peaceful and beautifully done .... so total forest must in many kms but still maintained very well, inside they have sports facilities like football ground , cycle track also deep inside forest one beautiful waterfall is their .... and even they have one restaurant. Felt good to... More 

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Kenya
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A large forest in the city. Excellent place for riding bike, hike, run, walk with your dog or just chill. Very well maintained, well marked mountainbike trails or walking trails. River Caffe inside the forest is excellent the best view you could wish for, the food and services are excellent as well. The scenery is very various, you can walk... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a amazing, great place to do hiking or cycling. There is a waterfall, cave and also picnic area.

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Thank Sara A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Karura is definitely worth a visit. Pretty close to town with nicely kept forrest tracks. You can simply just go for a walk or hire one of the slightly dodgy bikes for a couple of hours. Be sure to chose one where the brakes have half a chance of actually stopping you. Most important! Take for granted that the gears... More 

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Thank Will S
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Karura with friends, it was more of a social visit and we wanted to take pictures there. I can say it is a lovely place to visit especially for active families. You can get to jog, cycle and get to do a myriad of activities while there. You can hire biking gear at a fee or come with... More 

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Manteca, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Serene, quiet and a very short distance from the city center. A great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it gives you a bit of history of the country and the springs, waterfalls and caves are quite calming.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went there for a short walk through the forest. they have variety in distances and cater for walkers as well as mountain bikers. Great for a run after work or a family outing. fenced off so is safe.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there is a very nice restaurant, waterfalls, walking ways real I enjoyed very much. The forest is very big and withouth mobile map its' difficult to find out

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