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Karura Forest

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Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
+254 739 262092
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
+254 739 262092
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great environment for bike riding, jogging, walking, well conserved nature. The trees are natural, with caves and streams in the forests.

Thank Adams K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place to be for walking and inhaling fresh air. The cave and waterfalls was not that great to look at, but the walk there was awesome.

Thank PeterGriff6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the park as part of group with kids and thought it was a bit pricey (some $10AUD per person as Kenyan visitors) to enter inside for a bushwalk! The park itself was nice, not as well-kept as parks overseas however, with plenty of...More

Thank Ramona L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose to bike inside the Karura. It was the first time and I can say that the experience was amazing. The atmosphere is beautiful and you cannot imagine that the forest is within Nairobi. I got to see a few small animals and birds...More

1  Thank Mercy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to clear your head and enjoy nature at very afgordable rates... You can do biking or jog through the nature trail.. Theres a beautiful 'waterfall' and a cave ..

Thank Rora B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent ambience ....nature smells all around you!! Get in touch with nature and most of you have a choice of taking a 5km 10k or 15k walk. Can be done solo or with fends and for the animal lovers it's great to have a bond...More

Thank EGatuguta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another amazing place that is natural and untouched in the middle of the city. Nairobi really is special, Karura forest is a gem...please please keep it this way and don't let the city encroach on it. Waterfalls, colobus monkeys, great for hiking, a more gentle...More

Thank Wiseyogi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for a quick hike on the weekend, or even after work hours. Bicycle rental is also available.

Thank Damir S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AN excellent place for fun events and even a simple walk or outing. Most details on the place are available online making planning easy. Very accessible too.

Thank Samuel P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I joined a group of local birders from Kenya Nature and as a group of about 15 we saw many species of birds, including migrating bee eaters, the stunning golden weavers and narina trogon. We also spotted some colobus monkeys, duikers, and suni with baby,...More

1  Thank RPThorne
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Claire G | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are entrance charges for residents and non residents. Residents pay Ksh100 but for non residents i would have to find out.
Charles c
15 July 2017|
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Response from KaruraFriends | Property representative |
Hi, Charles C, you may leave your backpacks in the office of the Operations Manager, the Education Officer or the Events Coordinator at KFEET (Karura Forest Environment Education Trust) offices. These are about 1 km from the... More
Emmanuel K
12 July 2017|
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Response from Al W | Reviewed this property |
no, nothing dangerous in the forest. Only small monkeys and mini gazelles