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Address: Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Beautiful forest, Ideal for a jog or Nature Trail

The forest is located in the serene and quite neighborhood of Karen in Nairobi. You can choose to have a picnic, walk through the nature trail or camp. They charge differently for... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
victork2542016
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love a forest walk but this is just a bit disappointing. Unlike Karura forest which is well managed with great paths and loads of animals and bird life this feels a bit unloved. There were crowds of noisy picnickers, litter, overgrown narrow paths etc. You never feel you're more than a short hop from civilisation. Wouldn't return.

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london
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Having popped down to the trail in early April for the first time; a friend and I did the dash down to the cave and back. Whilst we managed in sandals, I would recommend better shoes (and a tetanus shot!). Partly as the terrain is mixed, but mainly as the paths, stairs and rails haven't been well maintained which is... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The forest is located in the serene and quite neighborhood of Karen in Nairobi. You can choose to have a picnic, walk through the nature trail or camp. They charge differently for each item but they are all affordable. Its much affordable if you want to camp in groups of 10, you get a group package. There is a small... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This place is too good when you are doing the walk around the forest 4km is so good . It is fun for the kids too there will love it Also the the waves and the waterfall is too good I recommend it to everyone

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Thank Sumeet G
Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This small forest area is a good escape for an afternoon walk or a weekend picnic. More informal than the likes of Karua Forest but that can also be the charm. We have Ben there for a couple of hours and only seen 2-3 other people. Perfect! The paths are not marked that well but with it being a small... More 

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Nomad
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I went in April so it was probably the driest it gets but its a good trail for a long walk and if you want to have a picnic with friends.

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Thank euricia
Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is the place to be for the natural lovers. It's advisable to go as a group of more than 3 people. You can walk, jog, walk your dog. There is plenty of fresh air and lots of things to discover. We found a sought of a cave, a timber kind of 'tower' and the waterfall is amazing.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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120 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Getting here was easy as we were able to grab an uber there and there was service available there so we were able to call an uber to pick us up. This is a very beautiful place with varied terrain however there is very little signage so it is easy to get turned around. Considering non residents pay $600 ksh... More 

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Thank melissassm
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

For those who love nature this is the place. Oloolua trail is one peaceful place to be with yourself your beloved and even family.The security is good, waterfall is amazing,if you love camping do a bonfire this is the place.I was recommended by my friend and i will always go back!

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Thank qudrahnizar
Nairobi, Kenya
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you like nature, peace and quiet, this is a place to visit. One can hike, take a dip in the waterfall, camp, do a bonfire & cook or have a picnic. It will recharge you. I will be going back soon.

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