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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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Karura Forest Tour Experience Inclusive of Trail Biking from Nairobi
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Great Hiking Area

The group I was with went on about a 4 mile hike in the Forest. We paid $5.00 US and had 3-4 hours worth of entertainment. Waterfalls, Spikes Monkeys, Birds... just a lot to see.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Eden, North Carolina
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Eden, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The group I was with went on about a 4 mile hike in the Forest. We paid $5.00 US and had 3-4 hours worth of entertainment. Waterfalls, Spikes Monkeys, Birds... just a lot to see.

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Thank Ben C
Nairobi
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was wet and rainy and muddy on the day I went running here with a friend but that didn't dampen our enthusiasm or spoil the fun of the run for us. We had to be extremely careful on most parts of the trail and slowed down our time significantly but that was to be expected. The beauty and serenity... More 

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Thank Victoria N
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great chill out spot, you can hire bicycles but need to get there early on the weekend, the view from the waterfalls is the best part to see, the cycle and walking tracks are well marked however watch out for dogs on leads if doing a work out. Lots of local wildlife and the odd monkey to... More 

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Thank TheTallGuy1001
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Karura forest is a great place to go for walking, cycling. Its a blessed place with huge natural forest with indigenous forest and some open areas. There are a lot of trails, with different distance and you can choose the trail and follow the forest with the signage. My kids enjoyed cycling. The cycles are available within forest on rent.... More 

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Thank Gouri2015
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh air and got in touch with nature.Fantastic walk with a crew who also enjoyed to the fullest.Loved the stream but it needs to be cleaned up.Monkeys were also watching us as we partook in the walk.

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Thank Fewcha C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I are both outdoors people and were delighted to make a date of a 9km walk through Karura Forest followed by lunch at the River Cafe. The forest is beautiful and serene and fantastic for walking, running or biking. There were many individuals, couples, families and groups out for a variety of activities. It's trails are well-marked... More 

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Thank Maureen S
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best greenery in the midst of the city. Well preserved flora and fauna in the city for the Nairobi-ans to relax, walk, ride or jog on week days and weekends

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Thank hikwam
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great attraction to have so close to the centre of Nairobi. It is my sanctuary in the busy city. We regularly walk our dog in the forest and he really likes the areas that dogs are allowed off their leads. The paths are well-maintained and marked . I've also brought school students to study rivers in the forest;... More 

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Thank maddybowley
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Access to the picnic site is from limuru road.The site is beautiful,spacious with lovely benches and green grass.There are swings,a slide and bicycles for hire. A lovely place to hang out with family and friends.

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Thank Hedaya K
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Karura forest is a great place to go for a stroll, ride your bike or walk the dog. Its a big natural area with patches of indigenous forest, patches of commercial tree plantations and some open areas. There are a lot of trails, which are segregated for walkers, cyclists and dog walkers, so you don't get aggressive cyclists shooing you... More 

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