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Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park

Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: Lang'ata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi City Walking Tour
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Nairobi City Walking Tour with Traditional Kenyan Lunch

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Nice place for local community

This is a great spot for a great sit down picnic. It is less noisy on the weekdays. They still have boat rides on the weekend. Be careful of pick pockets. Better to go in a large... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Lorraine H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a great spot for a great sit down picnic. It is less noisy on the weekdays. They still have boat rides on the weekend. Be careful of pick pockets. Better to go in a large group of friends then alone.

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Thank Lorraine H
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This park seemed to be a safe place to rest right in the city. Walk through the park and you are in the busy business district of Nairobi with plenty of cafes, restaurants and coffee shops.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

wow! a park within the bustling city is really amazing!!!! it was clean, people are so disciplined with garbage and stuff...the view deck provides a good sight of the city.when it's traffic time, you can sit and there are vendor stalls around to buy something.

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Thank cashwash
Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Uhuru park is a great chill out spot when you are in the CBD and in need for a chill pill or just having a casual meet with a friend.It is advisable to go there on non-holidays or weekends due to the high number of people that frequent the park during these days.The fresh air in that part of town... More 

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Thank NSaruni
Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Fairview Hotel and decided to go for a walk. We went to this park which was about a 5-10min walk from the hotel. The walk was safe with no issues. The park itself is relatively large. There is plenty of walking space with vendors situated throughout. There was a great area where vendors... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

As we were staying at the Fairview hotel only 15min walk away we decided to go see the park. Busy lunch hour on a Monday before the kids go back to school so mostly professional people on lunch break & I imagine unemployed people. None of the carnival rides were operational but the pedal boats for rent (300KES for 30mins)... More 

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Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Just across the Central Business District. Good for morning walk and jog. Avoid the weekends its very popular with locals, so it will be very very crowded. If you can make it early morning, it will be good. Large green space with walking path. Has an artificial lake with boating facility.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Viewed it from the road. Overgrown grass, no visitors in sight. Looked unfriendly so I gave it a pass.

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Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I was a bit disappointed to find the place littered with plastic waste. Apart from the litter, it is well worth visiting. I had a nice view of the city from the top of the hill, where there were a lot of picnics. There's no need to bring food or drinks, you can get snacks and drinks to buy from... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The Uhuru park is relatively large south of Kenyatta avenue in Nairobi. It has a fairground, a boating pond, hawker stalls but everything appeared to be very quiet on a Tuesday morning. Some harassment from older people pretending to be students abroad, not too bad. This appears to be a common scam.

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