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Karura Forest

#4 of 124 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
Limuru Road | Muthaiga, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
+254 739 262092
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Karura Forest Tour Experience Inclusive of Trail Biking from Nairobi
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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 3 days ago

Karura Forest Is a great place for adventure and for a quiet time with Nature. Various activities can be planned including cycling and other outdoor games. We chose to have a walk and enjoy what nature has to offer and pray for Kenya. Its a...More

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Karura Forest is becoming more of a habit as each visit rejuvenates me. The large and small trees, the breathtaking experience of being with nature leaves one totally energized and refreshed.

Thank Sikiladi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved hiking in Karura. The terrain is not tough making hiking less demanding. You can also choose to bike in the forest, views are breathtaking.

Thank TarajiUwezo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nature and all its beauty.i saw the falls it was absolutely beautiful.if your a nature lover it's a must go.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wao this place is so nice so real to have a walk with you're spouse, it makes love flow in you be real to each other n created trust

Thank Pentiago M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karura forest is a pleasant escape from the general craziness of Nairobi. In the middle of the city, it is a relief and a pleasure.

Thank David D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of my visiting friend and family itinerary to Nairobi, I always take them to Karura forest for a walk. We bring my little dog and always enjoy ourselves. The paths are well-maintained and it's nice to see that effort has been made to...More

Thank Afine32889
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karura forest is a beautiful escape from busy nairobi city. Epecially after being stuck in a car during safari days, when you want to move your legs and see the world not through a windshield. The waterfall and caves are beauriful and you can see...More

Thank Yosi76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for something outdoorsy to do away from the city. A friend brought me here for a hike. The fee to get in as a foreigner was relatively inexpensive at 600 shillings. It was very peaceful to walk through the forest with plenty...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great weather, beautiful forest for a nice hike and a lunch at River cafe overlooking the forest. Highly recommended.

Thank thekman82
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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
11 July 2017|
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Response from Henk H | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no lions in the park. (Nor other big game). You can freely walk, jog, cycle through the park.
Charles K
2 May 2017|
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Response from KaruraFriends | Property representative |
Definitely not. Several reasons. First, it is a sad fact that the water quality in peri-urban Nairobi rivers is well outside the WHO and KBS standards for safe bathing. Although the physical and biological cleansing effect... More