Nairobi Arboretum
Nairobi Arboretum
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Keith K
Uganda4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Amazing well maintained walking trails. Plenty of shade. It felt very secure because of the numbers of visitors and guards around. Wonderful work by the authorities
Written 18 February 2024
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Jeff R
Barcelona, Spain157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
What a beautiful walk this was - getting in touch with nature. It is a must-visit. Safe and secure in the middle of Nairobi.
Written 10 February 2024
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,371 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Indeed a wooded landscape as the website mentions. However, there are some open spaces with some benches. The 30 hectare space is crisscrossed by trails and paths, so it is pretty good for a walk. As an arboretum it is perhaps disappointing as the variety of vegetation is limited and markings of different species of trees could be better. Perhaps a result of the original set-up in 1907 as a forestry business entreprise to try out different (imported) species of trees.

I liked the groups of monkeys and there is some birdlife.

Entrance fee 65 KES (no cash is accepted; pay with M-PESA or Visa/Mastercard).
For once, no extra charges for foreigners. All visitors are treated equally!
Written 26 December 2023
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Andrew S
Skukuza, South Africa1,104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We spent a morning birding at the Arbetoreum , it has lovely trees and its a nice spot to relax and feel like you are not in the city, they charge about $10 to take in a "professional" camera which put a damper on the morning ! The park was in need of a good clean as there was quite a lot of rubbish lying around.
Written 19 September 2023
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Bidule05
France1,916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We visited the very fine Nairobi Arboretum, which is a protected forest reserve of 30 hectares, managed by the Kenya Forest Service.
We saw very beautiful native and exotic trees (there are more than 300 species), some of which are at least centuries old In the arboretum, the paths are very well laid out, and didactic panels indicate the names of the different trees.
We also saw very fine birds with colorful feathers and funny groups of vervet and Sykes monkeys.
Altogether, we recommend the visit to the arboretum! For families, there are many places in the arboretum set up for picnics.
Written 21 July 2023
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Florentine_Gourmet
Washington DC, DC84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I was at the Radisson Blu for a meeting. This park was just 50 yards down the road, so I decided to visit. Not bad for a location right in the middle of town. Spent a pleasant half-hour strolling through the gardens. And it felt very safe.

That said, if you have 2-3 hours, I would go to the Karura Forest instead, which offers something closer to real hiking.

Entrance fee is only $1. And they take VISA, although not MasterCard (true of quite a few places in Kenya).
Written 27 March 2023
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KeduKudzi
Harare, Zimbabwe303 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Okay if you stay in an apartment and want some fresh air and space to walk or jog in a natural setting or to picnic or play games as a group. Was quite busy on a Sunday afternoon probably less traffic on mornings.
Written 12 March 2023
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TheHedgies
London108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
For a nominal entrance fee you feel safe in this green space. Lots of groups talking and picnicing. The crows spread the rubbish from the bins but the trees are nice. You can always find a quiet open space.
No cafe in park.
Written 6 February 2023
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IstanbulDutchie
Istanbul, Türkiye699 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Arboretum, Nairobi city. One gigant forest 🌳 in the middle of the city. Well preserved one finds need path in the middle of the city with the smell of fresh grass and trees. I visited in November while the weather was somewhat chili and raining. But for sure when it’s warmer this is the place to get some rest and lovely green feeling
Written 26 November 2022
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CharlotteUBG
London, UK128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The arboretum is lovely but could do with better information boards (there were very few and most of the ones that were there were so worn they were difficult to read) and a thorough cleanup of rubbish. The rubbish in the river at the bottom of the arboretum was particularly sad to see.
Written 26 July 2022
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