Karura Forest, Nairobi
Explore caves and waterfalls in lush urban greenery at Karura Forest, Nairobi's flagship preserve and a getaway from the bustling capital. Spanning 564 hectares (1,394 acres), this scenic forest interlaced with rivers features a bamboo grove and marshlands sheltering colobus monkeys, galagos, bushpigs, porcupines, and dik diks amidst shrubs and croton trees. Explore 50 km (31 mi) of well-maintained nature trails, with views of African olive trees and Uganda greenheart. See caves used by the Mau Mau rebels in their epic independence struggle against the British Empire. There is also a memorial to the 2013 terrorist attack and an old chimney incinerator used to destroy decommissioned banknotes. Use our Nairobi trip builder site to add Karura Forest and other attractions to your Nairobi vacation plans.
Karura Forest Tours
Full Day Forest Nature Walk, Biking and Tree Planting - Dogs Allowed BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $169
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Half-Day Karura Forest Small-Group Tour from Nairobi with Optional Trail Bike BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $110
Duration: 4 hours
Trail Running in Nairobi, Kenya BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $40
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Karura Forest Reviews
This is situated inside Nairobi city with wide access ti a place only good for trekking. Those who are interested in doing some jogging excercise or cycling are mostly benefitted of visiting the place... more »
Pedestrian entrance located off United Nations Ave (just past UN) on ICRAF road. Entry is 600 KSH (for non-residents). Several paths can be used to explore forest. Paths can get quite muddy when raini... more »
I love karura, it is serene. A good place for meditation, exercise and family/group activities. Entrance fee is cheap
Cool place for outdoor activities. Bike riding and sightseeing are the main activities. A good environment for families.
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