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Nairobi Arboretum, Nairobi

3.7
#7 of 26 in Parks in Nairobi
Founded in 1907 as a plantation for new forestry trees, Nairobi Arboretum was specifically created to help find high-caloric firewood to fuel the Kenya-Uganda Railway. The popular recreational area was designated as a national reserve in 1932 after coal and diesel became the prominent fuels. Quick-growing exotic softwoods were planted across the present-day 30 hectares (74 acres) and park benches and paved walkways were added later. Stroll through the forests and look for more than 350 species of exotic and indigenous plants, vervet and Sykes monkeys, and over 100 species of birds. The park also has restrooms and trash bins. Put Nairobi Arboretum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Nairobi day trip site.
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  • Great walk and beautiful tracks around the park. Saw lots of different butterflies, plants and some monkeys. Could have a small kiosk with selling water,ice-cream booth but all in all it was safe and....  more »
  • The Arboretum is a huge green space that looks and feels like a fairly dense forest with the occasional clearing here and there. Founded by a Mr Batiscombe in 1907, it is now overseen by the Kenyan...  more »
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  • Cool quiet environment, great with kids and functions. I love it. Tranquility at its highest.
  • The best place u can go to relax with your family, a prayer centre, a retreat centre,,, and any event.... It's cheap and affordable

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