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.
Tours To Karura Forest
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 place is amazing, very nice quiet place to visit and have fun with the family . We really had a wonderful time to relax and refresh our minds and we were able to meet with great people from... more »
I have been going here about three times a week for the past three years. Love. Early mornings are the best. You never know what you see there. more »
Loved the place. Definitely going there over and over again. The 10km walk was lit too
Very very awesome place to go to just relax and breathe in fresh air...good facilities, friendly guards and cycling in the forest is extremely fun.
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