Karura Forest Reserve

Currently Open
  • Address: Limuru Road, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 254-722891654
  • Ticket Price: 600 KES
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Cave, Forest, Wildlife Park, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site , Nature

The Karura Forest Reserve is an urban upland wood spread on the edge of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This momentous topographical area and regular asset is one of the biggest and renowned backwoods on the planet and situated completely within the city constrains. It covers a range of around the measures of 1,000 ha and is a sparkling sample of how nation based corporate and social avocation and singular altruism can serve to secure and ensure a nation's common assets. The backwoods offers eco-accommodating chances for Kenyans and guests to revel in a verdant green relief from the buzzing ambience of the city, in order to allow visitors to stroll, to run, or essentially sit quietly and experience the tranquility of nature in all its differing qualities. The forest is unique in its featuring of a 50-foot waterfall, numerous archaeological sites (which are recently excavated, and the artifacts are being analyzed), an old chimney incinerator which was used by the Central Bank for the burning of decommissioned currency until the mid-1990′s. Moreover, an abandoned stone quarry pond, now called Lily Lake is also included in the reserve, along with caves which are considered to be sacred by many and had been steeped in Kenyan history (as they were formerly used by the Mau-Mau freedom fighters as hideouts during the Kenyan struggle for Independence). The patches of bamboo and marshlands attract bird life including winter migrants from Europe and Asia, along with the serene groves of secondary and primary indigenous trees.

How to Reach Karura Forest Reserve

  • Rock City Bus Station
  • Rib Shark Bus Station on Kiambu Road
  • UN Bus Stop
  • Gigiri Bus Stop Limuru Rd


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  • Karura Forest Reserve Address: Limuru Road, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Karura Forest Reserve Contact Number: 254-722891654
  • Karura Forest Reserve Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Karura Forest Reserve Price: 600 KES
  • Best time to visit Karura Forest Reserve(preferred time): 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Karura Forest Reserve: 06:00 Hrs
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  • 12.21% of people who visit Nairobi include Karura Forest Reserve in their plan

  • 38.46% of people start their Karura Forest Reserve visit around 06 AM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Karura Forest Reserve

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Karura Forest Reserve

People normally club together Nairobi National Museum and Kibera while planning their visit to Karura Forest Reserve.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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