Nairobi Arboretum

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  • Address: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:15 pm Details
  • Phone: 254-202725471
  • Ticket Price: 50 KES
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Park, Play Ground, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature

Nairobi Arboretum - Review

An arboretum is a spot holding living accumulation of plants for the reasons of logical exploration, protection, showcase and instruction. The Nairobi Arboretum is 30 hectares of lush pasture, having a desert spring near the heart of the city, and arranged about3 km from downtown area and the State House. It is one of Nairobi's few remaining green spaces with shaded walkways, cookout yards and running trails and numerous events. The Arboretum was created in 1907 by Mr. Batiscombe, then Deputy Conservator of Forests, to go for presented ranger service trees for Kenya. It was gazetted and designated as an open store. The Arboretum is under the administration of the Forestry Department (FD). The Arboretum has quite a few lasting structures. It holds over 350 types of indigenous and foreign plants. The numerous vegetation is additionally home to over 100 types of winged animals, along with a populace of Sykes and Vervet monkeys, numerous butterflies and other minor natural life. The Arboretum offers an excellent, quiet and safe place to visit. It has extra offices to reasonably accommodate the guests from both Kenya and different nations. It has a satisfactory supplement of staff gifted in an assortment of fields to meet the extensive variety of capacities and chances. It provides viable and natural instructions and consciousness for schools, universities and the overall population. The arboretum has a sound budgetary base, incorporating robust Government benefits and the competence to raise a noteworthy commitment in the running of the system and proper maintenance of the rare plants.

Nairobi Arboretum Ticket Prices

  • Below 18 years: 20 KES

Nairobi Arboretum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Office hours : The Tree Centre, open every weekday from 9am to 4pm

How To reach Nairobi Arboretum by Public Transport

  • Westland Stage
  • Waiyaki highway

Restaurants Near Nairobi Arboretum

  • Naked Pizza
  • Furasato
  • Zen Garden Restaurant

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  • Nairobi Arboretum Address: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Nairobi Arboretum Contact Number: 254-202725471
  • Nairobi Arboretum Timing: 06:00 am - 06:15 pm
  • Nairobi Arboretum Price: 50 KES
  • Best time to visit Nairobi Arboretum(preferred time): 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nairobi Arboretum: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Nairobi Arboretum

  • 75.37% of people who visit Nairobi include Nairobi Arboretum in their plan

  • 36.85% of people start their Nairobi Arboretum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nairobi Arboretum

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nairobi Arboretum

People normally club together Nairobi National Museum and Snake Park while planning their visit to Nairobi Arboretum.

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Nairobi Arboretum, Nairobi Reviews

  • The arboretum is a natural Forest Park located in the capital city of Nairobi. It's a place with excellent relaxation ambiance and suitable for picnics, outdoor events, team building activities , nature trails, jogging and cycling activities. It is also among the most popular locations for photographer interested in fashion and wedding photography. The gardens are well manicured and clean. There is provision for sitting benches and washrooms. You will spot monkeys and lots of bird species here too

  • A small park where many events take place. I visited this park twice a week as I had a boot camp class there. Some improvement have been made at the main entrance gate but they really need to improve on the having proper toilets. Other than that this is a very nice park .

  • The place is green, plant life is abundant but wildlife is hardly available. Its cool for hosting quite a number of events at an affordable price. Entry fee is also super cheap but nearby shops/kiosks sell items at double the prices, carry your own edibles.

  • Interact with Nature at the Arboretum. Very fresh air, interesting nature walks but I recommend you stay vigilant and if you can stay within active areas. I didn't see any security within the park.

  • If you are looking for a place to relax your mind after a long walk in the city... this is the place! Close to the city with an evergreen cool scene.Its captivating

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