Oloolua Nature Trail

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  • Address: Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Trail, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Nature

Oloolua Nature Trail - Review

Covered up in the uptown business suburb of Karen is 250 hectares of the indigenous tropical dry Oloolua backwoods known as the Oloolua Nature Trail, which is home to the Institute of Primate Research (IPR). The National Museums of Kenya- which is the establishment that runs the bio-therapeutic exploration office, made the 5km long Oloolua Nature Trail amidst the backwood, furnishing a garden of peacefulness for city occupants looking to getaway the city buzzing about. The Oloolua Nature Trail is a favourite among the guests coming to do a short trek, to run along the trail, to walk along, or just for an unwinding experience in this tranquil setting. Formed community gatherings additionally come to research ecological preservation through guided tours in the backwoods. The Oloolua nature trail winds through thick backwoods vines and undergrowth underneath the indigenous trees and hedges, and in a few spots accompanying the course of the Mbagathi River that slices through the timberland. Large riverside bamboo stands draw the visitors to slide down some flimsy stairs to the stream and rest on seats constructed under the bamboo. Trickling water and the ambience of chirping birds are the main sounds which are heard as the visitors rest, and this calms the onlookers into a reflective temperament. The most tremendous of the attractions in the backwoods is a 20-foot waterfall overlooking the timberland passage. Along the path of the trail to the waterfall, visitors would have to go past a wooden tower that was built a few years back for reviewing a Crowned Eagle's home which was arranged close-by.

How To reach Oloolua Nature Trail by Public Transport

  • Karen Blixen Museum

Restaurants Near Oloolua Nature Trail

  • FK Restaurant
  • Zaytoon
  • Chic Joint

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  • Oloolua Nature Trail Address: Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Oloolua Nature Trail Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Oloolua Nature Trail Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Oloolua Nature Trail(preferred time): 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Oloolua Nature Trail: 06:00 Hrs
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  • 28.73% of people who visit Nairobi include Oloolua Nature Trail in their plan

  • 75.22% of people start their Oloolua Nature Trail visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Oloolua Nature Trail

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Oloolua Nature Trail

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Oloolua Nature Trail, Nairobi Reviews

  • Beautiful nature trail. The environment is amazing. Good for the family and other activities. The waterfall is phenomenal .

  • This such a serene place to chill and have some quite time. I loved it 😍

  • A beautiful and quiet place to enjoy your walk and/or picnic. The routes are quite straightforward, so whether alone or with company you should be able to make it through the circuit. I bet the waterfall is even more beautiful during the rainy season

  • Home to the Institute of Primate Research (IPR), the Oloolua Nature Trail (in Karen) offers a serene environment away from the city residents of Nairobi and its environs. Along the trail you will meet huge riverside bamboo, papyrus marsh, and assorted plants and animals. In addition, expect to see the waterfalls (a segment of river Mbagathi) and the cave. Moreover, I noticed that in case you want to to do camping, this conservancy offers a proper campground as well as picnic sites. This is an ideal weekend leisure walk to relax and have some fresh air away from the busy CBD. The entry fee is relatively cheap Ksh 200-400. You may just need to carry a few snacks and maybe a bottle of water (please remember not to litter). The downside is limited security and the navigation marks are faint and you're likely to miss most of them and get lost (the "map" and the actual ground have limited or no relation.)

  • Great escape! Loved the waterfall . . . Its still hard to believe that we still have this much green in Nairobi

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