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

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.

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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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  • 14.02% of people who visit Nairobi include Oloolua Nature Trail in their plan

  • 90% of people start their Oloolua Nature Trail visit around 09 AM

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

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

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

People normally club together Nairobi Gallery and Finix Casino while planning their visit to Oloolua Nature Trail.

People also prefer to start their day with Oloolua Nature Trail.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Nairobi itself is a green, cool and refreshing place. This nature trail place is in Karen and its good for picnic and camping. If you want to do barbecue then find non-smoking charcoal to do that 😁

  • Nature walk at it's best. I was there a few months ago and it was an amazing experience. The staff there are welcoming and warmhearted. The good thing is that it's not pricy to the pocket, just 200 and you are sorted for the whole day. They also offer camping facilities, tho you have to come with your own tent and everything. Spare some time to go search for the waterfall, bamboo trees, swamps and different things that will be on the map.

  • It's a beautiful place to visit. If you want a break from the hustle and bustle of this city then Oloolua is the place for you. Just remember to carry some water and snacks and where your trekking shoes and you will be good to go. The silence in this place you wouldn't find it anywhere else in this city. Go and enjoy yourself.

  • Lovely and serene . Quite affordable. Downside though I couldn't trace the washrooms and litter boxes were very limited. Also getting a taxi was hectic. Always plan for back up transportation. Otherwise oloolua is a fantastic place for picnics and family fun adventures

  • Nice walk, well priced entry, even for non citizens. The waterfall, cave and bamboo site were our highlights. All together, a blissful place away from the hectic life of Nairobi. I would deifinatly go back and camp there.

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