Karura Forest

Karura Forest is a protected urban forest in Nairobi. It covers about 2.570 acres and consists of 3 parts and 5 gates of entry. It’s one of the largest forests in the world and it plays an important role in maintaining the ecological balance in Nairobi. At Karura, visitors can participate in multiple activities, the most popular being walking, jogging, cycling, tennis (Bikes can be hired) and picnicking. The forest also has several caves and waterfalls, one of the most beautiful being the Karura Forest Waterfall. The forest is managed by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) in collaboration with the Friends of Karura Forest, a community-based organisation dedicated to the conservation and protection of the forest. Their efforts include tree-planting initiatives, conservation education programs, and wildlife monitoring. Karura is also a big favourite for dog owners who can be seen mostly on weekend mornings with their favourite pets going for long walks. Accessing the forest is easy with all their entry points but it is important to note that entry is not free and more information can be found on their website.


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