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Parks and nature in Nairobi

Top nature recommendations from locals

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“Get to see the wild animals, like lions, elephants, buffalo's and other wild animals”
  • 90 locals recommend
Zoo
“Its a beautiful place to go and feed girrafs and enjoy your time with family and friends”
  • 77 locals recommend
Park
“This is the only indigenious Forest in the city. Nature at your doorstep for quiet walks, morning jogs, bike riding or just coffee at their new restaurant!”
  • 76 locals recommend
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“Arboretum in Nairobi was founded in the early 20th century in a bid to save indigenous trees from the demand of fuel by the Uganda Railway. These new trees that were being tried out for forestry were gazetted as a national reserve in 1932 hence becoming an arboretum "a living collection of trees". The Arboretum has over 300 species of trees that are home to hundreds of birds, insects and small mammals in 30 hectares of land.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“ 11am-12pm ONLY! Get there early to get a good spot (best is to head to the left as you walk in), sponsor an orphan for $50 and you can put them to bed! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“10 minutes drive or 30 minutes walk from our location. Set in an amazing forest right where the Institute of Primate Research is based. Stunning views.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“Uhuru Park is a recreational ground set up adjacent Nairobi's CBD. The park features several monuments and an artificial lake making it a perfcet hangout joint for families. Visit Uhuru Park with your family and enjoy boat rides in the artificial lake. You can also get in touch with the Kenyan historical side by looking at the meanings of the several monuments set up in the area. Fun activites for kids include skating and facepainting.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the heart of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, has attracted global attention in its efforts to rescue and rehabilitate elephants and rhinos. To date, more than 150 elephants have been raised by the trust in the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and reintroduced in the wild herds. Mingle with young elephants and rhinos at the orphanage in Nairobi. Learn about these animals, see where they sleep and watch their keepers play with them. This wildlife sanctuary is located within the Nairobi National Park.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Small zoo featuring a wide range of snakes, crocodiles & tortoises in glass & open-air enclosures. It's located at Museum Hill Centre, Muthithi Rd, Nairobi. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“A rare and a must do....a unique park with lions, rhinos, buffalos, leopards, cheetas, antelops, elands and many other animals. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“I love coming here to jog in a safe ,beautiful environment or picnics and enjoy sunday brunch with friends”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Contains a bit of the Kenyan independence history; and burial ground for some of Kenya's Mashujaa (heroes/ heroines)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“You can reach Silole Sanctuary from the Kampi ya Karin on foot (30 minutes) via the Kitengela Glass hanging bridge over a spectacular gorge”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends