Karura Forest overview
Karura forest is an urban upland forest located about 9 kilometers from Nairobi. The forest sits on 564 hectares of land, which is part of the conservation efforts of the late Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai.
This is the perfect weekend getaway destination for people looking for a break from the city hustle and bustle.
Karura forest is managed by Kenya Forest Service and contains about 605 species of wildlife, 15-meter waterfall and the Mau Mau caves that were also used as places of worship by the local community.
It can be accessed through Kiambu Road or Limuru Road and is open from 6am to 6pm.
Karura Forest activities
Apart from the 50 kilometer nature trails inside this forest, you can enjoy a wide range of activities inside this forest.
You can enjoy watching the Karura River waterfall, sit by the banks of the river and enjoy the serene environment as you snack or meditate.
Other activities include:
• Forest drives
• Bird watching
• Butterfly watching