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Central Park

Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 720 650869
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Oke, but a bit outdated

This park is OK for just a short stroll during lunch time or a small break. It is a bit outdated and not clean to be honest. I have seen several poor people just laying at... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
HenkKoppelaar
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park is OK for just a short stroll during lunch time or a small break. It is a bit outdated and not clean to be honest. I have seen several poor people just laying at different places behind fences and under trees. Not to be recommended for a nice walk with your girlfriend so to speak.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after visitting the crafts markets decided to visit the part.. lots of drugged young kids around roaming around.. didn't feel safe

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monument represents the historical signs of ruling political parties since independence. The insignia of the first and the second president of the republic of Kenya are displayed on various sides of the monument. The "rungu" at the top was held by President Moi throughout his tenure, as a sign of power. The cockerel on the sides is a sign... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a family park with lots to do for the kids, and nice to take a walk. The lily pond and monkeys are nice. There were horse rides for the kids and face painting. I found it very relaxing and stayed longer than expected.

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Thank Redbackspider
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A very nice place to be during the day. You'll see people finding shady spots all around the park. Very close to the central business districts. Safe during the day. Don't go after dark, I was told about groups who may congregate there at night under the influence and can be threatening. But there's no trace of this during the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I take my kids here most weekends a lot of fun activities for them.Th e boat ride is must go and the rates are affordable

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Thank febrizia
London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Good for a gentle stroll mid morning before the heat. Mind out for the knee height barbed wire fences between the paths and the grassed areas. Some of the park was being dug up during our visit for laying cables. A bit run down and littered. Locals use it a lot to rest out. Lovely to see the volunteer crossing... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

As the name suggests this is a little bit of greenery in centre of the urban sprawl. It is rather shabby - litter everywhere, rusty barbed wire barriers and grass left uncut. Ihowever, if you keep your eye open though you may spoke a few unusual birds.

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Thank Paul K
The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Central park is separated from Uhuru park by Kenyatta Avenue. It is good for an lunch time stroll if you are staying in the Nairobi CBD. Its centerpiece is the somewhat pompous/communistic looking Jomo Kenyatta monument, dedicated to the first president of Kenya. There is only mild harassment from some old people claiming to be university students in Europe ...... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This park is a joke dozens of homeless and drunk people roaming around with overgrown grass and people begging for money. I went around lunch time on a Sunday and had to walk quickly to get through park every time someone came near me I was nervous, I most certainly wouldn't go near park after dark. A real shame that... More 

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