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Oloolua Nature Trail

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well kept secret

nature at it best,well maintained, good security and hardly any humans when i last went. its well... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2018
Minesh S
Stroll through beautiful indigenous forest

I had some free time in Nairobi, so I took a cab, to Oloolua Forest. It's a beautiful fragment of... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 December 2018

nature at it best,well maintained, good security and hardly any humans when i last went. its well worth a visit and possibly regular visits before the secret is out and a human invasion follows!!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Minesh S
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I was here again today, one of dozens and dozens of visits I've made to this lovely small forest in the past 17 years. You must explore here on your own, finding the waterfall, cave, large bamboo plants, and fascinating papyrus area alongside the river....More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank rejoicing
Reviewed 30 November 2018

So plan to go to Oloolua Nature trail with a group of your friends; do not make the trip alone. There is so much to experience and learnt..

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ginanah
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the walk at Oloolua. The scenery was beautiful, and the place was not crowded. A nice place to spend a Sunday afternoon, when all you need is just a peace of mind.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Judijudi123
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I love Oloolua mainly because it's hardly ever crowded and the sound of the Mbagathi River running through it has an awesome calming effect on me. It's rather short compared to any of the trails in karura but the dense forest, the quietude, the singing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank UkrainianinAfrica201
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I had some free time in Nairobi, so I took a cab, to Oloolua Forest. It's a beautiful fragment of indigenous forest that is tucked away in one of the more well-to-do neighborhoods on the outskirts of Nairobi. The land is apparently owned by the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank PurpleTuraco
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We are pretty adventurous folks and don't mind taking 'the scenic' route and getting slightly lost. It is frustrating, however, to spend over 2 hours there and completely missing the cave! A few signs, arrows painted on trees or something simple that doesn't cost much...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I think my title sums it all. I keep going there because of how quiet it is and the waterfall, for meditation purposes, but there's very little to see.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Martin M
Reviewed 11 April 2018

It is an ideal place to just relax away from all the hustle and stress of the city life. The water fall especially is breathtaking and the air is fresh because of the many trees around. It is also a good place to have picnics.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank travellerjoie
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Went to the nature trail today. Entry fees are cheap and friendly. The nature trail is not as well maintained as Karura nature trail. There is no security visible are you navigate the nature trail. One side of of the nature trail opens to the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank ckiarie2002ke
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28 April 2017|
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Response from Noris M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is in Karen,quite cool and peaceful with proper guidance of the map you will cover in 2hrs or less,waterfalls,swamp,camp place,cave. I would advice to go there around 1pm and exit and 4pm
Eliud W
4 January 2017|
Response from Noris M | Reviewed this property |
Hi,it can hold a perfect team building and also site seeing since it has a waterfall,also has good spots for camping.i loved the scenery
Wambui M
29 September 2016|
Response from whitneykoonce | Reviewed this property |
You can take Langata Rd. or Ngong Rd all the way to Karen. The nature trail is just past Karen Blixen House, where Karen Road dead ends.