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Address: State House Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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A nature hideout in the city!

A beautiful park, right in the city - Aboretum is a really cool place to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle. I run there sometimes since I am lucky to be living very... read more

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15 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful park, right in the city - Aboretum is a really cool place to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle. I run there sometimes since I am lucky to be living very close to it. Give it a try, and you won't be disappointed. P.S. There is a fee of 50 shillings.

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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place to reflect around nature but also a great place to regularly bring your mutt for a walk. He will appreciate the outdoors.

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Thank Dennis N
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arboretum is well shaded park with foot paths great for jogging and walks. Entrance is free for all except if you intended to take photographs or shoot videos. Peaceful and refreshing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a visitor, I was hoping that Nairobi will be more runner friendly but it is not - the only exception was Arboretum where I went twice. A loop is around 2KM but you can take other trails in between to make it longer. You have to pay KES 50 by Mpesa only to the guard.. who sits there from... More 

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Thank euricia
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nairobi Arboretum or a tell museum ,located a few minutes from the City Center, is a perfect place for nature lovers and not only for trees but also butterflies and bird haven.

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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It was good to escape the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. The arboretum is clearly quite neglected but the potential is there. It was good to see locals in a more relaxed surroundings; there was a choir practising in the middle and people strolling/running around. There is also some wildlife with monkeys running around.

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Thank Richard A
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Nice, tranquil place to pass your time, do some walking or jogging and breath in some fresh air away from the Nairobi traffic

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Thank Mikey C
Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

very interesting visit to explore (part of) the vast variety of plants and flowers present in the region.

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were itching for a good walk, and opted to walk to the Nairobi Arboretum from the Yaya Shopping Mall. Our walk to the arboretum was better than the arboretum itself. There was a 20-shilling admission price (about 20 cents US), but they would not accept Kenyan Shillings, only Impesa (cell phone money exchange). We told the guard that we... More 

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53 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

If you like walking in parks yes its a good place.Camp sites and also a nice place for relaxing and talking photos.

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