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Nairobi Arboretum, Nairobi

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Founded in 1907 as a plantation for new forestry trees, Nairobi Arboretum was specifically created to help find high-caloric firewood to fuel the Kenya-Uganda Railway. The popular recreational area was designated as a national reserve in 1932 after coal and diesel became the prominent fuels. Quick-growing exotic softwoods were planted across the present-day 30 hectares (74 acres) and park benches and paved walkways were added later. Stroll through the forests and look for more than 350 species of exotic and indigenous plants, vervet and Sykes monkeys, and over 100 species of birds. The park also has restrooms and trash bins. Put Nairobi Arboretum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Nairobi day trip site .
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  • The arboretum is a peaceful and relaxing little enclave in the bustling, noisy city of Nairobi. Ideal for a stroll and to wind down and contemplate. 30 minutes is enough to refresh yourself to engage ...  more »
  • This park is not too large, so ideal for a walk around without any preparation. Like an urban oasis, it offers a broad range of plants from all over the world, while hosting some very friendly monkeys...  more »
  • Just stopped to take pictures. It was the weekend and I was movimentadíssimo. Couples resting, lots of children playing. Beautiful park to rest.
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  • It's a very good place for picnic and have big playground can go with friends family and big groups. And good things it's nearest park 🏞.. and even for wedding photography. It's just awesome place..
  • Refreshing and pleasant venue in the city. Covered in lush green grass and indigenous trees. This is a pleasant venue for picnics and hanging out or even for a rejuvenating run for those keen to exercise in serene settings.
  • Cool place to hang out. You can bring your own food and games to play. Its proximity ti the city center makes it easy to access.
  • Unique about it is the rare species of trees and wild fruits. Nice having eco-friendly toilets, however they were fixed and it seems that was the last time the management checked on them. Hygiene is a great challenge in here.
  • The arboretum is a natural Forest Park located in the capital city of Nairobi. It's a place with excellent relaxation ambiance and suitable for picnics, outdoor events, team building activities , nature trails, jogging and cycling activities. It is also among the most popular locations for photographer interested in fashion and wedding photography. The gardens are well manicured and clean. There is provision for sitting benches and washrooms. You will spot monkeys and lots of bird species here too
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