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Oloolua Nature Trail, Nairobi

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Escape Nairobi's hustle and bustle and enter the tranquil world of an indigenous tropical dry forest at Oloolua Nature Trail. Running for 5 km (3 mi) through thick forest vines and undergrowth below high treetops, the trail partly follows the course of the Mbagathi River. Spanning 250 hectares (618 acres), the Oloolua forest offers good opportunities for brisk hiking, jogging, and picnicking. Enjoy the serenity, scenic views of water cascades, and the sound of the birds in this popular getaway. You can also explore a 33 m (108 ft) long cave along the river. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Oloolua Nature Trail and many more Nairobi attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Nairobi trip itinerary builder .
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 g...  more »
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  • A beautiful and quiet place to enjoy your walk and/or picnic. The routes are quite straightforward, so whether alone or with company you should be able to make it through the circuit. I bet the waterfall is even more beautiful during the rainy season
  • Lovely place but needs to do something about the lack of signage. Very easy to get lost. Borrow a leaf from distinct & helpful signage at say, Karura. Otherwise, loved it! đź’•
  • It may not be a sprawling forest but it is a lovely slice of nature in this loud, and busy city of ours. From a modest waterfall, to a trail between towering trees and their intertwined roots. There's a little cave, a bamboo and papyrus swamp and even in the unrelenting heat, cool shade and breeze. Perfect for picnics and nature walks.
  • It’s a nice place for nature walks and even jogs, the park is also very clean but it is not well maintained, I noticed some of the wooden stairs going down to the waterfall are broken which is very dangerous and some steps were also missing, also a local person told us that we might meet with a hyena and we shouldn’t look scared, though we didn’t see one you ought to be careful. There are caves too. Definitely going back
  • Great spot, but it does sometimes rain! Thank you too a very kind gate keeper for offering shelter.
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