Trip Planner:   Africa  /  Kenya  /  Nairobi  /  Oloolua Nature Trail

Oloolua Nature Trail, Nairobi

3.9
#3 of 7 in Trails in Kenya
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 .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Oloolua Nature Trail
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Oloolua Nature Trail Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
81 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Google
  • The place is amazing. Trust me when i say this. Good outing for family, couple and friends alike, food is allowed, picnic site available. Alot of colourful and marvelous natural sites. Worth your time and money.
  • Visited twice and I particularly liked the caves, the rare eagle's nest and water fall. Enjoyed sitting by the river on the benches too. I heard the big bird visits the nest once or twice a year from Congo. Would like to know when it visits so i can come for viewing.
  • The best place for a nature trail, especially in groups. A good place for picnics as well. The entry fee is affordable and the maintenance of the place is satisfactory.
  • Overall a nice place to hike and camp. You'll have to carry your own food though. There is no restaurant here.
  • Very nice trail, except for the occasional pile of garbage. Some of the visitors are behaving like dirty pigs... However, this should not detract from the amazing variety of wildlife and flora in this small urban oasis.
Places to stay near Oloolua Nature Trail

Plan your trip to Nairobi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Oloolua Nature Trail by other users

19 days in Nairobi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Nairobi BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Nairobi BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Nairobi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 43 days in Tanzania & Kenya BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM NIGERIA November, kids, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Mombasa & Nairobi BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM SERBIA October, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM SERBIA October, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM SERBIA October, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM SERBIA October, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 56 days in Africa BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, outdoors, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans