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Oloolua Nature Trail, Nairobi

4.0
#9 of 26 in Parks in Nairobi
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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4.3
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  • 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!!  more »
  • 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 plan...  more »
  • 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..  more »
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  • 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.
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