Plastics Ban FAQs

Some frequently-asked questions. You can download a PDF of this here.

Fee Changes as of 1 July 2017

From 1 July 2017 there shall be some small changes to the Karura Forest entry and picnic fees. 

All charges remain as before, except:

Kenya citizen child (ages 4 to 12 inclusive) Entry Fee: KES 50/=.

Use of the Picnic grounds (KFEET, Amani and Ruaka): 150/= adults, 100/= children (ages 4-12).

Picnickers shall pay the usual Entry and Parking fees.

Karura Maps: KES 200/=

You can click here for the full, annotated schedule.

Karura Forest Photo Competition 2017 – The Winner!

First Prize

Karura Forest Beckons

The first Karura Photo Competition drew over 70 entries for the theme KARURA TRAIL VIEW.

The First Prize winner, “Karura Forest Beckons” by Ryan Duly is shown here.

The winners were announced at the 8th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Karura Forest Community Forest Association on 14 June at the River Café – Karura.

See the top ten winners here.

And get your camera or smartphone out for next year’s event!

 

Oct 25

Karura Closed Election Day

Election Day Closure

Aug 23

Plastics Ban FAQs

Some frequently-asked questions. You can download a PDF of this here.

Aug 23

Karura Forest is Plastic Free

Jun 28

Fee Changes as of 1 July 2017

From 1 July 2017 there shall be some small changes to the Karura Forest entry and picnic fees. 

All charges remain as before, except:

Kenya citizen child (ages 4 to 12 inclusive) Entry Fee: KES 50/=.

Use of the Picnic grounds (KFEET, Amani and Ruaka): 150/= adults, 100/= children (ages 4-12).

Picnickers shall pay the usual Entry and Parking fees.

Karura Maps: KES 200/=

You can click here for the full, annotated schedule.

May 04

Karura Forest Photo Competition 2017 – The Winner!

First Prize

Karura Forest Beckons

The first Karura Photo Competition drew over 70 entries for the theme KARURA TRAIL VIEW.

The First Prize winner, “Karura Forest Beckons” by Ryan Duly is shown here.

The winners were announced at the 8th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Karura Forest Community Forest Association on 14 June at the River Café – Karura.

See the top ten winners here.

And get your camera or smartphone out for next year’s event!

 

Mar 29

Forest Gates to be Locked at 19:00

Gates Locked 19:00

Mar 03

‘Shady Path’: a New Dogs-Off-Leash Feature

A newly extended ‘Shady Path’ parallel to Wangari Maathai Track now helps walkers/runners and dog-owners to co-exist.

A number of voiced concerns by dog-shy walkers and runners has led FKF to devise a win-win solution in the northern sector of Karura Forest.

Dogs Off-Leash

Dogs Off-Leash areas in northern Karura Forest

The popular stretch of Wangari Maathai Track between Gate-C (a.k.a. ‘Sharks’) on Kiambu Road and junction 30 is now a dogs ON-leash zone.

Dog owners, who wish to have their dogs off-leash as they start their walk from the Gate-C parking area, are required to use the new Shady Path spur that now extends two kilometers from the parking area all the way to to junction 30 (see map, red dashed line).

Trail bikers will be excited to explore the new stretch of path that skirts the indigenous forests stand of the Karura River valley.

Dog owners, please continue to exercise voice control over your off-leash pets: keep them on the path, don’t let them run into the forest to chase wildlife or stray back onto Wangari Maathai Track.

Even on the Shady Path, if you do meet fellow visitors who seem nervous about dogs, put your pets back on-leash until you are all clear of one another.

Click here for more Dog Guidelines.

Dec 22

Updated Karura Forest Map Now Available

New Karura Map

Sep 12

Bikes now for hire at Kiambu Road gate

Uni students deciding whether to walk or ride from Sharks...

Uni students deciding whether to walk or ride from Sharks…

There are now bikes for hire at Gate C on Kiambu Road (a.k.a. Sharks Gate). You asked, we listened. There is a new depot at Sharks open 7 days a week, 8:00-18:00 (last time for returns: no hires after 16:00). Prices remain the same, 500/= for a two-hour hire. There are 15 top-notch trail bikes to choose from with more on order. Remember: please wear helmets, and shout ‘Coming through!’ or ‘Track left/right!’ when bearing down on walkers from behind. Enjoy!

May 25

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017


One again — four years in a row — visitors have given Karura top marks as the 4th best attraction (out of 122 Things to Do) in Nairobi.

Please Note: If you follow the TripAdvisor link above, do not be taken in by the Viator offer of a “Karura Forest Tour Experience” for some KES 10,000 (USD 100).

Overseas visitor can have the same ‘experience’ for one-fifth the price, and go home with the official map.

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