Category Archive: Announcement

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 3 to 12 inclusive) Entry Fee: KES 50/=. Use of the Picnic grounds (KFEET, Amani and Ruaka): 150/= adults, 100/= children (ages 3-12). Picnickers shall pay the …

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May 04

Karura Forest Photo Competition 2017 – The Winner!

First Prize

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. …

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Mar 29

Forest Gates to be Locked at 19:00

Gates Locked 19:00

Mar 03

New Dog Policy – Please Help Enforce

Kitisuru hyena

  Kindly be advised that continuing abuse of the dogs-on-leash rules has forced the Joint Management Committee to tighten the policy concerning walking dogs in Karura Forest. Please note that as of the coming weekend (22 July), if visitors are found with dogs off-leash in on-leash areas OR with dogs out of control in any …

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Dec 22

Updated Karura Forest Map Now Available

Sep 12

Bikes now for hire at Kiambu Road gate

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 …

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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). …

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Sep 29

Tara Path Now On-Leash for Dogs

Dogs on Leash

Dog Walkers in northern part of the main forest Please Take Note. Tara Path together with the new picnic site along the Ruaka River near the Tree Outlook Platform is now an On-Leash zone. The whole of Wangari Maathai Track and Muhugu Trail remains off-leash, for the time being (see map). That still gives you and …

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