Category Archive: Announcement

Mar 27

Important Karura Forest Notice in the Time of Covid-19

You may have seen some or all of these notices at the #KaruraForest gates summarising measures taken by the Joint Management Committee of Kenya Forest Service and the Friends of Karura Community Forest Association to help keep visitors, our staff and your forest safe. We usually ignore a bunch of posted signs unless someone points …

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Oct 22

The Rains are Here: Help Us Grow the Forest

The ‘short-rains’ have arrived early, and it’s time to plant trees and help us grow a forest. The so-called Short Rains have started early, and so far it’s the wettest October in 74 years! If you want to plant trees in Karura Forest, click here to read how to go about it:  Growing Trees in …

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Oct 13

New Karura Forest Visitors’ Guidebook – Now 500/=

Oct 09

Happy 10th Anniversary, Friends of Karura!

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the registration of Friends of Karura as a Community Forest Association mandated to look after the forest in partnership with the Kenya Forest Service. Over those ten years there have been many challenges and many successes, and FKF is proud to have overcome most of the former and achieved …

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Jan 03


NEW RUBBISH POLICY.  Following consideration of the growing solid waste problem at Karura Forest picnic sites, the FKF Board has decided to implement:  YOU BRING IT IN, YOU TAKE IT OUT. With immediate effect, we are asking all visitors — particularly picnickers —  to help keep Karura clean and rubbish-free by following the new guideline. …

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Jul 02

New Parking Fees at Karura Forest Entry Points

FKF-KFS Statement

May 02

Report on Forest Resources Management and Logging Activities in Kenya

The Task Force Report is just out. Makes interesting reading. There will be some important changes in the near future, but the Friends of Karura Community Forest Association is confident that its track record in Karura Forest will ensure that the work continues. Click here to see full report.

Aug 23

Karura Forest is Plastic Free

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. The popular stretch of Wangari Maathai Track between Gate-C (a.k.a. ‘Sharks’) on Kiambu …

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