Friends of Karura Forest http://www.friendsofkarura.org Karura Forest - Secure, Safe, Serene Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:52:42 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 http://www.friendsofkarura.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-FKF_Logo_Square-32x32.jpg Friends of Karura Forest http://www.friendsofkarura.org 32 32 42246996 Karura Forest Photo Competition 2017 – The Winner! http://www.friendsofkarura.org/2017/05/04/karura-forest-photo-competition-2017/ Wed, 03 May 2017 21:30:46 +0000 http://www.friendsofkarura.org/?p=2118

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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!

 

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Forest Gates to be Locked at 19:00 http://www.friendsofkarura.org/2017/03/29/forest-gates-to-be-locked-at-1900/ Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:37:05 +0000 http://www.friendsofkarura.org/?p=2012 Gates Locked 19:00

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Control Your Dog — Even in Off-Leash Areas http://www.friendsofkarura.org/2017/03/03/control-your-dog-even-in-off-leash-areas/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:49:35 +0000 http://www.friendsofkarura.org/?p=1968 Dog Control

Click here for more Dog Guidelines.

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Updated Karura Forest Map Now Available http://www.friendsofkarura.org/2016/12/22/updated-karura-forest-map-now-available/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 04:38:55 +0000 http://www.friendsofkarura.org/?p=1929 New Karura Map

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Bikes now for hire at Kiambu Road gate http://www.friendsofkarura.org/2016/09/12/bikes-now-for-hire-at-kiambu-road-gate/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:54:24 +0000 http://www.friendsofkarura.org/?p=1881

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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!

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 http://www.friendsofkarura.org/2016/05/25/tripadvisor-certificate-of-excellence-2015/ Wed, 25 May 2016 03:00:36 +0000 http://www.friendsofkarura.org/?p=1530

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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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Tara Path Now On-Leash for Dogs http://www.friendsofkarura.org/2015/09/29/tara-path-now-on-leash-for-dogs/ Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:31:06 +0000 http://www.friendsofkarura.org/?p=1647

Continue reading »]]> 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.

Dogs on LeashThe whole of Wangari Maathai Track and Muhugu Trail remains off-leash, for the time being (see map). That still gives you and your dog over 8 km of trail on which to exercise. Note that the area to the south (left as you are walking from Sharks Gate) of Wangari Maathai Track is strictly a no-go wildlife zone down to the Karura River.

There have been more incidents of dogs bothering visitors and killing wildlife — recently a Suni was torn to pieces by two ridgebacks whose owner was obviously unable to control them and seemed indifferent to what was happening. 

 

WALKING YOUR DOG IN A OFF-LEASH AREA IS NOT A LICENCE TO HUNT OR HASSLE VISITORS OR ATTACK OTHER DOGS. DOGS MUST BE UNDER CONTROL AT ALL TIMES, EVEN IN OFF-LEASH AREAS. OFFENDERS SHALL BE SUMMARILY BANNED FROM THE FOREST.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Useful Karura Contact Numbers http://www.friendsofkarura.org/2014/04/25/useful-karura-contact-numbers/ Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:40:32 +0000 http://www.friendsofkarura.org/?p=1348

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Corp. Okoth . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0721 483017
Sgt. Muturi . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0712 575708
Sgt. Catherine . . . . . . . . . . . 0725 370990
Ag RC Dickson Njiru . . . . . . . . . 0727 818963
John Orwa, Chief Forester . . . . . . 0727 818963
Fredrick Mutisya, Forester . . . . . 0722 581402

Friends of Karura Forest
John Chege, Chief Scout . . . . . . . 0724 215423
Peter Kamau, Dep. Chief Scout . . . . 0720 350206
Peter Njui, G4S . . . . . . . . . . . 0722 846264
Moses Mauka, FKF Ops. Mgr. . . . . . 0721 111086
Karanja Njoroge, FKF Chair . . . . . 0729 030301
Cristina Boelcke-Croze, Vice-Chair. . 0702 633613

Please make a note of these numbers and carry your mobile with you. Keep to the marked trails and exercise caution particularly when they are wet and slippery. Note that mobile reception is virtually non-existent along the Karura River between the Mau-Mau Caves and  the Waterfall.

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