How to Get There


Entrances to the main section of Karura Forest (Gate letters as per Karura Forest Map):

  • Gate A. Main entry off Limuru Road across from the Belgian Embassy (road access to KFEET. Centre and FKF forest office)
  • Gate B. Closed to the public: service gate only
  • Gate C. Also known as ‘Sharks Gate’ after the nyama choma (roast meat) establishment outside the forest across the Kiambu Road. Great for biking and dog-walking along designated paths.
  • Gate D. Pedestrian entrance at the end of the ICRAF access lane
  • Gate E. Pedestrian entrance to Sigiria section of the forest off Limuru Road (parking at Gate A)
  • Gate F. Main Sigiria entrance at end of Thigiri Lane off Thigiri Ridge Road. Parking inside gate.

A new edition of the official Karura Forest Map detailing the location of the entrances is available for sale for 200/= at the gates and KFEET Centre, and can be viewed by clicking here.

Please plan your exit times carefully.

Forest open 6:00 to 18:00

Gates will be locket at 19:00 sharp


To the main Forest gate (Gate A)…

Matatu (from Nairobi city centre  to Belgian Embassy on Limuru Road).  Numbers 11B, 106, 107, or 116 (southbound only).  There is an excellent Digital Matatu Map of Nairobi; click here for a look.

Taxi (from centre of Nairobi): Approximate cost – KES 800 to 1,000.

To Sharks Gate (Gate C)…

Matatu (from Nariboi city centre to Kiambu via Kiambu Road). Numbers 100, 120, 121, 116.

To the Kenya Forest Environment Education Trust office and River Café…

Located inside the forest: entry required via main Limuru Road gate.

To the FKF and KFS Station Manager administrative offices…

As for Gate-A. Offices are located 100m east (left) of gate.

Office hours: 8:30 AM to 16:30 PM.
Accountant on duty Monday through Friday.