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Oloolua Nature Trail

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Stroll through beautiful indigenous forest

I had some free time in Nairobi, so I took a cab, to Oloolua Forest. It's a beautiful fragment of... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Durban, South Africa
via mobile
Love it but very little scenery to enjoy.

I think my title sums it all. I keep going there because of how quiet it is and the waterfall, for... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Martin M
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Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the walk at Oloolua. The scenery was beautiful, and the place was not crowded. A nice place to spend a Sunday afternoon, when all you need is just a peace of mind.

1  Thank Judijudi123
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I love Oloolua mainly because it's hardly ever crowded and the sound of the Mbagathi River running through it has an awesome calming effect on me. It's rather short compared to any of the trails in karura but the dense forest, the quietude, the singing...More

1  Thank UkrainianinAfrica201
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I had some free time in Nairobi, so I took a cab, to Oloolua Forest. It's a beautiful fragment of indigenous forest that is tucked away in one of the more well-to-do neighborhoods on the outskirts of Nairobi. The land is apparently owned by the...More

2  Thank PurpleTuraco
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We are pretty adventurous folks and don't mind taking 'the scenic' route and getting slightly lost. It is frustrating, however, to spend over 2 hours there and completely missing the cave! A few signs, arrows painted on trees or something simple that doesn't cost much...More

1  Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I think my title sums it all. I keep going there because of how quiet it is and the waterfall, for meditation purposes, but there's very little to see.

2  Thank Martin M
Reviewed 11 April 2018

It is an ideal place to just relax away from all the hustle and stress of the city life. The water fall especially is breathtaking and the air is fresh because of the many trees around. It is also a good place to have picnics.

1  Thank travellerjoie
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Went to the nature trail today. Entry fees are cheap and friendly. The nature trail is not as well maintained as Karura nature trail. There is no security visible are you navigate the nature trail. One side of of the nature trail opens to the...More

2  Thank ckiarie2002ke
Reviewed 21 September 2017

In all honesty I expected much more. its not really a place you can go solo like other nature trails. In a group it can be better, and its not something where you can spend and enjoy an entire day. All in all, average. And...More

1  Thank Paaras R
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Oloolua is tucked away in Karen Hardy area and offers a lovely green escape to walk, jog or have a picnic. The trail of about 5km has diverse, indigenous flora with part of Mbagathi River passing through it, complete with a waterfall! There are also...More

Thank vifarel
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I have visited this place 3 years straight.... Very quiet place.. Birdwatchers paradise. A small waterfall exists and you can take photos, chill out with family and friends... BBQ's are allowed, as long as they are controlled i.e. grills, charcoal ovens. Though it's advised you...More

Thank Kimzi7
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29 April 2017|
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Response from Noris M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is in Karen,quite cool and peaceful with proper guidance of the map you will cover in 2hrs or less,waterfalls,swamp,camp place,cave. I would advice to go there around 1pm and exit and 4pm
Eliud W
4 January 2017|
Response from Noris M | Reviewed this property |
Hi,it can hold a perfect team building and also site seeing since it has a waterfall,also has good spots for camping.i loved the scenery
Wambui M
30 September 2016|
Response from whitneykoonce | Reviewed this property |
You can take Langata Rd. or Ngong Rd all the way to Karen. The nature trail is just past Karen Blixen House, where Karen Road dead ends.