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Best hiking places in Nairobi

Hiking in Kenya allows for domestic and foreign tourism, and it is popular all round.

In Kenya, there are best places where one or a group can go visiting. from arduous mountain hikes to ‘walk in the park’ nature walks.

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In this article, we have highlight some of the best hiking places in Nairobi.

Ngong Hills

Ngong Hills
Ngong Hills. Photo courtesy

Ngong Hills are a brief separation from Nairobi and effectively accessible via vehicle. The hiking course begins from the northern side, at 1,961m (6,400ft) above ocean level. The underlying piece of the path slices through town, at that point past a wind farm and lastly, to the radio repeater stations. From that point on, you climb and go down the undulating arrangement of slopes. The path closes at the southern piece of the hill called Kona Baridi and requires roughly 4–5 hours to finish, contingent upon your wellness level.

Karura Forest

Karura Forest
Karura Forest. Photo courtesy

Karura forest is extraordinary compared to other climbing trails for families. This is a nature darling’s asylum, with marshland, an abundance of trees, and birds. There are various climbing trails, covering a distance of 50 km (31 mi). The path leads to a waterfall and caves. The underlying 2 km (1.2 mi) are a consistent stroll, when directed at a stamped point and drops down a lofty slope, right to the stream. From that point, it steadies again until you get to the caves. These caves are thought to have been a refuge for Mau Mau warriors during the battle for freedom. Further on, you will discover the waterfall.

Nairobi Arboretum

Nairobi Arboretum
Nairobi Arboretum. Photo courtesy

The Nairobi Arboretum is nearby the State House on a 30-hectare (74-section of land) real estate parcel. It was put aside by the public authority in 1907 to plant quick growing exotic trees for use during the development of the Mombasa-Kampala rail route. In those days they would cut indigenous trees along the rail line, which was unsustainable, as they found in light of the fact that indigenous trees would take a long to develop. Until now, the nursery has more than 350 kinds of both indigenous and exotic trees. There are cleared pathways all through, which fill in as hiking trails.

Nairobi Safari Walk, Nairobi National Park

Nairobi safari walk
Nairobi Safari Walk. Photo courtesy

The Nairobi Safari Walk is a nature trail set inside Nairobi National Park. It requires around 2 hours to finish the walk. A winding footpath covers three significant environments. The first is a wetland region where crocodiles relax, a savanna grassland where you can spot wildlife, including a pale-skinned zebra, leopards, and the uncommon bongo. The third environment is a woodland displaying native plants marked with their traditional functions.

Oloolua Nature Trail

Oloolua Nature
Oloolua Nature Trail is situated in Karen. Photo courtesy

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Oloolua Nature Trail is situated in Karen, about 20 kilometres from the CBD. It is an oasis of tranquillity, favourable for those seeking to do short hikes, camping, jogging, bird watching and sightseeing of the natural sceneries such as caves and a waterfall located within the trail.

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