Tagged: picnic sites in nairobi

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Nairobi Botanical Garden

The Nairobi Botanical Garden is a little know strip of green space nestling between the Nairobi National Museum buildings and the Nairobi River, about 10 minutes walk from the Central Business District (CBD). A...

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Nairobi Arboretum

What does Nairobi Arboretum and trains have in common? Interestingly, the Arboretum owes its existance to the construction of the Kenya Uganda Railway back at the beginning of the 20th century. Trains back then...

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Central Park

Central Park could be mistaken to be an extension of its better known neighbor Uhuru Park. It occupies an area bounded by Kenyatta Avenue, Nyerere Avenue and Uhuru Highway, behind Nairobi Serena Hotel. Attractions...

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Uhuru Gardens

British colonialists granted Kenya independence on 12th December 1963, with Jomo Kenyatta becoming its first leader, in a ceremony held at the site of present day Uhuru Gardens. The hopes and aspirations of a nation came to pass on this day, and Uhuru Gardens is a memorial to this momentous occasion in Kenya’s history.

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Nairobi City Park

As parks go in this city, Nairobi City Park stands above most in its rich biodiversity. A recent biodiversity survey of the Park by Friends of Nairobi City Park identified about 988 species of...

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Jeevanjee Gardens

Donated to the residents of Nairobi in 1906 by Alibhai Mullah Jeevanjee, this 5 acre recreational park is one of few green spaces gracing Nairobi City. The park has on more than one occasion...

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Uhuru Park

The history of Uhuru Park, the most popular recreational park in Nairobi, is a rich tapestry of strife and celebration in Kenya. The sight of soldiers resplendent in colorful uniforms and marching to music...

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Ngong Hills

The Ngong Hills’ proximity to Nairobi, about 22km southwest of the city, makes it a very popular weekend destination for visitors from all over the country. Some come for walks while others picnic or...