Karura Forest is an urban park in the Gigiri area of Nairobi. It is near the United Nations compound. Luckily, it is within walking distance of where I’ve been living for the past two months. One of my favorite activities here has been exploring the park. It’s a great spot to relax, read a book, get some exercise, or meditate. Having it so close during such a stressful time has been a gift. When I go, I always pack my camera, because I always see something new.
The park itself is over 2500 acres. It is home to hundreds of species of birds and small animals like bushbuck, dik-dik, and Syke’s monkeys. It was once a dangerous place, with several muggings and murders taking place on its grounds. The security situation has since improved, and it’s now one of the safest places to wander around in peace. As a tourist, it will cost you 600 shillings to enter (about $6). It’s well worth the cost considering how secure and well-managed it is.
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