Check out my previous blog from Karura Forest in case you missed it.
Karura Forest is currently ranked #4 of the top attractions in Nairobi on Tripadvisor. As I stated in part 1, it’s a great spot to relax, read a book, get some exercise, or meditate. This park is a gem within the city limits of Nairobi, second to only Nairobi National Park on my list of best places in the city.
To further explain the security improvements for the park, the entire perimeter of the park is surrounded by electrified fence. This fencing helps to both keep the wildlife inside the park, and intruders out.
There are only a few entrances into the park, which are manned by security personnel. The entry fee prevents vagrants from entering the park, and is higher for non-residents. Your bags are searched upon entering the park, and no weapons or devices that may disturb wildlife (such as drones) are allowed. In addition, you are not allowed to enter with disposable plastic bottles or plastic bags. One thing I noticed about the forest, is it was very clean and devoid of garbage.
There is a village inside of the park where the park rangers live, so there is always human presence inside the park.
I hope that you enjoyed my travel photos and commentary, and will return for more travel content in the future.