Karura Forest

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Situated in the northern part of Nairobi city, Karura Forest is 1,041 hectares, making it one of the largest urban gazetted forests in the world. The forest holds nearly all the 605 species of Wildlife found in Nairobi, including three types of antelope.

The forest is home to a number different mammals including the Harvey`s Duiker, Bush Bucks, Sykes’s   & Vervet monkeys, Three horned Chameleon, Bird species includes ; Singing Cisticola African Goshawk, African Crowned Eagle, Augur Buzzard, Grey Cuckoo, Brown chested Alethe, Narina Trogon, Long Crested Eagle, White backed Duck, Malachite Kingfisher, Hartlaub’s Turaco, White headed Barbet, Slender billed Greenbul, African Black Duck, African Emerald Cuckoo, Yellow rumped Tinkerbird, Paradise Flycatcher,

Other Attractions includes;

  • Mau Mau caves
  • Scenic waterfalls and rivers
  • Picnic sites
  • Marked walking trails
  • Small wetlands and ponds that are habitats for birds
  • The incinerator formerly used by Central Bank of Kenya to burn old currency notes
  • The area which the late Professor Wangari Maathai carried out a campaign against illegal acquisition of forest land
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