Living in an urban jungle like Nairobi can take its toll on a person. The noise, fumes and hustle and bustle of any city can tire you. Recharging becomes necessary because our minds and bodies can only take so much. We are human.
For me, the best way to recharge is to reconnect with nature. Scenic views, fresh air and quiet soothes me. Just a few minutes away from the Nairobi CBD, is 1 063.0 ha of gazetted forest land.Karura forest is an urban forest and the largest in Nairobi. It is the best place to reenergize. You can walk, jog, walk your dog and even ride bikes. Karura forest is perfect for when you need to take some time out for a few hours or exercise or even go for a date .
The forest is cool and pretty much like a forest;You know trees and all. There are also caves but they are not open to the public sadly. There is a gorgeous waterfall as well which was the highlight of my walk.
The best time to visit is on the weekdays because on holidays and weekends Karura is packed. I went on a Saturday and there were quite a number of people. I had to wait for some time to take pictures. Anything for the gram, am i right? It is pretty affordable too, shs 100 for Kenyan adults and shs 40 for children. Renting a bicycle is shs 500 for two hours.
I enjoyed my walk. In such serene environs time just slows down and the fresh air instantly calms you. I am constantly amazed at how beautiful Kenya is.
Reconnect. Reenergize. Rejuvinate.
Have you been to Karura forest before? Are you planning to go? Where is your favourite escape spot? Let me know in the comment section below!
and as always,