Are you a Nairobi resident ?or if not do you reside around Nairobi City?, did you know that you can actually enjoy nature for free without paying a single penny?, well then come along with beyond the trails globo and see for yourself the 5 places in Nairobi where you can rejuvenate your soul at no cost, Indeed Nairobi City is a beautiful city with a multitude of attractions for nature lovers.
This facility was established in the year 1907 during the construction of the Kenya-Uganda railway. This place is rich with an array of species animals , it hosts about 120 species of birds,it has both the indigenous and exotic tree species which are about 400 in number not forgetting a number of small mammals like the monkeys and the dik diks. What fascinates me is that the Nairobi arboretum is only 3k way from the Nairobi City center, its found along state house road and entry is absolutely free!
This an amazing place for a family with little children of ages2-10 yrs to visit where the family can picnic and watch the children play on the vast fantastic playing ground in the park covered with green grass. I recommend packing snacks even though there are plenty of inexpensive eateries around.
What amazes me is that most people think that the Central Park is an extension of the famous Uhuru Park. Well now you know…. the park hosts the Kanu monument , this is a monument that was bulit in honor of the former president Arap Moi and KANU party was the ruling party during his regime. Wondering how you can get there? ,worry less because the park is along Uhuru highway and in the vicinity of the famous Serena hotel.
This is has become a household name to every Kenyan especially during the last years political campaigns. Despite being used as a place for holding political rallies, prayer meetings and other functions Uhuru park is the most popular recreational facility among Nairobians most especially the common mwananchi. Do you know that you can enjoy boat racing in the artificial lake within the park?, besides that it has an impressive picnic site where you can have family and take great photos, the kids can enjoy bouncing castle and face painting at an affordable fee.
Nairobi city park
Spanning the capital city of Kenya Nairobi City Park is an exceptional scenery with out-standing species of flora and fauna e.g birds,monkeys ,with indigenous tree species.
This park was declared a public park in the year 1925, the park hosts nature trails which are soul filling for the nature lovers who want to get some relief-from the city noise and breathe fresh cool air. Its also offers a great picnic site where you can enjoy your snacks as you watch mock fights among the sykes monkeys but whenever you visit you must be ready to share some snacks with the monkeys before you get anticipated food snatches from these incredible and playful creatures.
The iconic Jeevange gardens is located towards the Northern part of the City Centre , its bounded by Moi avenue, Mbingu street, Monrovia street and and Moktar Daddah street.
The park offers recreational gardens for the city residents where one can relax and enjoy the shade especially during the hot days , it has appealing sculptures e.g the Victoria Statue that is close to the entrance on Moi Avenue and what is interesting is that its a designated smoking zone.
Well well now that you have read about the 5 scenic sites where you can enjoy nature absolutely free the ball is in your court to to take the chance and enjoy mother nature’s love because ‘ doing what you love is freedom….. i love nature, do you?
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