A Guide To Oloolua Forest Trail
Ololua Forest Trail nature trail is managed by National Museums of Kenya. This unique eco-system is one of the few existing and well preserved indigenous forests. Besides its research activities, the trail boasts of a tranquil atmosphere suitable for picnicking, family day out, walk in the forest, camping and even honeymoons.
This trip has been a long time coming, originally I had planned to go out of town but that will have to wait.
I’m off to the Nairobi suburb of Karen where I get to visit a hidden gem– the Oloolua nature trail. The nature trail is part of the indigenous Oloolua forest that is also home to the Institute of Primate Research (IPR). The institute is run by the National Museums of Kenya which established the Oloolua Nature Trail in part of the forest, providing a refreshing environment away from the city’s hustle and bustle.
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Once you get to the entrance it is not too much of a walk before you get to the nature trail.
Our first stop was the water falls. There is a proper path with steps that lead to the falls but we took the difficult way down which was rather steep because we heard the falls before we got to the path and assumed that it is the only way down.
Oloolua Forest Trail Contacts
Attraction Type: Scenery & Landscapes, Wildlife
Category: Forest, Wildlife Conservancy
Region: South Rift
City / Town: Nairobi
Road / Street: Karen Road
Telephone: 254 716 256771
254 724 338292
Entrance Fee: Yes