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Oloolua Nature Trail

Oloolua Nature trail is located somewhere in the heart of Karen. It is estimated to be about 20kms from the City Center. I had the privilege of visiting the nature trails courtesy of another event organized by Kwea Milele. I must admit, my weekends just got a whole lot exciting since i started attending the Kwea Milele events. I have discovered amazing places right here in Nairobi and Oloolua happens to be one of the treasures that i have found.

Main attractions at Oloolua include:
1. Waterfalls
2. Maumau Caves
3. Small river outlets from Mbagathi River
4. The thick forest with all sorts of undergrowth bushes and trees
5. Very playful monkeys
6. Picnic sites with benches where you can sit and enjoy a picnic right in the middle of the forest
7. A viewing tower for eagles( This was not in use when we were there)

Although located in Nairobi, Oloolua is the perfect escape from the city. Once in the forest surrounded by the tall trees, sounds of birds chirping, water trickling and crunching of dead leaves, you will find tranquility that will take your mind away from all other worries.

Below are some pics from the walk.

This was at the gate

Thick bushes everywhere, there were parts of the forest where we had to crawl to get through the bushes


Forest view





The view tower, wish we could have gone up the tower but it was locked and actually seemed not to have been in use in a while

The photo does not do justice to the view of the waterfall with the sound of water hitting the rocks, spectacular



The Mau mau caves are very huge, we didn’t even get to the end of the tunnel. They are also filled with bats which was abit scary



skies covered by the tall trees, beautiful view

Below are the charges for the Nature Trail:

Charges Citizen -200/= (children 100),Non-Resident -400/= Students (Organized groups with advance booking)-100/=

Visiting Hours

Mondays – Fridays: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Weekends/Public Holidays: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Camping per night (Bring your own tent)

Citizens – Ksh 2,000 (Children – Ksh 1000) Ksh 5,000 per group of 10
Residents – Ksh 2,500 (Children – Ksh 1,500) Ksh 6,000 per group of 10
Non-Residents – Ksh 3,000 (Children – Ksh 1,500) Kshs 8,000 per group of 10


5 comments on “Oloolua Nature Trail

  1. trablog
    January 27, 2015

    ooh.. there are so much things here. Cool place indeed

    • abuamirah
      January 27, 2015

      Ok, Dee, am al jealous now…u seem to be visiting all the lovely places….ebu hook me up with kwea milele!!! those pictures are amazing!

      • dianagitau
        January 28, 2015

        @Abuamirah: I don’t why my reply to you is coming under replies for trablog 😦 Anyway, when in Nairobi, ill show you Kwea. And thanks for the picture comment, hehe nowadays i try and get good shots of places that i visit so its good to know that the pics look good 🙂

    • dianagitau
      January 28, 2015

      @Trablog: It really is. If ever in Kenya, ill show you around to some of these places 🙂

  2. trablog
    January 28, 2015

    that is very kind and sweet of you. I will remember your generous offer. 🙂

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