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Oloolua Nature Trail

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Last weekend, my friend and I decided to go to Oloolua Nature Trail in Karen. It is part of Oloolua Forest. I had never been there before so I was really excited. I was not too sure about making the visit a blog post so I did not take too many photos.

The first stop was the water falls! We found some campus students there having a party so we couldn’t intrude to take photos of it. Here is a close up of the water nonetheless.


Walking away from the waterfall, we found our way to stairs that led to the calmer part of the river.

IMG-20170716-WA0061 I took of my shoes and fooled around in the water (along with taking selfies while at it)

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The place is nice to visit for a whole afternoon because the forest is large and there is a cave. I was so proud of myself for not having a panic attack after getting into the cave. I took so many victory selfies after leaving it alive. I heard that it was a hiding place for Mau Mau fighters in the colonial days too.


The smile of victory (albeit blurry!)

From outside the cave, we got a beautiful view of Oloolua Forest in full glory.


The forest was such a lovely sight. I kept panicking as we got deeper into the forest because there were not too many signs. Prepare to get lost in there if you’re adventurous.

The entry fee was only Ksh. 200 per person (for citizens). Residents pay Ksh 400 whereas non residents pay Ksh. 600. The location has a camping site too if a whole afternoon walking in the woods is not your cup of tea. I know I will visit the place again soon. It felt good to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours.

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12 thoughts on “Oloolua Nature Trail

  1. Great post! Am definitely visiting next month, maybe I’ll camp too šŸ˜Š Anyway after going through your blog, I’d like to inform you that your one of our lucky blog winners, email me to claim your ticket to Fashion & Lifestyle 2nd Edition 2017 at MJC Safaricom House on the 30th September and 1st October.


  2. Hey. Nice post. I hear there is a hyena, a number of dikdiks and garzelles in the forest. Its also a protected habitat for a rare species of birds.
    Next time you are in Karen please say hallo. i live in Ngong just a few minutes away

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  3. Thank you for sharing this. My friends were looking for a place to hang out and I just remembered The Oloolua Nature Trail as one of the suggestions. Kindly tell me the entry charges?


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