About Nairobi Arboretum

Nairobi arboretum is an area protecting residing series of flora for the functions of clinical research, conservation, show and education (Wyse Jackson 1999).

Nairobi Arboretum is a 30.4 hectares of wooded landscape. An oasis near the  heart of the metropolis located withinside the Kilimani area. Approximately 3km from metropolis Centre and adjoining to the State House.

It is bounded with the aid of using the Kirichwa Kubwa River. Arboretum Drive and Kenya Girl Guide Headquarters. The Arboretum changed into installed in 1907 with the aid of using Mr. Batiscombe. Then Deputy Conservator of Forests. To strive out brought forestry bushes for Kenya.


The Arboretum is conserving over 350 species of indigenous and individual plants. Maximum of which can be labelled. Domestic to over 100 species of birds. And a huge populace of Sykes and Vervet monkeys.

It is likewise a famous leisure park for metropolis residents, who come searching out tranquility, to take lengthy walks. keep picnics or to commune with their God.

Large agencies frequently come on weekends for team-constructing sports and video games withinside the significant garden on the park.

Whilst love-birds experience spending romantic moments in its secluded spots. Runners additionally like to jog across the Arboretum’s wooded area trails.

How to get there

The Arboretum is 3km from the town Centre. Its proximity to the town Centre makes it without problems on hand on foot.

To get to its predominant front, get onto State House Road close to St Andrew’s Church. Pass beyond St Paul’s Cathedral. YMCA Nairobi Central, University of Nairobi Halls of residence, and beyond the Arboretum Drive junction.

At the factor in which State House street makes a pointy left turn, take the little street that is going instantly ahead. The Nairobi Arboretum predominant front is set 300m ahead. There’s additionally a automobile park at the principle front for vehicles.

Activities available

  • Environmental education (prior booking needed).
  • Learning about trees.
  • Resting.
  • Bird Watching.
  • Butterfly watching.
  • Running.
  • Picnicking.
  • Corporate events (prior booking needed).
  • Concerts.
  • Team Building.
  • Weddings (prior booking needed).
  • Religious activities.

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