Oloolua Nature Picnic Trail is a scenic hiking and nature trail located in the Karen suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. The trail is situated in a lush forested area that covers approximately 250 acres and is managed by the Kenya Forest Service.
The trail is popular with nature lovers, hikers, and bird watchers, who come to enjoy the tranquil and serene environment, beautiful waterfalls, and diverse plant and animal species that call the forest home. Visitors can explore the trail on foot, following the well-marked paths that wind through the forest, over bridges, and along the riverbanks.
One of the highlights of the Oloolua Nature Trail is the Ngong River, which runs through the forest and is home to several species of fish, frogs, and other aquatic creatures. The river also provides a refreshing spot for visitors to cool off after a long hike.
Other attractions along the trail include a cave used by the Mau Mau during Kenya’s struggle for independence, a small museum showcasing traditional Kenyan artifacts, and a tree nursery where visitors can learn about the conservation efforts being undertaken in the forest.
Oloolua Nature Picnic Trail Rates
The Oloolua Nature Trail is open from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm every weekday and on public holidays in Kenya. The following are the trail entry charges:
Daytime Citizens/ students Kshs. 200 each/ Children 100/= each Residents Kshs. 400 / Children 200/=).
Evening camping Adult Citizens Kshs 2000 / Children 1000/= per night ` Groups (10 people) Kshs 5000 Residents Kshs 2, 5000 / children 1,500.
Foreigners Kshs 3,000 (Children – Kshs 1,500) Foreigner group (10) Kshs 8,000.
- short hikes.
- bird watching guided tours in the forest.
- visiting the caves.
- Papyrus Swamp.
- Bamboo Rest Point
- The Wooden Tower
- The Caves.