When? All year round
A 40-ha expanse of attractive open parkland and woodland within 2 km of the City Centre, the Nairobi Arboretum (founded in 1907) offers a tranquil setting in which to appreciate a surprising variety of local garden birds.
As one of few remaining Nairobi’s Urban Green Spaces, it owes its existence to the construction of the Kenya-Uganda Railway. Founded by Mr. Batiscombe as a trial plot for new fast growing forestry trees that would supply the high demand of fuel wood for the Kenya-Uganda railway line, most of its trees are exotic and not native to Kenya.
It was gazetted as a national reserve in 1932 and is now under the management of the Kenya Forest Service with the help of Friends of Nairobi Arboretum
The Nairobi Arboretum is home to over 350 tree species and over 100 resident and migrant birds among other animal species.
Its various walkways and trails provide great sites for your morning or evening walk. The calmness within the Arboretum give you that feeling of peace and oneness with nature.
You could also also choose to have a picnic as you watch the numerous Vervet and Sykes monkeys.
Why you'll enjoy this....
Don't forget to carry...
- Field Guide
- Comfortable shoes and a hat
- Notebook and pen
- Camera and accessories
Book your Nairobi Arboretum bird-watching...
- Professional photography & guiding services
- Transport in private tour vehicle with open roof
- Pick up from and drop off to your area of residence or hotel within Mombasa
- Personalized service
- Tips and gratuities to driver/guides
- Alcoholic drinks
- Entrance fee to activities labelled as “extra”