Birdnificent©: Nairobi Arboretum

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

Why you'll enjoy this....

Serene and lovely escape from the city... right in the middle of the city!
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Don't forget to carry...

  • Binoculars
  • Field Guide
  • Checklist
  • Comfortable shoes and a hat
  • Snack-pack
  • Notebook and pen
  • Camera and accessories

Book your Nairobi Arboretum bird-watching...

Excursion includes

  • Professional photography & guiding services
  • Transport in private tour vehicle with open roof
  • Lunch 
  • Pick up from and drop off to your area of residence or hotel within Nairobi
  • Personalized service

Excursion excludes 

  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guides
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fee to activities labelled as “extra”

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