Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Arboretum

Jennifer Wu

Just 3 km from the city center, the 30+ hectare Nairobi Arboretum is one of the best central running locations in Nairobi. The brick and dirt trails here are not super-lengthy, but there is a good 2.5 km loop around the outskirts of the jointly run Friends of the Nairobi Arboretum and Kenya Forest Service park. Runners can make the route longer by winding around the park’s many cross-paths. In addition to the numerous plant and tree species here, visitors can glimpse a variety of birds, monkeys, and other wildlife. Note: 50 Ksh entry fee for adults to visit the park, and hours are between 6 am and 6:15 pm.

Essentials
  • 2.5 km loop
  • 25 meters
  • Arboretum Drive
  • Shell/Arboretum Bus Stop

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Josephine
1 year ago

Hello I want to know if there is any trainer at the arboretum

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Mark Lowenstein
1 year ago
Reply to  Josephine

No I don’t think so.

Judie Mbogua
1 year ago
Reply to  Josephine

If still looking for a trainer I can recommend someone I’ve been training with

Ahmed Nabil
7 days ago

It was an amazing route. The trail is safe and can access is with my Radisson room card. It was nice to find other runners. My advice to not cross the trails unless you walk because elevations in cross trails are more harder than the original trail. Thanks Great Run, you made my trip to Nairobi exciting.

Essentials
  • 2.5 km loop
  • 25 meters
  • Arboretum Drive
  • Shell/Arboretum Bus Stop