Karura Forest Reserve

Local nameKarura Forest Reserve
LocationNairobi, Kenya

Karura Forest is an urban forest in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The forest was gazetted in 1932 and is managed by the Kenya Forest Service in conjunction with the Friends of Karura Forest Community Forest Association.

Karura Forest is 1,041 ha consisting of three parts separated by Limuru and Kiambu roads. The large middle portion is ca. 710 ha; the Sigria salient to the west is ca. 250 ha. The portion to the east of Kiambu road has been allocated to special national priorities. As of mid-2016, 36% of the forest contains indigenous upland forest tree species.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karura_Forest

More information on friendsofkarura.org http://www.friendsofkarura.org/

Address (Unnamed Road), Nairobi, Kenya

Coordinates -1°14'13.135" N 36°49'49.181" E

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