Oloolua Nature Trail – a hidden treasure within Nairobi


On the Saturday 9th November 2013 together with a number of my friends we decided to go for a nature trail. We didn’t want to do the conventional thing of going to the trail at the Nairobi National park and so we decided to try a different location. We discovered this gem Oloolua Nature Trail despite it not being marketed at all. It is situated in Karen not so far away from Karen Blixen Museum. This article can give you more information on how to get there and the fees to get in.

Oloolua has a number of attractions. We first passed by the waterfall. Compared to the waterfalls I have seen before this one was quite small.

Nothing beats a shady group photo at the falls

Nothing beats a shady group photo at the falls

A section of the trail

Between the trees

Between the trees

There is a cave too. I now know people who are scared of caves

Strike a pose, how else will people know you do nature trails and go into caves?

Strike a pose, how else will people know you do nature trails and go into caves?

Pit stop to recharge, many people are not used to doing such trails

Tweeting how "enjoyable" the experience was so far

Tweeting how “enjoyable” the experience was so far

There is a swamp too, a bit disappointed though because it looks more like a sewer plant than a swamp

More shady photos. What if you tripped and fell back?

More shady photos. What if you tripped and fell back?

And the last stretch heading back to the starting point.

final stretchI absolutely loved the trail. It is not too easy and neither is it too hard. The pathways are full of leaves and the landscape is just magnificent. I will definitely do it again another time.

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