OLOOLUA NATURE TRIAL

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Location of Oloolua Nature Trail in Kenya
Oloolua Nature Trail in Kenya is located in Karen Neighbourhood in Nairobi in the indigenous tropical dry Oloolua forest in Kenya. Oloolua Forest in Kenya has the Institute of Primate Research (IPR) in Nairobi which is located about 20km from the Nairobi city centre in the Karen suburb. To reach Oloolua Nature Trail in Nairobi Karen area, one has to take matatu or bus number 24 from theNairobi city centre and alight at the Karen Road and Bogani Road Junction near Karen Blixen Museum in Kenya. From the Karen Road and Bogani Road Juction, Oloolua Nature Trail in Nairobi is about 500 metres to your left.

Main Attractions in Oloolua Nature Trail in Nairobi
A Natural Cave
This awesome cave is 37 meters long deep into the forest surface. It was once used by the Mau Mau fighters during the colonial days. Today it is a home for bats and other small mammals that inhabit the area.

A Beautiful Waterfall
This is a breathtaking sight with the fall draining into the Mbagathi river. You will want to spend sometime on this site captivated as you stare and listen to the cascading waters. The trickling water and cheeping birds in Oloolua Nature Trail in Nairobi are the only sounds you hear as you take in the surrounding which automatically sets you into a serene peaceful mood.

Bamboo Rest Point

This magnificent monocot grass species has created an atmosphere that invites you to take a rest and to reflect and embrace nature in a silent world.

Papyrus Swamp
The papyrus plant is beautiful and evokes reflections on religion and ancient worlds. The Egyptians first made paper from this plant. It is mainly only found in swampy wetlands and requires special conservation efforts.

Fee paid to enter Oloolua Nature Trail in Nairobi
The entry fee for citizens of Kenya and students in Kenya to Oloolua Nature Trail in Nairobi is Ksh. 200 and Ksh. 100 for children during the day. Camping at night in Oloolua Nature Trail in Nairobi requires the Citizens of Kenya paying Ksh. 2,000 a night while Children in Kenya pay Ksh. 1,000. To get entry to Oloolua Nature Trail in Nairobi of a group is Ksh. 5,000 per group of 10 people. Visiting hours of Oloolua Nature Trail in Nairobi are from 9.00am to 6.00pm on weekdays and on public holidays in Kenya.

Educational Activities
1. Mammal s : Spot the Sykes monkeys in the forest, bats in the Cave and other small mammals.
2. Ornithology : The rare crowned eagle made a home here and its life history is well captured. There are many other bird species that draw bird watchers to this forest.
3. Botany: Study the indigenous plants for species identification, biology, medicinal or economic value.
4. Entomology: search and find all manner of insects, some probably still waiting to be discovered.
5. Aquatic —Survey and inventory of aquatic invertebrates of Mbagathi river
6. Herpetology : Would the reptiles please stand up! Survey and inventory of reptiles in the Oloolua forest
7. Geology — Touch and smell the soil and humus and look for other aspects of geology

Health Walk – For a health lifestyle running may be the ultimate individual pursuit, offering a time for peace, solitude and communion with one’s body and the environment. The nature trail offers you an opportunity for distance running, leisurely walks alone, with a group or with your pets.

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February 12, 2018