Saturday, February 26, 2011

Karura Forest To Be Opened To Public !

Karura Forest....
Don't you think having a picnic at  Karura Forest would be fun? Well, it is now possible. Karura Forest is set to be opened to the public today at an event dubbed as it's Launch. The Kenya Tourist Board and Kenya Forest Service have both teamed up to make the venture a reality. Mr. Muriithi Ndegwa, the managing director of  Kenya Tourist Board, reported earlier in the week that KTB had provided significant sponsorship in the form of services and financial support to ensure the huge success and that all parties would benefit. 

Karura Forest holds great historic memories for Kenyans especially it having as acted as one of the  hiding places for the country's freedom fighters (Mau Mau) in the colonial error. In past years, there have been numerous efforts by environmentalists both  local and international, including efforts from the Nobel peace price laureate, Wangari Mathai,  to save the forest from deforestation acts.

Mau Mau caves....
Attractions in the park include the Mau Mau caves, waterfalls, picnic sites and nature trails. Karura Forest will now be marketed as part of the Nairobi tourism circuit.

1 comment:

  1. The Karura forest is the best thing that happened to Nairobi since KICC and the UNON. People can now walk in this forest for leisure at a small fee despite it being out of bounds due to crime. Its now a fully fenced park which is contributing revenue to the new KFS which needs lots of that. Great way to go.