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The nature trail is part of the indigenous Oloolua forest that is also home to the Institute of Primate Research (IPR). The institute is run by the National Museums of Kenya which established the Oloolua Nature Trail in part of the forest.

Oloolua Nature Trail Karen

The attraction

The main attractions at Oloolua Nature Trail are the winding trails through the thick Oloolua Forest following the course of the river Mbagathi flowing through the forest as well as the diverse and vibrant birdlife in the ecosystem.

Oloolua Nature Trail

The caves

An exploration of this Oloolua Nature Trail in Nairobi beckons you to descend through some wooden stairs, that leads you through numerous Oloolua Forest underground caves presumed to have been home to the Mau Mau freedom fighters during the colonial period. Adjacent to the caves is a picnic site that is complete with drop toilets, benches and trash bins which offers a nice site for groups or couples to sit down and enjoy a meal or enjoy camping..

Oloolua Nature Trail Cave

If you would like to camp at the Oloolua Forest, there is a secure base campground in Oloolua Nature Trail in Nairobi which is made available where one has to carry their own food and tents. The camp site in Oloolua Forest  is complete with tap water, bathroom and firewood for lighting a bonfire. While at it don't forget to visit the spectacular sight of the 20 foot waterfall in Oloolua Forest.