Nairobi Arboretum is a protected 30 hectare forest reserve holding over 350 species of indigenous and exotic plants, most of which are labeled. It’s also home to over 100 species of birds, and a significant population of Sykes
and Vervet monkeys.
Through the efforts of Friends of Nairobi Arboretum (FONA), the Arboretum has been spruced up with paved walkways, park benches, trash bins, and public toilets. It has become a popular recreational park for city residents, who come looking for tranquility, to take long walks, hold picnics, or simply to commune with their God. Large groups often come on weekends for team-building activities and games in the central lawn at the park, while lovebirds enjoy spending romantic moments in its secluded spots. Runners also love to jog around the Arboretum’s forest trails.