The 32-acre Uhuru Park is situated pretty much smack dab in the center of Nairobi, bordering the city's main business and financial district just off the A 104 highway. Depending on who you ask, the park has earned something of a "reputation" that can be tricky to decipher, so allow us to add some clarity to the confusion.
By day it's pretty much like any other main urban park the world over, complete with some monuments and fountains, a few vendors, a man-made lake, the occasional social gathering and a lot of people hanging out, reading, exercising and enjoying a slice of natural reprieve from the big city. Nothing to write home about, but quaint and enjoyable. By night, however, when most of the good people of Nairobi have headed back home, it's best to avoid Uhuru altogether. That bit of advice may be unnerving to some, but the fact of the matter is pretty simple: exercise a little safety by way of common sense and this historic park can make for a cool place to sit back, relax, and take in some laid back daily living in the Kenyan capital.